Monday, April 21, 2014

2 wheels

Gabby's got some Big news!!  Her training wheels are off!  This girl now rides on 2 wheels!  It only took her 2 minutes with Dad's help to figure it out, and she was off!  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter from the Schramm's!

We are so blessed to have these three crazy and beautiful girls!  And we are so grateful for the Savior and all that he has done for us, and blessed us with.

Easter eggs

I found a glitter Easter Egg kit, and for some reason, thought it would be a good idea.  It wasn't bad, but glitter was everywhere!  But the girls had fun.

Beach house ~ Spring Break Edition

This summer is going to be busy.  So our annual summer beach trip was going to have to be a no go, until we decided to try to head out for Charley and Gabby's spring break.  It worked out great because Aunt Mel and Uncle Dean from Texas were able to come out that same week as well.  Plus Cal and Courtney and Char and Jared were also able to come out!  We missed the Barttlet Bunch and Schrammpa and Schramma of course.  Charley and Gabby missed playing with AV and KD, and we were sad to miss out on meeting little Miss Maybelle.  But we'll have to make a special trip to see them later.  

We started the trip with Dani getting sick.  We tried to keep her from people, but when you are in one house, it is kinda hard.  So a few other people got sick, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  Most of the people who got it, only felt sick, and didn't actually get sick.  It was Charley and Kyler who got it really bad.  And Kyler only had it for a day or two....Charley was sick from Tuesday to Sunday.  But she had pockets of time where she felt better to head out to the beach.  Despite the sickies, it was a really fun trip. 

 Thursday Night we headed over to Wilmington to get some Ice Cream and walk on the Boardwalk.  I think Ben has a picture of Gabby.  But she was trying to put her coat on at the same time she was getting out of the her arm was stuck in her sleeve when she tripped out of the car and fell with no arms to catch her.  She bonked her head on the curb, and got a huge goose egg above her eye, and ended up with a big black eye.

 We left the beach house Friday afternoon, and spent Saturday in Charlotte with Cal and Courtney.  They watched our girls while Ben and I went on a long run for our marathon.  Then we went to a fun kids library, and a few parks, we even caught the beginning of a bike race that was in downtown Charlotte.

We loved our week in NC, can't wait until we get to go back.....I hope it is sooner rather than later!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Tonight I sent the girls upstairs to get ready for bed.  Five minutes later Gabby comes running down the stairs and asks,
"Mom, does toothpaste kill you if you eat it?"

Me: "No"

Gabby: "What about, does it make you sick?"

Me: "No"

Gabby: "phew"

Gabby turns and runs up the stairs and I hear her tell Charley in that Gabby 'matter of fact' tone that she likes to talk in...

"Mom said it doesn't kill you OR make you sick. You were wrong."

It was pretty funny.  I can only imagine what Charley was up there trying to convince Gabby of before hand. The big sister tormenting the little sister.

Like when I was a kid I was told that if someone hit you in the back while your eyes were crossed, they would stay crossed forever.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guess What?!

We are officially diaper free at our house!!!

Dani has been potty-trained for a week or so now.  But last night she informed me that she didn't like pull-ups, and slept without one last night, and kept her underwear on. She has only had one accident in the last 2 weeks.  But she is excited to be a big girl!  She was super easy to potty train.  Day 1 and 2 were the hardest, but after day 3, she was pretty much done.  My easiest one yet!  

One funny fact: When Dani has to go #2, she has to have it quiet.....she will shush you if you are not! She has to concentrate.  It is hilarious!  Sometimes I make noise just to get her all worked up!

BYU pow wow & Hoop Debut

 Charley's old hoop/fancy regalia was getting a bit small, so it got passed down to Gabby. Which meant that Charley got a new one!  I am a little proud of it!  It has an Omaha design on it!
 And the back!
 Gabby getting ready to dance.

 And Dani made her hoop debut!  She has come with me the past few practices to hoop class, and said she wanted to dance. So we let her.  She mostly just wanted to spin and dance.  I had to tell her to pick the hoops up.  But when she did, she just spun with the hoops in her hand.  However, she did make two formations.  I think we can call that a success!

