Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bowling with our Cousins

Bowling with our cousins - November 2007
Enjoy the fun moments of the Thanksgiving 2007 bowling tournament...
The Roth's v.s. The Schavey's.....

Schavey Tree 2007

The Schavey Tree 2007
The weekend after Thanksgiving we went to post farms to pick out our tree. Joey, Ella, and Mom found more then a tree they wanted. Gradma Carol and Papa Joe joined in the fun of decorating the tree and getting a early showing of the Ella Holiday Performance. Happy Holidays to all. Love, Mike, Dawn, Joey, Ella and Bo

Andrew the Baseball Star

To: Andrew,
We meant to have this done for you a couple months ago. We really enjoyed watching your baseball game. You are our all-star. Love, Joey and Ella

Friday, December 14, 2007

Halloween 2007

Halloween 2007
Enjoy our many moments of Halloween 2007. Joey went to school as Woody and ended up that night as The Thing. Ella was of course, Tinkerbell. Both had fun trick-or-treating with Flannery. Dad and mom went to Joey's preschool party and had fun joining in on the activities!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Grandma Gordon,

Happy Birthday! Sorry we couldn't make it to see you on your birthday. We send our love to you via a video song and dance presentation.

Love, Joey and Ella

Friday, November 2, 2007

Post Farms Fall 07

Post Farms
Fall 2007
Another great fall trip to the Post Farms to pick out our pumpkins, feed the farm animals and enjoy the many acitvities.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

July 2007

July 2007
Dana did an amazing job raising money and walking in the Avon Breast Cancer walk. Congratulations, we are so proud of you Dana! July is always a good time back home, Joey and Ella got to spend a lot of quality time with their cousins. We had a great time and Mudelein days going on rides, eating at the Mudelein Munch, and even going on a pony ride. We also had a lot of fun watching Andrew's baseball game and all going to the beach. Some pictures of the cousins at Grandmas house as well. What great memories with the family. Because we don't live close we like to make the most out of every moment we have.

Summer 2007 Fun

Front Yard Fun
Summer 2007 was filled with many moments like times in the front yard running through the sprinkler...playing with our toys and hanging out with Bo.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

4th of July Weekend

4th of July Weekend 2007
Before heading to Chicago we stop at the neighborhood ice cream social where the Aster Lane Gang had a chance for a photoshoot. We got into Grandma's late Friday night and by early Saturday morning we met Aunt Dorie, Jacob and Clare at the farm to help feed the chickens. Oh, my sister Dorie she truly is the ol'natural
one. Altough I question the farmers attire, I admire Dorie for the things she introduces her kids to. Thanks for having us come along we truly enjoyed it. We also had the chance to enjoy Andrew's baseball game that night and Wow! is he great. Joey enjoyed himself at the game a litle too much as he got in a fight with a boy almost 2years older then him.

Joey's 4th Birthday!

Joey 4th Birthday Weekend!
We can't believe Joey has turned 4yrs. Time has gone so fast. We hope you enjoy the memories captured from his birthday weekend. Mom and dad gave Joey his bike, he was excited but was asking where the rest of his gifts were :) This might be becuse in the past year I have used the "maybe for your birthday" trick
when we were in stores and Joey found something he wanted. I think when it actually came to his birthday he was remembering all those times thinkng he would have a whole lot of gifts to open....well he did, just had to wait until Saturday. The theme this year was I Spy...

Friday, September 21, 2007

July 2007- Family Reunion

July 2007
Weekend in Traverse City we the family enjoyed the time in Ceder at
the annual family reunion. Joey and Ella had quality time with grandma
and papa. Joey and Ella enjoyed playing with cousins, eating great food,
and of course playing ball.
See you next year!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Funny Joey Videos

The Best of Joey Schavey
There are so many moments that make you laugh as a mother. Here are just a few of those times. Videos below capture Joey saying his Pledge of Allegiance which he learned week one of school. He says it with so much energy and passion that you can't help to laugh. (Don't mind his Spiderman face before he begins) Last night as we took a walk, he stopped mid-step when he saw a neighbors Flag, he put his hand on his heart and recited the pledge.
The other video captures Joey, per his request, watching the movie Grease 2. As he sings along to one of his favorites songs "Cool Rider" mom catches him kicking Bo out of his view of his movie....Gotcha Joey...and my sweet little Ella at the end of the video being her crazy little self :)

