Monday, June 28, 2010

You know you have "made it" when...

Aaron and I had a little cash left over at the end of the month, so we decided that, since we had clearly "made it" to the big times, financially speaking, and since it was 90 million degrees in St. Louis, we would put in...not one...but TWO pools!

Feast your eyes on our oppulence, people. Feel free to be jealous. And also feel free to stop by any time, just make sure to bring your swimming suits.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yeeee Haaawwww!

For those who don't know, Aaron and I both come from long lines of farmers. We each have only one or two relatives left who actually still live on or work on farms, but we both spent time on farms as kids, and have lots of family members who ride horses and know their way around farm animals.

Well, living in the city as we do, you can imagine how removed from true farm life our kids are. This is something that we can't do a whole lot about, but we do enjoy opportunities that can remind our kids of their roots when we are able.

Recently, a good friend had a birthday party for her daughter on a family farm. Ben and Molly were invited to attend, and got their first chances to ride horses.

Aaron jumped right on up on the horse, looking quite a bit like his Grandpa Schiltz, and Ben (to my surprise, honestly) jumped right on too! They had a great ride, and both seem to be naturals, though Aaron had plenty of previous experience.

Molly, surprisingly, took quite a bit of convincing, but she did finally agree to give it a try. She enjoyed it somewhat, but let's just say that it wasn't love at first ride! Oh, and the bandana was supposed to be for a "cowboy/cowgirl" theme to the party, but as you can see, Molly chose to wear it more as a "pirate wench" costume.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

When the cat is away...

So you know how two-year-olds are driven to do things "by self!!!!"? And how sometimes they are super sweet and want to help with all their hearts?

Well...this is what happens when a driven, sweet, two-year-old decides to put on her own sunscreen while Mommy is busy doing dishes:

And, YES, it is actually diaper cream, not sunscreen:)