And of course, Charley. She looked cute in her new regalia.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sewing projects

 I was cleaning out the girl's closet, and came across of ton of the girls old baby blankets.  Some of them were from when Charley was born, some were made for the girls, and some I bought.  But either way....all of my girls used these blankets. And for some reason I had a hard time parting with them.  I decided to make one big blanket with them.  I cut them up and sewed them together. And now I have a cute throw blanket that I will have forever.
This weekend is the BYU pow wow. For some reason it sneaks up on me every year. And every year I am scrambling last minute to get the girls regalia's ready.  And this year was no different.  Gabby and Dani could fit into one of the old ones that we had.  But Charley needed a new one.  This is my Omaha inspired hoop outfit.  I just finished it.  I can't wait for Charley to try it on!  Next thing I need to learn how to make are moccasins.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More Princess Ball Photos

The school had little photo booths for the Dads and Daughters at the Princess Ball. They handed out the actual photo, so I had to scan these in, and are a bit blurry.  But here are some pretty pictures of my pretty princesses! 

I know I haven't posted much lately.  We are busy with life!  

Ben and I are training for a marathon.  He joined a Biggest Loser competition at work, and decided the best way to motivate him to work out for the competition was to train for a marathon.  So we have both been doing that.  It has been hard, especially with 3 kids trying to fit in long runs.  Our Saturdays are spent of us will go, and then the other. Once we get to our really long runs, we will probably get a babysitter so we can run together a few times before the actual race.  Ben is doing awesome by the way! He has lost a lot!  

Charley is reading up a storm this month.  During the month of March, her teacher challenged all of the kids to read 100 books.  We are only 18 days in, and she only has to read 6 more books to reach her goal.  She has probably read way more.  She stays up late reading most nights in her bed.  But the catch to the challenge is she has to read to an adult. 

Gabby is doing great at preschool.  She is working hard at trying to read, and sounding out words.  Most days, after school, her clothes come off and a dress up dress goes on.  (She doesn't like to wear her clothes on underneath, because that "isn't pretty").  Some days she will have on a different dress every 20 minutes.  She has also gotten it in her head that her bathing suit is also a dress up item!?  She is still full of personality

Dani!  She is still as stubborn as ever!  But she is too cute to get mad at.  She has been telling me she has to go to the bathroom more and more lately.  Which I know she is ready to be potty trained, and probably wants to be, but I can't decide if I am ready.  However, yesterday I forgot to buy diapers at the store, and we are out.  So I guess today was the day we start.  So far, so good.  I am trying really hard not to pressure myself and having her be so perfect at it so fast.  I am ok with taking my time......I can have my baby just a tiny bit longer. 

We are looking forward to heading out to NC for spring break!  We wont be able to head out there this summer like we normally do. So we decided to head out during spring break.  And we got lucky that most of Ben's siblings and families will be able to make it out there too, for at least part of the week.  Today it snowed....BOO!  So the nice warm sun and sandy beaches will be very much welcomed!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Princess Ball

 All three girls, Dani trying to pose like Gabby. 

 Daddy and his pretty dates
All three girls. 

I love our elementary school.  This past weekend the PTA put on a "Princess Ball" fundraiser.....aka....a Daddy/daughter dance.  The girls had heard about it at school and were so excited to go.  Charley had her dress picked out for weeks before.  We spent Saturday afternoon getting the girls ready.  They had a blast, and I'm pretty sure Ben did too!

Friday, February 21, 2014

My little models

 All the girls in the little photo shoot.
 Charley is in the Grey and white, and Dani is in the teal and white. 

The girls have done this a couple of times.  And we do this because the lady who owns the store is a good friend of ours!  So far the girls have modeled for her maxi skirts, her leggings, and this past week she had the girls do a photo shoot for some pants with some ruffles. And in the next few weeks she wants the girls to do a shoot for her new bathing suits she designed!  She is a very talented lady!