Saturday, September 17, 2011


Here is our most recent soccer adventures. At least this week there was no crying. Nick filled in for our coach and midway through the game he had players from both teams hugging his leg.

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Sometimes you fall down in soccer. (trip over the ball)

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Look at that fancy footwork and some one on one coaching from Nick!

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Don ‘t forget to pat your friends on the back when they do a great job!

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We are still working on the same team idea!




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Madeline explaining the no hands rule. There is nothing more entertaining then watching 3 year olds play soccer! What a perfect fall day.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Guess who was crying in the backseat? But this is what I was greeted with when I crawled back there. I think the next 3 & 1/2 hours are going to be long. Did I mention Madeline is sound to sleep?

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Disney 2011

Wow! What a fast week. Here are a few pictures of our family vacation.

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After landing we headed straight to Disney Hollywood Studios. It was the perfect place for a three year old. All the favorites were there. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einstein's, Nemo, Little Mermaid, and of course our favorite Toy Story Friends.  Nick and I walked away after taking this picture and then realized that Madeline was still standing there in awe.

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Would you believe that this happened the most. A sleeping Madeline and a wide awake Will? He loved all the shows and the rides. I have never seen so much clapping and waving!

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Jessie was the favorite of the week. Madeline even got to dance with her in the Magic Kingdom parade and at the Halloween hoe down.

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This is the one matching day. Thank you Nick! We headed to Epcot and ate our way around the world.

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So of the most fun was watching Madeline’s different poses with the characters.

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Nick with his favorite character.

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We then began our eat around the world with some nachos in Mexico. (Nick’s favorite part of the trip.)

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Will & Madeline loved the boat ride in Mexico. Will danced and clapped to the music.

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As we were leaving Norway a really nice man stopped us and asked if we were in a hurry. We weren’t and he said there had been a cancelation at the private princess story time and wondered if we wanted to attend. (for free) We said sure and he proceeded to tell us he picked our family because of our fun matching shirts. I will remember this forever and use it as my matching shirt argument with Nick. It was so nice and air conditioned!

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Here is Madeline with Jasmine. Can you say EXCITED?

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On Tuesday we did the Chef Mickey breakfast, had pool time and then went to the Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Madeline was so excited at breakfast she could hardly eat.

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Will wasn’t too sure about the characters and there might have been a few tears but he was sure about the yummy food!

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Here is my Woody and Jessie. Aren’t they cute!

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Will was in love with Belle! He just cuddled up to her and did not want to leave.

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Madeline said that this the way Jessie would sit for pictures.

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Here we are with the 7 dwarfs. The only time of year they are all out is at the Halloween party!

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Madeline loved the parades. She waved and waved!

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It was amazing all the rides Madeline could ride. She could ride all but one or two at each park. She LOVED the roller coasters. She said they were screamable.

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Every cowgirl needs a horse!

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The next day was Animal Kingdom. The animals were all out for the safari ride!

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Madeline was our tour guide!

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The last day we went to the Magic Kingdom again. All Madeline could think about and talk about was meeting Jessie again!

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Here is where Madeline was explaining to Tinker Bell that when he Daddy comes home for lunch she has to turn off Tinker Bell and put on Price is Right. Tinker Bell said that was the first time she had ever heard anyone talk about Price is Right!

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It’s a Small World After All. Will’s favorite.

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The Tea Cups (Mommy’s Favorite).

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The last character we got to see was Rapunzel from Tangled. Madeline’s current favorite princess. It was a fabulous week that went by way too fast.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The Schindler family is headed home. Maddie is the world's greatest traveler, but Will not so much. We have learned that animal crackers on a flight can be a lifesaver! After a few good nights of sleep I will post some fun family pictures.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Worn out!

Yep, this is pretty much how we all feel after two days at Disney.

Except when Madeline felt like this...

She said that was the face she made when she went in the scary ride.
Last but not least you will NEVER notice how many places a stroller cannot go until you have to carry a 25 pounder!

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