Videos of Millennium Park

Millennium Park in June

Sunday, June 17 we took the kids to Millennium Park for a little fun in the water. Joey loved running through the splash was hard to keep up with him. I am not sure he really could see the fun he was having since half the time he had his eyes covered :) Ella did not enjoy the splash pad as much as her brother. At one point she sat on the down boycotting going back in the splash pad. After we went down to the beach where the kids loved playing in the sand and getting swim lessons from dad. The fun ended just as a rainstorm came through.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Family Vacation...Summer 2007

Our weekend started Saturday when we went to the Cote's for a BBQ in Gun Lake. The kids had a blast feeding the neighbors horses and going on a Pontoon boat and going fishing. Joey was excited that he got to touch the fish Chudy caught. The had such an eventful day that they passed out on our way to Three Rivers, MI. We checked into our hotel and went right up to see our dear friend Catherine and of course my first opportunity to meet Kurt. We all headed down to the pool for a quick dip. We enjoyed a late dinner, slept in Sunday morning and enjoyed some continental breakfast. We spent some time at the mall in Portage, and Joey got his haircut. We then drove to Centreville to share in Kyanne and Jonhnny's wedding. The wedding was beautiful just as I would have imagined her wedding to be. We were asked several times if Ella an Joey were twins, that may have something to do with how I dressed them :) That night we drove to Chicago to visit my family. Monday we were finally able to meet Paul, who is as beautiful as ever. The kids enjoyed themselves at Aunt Dede's and Uncle Jason's playing on the swing set and the guys playing ball with their shirts off of course. Monday night we were able to see Jacob and Clare and had lunch with them on Tuesday before we took off for home.

But Mom, we go to public school...

Catholic school children?
My sister Dorie once told me that I dress my children like
Catholic School children. These pictures just may prove her
theory right. I am taking advantage of the time my children
will allow me to pick out their outfits, Joey is almost getting past that stage,
as he likes to pick out his own outfits now, which usually consist of
an oversized hand-me-down Spiderman shirt from his cousin Mason.
The other week Ella cried and said "no dress" to me as I picked out
her outfit. I guess my time is more limited then I thought :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Schavey-Tenney 2nd Annual Sale

Garage Sale Season

As Brandie and I hosted our 2nd Annual Garage Sale the kids enjoyed themselves in the sprinkler Michelle and Avery brought over. The weekend was filled with playing in the sprinker, riding bikes, and playing on the swing set. Lets not forget the beach scene kiss that Brandie and I witnessed between Joey and Alex. I think we may have the same problem with Cal and Ella in a few years :) Joey did much better this year at the garage sale, since last year he greeted everyone with "what are you doing here?" this year he gave much more friendly welcomes to the strangers. Although he still had a hard time seeing these same strangers leave with some of his things. Joey's friend Conner came over for a quick run through in the buds! Ella loved trying on the many pairs of Alex's old shoes and finding as many handbags as she could.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

As usually our dad was working hard on our house. His birthday weekend was consumed with house projects with help from Grampa! The family went out to dinner at Macaroni Grill for daddy and Uncle Todd's Birthday. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for a great dinner.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ella's first Makeup experience

Our Cousins

Cuteness runs in the Family

just look at our cousins

Andrew, Timmy, Maya and Paul Amrit

We can't wait to meet you Paul Amrit...we will see you next week.-Joey and Ella

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mother's Day

Mother's Day Weekend
My day couldn't have been more perfect,

time with my kids and the memories captured

by cute photos like this :)

Our weekend was filled with fun times with family...

Grandma Carol and Papa came down and on Sunday

we had a brunch, played on the swing set, and went to the zoo!

Thanks for my new bed Grandma...

Fun at the Zoo....

The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
~Jill Churchill

Saturday, April 21, 2007

4th of July

Goodtimes at
Mundelein Days
Jake & Clare
watching Fireworks with mom!

Joey& Grandma Ella & Mom

The Sinkovec Family

Jake & Joey Best Buds

Joe and Avis

Ella and Joey

Clare...happy in the water
Dorie, Clare, Dawn and Ella
Even our kids look like twins :)
Joey and Dad

Ella and Clare
Our mom's have the same taste in clothes :)

Jake and Dad