Thursday, June 25, 2009

Latest Smocking Project

These are a few pictures of my most recent project. It was a lavender micro check dress, pantaloons and bonnet set for a friend at church.

Close up of the bonnet detail

Dress detail

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Julia's first week and a half ;)

I thought I would just post a few pics that I am enjoying from Julia's time with us. :)

This was her first diaper change the morning after she was born. She didn't mind that one at all, now, well that's a different story! But I love how you can see Caleb, Charis and Mercy all gathered around her. :)

Julia with her namesake. Y

A Sunday afternoon snooze with Daddy.

I thought they were so sweet looking at each other.

Sweet baby getting some sun through the window on her blanket from Gigi.

First car ride going to Wednesday night prayer meeting.

I love the booty in the air and the pouty lip. :)

Mercy cannot get enough of her, she is her buddy!

A toy Mercy brought her. :)

And last night I grabbed this shot. I was getting ready for bed and she was fussing, Charles started singing some scripture songs to her and she quieted down and was listening to him, so sweet. :)

Besides adjusting to a new baby things have been going fairly well. Had some high stress time last weekend which is very hard to have with an infant barely over a week. Got thrush which you know is painful and no fun but we are dealing with that and know that God will bring healing soon enough. Had a little scare yesterday with a blood clot in my varicose veins but my midwife was able to get me an appointment to have a sonogram done on my legs to rule out the possiblity of DVT which are the blood clots in the deep veins that can go to your heart/lungs/brain. God was very merciful that it is only one superficial blood clot in a place that is not too dangerous and we are working on getting it dissolved!
We hope that all of you are doing well and are enjoying your summer...until next time! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The New Quartet

They are already fighting over who gets to hold her... :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Julia Kathryn

Last night we were blessed with another sweet daughter at 11:39pm. Julia Kathryn was born in water at home and weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 20.5" long. We thank you for your prayers!

PS Susan, we just had to keep the Schmidt trend. ;)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hodge Podge :)

This is a hodge podge post of what has been going on the past couple weeks. On Memorial Day Charles thought he had to work and then the jobs were able to be re-scheduled so we got to spend some time together.

I don't know what it is with our family and mailboxes but bad things always happen to them around here. :P So together we worked on replacing the top of our most recent mailbox. Boy, it was stinkin' hot outside! Charles parked his truck on the street so his tools would be handy and the kids had a fun time getting stuff out of his truck. :) We had had a lot of rain and our ditches still were not drained. Charis got a pair of work goggles out and went and stood over the culvert, I told her she had better not get any ideas of trying to get in the water! She thought she was cute though.

Caleb got an assortment of stuff and decked himself and Mercy all out...

He then gave her lessons on how to tell cars to stop if they were to drive down the road, she was cute and was listening to what he said and waving her arms at imaginary cars yelling, "Dop!"

We have been running lots of errands for Charles lately as we have been preparing to move our office out the garage in the back to a new location! I snapped this pic of what our naptime has looked like a lot. :)

This past Saturday my brother and sister-in-law hosted a surprise going away party for a military dad at our church. Margaret, my sister, has been interested in learning cake decorating and so she got to practice with me doing this cake and these cute cupcakes. I thought she did a good job. :)

Then Sunday we had a baby shower for a girl at church who just had her first little girl. It turned out to be a really nice time and I snapped a couple pics of the cake I did before taking it to church but of course I didn't get any pics at the shower. Emily did though so I may try and grab a few from her sometime.

Thanks to Gracie who helped keep my munchkins occupied so Margaret and I could decorate cakes!

Yesterday we went to the beach with my family and some friends they have in town. The children had a great time.

Made me wish I could go out and float around too, but I'm not sure these were rated for a full term preggo lady though. ;)

Mercy warmed up to the beach real fast this time and was in and out of the water with whoever she could get to take her out. We ended up staying for a long time and she fell asleep in my lap, only bad thing was the tops of my feet and lower legs got fried. Big ouwie. :(

Overall, we have had some good times the past few weeks. It definitely wasn't all that we had "thought" we would be doing but we look forward to hopefully being homebound for a bit really soon with a new baby. :)

Hope you all are doing well!