Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Someone LOVES pasta!

So I always dread the clean-up when I give the little man pasta (and you can see why) BUT he just loves it so much that I can't resist! You can just tell that he is in his glory here, he is so proud of himself! Needless to say, he went straight from the highchair to the bath after this meal! Isn't he the cutest pasta covered little man you have ever seen?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Off the beaten path...

So we have this really nice walking trail in Franklin that Connor and I like to frequent, especially since daddy has been working so late lately. It gives us something to do, it's good exercise, and the park at the end is a treat for the little man. Well, off of the path there is this old baseball field so we took the opportunity to go over there and snap a few pics! Boy did he love the dirt, which didn't surprise me at all. That kid is ALLLLL boy!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bears fans lost in a sea of Colts Blue

So, as many of you know, Jake and I (and always will be) Chicago Bears fans. Our first year here we had to deal with the Super Bowl loss at every corner. I was working downtown at the time and was stuck in traffic, I don't know how many times, due to Colt's rallies, parades, player's appearances, etc. While this pleased my co-workers, it did nothing but annoy the heck out of me. No, I did not want to walk to the mall on my lunch hour to get Jeff Saturday to sign a picture and no, I didn't care to watch out the window of our downtown building at the rally going on down below. Telling them I was a Bear's fan only led to more ribbing, seeing as the Colt's had just beat them in the most important game in football. Oh well...I will always stand true to my team. Nonetheless...the point of this post is that we got the opportunity to tour the Colt's new stadium today...after watching it being put up for the past year and admiring it's vastness, I was curious. Besides, our tax dollars did help pay for it, right? So, we got the little man up early and headed downtown. We made it to stadium in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony, and got inside around 10:30. There was a lot to see and a lot of people. If I never see another Colts jersey in my life after today, I would be o.k. Everyone from teeny tiny babies to 80yr olds had one on...but hey, it is their team. I have to remember that. We finally made it on the field, which was very cool. The suites were beautiful and we got a glimpse of the locker room's. All in all, we are glad we went. The stadium itself really is something. There is a lot going on and a lot to see. Connor looked right at home on that football field, and hey, if he grows up and plays for the Colt's...I just might become a fan. Until then, you will catch me in my orange and blue...see ya on the field September 7th! GO BEARS!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My little Chippendale?!

Introducing, Connor mini-chippendale Schroeder!!!
He certainly turns it on for the camera.....

Monday, August 11, 2008

First post....what a weekend!

Well, I had started this blogger account some time ago, but had never kept up with it. I am really hoping now to stay on the ball and update as much as possible! I'll start with our weekend because we had a busy one!
Friday morning my mom called me to see if Connor and I wanted to go shopping in Nashville. (she had the day off) Well, it was gorgeous out, so of course Connor and I wanted to go. We stopped at Mooresville and ate at a small diner called Kathy's Place. It is definitely a townie place, but nonetheless the food was amazing (even if we did only get a 1/2 order of fries!!!) Only my mom would get that...sorry. Anyway, we shared the BEST coconut cream pie I have ever tasted...Connor loved it as well. From there, we hit up Nashville for a bit and just enjoyed the day. It was a lot of fun and Connor wants grandma to take every Friday off of work now!
On Saturday, Jake, my parents, Connor and I all went to the Indiana State Fair! This was the first time that my parents or Connor had ever been there, but Jake and I had gone two years ago when we first moved here. I was in a wheelchair at the time because of my broken leg, and my wonderful husband, bless his heart, pushed me around the whole fair! This time though, I was on two legs! We didn't get there till' about 7 pm and we could not have asked for a better night...the weather was fantastic! Connor went on a pony ride and LOVED it! He rode the carousel twice (once with dad, once with grandpa John). Too bad my dad didn't realize how fast the carousel went and the look on his face was almost more entertaining than Connor's! Jake took him on a bee ride as well, but Connor was uninterested...apparently the little guy likes speed! I had some fried chocolate chip cookie dough and it was the BEST stuff ever! I opted out of the fried Pepsi (????) The smells of the fair (when we were not in the 4-H barns) were intoxicating...from the corn dogs, to the elephant ears, the taffy, steaks, corn on the cob, cotton candy, tacos, cheese cubes, etc., etc. It was a dieter's nightmare and a food lover's dream. Not only were the smells wonderful, but the sounds weren't too bad either. It just so happened that Daughtry was there that night and he sounded amazing as we walked from ride to ride. Jake and I decided to ride the tilt-a-whirl for old time's sake and realized we might be getting old...we thought it went so fast and we were feeling the effects for some time after. Although, I will have to say, we laughed harder on that ride, than we have laughed in a long, long time. Throughout all of this, our little man was awake and amazing! He is such a people watcher and enjoyed every minute. There was not one cry from him the whole night and we didn't leave till' about 11:00pm. He hasn't been up that late in a LONG time. It was a great time, but something that I am glad is only once a year...because, to be honest...that's plenty! :)
On Sunday, Jake and I lounged the whole day with Connor. We grilled out steak and corn on the cob (which was delicious) and played outside. All in all it was a lazy Sunday and we enjoyed every minute of it. Here are some pictures from our weekend!