Monday, December 29, 2014

On our way 'Up North' for a mini vacation!

#babys1stroadtrip #duluth #itscold :)
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas with the Schnells!

We spent the weekend after Christmas celebrating with the Schnells!

Auria checking out Grampa Gary's overalls ;)

Chillin' after lunch

A fun new book made by Auntie Molly (and Uncle Clark too ;)

3 generations - Grant, Auria (8 months) and Grampa Gary

Playing with Uncle Clark and Auntie Molly

Mmm presents taste good!

Let me see here ...

Fun new stacking cups! I missed pictures of her other gifts but she was excited to get Sophie the giraffe, cute new outfits, a new cloth book and more fun stuff :)

Auria, Gramma Marla and Auntie Molly

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bedtime songs with auntie @mbschnell17 ;)

Bedtime songs with auntie @mbschnell17 ;)
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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Baby's first Christmas morning!

After Auria opened a few presents from Santa, she napped and then we all dressed up to go to the farm for lunch!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve at our House with the Stanleys and Gramma & Grampa

The Stanleys, Gramma Vickie and Grampa Marv came over to our house on Christmas Eve to have some KFC and open gifts! We had planned to get together (and probably cook a meal ;) the weekend prior but poor Ruby girl had influenza so we had to postpone. And, I was lazy and picked up KFC instead of cooking after work ;) heh
Ella was in charge of distributing gifts

Ruby's feeling much better!

Auria's first Christmas!

Presents all the way from Philadelphia! Thanks, Tatyana, Carmine and family!

Ruby, Auntie Heather (and baby brudder's in there too ;)

Oooh! Presents!

'Frozen' puzzles for Ella!

Ella was quite willing to help with the present opening ;)

Legos from the Stanleys! She was quite excited to play with the Legos!  We must have missed a picture of her new farm set from Gramma and Grampa?!  She loves that thing and its singing doors.

Violet the dog for Ruby! She always liked to play with Auria's Violet so we thought we'd get her one.  She was really surprised that this Violet was for her!!

'Frozen' jams for Ella!

Fun balls for Auria!

The zoo ;)  Are you guys all supposed to be on the couch?!  One of you looks guilty!

Cousins! Ella (5 years), Auria (8 months) and Ruby (2 years)

Cousins with Gramma Vickie and Grampa Marv

Bedtime for the baby!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

8 Months Old!

I'm not sure why I even try to figure out (or fix) things with the baby??  As soon as I say one thing or wonder how to change one thing, she does something else ;) For quite awhile she had been waking at 5 in the morning (which is far too early for any of us to start the day ;). And I kept wondering what to do about it. Well now for the last several days she's magically been sleeping until 6-6:30a! Thanks, Auria! And her coughing at night seems to have gotten better. She still coughs and occasionally pukes up some gunk during the day but at least we all seem to be sleeping better! She's even been taking some 1.5-2 hour naps (and then still sometimes another 1 hour nap in the afternoon and a cat nap on the ride home from daycare)! She must be catching up after not sleeping very well for awhile. She also just turned 8 months old on Friday! She's started doing a waving motion but
it's not really at the right time ever yet... still cute though :) oh and after rolling that one time again, she hasn't done it since ... even with a lot of coaxing. Oh well! You are growing up too fast, my sweet little Auria! Note... Of course after I wrote this she skipped her afternoon nap at daycare yesterday and was up at 5 this morning! Lol!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Coughing and Things

This little hunny has been coughing since she had croup back around November 22 it seems. Maybe it's been all different coughs coming and going but it seems it's been forever! Poor girl. It makes sleeping rough for all of us sometimes. She does the whole cough, gag, puke thing which isn't so fun.  Her naps are still really inconsistent times and lengths (one day last week she skipped both naps eek!). Her night sleep is kind of messed up too. She usually goes to bed around 7-8pm still but sometimes wakes around 10-11pm and sometimes also around 3-4am. There were two days recently where she slept all night which was super :) and then she rolled from back to tummy for the first time so maybe learning that trick messed up her sleep. Or maybe she's starting teething??  Who knows! But I hope she gets a break from the colds and sickness soon!  She's still cute and fun and loveable though :)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our Little Family

#selfiesunday :)
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A New Trick!

Hah! Auria just rolled from her back to her tummy for the first time ;) she hates being on her tummy so hasn't done it before!
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sickie baby

Rocking 101 temp this morning after being sent home from daycare yesterday with a temp. The sickness is never ending with the little ones it seems ;) it just keeps going around daycare.  Or could it be teeth?? 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cereal, fruits and veggies!

This girl suddenly got way better at eating her cereal ;) she actually opens her mouth and eats it (often with some big chomping motions) instead of mushing it back out! And look at her practicing with her sippy :). She's tried several fruits and veggies now including bananas, peas, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes and pears.  Her favorites seem to be the peas, carrots and sweet potatoes but the trick might actually be that she likes them warm and we may not have heated all of them up.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Auria's First Christmas Tree Hunt!

We cut our Christmas tree today!

Auria's first time tree-hunting ... and she fell asleep ;)

Loading it up to go home and decorate!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Little Auria loves bathtime in the big tub where she can play with her toys :) We started giving her baths in the big tub sometime after she turned 7 months and seemed like she was a pretty steady sitter.

Happy Baby!

Happy little girl this morning sporting her new outfit from Grandma Marla and Grandpa Gary!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Clotho Baby Shower

Gathered in Clotho to celebrate Baby Schnell!

Grant, Jake, Mom, Suzette

Welcome Baby Schnell!

Opening gifts! Ella, Me, Grant and Molly

Brown Bear, Brown Bear from the Noska's!

Cute books from Gramma Vickie and Grampa Marv

Party guests - Clark, Keith, Gary, Jesse, Dad, Lona, Lert

Ella, Molly and Grant played an intense game of hide-n-seek where Grant had Ella hide in the dryer - probably don't try that at home ;)

Thanks for the fun party everyone!

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