Schultz Family

The life and times of two girls, a schnoodle and their parents.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

First day of school

The new backpacks were packed school supplies, lunches, hand sanitizer and other doo dads.  It was a very rainy and humid morning but the girls were ready. 

They decorated their signs with their names and a picture.  Their aspirations on this day are to be a babysitter (Taryn) and a pilot (Tali).  

In the classroom Taryn is sitting in a configuration of five students including one of her good friends.  Tali is string closest to the door in a configuration of four students with two boys that she mentions often during conversation about school. 

I managed to flex my work schedule so I was able to be there at dismissal (it was a full day for the first day).  They played with their friends and then quickly took off their jumpers leaving only their shirts and shorts on so we went for ice cream at aunt Diana's. 

It is only August so we will try to cram in a few more summer like weekends in New Buffalo however the fact that school resumes on Monday will be lingering in our minds as we try to enforce a regular bedtime and routine. 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Trip to the zoo

Haven't been there in over a year I think. The girls had a great time and there is definitely something to be said for walking around without a stroller or a bag of snacks!  


Growth chart 8-10

I realize I should have been taking a photo each time we did a measurement but I did not.  At least I have this one.  


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy birthday Tali

You are six and when I look back at the past year of your life I hope to remember the following about you:

1.  You are the milky girl and still drinking milk when you wake up and before you go to bed (and belly button too).
2.  You give the biggest bear hugs around.
3.  You wake up with a smile on your face and ready for the day.  You have an enthusiasm for life that is unbelievable and it shows.
4.  Gymnastics and sporty attire is what you love.  No dresses for you!
5.  Your reading skills are starting but what you are really good at is remembering details and places.  
6.  You have a few good friends but you also are perfectly happy to be at home (and watching TV or spending time by yourself or with Taryn).
7.  You have a way with words even when you come into our room in the middle of the night because "I just want to be close to you."
8.  You chose to have your party at home this year with a bounce house, pizza and an outdoor movie.  You picked the guest list and the cake.  
9.  You love good quality chocolate.  


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

When I grow up...

Tali currently has her mind set on being a pilot, I think she has a love for travel as long as she is with family. 

Taryn is a undecided but if I had to guess I think it would be a veterinarian, she loves animals...guinea pigs, dogs, cats and horses.  


Sunday, August 3, 2014

A quick glimpse

The girls were given our old iPhones last fall and they have quickly made technology an everyday part of their lives.  One of their favorite things to do is watch YouTube videos on princesses, make up, rainbow loom etc.  I caught them today creating their own versions of you tube videos and how to make different things with play dough.  They set up their phone in front of them so they can record the action and narrate the video.  Smart girls!


Monday, June 30, 2014

End of school year marathon part 1

Well here it is almost July and I have not posted much.  May and June felt like we were running a marathon trying to cram as much into the end of the school year as possible and then shift into a summer schedule that was planned in February (man those summer camps fill up fast!). Add on that the house is on the market and wen have showings and open houses and our days are pretty full shuffling kids, working, cleaning, sleeping and eating.  

Super hero day at school, Taryn was a princess super hero and Tali was a hello kitty super hero

The weather started getting warmer and the girls found much fun rolling down the driveway in my garden cart/stool.

Tali supposedly had a round of pink eye so she spent the day with me visiting clinics and going out to lunch.  

Taryn's note to Tali when she was out with pink eye- so sweet!

And as standard lots of love for Wylie.  


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I am a mom, sister, daughter, aunt, wife, and a full time employee. I am writing this blog as it allows me to journal the ongoings of our life as well as share stories with those who want to know the latest. The great thing is that I can print my blog and have it for my kids to read when they are older - I am always looking for more ways to multi-task!