Schmuckie's Blog

Two big Schmuckies, and three wee Schmuckies.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Chasing Bubbles

We went to a barbeque this afternoon and Gilly had TONS of fun playing with the kids from the neighborhood. It was neat to see her be so independent . . . she took off to play with the other kids without giving us a second thought.

She especially like chasing the bubbles.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chillin' on the Boppy

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Gilly not only cleans the apartment, but will wipe you down with a washcloth if needed (video below), and for no extra charge, she will also pick your nose.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


With a little imagination, anything can be a toy when you're a toddler. This picture wasn't staged:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Careful, She's Watching

I suppose kids learn alot by observing their parents, and Gilly has mimicked our behavior for a long time now. Lately though, it seems to be increasing. We have to be really careful about what we say in front of her, lest it pop out of her mouth in the grocery store.

She has seen Lyn and I carrying Simon in his baby carrier, so she wanted to try it on. Admittedly, putting her baby doll in it was our idea, but she was trying to put the carrier on all by herself (we had to help in the end since it's a little complicated).

You can see below that she learned her dining etiquette by watching me. She hasn't yet mastered belching at will, but we're working on it. She thinks gas is funny too. Definitely daddy's girl.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Simon taking one of his many daytime naps. Daytime, not nighttime. I forgot about this part.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Water Bottle Trumps New Baby

Gilly was more interested in the giant water bottle Lyn brought home from the hospital than her new baby brother.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Catching Flies, II

This may look familiar.

Happy Baby

We're home! We left the hospital yesterday around 4PM. Simon is doing well, but he doesn't sleep nearly as much as Gilly did when she first came home. Gilly has been very good with Simon so far, although she got a little grumpy when we wouldn't let her jump on the bed when Simon was on the bed getting his diaper changed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Big Sister

Gilly seems ok with Simon, for now. She wasn't very interested in him initially. I imagine that will change when he comes home, and doesn't leave :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Simon Johnson Schmucker

Born at 8:28PM. No weight yet, but he's a peanut.

Monday, May 14, 2007

"Gilly, Where is Simon?"

She knows there is something in Lyn's belly, and we call it "Simon."

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Still Waiting

We've had a few false alarms, but no baby yet. I suggested to Lyn that she could try jumping up and down on Gilly's trampoline, but she wouldn't go for it. We just went for a long walk in the woods for a little distraction. Well, it's actually a short walk, but Gilly likes to stop and inspect all the little rocks, pine cones, and acorns along the way. It adds a little time to the trip.

Gilly had fun tossing pine cones into the stream.