Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter Weekend!

We had a terrific Easter weekend. We started off the weekend by attending Easter services at FOTW then we went and had a nice dinner at Chuy's. Tripp stayed with his grammy and coach, it was a nice evening out. On Saturday we went over to my dad's house for some fun in the sun and lounging by the pool! We again had some yummy mexican food and had a great pre-easter celebration. Easter Sunday was spent in our backyard with more family time and fun in the sun! We spent the day feasting, relaxing, and watching tripp run around the yard. It was a great Easter Sunday!

Below are some pictures from our fun weekend...enjoy:)

tripp carrying around his daddy's phone and listening to music

trying on mommy's glasses

new thing: likes to point at everything!

my sister and my precious nephews:)

my handsome boys! (i'm one lucky girl!)

pool time!

tripp with his coach (Happy Birthday Coach!!)

tripp relaxing with his grammy

my easter bunny cake

tripp being sweet....NOT, he was just about to push her out of the chair! (cute cousins:))

silly boy!

We had a great weekend and feel so blessed to have such great family and friends around us! On a different note, I am now 9 weeks along and still feeling great! This little peanut is so loved already:) We hope all had a happy and blessed Easter weekend as well! thanks for stopping by!

Love and Blessings,

Traci & tripp

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

8 weeks and crazy cravings

So here we are at week 8 with the new peanut! Things are still going really great! However, lately I have been soooooooo hungry all the time! My cravings are getting out of control:) My sweet hubby has been a good sport putting up with me and all my craziness! Lately the cravings have been red meat, salad (it has to be iceberg lettuce), chips and salsa, and still anything salty! Everything I eat tastes SO good that I can't stop eating...then I look at carl and say "wow i'm really full why didn't you stop me?" haha, probably because he's smart enough to know not to come between a preggo and her food;) Last night, Carl's sweet mom made us some taco was sooooo delicious and I ate so much! But boy did I sleep good;)

this week our little peanut is about the size of a kidney bean and is constantly moving and shifting. he/she has arms and legs protruding from the body with webbed fingers and toes. its amazing what is going on in there!

our other little monkey is keeping me very busy! he is really into climbing! I feel like all I do is follow him from couch to table to chair to toilet....etc. pulling him off of everything! He's so precious though so it's hard to get mad;) I love this little boy so much and love spending everyday exploring with him! He definitely gives mischievous a whole new meaning;) I love my life and feel so blessed to have a precious and healthy little boy along with an amazing husband and father!!

Time to go and get my little boy off the coffee table! hope all have as much fun everyday as I do! Have a great week and take a minute to think about all you have to be thankful for:)

Love and Blessings,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

baseball, spring fling and family fun

This past weekend was full of fun! Friday night, Carl watched tripp while I traveled to baytown with my mom and sister to watch my nephew blake play baseball! It was fun getting together with my mom, sisters and family and blake even hit a triple! Way to go blake!! I can't wait until we get to all get together to watch tripp play little league:) Saturday Tripp and I traveled back out to baytown for their "spring fling". It was a carnival at the elementary school where my nephew goes so again we got to hang out with my family and tripp had a blast being outside all day! He was so tired that as soon as we got in the car he was out! Today carl, tripp and I slept in, watched some online church, went and had lunch then went to the park. Tripp had a blast at the park and wasn't interested in the playground but more interested in chasing all the little boys on their bikes, it was really funny. We had a great weekend and really enjoyed the beautiful weather. Enjoy the pictures...
yaya, keith and jake

me and the baseball stud;)

keith rolling the babies around in their high chairs at breakfast

blake under arrest:)

tripp LOVED the police dog named "scooby"

Well I am off to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day with my precious boys! Thanks for stopping by! We wish all a blessed and joy filled week!

