Saturday, December 29, 2012

Facebook: November, 2012

November 2 at 7:38p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Snugglin' with Grandma


November 3 at 10:30a

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At Killian's Car Show in Hickory, NC


November 3 at 10:40a

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This one's for you, Great Papa!!


November 3 at 8:32p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sooooomebody loved Aunt Jennifer's lasagna tonight!


November 4 at 7:57p

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Does it surprise anyone that knows us that, when tasked with "dressing" a family turkey for Ivie's class, we logically decided to do so using candy?!? Thanks for being the glue-master, Molly!


November 6 at 8:22a

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Face painting is always a hit! Chapel Hill Country Club Fall Festival


November 9 at 8:25p

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Fresh off of haircuts, we're ready for a movie date night!


November 11 at 2:15p

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The kid loves his books.


November 11 at 2:57p

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Giving cousin Molly her first dose of Carolina basketball...


November 13 at 8:25a

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Drove for 10 minutes after dropping off the kids before I realized that I was still listening to SpongeBob on the television in the background. #lostinthought

November 14 at 2:03p

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The things you have to do when your son gains access to the pantry and destroys the last remaining hamburger bun.


November 17 at 12:59p

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‎"Mountain View" this morning from the St. Regis Princeville on Kauai


November 17 at 6:07p

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The Prince Course. Dale's favorite stop thus far. He declared the range session as "promising".


November 18 at 12:07a

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Dessert at Roy Yamaguchi's Tavern.


November 18 at 1:36p

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"They" were right about all the rainbows in Hawaii...


November 18 at 4:12p

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Spouting Horn Blowhole and Wailua Falls





November 18 at 9:30p

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Waimea Canyon and Pu'u o Kila Lookout



November 18 at 10:25p

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Kilauea Point Lighthouse (this one's for you, Stac)


November 18 at 11:07p

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Rewarded with an amazing sunset after a long day on the roads around Kauai.


November 19 at 10:06p

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Not a bad view from our room at the Grand Wailea in Maui!


November 20 at 1:30p

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As a result of them "inconveniencing" us at check-in (which caused only a 7-minute delay), they upgraded us to the Napua Tower, complete with complimentary breakfast and hors d'oeuvres in the evenings. We'll take it!


November 22 at 12:13p

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Just talked to the kids back home. Macie made it a point to stress, multiple times, that they watched HER parade. #letherbelieve

November 22 at 2:05p

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Rarely can our morning walk extend to 5+ miles, and never is it so beautiful. #maui #thankful

November 22 at 3:10p

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My view for some light reading this morning.


November 24 at 8:44p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Not much better than the hugs and smiles you get from your kids when you arrive home after a week away. #adifferentkindofparadise

November 25 at 3:40p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
I woke up from my nap and look what I found!!!


November 25 at 4:56p

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Christmas card photo sessions in our house are never calm.

November 28 at 6:44a

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Up early, doin' a little reading...


November 30 at 1:04p

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Lunch with my favorite compliance people on my last day!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Buddy the Elf (2012, Week 3+)

Saturday, December 15th

Travel day to Missouri...  Buddy didn't want the kids to worry about him not making the trip, so he hopped on the train and told them he'd see them there!


Sunday, December 16th

The girls loved the mistletoe at Nina and Papa's.  Looks like Buddy did, too!

 

Monday, December 17th

That mischievous Buddy!  He drew pictures on the girls' portraits!  Ivie with a bow tie, and Macie with a top hat.



Tuesday, December 18th

The "S" hanging in Nina and Papa's house was "leaning toward Schronce's" (as Grandma would say).  Buddy took it upon himself to fix it.




Wednesday, December 19th

Uh-oh, Buddy must have tried to take over the California Raisins' territory.  They held him hostage to show him who's boss in Missouri.



Thursday, December 20th

The girls had been clamoring for Buddy to put candy in their stockings.  He obliged with candy canes for all!



Friday, December 21st

Today, Buddy showed off his spelling skills by using Nina's blocks.


Saturday, December 22nd

After a long week traveling the extra miles to Missouri, Buddy needed a shower.  And since he knew the girls were going to take a bath that morning, he just decided to hang out until they arrived.


Sunday, December 23rd

Travel day back to North Carolina, and Buddy passed along his message using Ivie's Glow Dome gift from Great Granny.


