Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Busy week with Grandma and Grandpa Schulz

The Schulz family has been going non-stop for a little while now. I apologize for the delay in posting new things lately.

Oliver has been very active on his toy chair. He doesn't feel it is for sitting necessarily... He enjoys launching himself out of it! He spends most of his time with one butt cheek off the chair or in some form of standing around the thing. It makes me realize my "relaxing" days are numbered... very numbered. Enjoy the video! (And, no, we don't sit at home and watch TV all day like the videos would lead you to believe! And, yes, I said up from the attic...)

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In more modeling news, Oliver is potentially going to be in a postcard for my favorite kid's store back in DePere, Sweetpea's. I still get their newsletter and I wrote a quick email to the owner telling her how great her store is and how I missed it. I attached this photo and she asked if she could use it in a postcard for them. No, I'm not a stage mom! This truly was unintentional.












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Bill turned 30! CRAZY!! For the momentus occasion, Bill's folks came for a visit. (Well, I think they came to see Mr. Oliver, but we can pretend it was for Bill's b-day.) I was going to boycott making a cake for him, since I just got done with my Wilton class, but I couldn't. I had my mixer going at 6 am on the big day. I made him a chocolate stout cake with peanut butter filling. After we went out for breakfast, I decorated it in about 10 minutes. Not my best work, but I think it was my best tasting! (It is suppose to be the top of a beer mug...)












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For his birthday, I decided it would be fun to be the sober driver on a Seneca Lake winery tour. I must say, even if I only did like 3 tastings, it was fun to see the progression of tipsy-ness with Bill and his folks. Too bad the wineries only stay open 'til 5! We could have hit so many more!! This extremely unflattering picture was taken at the third winery we were at. I already look exhausted and I wasn't drinking!










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The 4th was pretty uneventful. We had a good bbq rib cookout in the evening. The morning was spent swinging Oliver and working on Bill's b-day gift. He is now a proud owner of a stainless steel hopper for fermenting his beer. His dad and he were deligently onion drilling his stainless steel for all the valves he needed put it in. Of course, the 4th wouldn't be complete without Oliver being in the cutest outfit ever! Or, the cutest outfit that his mom thinks he could have for the 4th. I do feel like a bad mom for not taking him to a parade, though. I guess it isn't the same when I have to walk more than a block like back in Aurora to get to one!!


















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Some of the other days that Oliver and I spent with Bill's folks included going to the zoo (of course) and going to Skaneateles. Where? I can hear you saying. It is just like it looks, a place pronouced Skinny Atlas. Not sure if the people that settled that town were good spellers or what! No matter what it looks like, it is pronounced Skinny Atlas. Anyways, it is a beautiful little town that reminds me of Door Co. in a way. We had a great time and some great seafood and shopping!


















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It was so nice to have familiar faces around for awhile. It is always sad to say good-bye to visitors. But, I just have to remember it is only a temporary situation. It has been a great time nonetheless!

3 comments:

  1. You missed out on an awesome Aurora 4th of July parade--watch out for all those big scary fire engines though, they made me cry!

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  2. 2 things. 1) I need the recipe for that cake!! NEED. 2) If that little boy gets any cuter, I'm going to have to come up there and squeeze his cheeks myself!!!

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  3. "Pretty Hot" is right Ollie, man, you look like an old man already sitting in a big boy chair an' all and standing!! My mom's a big chicken and barely gives me an opportunity to stand, no trust I tell ya! You should see me try to walk(with assistance), mom and dad find it quite hilarious, if they only knew how hard I am working! Keep up the awesome videos man!

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