Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Bennett made his way through level one and two this summer in swimming lessons at the middle school pool. He did a great job for a month at lessons every day. He loved going to the pool and showed all of his hard work off when he would swim with me. In this picture the girl with her back to the photo is one of my former students - Hannah - who was now a teacher to Bennett. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Why must you torture me with putting all these things in my hair. She does not look amused!!

Monday, August 19, 2013


One of her favorite past times... taking selfies on my phone!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

3 cousins

Here are the three Schneider cousins! Try to get a picture with all of them looking and smiling - IMPOSSIBLE! I think I took about 40 pictures and this was about the best. At least all three of the faces are towards the camera! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A glimpse into the future

Pretty sure that we will see this same  image about 10 years from now. I can tell you that I sure hope time slows down between now and then - I am not ready for the two of them to grow up and head out into the world. For now we will enjoy the time of brother and sister riding around in their mustang! He drives, she laughs and the circle continues!! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Birthday celebrations are wonderful especially when they last for a few months! Bennett and Sophia celebrated for the last time when we were at the cabin in July! You can see by this picture all they really need are balloons! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

And she's off!

Here goes Sophia! She is off to the races. She took her first four steps on July 3rd and by July 29th she was a full on walker! 

Monday, August 12, 2013


Bennett had his first sleepover this past weekend. Zander spent Saturday night at our house. The boys had so much fun! We went to the Washington Co. fair, had dinner, played games, had a bon fire with smores! It was an evening filled with fun. I think the pictures tell the story!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Check Up

5 years and ready for kindergarten. Dr. Plotnik gave Bennett his 5 year well visit and physical to make sure everything looked good to head off to school this fall. He did a great job with all of the tests, pokes, shots and dr. talk! A very proud boy at the end of his appointment with a sucker! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Slip & Slide

Watching the big boys on the slip and slide. She kept crawling over to try and hop on the slip and slide. I was able to distract her with the sprinkler to have on her own. It is tough being younger having the watch all the fun her big brother is having!! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

On the cob!

Bennett has always been a lover of corn on the cob. This summer he has been asking when it is time to start eating corn. We took him to the Chicken/Corn feed in Burkhardt last weekend. He was in heaven - told us on the ride there he was going to eat 4 cobs. And sure enough he did! He loved every moment!! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013


There she goes! Off for her second ride in the trailer. This time with her new helmet! She had a great time riding with Papa! The first night Bennett went with and they stopped at the park for some playground fun. This night it was just Papa and Sophia enjoying the evening!