Sunday, June 17, 2012

Facebook: May, 2012

May 1 at 6:33a
 
Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Making the last-minute, dreaded decision to move all of the beautiful plants inside = blood, sweat, and LOTS of tears. Getting the guests to the ceremony = 100 umbrellas and 200 soggy shoes. 8 years, 3 amazing kids, and too many wonderful memories to count = PRICELESS!


May 1 at 6:42a

Dale Herman
When you get to observe and live with an amazing woman every day, and see her be a phenomenal mother, talented professional, and be the best friend to her "pain in the rear end' husband, it is hard not to learn to be a better person. Thank you so much, Amy, for making me a better person! Happy Anniversary!!


May 2 at 8:29a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Yes, it is... Don't you agree?!?



May 3 at 9:28p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
After my turn in the prayer circle with the girls tonight, Ivie said, "Mommy, I almost started crying that prayer was so nice!". She sure knows how to make a momma feel good!

May 4 at 3:58p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ahhhhh, much better!!!


  
May 5 at 6:30a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
I'm afraid Bryce is turning from baby-who-never-cries into toddler-who-never-stops-crying...
 
May 5 at 11:49a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Bye-bye high chair, hello big boy booster!



May 5 at 4:42p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Finally, a diaper-changing toy that keeps him still for 30 seconds...  



May 6 at 1:01p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sunday afternoon cookie baking!



May 6 at 6:03p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Thank you, Brooke and Danny, for the brief respite from my wonderful, yet endlessly-demanding daughters. I now think that I can do this Mom thing again tomorrow...

May 6 at 9:09p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Despite my awful singing (please ignore me, it's been a long day), I've decided to post this video. Because it's way too cute to keep to myself.
See the video!


May 6 at 9:40p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
While I'm at it, check out the little guy pounding a hot dog. And shrugging. And laughing. And hitting himself on the head. Purposefully.
See the video!

May 7 at 8:29p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Just overheard Ivie attempting to explain "dot org" to Macie. #toomuchPBS?

May 7 at 9:25p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie's bedtime prayer, literally every night, word-for-word: "Dear God, thank you for the whole worruld. Thank you for Jesus. Even though you let him die on the cross, I still love you. Amen."

May 8 at 8:10a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie: "Mommy, I don't like my shorts today. They're too ankled (aka, wrinkled) up."

May 10 at 6:20a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Just for the record, I love this contraption!



May 10 at 5:41p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie, about her hot dog: "Daddy, this is GOOD with mustard and band-aids (aka, mayonnaise)!".

May 10 at 6:01p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Yes, it is, Mac!



May 11 at 5:59p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
An hour and a half of solid screaming finally did him in.





May 12 at 2:53p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
There's just something magical about Hwy 321... (Sorry, Grandma, I couldn't resist!)



May 13 at 9:49a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Headed to IHOP for our annual Mother's Day brunch!



May 13 at 3:00p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Cheez-Its!!! 



May 14 at 7:01p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie, regarding cinnamon sugar pretzels from Auntie Anne's: "Those are too dirty for me!".

May 16 at 1:01p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
LOVE this license plate!



May 19 at 10:20a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Just met a toddler at Marbles that crawled at 4 months and walked at 7. He's 14 months now and running all over the place. Bryce could take him, though (if he could catch him).


May 20 at 4:05p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
You know a 3 1/2 year old is tired when she says, "Mommy, when we get home, can I go to sleep?".

  
May 22 at 7:36p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
In a random act of sisterly love, Iv has begged me to let Mac come to her end-of-year party today. #howdoyousaynotothat?

May 22 at 9:05a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
The treadmill is so much more tolerable at 8:30a than at 5a...

May 22 at 1:06p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
All the kids in Iv's class signed picture books for their teachers. Everyone was writing, "Thank you for being a great teacher", "I love you", and other sweet comments. When I asked Iv what she wanted to say to her Teacher's Assistant, she answered, "I want to say, 'Even though you're a Duke fan, I still love you!'". #itsherdaddysfault

May 22 at 7:39p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
After the girls had finished playing on the floor with the couch cushions, I asked Ivie to "fix the couch" before coming upstairs to join Bryce and me for bath. Pretty sure this is not what I was envisioning.



May 23 at 9:42p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie is finally showing some interest in learning her letters, though not in writing them (she leaves that part to me). And Ivie doesn't mind copying over Mac's shoulder...



May 23 at 9:54p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
It's taking all I've got to not wake Bryce up to change the poopy diaper I can smell through his closed bedroom door.

May 24 at 6:42a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Lovey, pink lovey, oh where do you be? Macie needs you to show yourself, please...

May 24 at 12:54p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
So I still have hard candy in my office from when I used it to fight off morning sickness during my pregnancy with MACIE. Prooooobably ought to just throw it out.





May 25 at 7:54a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
First day of Iv's summer vacation... And she's STILL sleeping as I leave to take the littles to school!

May 25 at 6:50p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sweet big sis sharing her Sweet Frog



May 26 at 6:38p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Following in Macie's footsteps loving the refrigerator



May 27 at 9:43a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sunday + Holiday Weekend = A Fever for Bryce

May 27 at 8:19p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
After telling me the story of the Parting of the Red Sea, Ivie said, "I just think that story is AMAZING."

May 28 at 6:49a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie: "Mommy, can you read me this book?" Me: "No, Mac, it's not wakin' time yet. Mommy's still resting. Just read it to yourself." Macie: "Okay. Can you tell me the words?"

May 29 at 11:56a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Iv's first day of basketball camp. In my 10 minutes of watching, I've observed her first assist, 2 shot attempts that rolled out, as well as several dances when her team scores.

May 30 at 4:08p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
It's going to be really sad (and much more challenging) when I can no longer just throw early-arriving Christmas presents into random open closet spaces and not have to worry about my kids reading the labels or going snooping for gifts.

May 30 at 6:08p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Both of the girls just said that the Hamburger Helper (Whole Wheat Cheeseburger Macaroni variety) we're having for dinner tonight is their "favorite thing they've ever eaten in their whole life.". Of course, my answer to the same question was Manwich on Doritos. We like to set the bar low in the Herman house.

May 31 at 12:04p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Unfortunately, the girl guarding Ivie in their scrimmage today takes her defense very seriously. She gives new meaning to face-guarding.

May 31 at 4:02p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ivie sat in on my staff meeting today, and afterward asked what it means for a student-athlete to get an "F". When I tried explaining, she asked, "Wow. Did he scribble when he was supposed to color?!?".

May 31 at 5:19p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
So the "Buddy Fruits" at Chick-fil-A are the coolest things ever. As if I needed another reason to love CFA...

May 31 at 5:30p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Apparently I'm not the only one who loved the CFA applesauce...



May 31 at 6:38p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie, trying to convince me to let the girls keep a dead bug as a pet: "It's not dead! It just doesn't want people to bother it!!!".

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (#96): My Sweet Girls


(Thanks for capturing this sweet shot, Brooke!)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Movie Mania (#2): Bryce Dancing

It's been quite a hiatus (nearly 19 months, actually!) since the last Monday Movie Mania.  Time to crank them back up again, as my absolute favorite time-waster is to sit and watch old videos of the kids.  Just imagine how much fun it will be to share with their first dates someday!

Saturday, I pulled out the Flip so that I could get some evidence of Bryce's affinity for dancing.  And, while I'm at it, I'm going to go ahead and post on here the video of him dancing in the tub that I apparently only previously posted on Facebook.  This is going to be solid blackmail material someday...

So here's a quick video of him having fun with our sock monkey singers (complete with some singing by Iv)...

video

And here's the tub dancing!

video