Saturday, August 22, 2009

Game 1

Game 1 vs. last years Champion Eagles has resulted in a 14-12 Victory for the Dolphins! All the players had fun. they really enjoyed beating the Eagles and eating the cupcakes given out by the coaches. Taylor is already looking forward to the next practice on Monday night :-D

PTA President

I am the new PTA President for Wellington Elementary. So far it is going well, the other 3 ladies on my board are wonderful, we have already had 2 meetings this week and have some great ideas for new things to do this year. I am hoping that this will come with many rewards and that it won't be too hard to accomplish.
P.S. If anyone has any great ideas for things such as Red Ribbon Week, please feel free to post
:-) I am open any to new ideas.

First Week Done

I am very happy to report that the first week of school has went pretty well for all. They seem to like their classes and teachers for the most part. DaNell seems as if she is already excelling and taking on every challenge as it comes, Taylor is also doing well, he needs to work on not being so social all the time, but he assures me that he will work on it, Schydi's teacher says she is a "motor-mouth" and that she is already making it very hard to get mad at her cuz she's just so darn little and cute :-D, and Leyton is doing very well this year at Pre-school too, he is staying without any tears. Last but not least me, I am also adjusting well to having 2 hours a day alone. I love watching them grow and succeed with new challenges.
Here's to another great week!

Game ON!

Taylor has his first football game this morning at 10:30. All he has been getting to do at practice is defense, so this should be an interesting experience for us all. We did a mini-makeover on his helmet and added his #, the team name, and his newly acquired nickname (which gladly his name is no longer hey you). I hope he has a good day and the game goes well. I'll let you know the results later on :-)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Post Report

I am happy to report that I have already passed the number of posts from last year and all together have passed the 200 post mark, I didn't think I'd ever write this much. I have to say though, blogging in much cheaper than therapy. It's amazing how one little comment from someone can make me feel better about a lot of things, Thanks to everyone who reads and comments.
Here's to another 200 posts!


This weekend is the beginning of the Archery Deer Hunt. Here's hoping everyone can fill their tags and have a successful hunt! Pics will come later I am sure :-)

Football Practice

Taylor has started football practices the last few days and so far he LOVES it !
As for me I am not so sure I am liking it, they go from 6:00 p.m. to at least 8:00 p.m. every night. This seems like too long to me. It has been difficult for me watching some of the practices, first off I don't know the coaches, I don't know if I like the way they are coaching, it seems like they already have their favorites picked and some of the other kids are getting left behind. There is also a lot of yelling that goes on. Maybe it's the aggressive style I am having a hard time with? I am used to baseball, knowing the coaches and the way things are going to go for the most part, and being friends with the coaches which has helped make me feel at ease. Football for me so far is very different. As long as Taylor is having fun, I guess that is all that really matters, and he is :-) He counts down the hours from practice to practice every day. Last night the asked if anyone else there was a quarterback and he stepped up and practiced in the quarterback position, he looked like he was doing a great job for not ever doing it before, except on the playground at school. I was happy to see him take the initiative himself and go for it. I think games start in the next couple weeks, so I'll keep you posted on his (as well as my) progress.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Who's Your Teacher?

The day was finally here, they posted the list of teachers for the elementary so we went yesterday to check it out. Schydi got Mrs. Judd's class and Taylor got Mrs. Fiechko's class. I think they were both happy with their teachers, but Taylor feels segregated once again as all of his other friends are in the other class. At least he has his best friend on his football team so they will still get to hang out a lot together. DaNell had registration last week and ended up getting all of her first choice electives which made her very happy. She also has a few pre-ap classes I think she will do great and hope they give her a challenge this year. Leyton gets to attend another year of pre-school and is getting more excited every day to start. Hopefully it is a good year for all.

Early Thanksgiving

Last weekend we enjoyed an early Thanksgiving in Elmo. We played in three tournaments, Ping-Pong, Bean Bags, and Redneck Golf. We also had some of the best food ever, this year we tried deep-frying a turkey it turned out pretty good and everything else was great, especially the pies. We all had a ton of fun and are already looking forward to the next family gathering.
This was DaNell keeping an eye on Uncle Dane, while he played Red-Neck Golf

The Championship Ping-Pong Game came down to Dave vs. Travis

The Champion was Dave

And we had some other visitors that were just amazing to watch, at times there was probably 20 hummingbirds swarming the feeder.
Thanks everyone for the good time :-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chicken Farmers

This is a little video of Taylor helping to catch our rooster. Enjoy


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Football Begins

Last night was the Little League Football Draft. Taylor was so excited he could barely hold out until 5:30. They gave them their pads and helmet, but not their jerseys yet so pics will be coming when his uniform is complete. They had the kids do some running, passing, and a few plays then it was the
moment of truth..............the coaches
Going into the draft Taylor and his friend had high hopes of being drafted by the Eagles, but they both ended up going to the Dolphins which neither one minded since they were both on the same team. So here's to a successful first year of football :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Reunion part 2

DaNell and Maygun danced to Mercy by Duffy
Schydi sang Love Story by Taylor Swift

Taylor dressed the part and sang Dude Looks Like A Lady by Aerosmith

Twins Zaden and Zaric, with Twins Papa Ringo and Tom, Twins Jerald and Garold, and yet another Twin Brent. And believe it or not, more twins were missing ....... Here's hoping that next year they can all make it :-)

Schade Clan and their spouses.

Schade Family Reunion

Last weekend was the annual Schade Family Reunion, we all had tons of fun.

We played bingo, visited, the kids had a water fight, had a talent show, stayed up way to late and ate way too much good food :-) Can't wait for next year already!