Saturday, September 27, 2014

Latest Performance

I swear to God I had nothing to do with this.  I was upstairs getting dressed and came down to this madness.

Friday, September 26, 2014

All Five!

Mike snapped a shot of us outside synagogue on Rosh Hashanah.  Hooray!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Loving on her Brother


Aw, what a cute picture!  Right after Mira was born Brian took the kids to a friend's birthday party and this picture came with the thank you card.  How thoughtful is that!?  I love it.  It's three-fifths of the Schneiders!  We actually have parent night at Gabe's school next week and we're supposed to bring a family photo.  Guess that means we're attempting to take a family photo this weekend.  This should be hysterical.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Gabe wants to be a ghost this year, and since I'm going to be throwing his costume together myself, I've been trying to figure out what exactly he thinks a ghost looks like.  So I asked him to draw me a picture.  This is what I got.  Wish me luck!

Monday, September 22, 2014

8 Weeks

Mira's eight weeks old today.  Only a few more weeks till we hit the magical 3-month point.  As it is, she's already inching towards "baby" and away from "newborn."  We're almost there!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Movie Night

Another hot Saturday night in Schneiderville.

Third Friday

Where else can you crawl through a bouncy obstacle course, drown your face in cotton candy, and catch an aerial circus act?  All two blocks from home.  Thanks to Amy for capturing the moment.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Boy and His Bagel

First Smiles

They're fleeting, and really hard to capture on film (film?!  really? I wouldn't even know where to buy film these days)...but I think we have some first smiles!

She's totally smizing in that bottom pic.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Every Woman's Fantasy

He says he's making me cake.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7 Weeks

Head's not quite up, but she's working on it.

Nursing Party

Ellie and Gabe practice nursing the rainbow bears they got at the neighbor's birthday party.  I didn't have the heart to point out the biological impossibility to Gabe.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rockwood Hall

There are lots of beautiful places surrounding us, but Rockwood Hall is one of our favorites:  An old mansion foundation that triggers the gothic-romantic in me? Check.  Mowed, but not manicured, fields for the kids to run in?  Check.  Views of the Hudson that'll blow your mind?  Checkmate.

It's pretty darn awesome.  Plus, it's on my running route.  I'm not back running (YET) but today the kids and I went for a walk and a little tree climbing.  I also managed to get everyone back and forth from school, and pulled off a family Shabbat dinner.  I rocked today.

"Are you sure this a good idea, mom?"

Checking out the view from the canopy.  She's all of three feet off the ground here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Gabe's First Day

Monday, September 8, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Here we go, yo.  He's so proud...

Playground Antics

The Coburn men came down for the football draft.  John keeps pointing out that all his draft stickers were coated in cheese dust and implying David was responsible.  Sure...

This picture just cracks me up.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


So, this happened.

And Gabe starts preschool next week.  It's going to be an adjustment - all of us learning our new routines and how to get everyone dressed, fed, out the door, and back again.  Dressed, fed, out the door, and back again.  That's the story of my life.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The More Things Change...

...the more they stay the same.  Tummy time is always more tolerable with a little help from your big sister.

Gabe and Ellie
Mira and Ellie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Corn Festival

It's Labor Day Weekend, which means the annual Corn Festival at Phillipse Manor.  We got there too late for corn ice cream, which was a tragedy, but we still managed to have a good time.

Auntie Lucy got to meet Miriam for the first time.

Non-period -authentic bubble rocket launchers.

Reading "corny" jokes.

And eating popcorn.  Of course.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


We've been incredible fortunate to have Brian's stepmother stay with us for the last week, and today the Brooklyn cousins came to meet Mira and spend some time with their Mommom.

Next week I'm on my own with three kids.  Send reinforcements.

My Boy in the Garden

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One Month

Someone's turning one month old tomorrow, and she's snug as a bug in a rug.

In other news truly worth celebrating, Gabe is out of diapers!  Woohoo!  Because potty training a three year old while taking care of a newborn is just the sort of crazy-making insanity we'd undertake.  All credit for this goes to Brian who (rightfully) figured it made sense to train Gabe while he was on paternity leave.  I may have cursed his name in the middle of it, but it was just crazy enough to work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ellie's First Friend

Awwwww....Pauly came to visit.  They've come a long way from this:

To this:

It's so strange to me that I have a newborn baby but I'm not able to spend every day with this Mama.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Weeks

And already I can't imagine what it was like before her.

Momma Mira Selfie

Sleepy Times...

Road Trip!

Mira started her official world tour with a visit to New Jersey.  Next stop, Paris!  (Ok, no, but wouldn't that be great?)

We went and spent the afternoon at our friend's pool and the big kids had a grand old time while Mira napped and the grown ups ate Cheetos.  We also left the house a full TWO HOURS after we meant to.  Oh the joys of getting out of the house with a newborn.

Is this first picture taken of the three of us?  Other than the snapshot in the operating room I think it might be.  Any guesses how long it'll take before we get a picture of all three kids?  Or better yet, all FIVE of us?  All five of us looking at the camera?  Hah!  Bet that will never happen.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Double Big Sister

If it were up to Ellie, she would hold Mira

Saturday, August 9, 2014

12 Days Old