Love and Blessings,


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our little peanut

first picture of our new little peanut

I went for my first ultrasound yesterday morning. We heard a strong heartbeat and got a first glimpse of our little peanut:) My due date got pushed back about a week, but since I am going to have a c-section we will most likely be meeting this precious new addition on November 18, 2011. When I got home and pulled out the ultrasound picture tripp immediately grabbed it and wanted to carry it around! I even tried to hide it in my purse and give him another piece of paper to play with, but he wanted that picture! I think he's excited about the new peanut too;)

Boy have I been having some cravings lately! Some of the things I have been craving are: fried pickles, schlotzskys, red meat, salad, brussel sprouts and anything salty! I feel like all I want to do is eat and sleep!! So hard to incorporate physical activity but oh so important! :) Other than wanting to eat and sleep all the time I have been feeling great! Tripp helps to keep me moving and on my feet! Speaking of tripp below are a few recent pictures of our little man...enjoy!

waving at daddy

Love to drive with daddy

sometimes he does lay still...for a second:)

thanks for stopping by! We hope all have a great week:)

Love and Blessings,

Traci & Tripp

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wedding Weekend

We traveled to louisiana this past weekend for jace and cheri's wedding. We had a really fun time getting together with some great friends. We left tripp behind with his yaya and although we missed our little monkey we had some great mommy and daddy time:) Below are a few pictures of our trip:)
the plantation house where the ceremony took place

so, a little explanation before the next pictures. There were beads on the tables as decorations. Well the guys figured out a way to get them to stick to their skin so before you knew it....

look closely at erik's ears

rare picture of the three of us minus all of our little boys:)

the whole gang

As you can tell we had a good time full of friends and lots of laughs! Tripp had a great time with his yaya and was quite a little angel:) he resorted back to his crazy little self upon mommy and daddy's arrival:)

I go to the doctor wednesday for my first ultrasound...will update soon:)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week all!

Love and blessings,


Thursday, April 7, 2011

13 months/7 weeks

Our little part boy/part monkey turned 13 months and has been super busy getting into lots of mischief! I say part monkey because he likes to climb on EVERYTHING!! He is getting so big and is not a little baby anymore...although he will always be mama's baby boy:) Here are some of the things he has been up to:

  • LOVES chick-fil-a nuggets

  • LOVES his daddy and always wants to be right there with him

  • drinks lots of milk...still working on getting the bottle away!

  • LOVES to play outside and gets really mad when we bring him in

  • loves bathtime

  • still only has 2 bottom teeth, but top teeth are starting to come through...finally!

  • climbs on everything!

  • likes to flush the toilet and unroll the toilet paper

  • says dada all the time!

  • loves to dance and wave at everyone:)

  • size 4 diapers

  • wears 24 months

  • naps mostly once, sometimes twice a day

  • loves strawberries, grapes and apple cinnamon cheerios!

  • likes to snuggle with mama when really tired (this is my favorite thing on earth!!)

This little boy has been keeping me very busy and on my toes at all times:) His little brother or sister is now 7 weeks along. I have been feeling really good so far. I just feel really tired, especially in the afternoons. This could be due to having an extremely active one year old boy or being in my first trimester OR perhaps a mixture of the two! That's why no caffeine is killing me!!! I miss coffee;) Anyways, here is a little update on what baby schinde 2 is up to:

  • size of a blueberry

  • mouth and tongue are forming

  • arms and legs beginning to sprout

  • has doubled in size since last week

So much going on inside and outside of my body;) I will end the post with pictures of this little monkey we call tripp;) Enjoy.

yep, he climbed INSIDE the dryer

loves to pull the trash out of the can in the bathroom

Thanks for stopping by! hope all are having a great week!! We are off to Louisiana this weekend for a wedding. Tripp will be hanging out with his yaya! we will miss our munchkin but are excited for some time alone:) Will update again soon:)

Love and Blessings,


Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Grammy!

our handsome man ready for the party!

On Sunday we celebrated grammy's birthday! We had a fun party for her at our house. We grilled burgers, had lots of snacks and some yummy cake. It was a fun day filled with lots of family:) We hope grammy had a great time too! I will let the pictures do most of the talking this time....enjoy!

the yummy cake

tripp and kate had a ball! silly boy:)
grammy even joined in on the fun

On top of all the fun, tripp turned 13 months on monday! Can't believe how fast time goes!! I will do another post with more info on tripp later:) And as for an update...I am now 7 weeks and have been feeling pretty good so far! So things are great! Thanks for checking in with us! Hope all have a great week:)

Love and Blessings,


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