Monday, December 24th

Buddy's last day with us for this year, and he went out with a reminder to the kids on proper behavior.


Thanks for spending December with us, Buddy!  See you again next year!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Facebook: October, 2012

October 1 at 4:14p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
The original 6!



October 3 at 6:04a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
It's amazing what 7.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep can do for one's mental state.

October 3 at 4:38p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Yes, Mommy, I am fully aware that it is dangerous up here. But look at this face. Can you really be mad at me?!?



October 4 at 6:20a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ivie: "Mommy, don't say anything about how I looked taller when I was 4 than I did when I was 5. The circle was just bigger!!!



October 4 at 6:08p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Bryce, after each bite of Manwich on Doritos tonight:  "Mmmmmm."  I agree, Bug, I agree.

October 6 at 11:48a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ivie: "That man is wearing a Carolina blue shirt!"  Me: "He must not have gotten the 'white-out' memo."  Ivie: "What's a memo?!?

October 8 at 7:58a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Hanging with the cousins!!



October 10 at 7:37p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
For Ivie's costume, I ordered glitter red ballerina shoes. This is what arrived today. Preeeeeetty sure these aren't going to work.



October 11 at 7:57p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
We worked hard to get this tooth out tonight! Lovin' the new smile!



October 12 at 10:10a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Just horsin' around with my baby girl!



October 14 at 2:26p

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Fun (but quick!) weekend in NYC with my hubby, but excited to see the kiddos again!












October 14 at 4:15p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Are you really going to let me climb in this sandbox?!?



October 15 at 3:59p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
And ANOTHER tooth bites the dust!



October 15 at 5:06p

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I'm sorry, Facebook friends who are growing weary of pictures of Bryce. He's just too stinkin' cute to keep to myself!



October 16 at 6:20a

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Thank goodness I had to calm a crying Macie in the middle of the night and noticed the tooth pillow sitting on Ivie's shelf.  Otherwise, the tooth fairy would have had some explainin' to do...  Make-believe-creature-crisis averted.

October 16 at 6:45p

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Bryce's first artwork in the toddler class. Bet THAT was fun for the teachers to clean up!



October 17 at 3:55p

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Let the fun begin!



October 17 at 5:37p

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Never in a million years would you catch me on this thing. Thankfully Daddy was up to the challenge!


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October 17 at 6:22p

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Those are some biiiiiiiig pumpkins!!



October 18 at 8:45a

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Gotta love when the fully-packed suitcase weighs in at 49.5 pounds.

October 19 at 6:34p

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The "little something" that Granny whipped up after we told her at 10:30a that we were coming for dinner. #doesn'tgetanybetterthanthis



October 20 at 2:04p

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Enjoying Jeff City's Fall Festival with the Anderson cousins!



October 20 at 5:05p

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She must have been playing the "nap app".



October 20 at 6:43p

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Talking about the "moo cows".



October 20 at 6:56p

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How Bryce "jumps".

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October 21 at 7:43p

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Pumpkin patchin' with the cousins!



October 22 at 5:49p

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How can a snack size Hershey's bar make this much mess?!?



October 23 at 5:32p

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My view from the kitchen window during dinner prep.



October 24 at 7:27p

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Ivie is studying Leonardo da Vinci in school. Today, they discussed The Last Supper, so she wanted to draw it for us. Afterward, she described it, complete with a first-grader's explanation of the "one-point perspective" (for all you artists out there). Not bad, with the exception of the extra disciple (she says she lost count!).



October 27 at 10:24a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Train ride at Hill Ridge Farms!



October 29 at 11:35a

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Ivie's Leonardo Day at school.



October 30 at 5:50p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Aaaaaaand another tooth gone. Makes it a bit tougher to bite into Halloween candy tomorrow!



October 31 at 7:18a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
What I saw when I peeked through the crack in the door this morning. #daddysonmoment




October 31 at 4:44p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
(On the way home from school while looking out her window...)  Macie: "Mommy, what is that moo cow's name?"   Me: "I don't know if that cow HAS a name, Mac."  Macie: "Just ask that lady on your phone."  #thepowerofSiri

October 31 at 8:25p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
To the kids who THOUGHT it would be acceptable to take the full trick-or-treat bag that was sitting on the car while we walked around the block...  You were wrong.

October 31 at 9:00p

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My 3 favorite super heroes!