So this was a GREAT weedend, but a BUSY weekend!! We went to the Temple and.....
... saw Zander's sealing, which was such a special thing to be apart of. We are so excited to have him in our family!!!! And then...
...Zander and Savannah were blessed!! It was kind of crazy but with such great things that it was well worth the running around!!
We were so blessed to have so much family here. We had my two brothers Matt and Mike, and my Uncle Don, Brad's Dad, Bruce, his brothers Jake and Spencer, and brother in law Matt, his Grandpa Lewis and Uncle Dale in the cirle. And then we had lots of other family and friends there to support us.
It's times like this that I feel so blessed to have mine and Brad's families around, and that they are able to be here for the special things in my kids lives!! Thank you everyone that came!!
She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. NOT 9 lbs. 11oz. like Brad texted everyone!! And was 191/2 inches, long for one of our babies!! Maybe she will have the Schmidtlein height but we'll see!
The girls were so excited. Now the crazy life of three girls begins!!
She is a really good baby and actually started sleeping through the night at a week!! But because she is not putting on weight I am waking her up. It was so hard to ruin such a great thing but I remind myself it is better for her!!
My Mom came for two weeks and helped out and it was great!! She helped out so much it really didn't seem like I had just had my third. Now that she's gone I feel it, but it was a great two weeks and couldn't have asked for a better helper!!
We are so excited for our new addition and love her so much.
Emma has now started Ballet and is a Dancing Girl!!
She just loves it and as you can tell loves to get in her dance clothes!!
I was worried at first how she would do without Madison in the class but she is doing Amazing!! All this morning she kept asking when she got to go to "school." The determination on her face when she dances is just adorable!! She is a natural!!
The day I have been dreading finally came!! Madison's first day of school!! And this year they started way to early for my taste! Instead of the end of August, it was August 15th!! SUPER early!! But she was ready and so excited!! She couldn't wait to go and I was holding back tears that I had thought I had cried out that morning before I even got her up!
I think she looks so cute in her little uniform!!
Fortunatly she has her cousin Lynnie in the class so that made it easier, well for me anyways, for Madison it was an added plus but she was so excited about school she would have been fine either way!
She did so great and I think I did good too!! I didn't cry once infront of her!! Overall a fabulous start to the school years!!
We decided that we needed to get away for the weekend and go visit my brother and his family in their new house! And while we were there we also decided to take the girls to Fairytale Town.
They LOVED IT!!
We had so much fun getting to visit, all the other pictures were taken with my phone, but what you don't see is the awesome pool that is in my brothers back yard that the girls lived in while we were there!! One of these days I will learn how to get my phone pictures on my computer!!
For the first time we had a Schmidtlein Reunion or maybe its just the first I've been to. Either way we went up to Kingston and went camping. The funny part was not one of the people there had the last name of Schmidltein, there were a lot with the middle name but not last. From our family Brya and I and our families were the only ones able to go so ALL the boys carrying the name were not there! The main reason for us going there was to clean and fix up my Nana and Papa's grave, it was nice for the kids to get to see the graves and get to help with the cleaning!
My Uncle Don made a fence to go around all the family graves and it really turned out nice!! He is very skilled!
The girls had tons of fun playing with all their cousins and it was great for the adults to get reacquainted!! It had been since my sophomore year in high school since I had seen some of my cousins!!
Here's Brad working hard or hardly working whichever you prefer!!