Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Does this apple fall far from the tree?

Found these old pictures of my playing days. The first one is of Jacqui and me with the Founder's Cup Trophy (world champions baby). We look like umpa lumpas because we had jerseys on underneath the shirts. The rest are some action shots of me. The video is of Jbird at his first ever soccer practice (at the YMCA so it's not REAL soccer. that will come in the fall when he starts AYSO). Amelia made a cameo.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Corn on the cob

We had the most beautiful day here so we decided to BBQ hotdogs and corn on the cob. The kids love corn on the cob and as you can see here, they like to be silly when they're through.


Mommy went out to dinner with some very old friends last night. From the left:Vanessa, Mom, Kimmy and Kim"berly"! We played soccer together when we were 14-18. We had a great time at dinner catching up on the last 10+ years. We all live locally now so we will be seeing a lot more of each other :)

Friday, March 26, 2010


Mabel enjoyed her first time in the round-a-bout today and so did her brother and sister. I knew she wouldn't be left alone but they helped her figure out the toys. Jeremy was showing her how to spin things and telling her what each thing did. It was pretty cute.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Johnny's Preschool Easter Egg Hunt

Jeremy's school had their annual Easter Egg Hunt today and the kids had a blast! Amelia kept stopping to open her eggs. The competitive mother in me would tell her, "keep going. Get more eggs"! Jeremy was a veteran collecting a ton of eggs. He even helped Amelia find a couple.

They made bunny ears to wear as they collected eggs!

Look who is an honorary member of the class today! They made Amelia a hat and basket too!

Amelia joined right in and sat like a big girl on the rug! She's on the far right.

Moving on to the next egg in a hurry!

3 big eggs!

All done and happy campers! (the sun was bright in their eyes)

Time to head home :)

ps...Amelia wanted to eat the candy so badly that she tried to eat the chocolate through the tinfoil wrapper and swallowed it. She was gagging, crying and choking all at the same time. Ryan was holding her....note to self; Ryan doesn't deal well with emergency situations. As she was gagging he held her over her car seat in the car and called for me ;) Just what I needed...chocolate throw up in my car. She powered through the pain and ate her candy.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Once upon a time....

We (and others) thought these two happy girls looked alike! My, how they've gone their separate ways. BUT...these two are long lost twins because they seem to do everything at the same time. Literally, Jacqui called me to tell me that Benny started smiling. Mabel did the same day as well. If Mabel is up at 5 is Benny. We've been comparing lately and it's scary :) These girls will be like sisters that's for sure!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mommy & Us

I rarely get pictures with my kids so when I do, I have to post them. Our friend Morgan stopped by and took these pictures. A little blurry but I don't care :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Girl

Need I say more?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Daily Game

When the mail gets delivered, Jeremy and Amelia get to open the junk mail. It usually turns into a game of tear the envelopes into a million pieces and throw them/clean them up 100 times. They love it. Today they chose the playroom as their room of mail sorting! Oh yeah, they were dressed cute and cooperating so I took some pics!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mrs. Amelia Hofmann

Jeremy's "best friend" Luke came over to play today after school. They play SO well together! Anyway, Amelia always says "luuuke" and just stares at him. I asked them to sit on the couch together and I told Luke to give Amelia a kiss. Well, he gave her about 10 and when he got off the couch, Amelia said "again"! Too cute! These two would have BEAUTIFUL kids!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daddy's Home

After a LONG 11 days in New York, daddy finally came home!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The kids were thrilled and I think we've heard "dadda" called a million times. That's okay, I was tired of hearing "mommy" :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Pics

Who doesn't love flowers and cards?! My mom brought me beautiful tulips (one of my favorites), some friends brought me sunflowers, cute cards, cupcake making with the kids and red roses from Ryan since he was out of town AGAIN for my birthday. I felt very loved so thank you!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy 32nd Birthday Skylar!

I know it is unusual to post about mommy, but here is a picture of Mom and dad pre-babies. (this is the benefit of the Meinhardt and Phillips family blogs being inextricably attached and me having the ability to post on Sky's account)
This was March 5, 2006- a few days before mommy's birthday and a few weeks before Jeremy came into this world. My have things changed for the Meinhardt's since then...
Happy 32nd Birthday, Sky! You have built quite a life in these 32 years and we can't wait to see what else you have in store for all of us!

Friday, March 05, 2010

I'm 12 weeks old today

Someone is a happy baby! Perhaps because she was named after one of the most positive, happy people in the world...her auntie Courtney!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Family Time

J & M

Someone is trying to roll over!

Amelia wanted to include her doll in playtime!

Daddy reading the big kids a story before bed a few days ago!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Singing Soccer Player

We sing this song in Amelia's mommy and me class that goes, "hello, hello, hello and how are you? I'm fine, I'm fine and I hope that you are too." She's been singing it a lot lately so I tried to catch her singing it but she was more interested in kicking a balloon like a soccer ball. Funny girl who constantly says, "watch"! She tires me out!

Monday, March 01, 2010

William's birthday party pics courtesy of Paul!

Do you think she loves cake? Yellow frosting, blue decoration and chocolate cake gets you this color!

He looks like a basketball star!

Mabel - 11 weeks and sweet as pie

I think we saved the best for last. She's not the fussy baby the other two were but we still loved them :) This is one sweet girl who loves getting and giving kisses.