Friday, April 24, 2009


D'arcy's preschool held its annual FIESTA parade in their parking lot on Thursday. FIESTA is a weeklong celebration here in San Antonio. Their is an oyster bake, plenty of fireworks, a carnival, lots of turkey legs, a couple of parades, and of course cascarones (eggs shells filled with confetti). Preschoolers aren't left out of the fun. D'arcy's school asked all the students to decorate their bike, scooter, or wagon as a FIESTA float. The parents and grandparents are invited to come and watch the kids ride their floats around the parking lot. D'arcy actually had a grandparent to bring since Grammy was in town to meet Schroeder. This year, after a little bit of a traffic jam, the parade started and the floats were fabulous!



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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Holding Schedule

D'arcy loves, loves, loves to hold her baby brother. We've put her on a little bit of a schedule. She can hold him once in the morning and once in the evening. She is very teachable and willing to learn how to properly support his neck and keep him in the same position for at least a couple of minutes at a time. In fact, he fell asleep on her this week and she actually let him sleep peacefully in the same position for half an hour.
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Schroeder Attacks!

Turtle was hanging out minding his own business when all of a sudden...

Schroeder comes out of nowhere, tackles him, and steals his clothes.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Julian the Big Brother

Ever since Schroeder was born, the fact that Julian is now a very big boy has become apparent. His favorite activities at this moment are:
1. Putting together his "tractor puzzle" given to him at Thanksgiving by Grammy. It's a thirty piece puzzle that gets dumped out five times a day. He is actually getting really good at putting it together on his own, and we are working on him cleaning it up on his own.
2. Playing transformers. My parents bought him "Bumblebee" and Gabe "Blur" when they were here last week. Yesterday at Kohl's he was standing on a bench, hands in the air, screaming "I am Bumblebee and I got you!"
3. Getting "power bombs" from our friend Anthony at church. Anthony attends our community group and he is all too willing to place Julian on top of his shoulders and drop him while yelling "POWER BOMB".

Julian is happy to be a big brother to his very cute baby Schroeder. He'll ask to hold him and after two seconds declares that the baby is too heavy and needs to be removed. He is also very forward in letting me know when I must put Schroeder down in order to get him a toy or food. Hey, I would rather him be direct than act out if he feels neglected.