Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For the grands...

For the great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and of course the grand parents...more pictures!  Sorry once again, but this is the best I can do.  Enjoy!!
Don FINALLY killed a turkey Sunday.  Miller and I just happened to be with him so I called us his "good luck charms".  I know this is not the last of the pictures of these 2 with dead animals.  Lovely!

I am having just as much fun dressing Miller as I do Ellie and I cannot wait for the weather to finally make up its mind!  He's got a closet full of cuteness that I am ready to break out!

Can we please pretend that this baby does not turn 1 in a month?  Party prep is in full swing around here!!  Here's a little peek :)

Ellie's first t-ball game was this weekend.  I thought she did GREAT.  So proud of her!  We are in it for fun and she is really enjoying it!

Our weekends and week nights are jam packed these days.  My no napper finally gave it up Saturday after a morning of t-ball and an afternoon birthday party. 

This boy was a MESS at sister's game.  But he's a cute mess. 

I love Sundays and these two precious babies.  And yes Miller has a plethora or bunny clothes.  I can't help it.

I prayed for a momma's boy.  I always thought it would be so sweet to have a baby boy that loooooved his mom.  I didn't know what I was asking for!  He's got it BAD!!!  Some days I can't put him down.  He's a little rotten.  But what can I say!?!?!?

Miller has been called a "she" a few times lately.  But really?  Yes I think he is a very pretty little boy but I don't see it.  I think little boys can wear yellow!  He's a baby!

That's all for now!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

sweet baby

Just a few pictures of a sweet baby boy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Around here lately

We've had a lot of fun lately.  Time for a little recap!

Ellie and I have enjoyed a few nights of girl time this past week.  It was pageant week in Greenfield and we managed to sneak out of the house for 2 nights of fun!  I think Ellie has been bitten by the "pageant bug" but I am hoping to hold off for a little longer.  

T-ball has begun in our house!  We have all of our equipment (pink of course!) and are practicing 3 days a week.  T-ball in Greenfield is serious business.  I had no idea!

We of course had to buy Frozen when it came out on DVD last week.  Ellie walks around singing the songs non-stop and I even found her wearing gloves just like Elsa does in the movie this morning.  We are Frozen obsessed around here.

Three out of the four of us had the dreaded stomach virus last week.  It was miserable.  So glad it is a short lived virus.  Lysol all around!

Yesterday Ellie, BB, Mammie, and I all went to see the Peter Pan ballet.  It was a fun girls afternoon!  Ellie asked tons of questions throughout the show and on the way home.  Her little mind NEVER stops.

Dance pictures and the recital are just around the corner and I am starting to think about Miller's first birthday party.  Crazy to me that May, his birthday and summer are just around the corner.  Time sure does fly!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

10 months

I am actually on time with a monthly post!

Sweet baby Miller, you are TEN MONTHS OLD.

How did that happen?  Each month seems to go quicker than the last, but we really have enjoyed this last month with you so much!  You have really come even more alive, and have discovered so many new "tricks".  You are one busy little boy and we cannot take our eyes off of you for a second!  You can scale the stairs in no time and make it down the hall to may bathroom before I even have time to figure out you were gone!  You keep us on our toes, that's for sure.

You take 2 great naps a day, still.  Praise the Lord.  We both need that time!  You go to bed between 7-8, depending on your afternoon nap time.  You usually wake around 7 but this week you have been up around 6.  Not sure why!  You still are up once, sometimes twice in the night.  Sometimes I go in there, other times you put yourself back to sleep.  It's always a toss up.  I've given up on  you sleeping through the night by your first birthday.  I'll be happy if you are by your second!

You are crawling, pulling up, and into every drawer and cabinet in the house.  You have FIVE teeth and still eat great!  Every time I feed you I cannot believe you are hungry again but you devour everything we offer.  You eat a good mix of table and baby foods and are pretty much down to 3 bottles a day.

We did endure the nasty stomach virus this week, and you were pitiful.  I felt so helpless watching you and holding you.  It was so sad but  I am now glad we have that behind us.  You just can't catch a break when it comes to germs!

Your smile is infectious and your cheeks and legs are so squishy I could just eat you up!  You are a big momma's boy and I love it.  You are so sweet and cuddly and will just lay your head on my shoulder on sit so still on the couch with me that I just melt.  You are one sweet little baby.

Happy 10 months sweet boy!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

A little catch up

Just a few recent pictures I'd like to blog for my memories!

Ellie was acting like such a lady at her 4 year check up and weighed in at 42 pounds, healthy as a horse!

I turned 31 over a fully "snowed in" week!  We were bored to tears, so Ellie and I baked a birthday cake!  She came up with the 3-1 candles.  Sweet girl!

My valentines.  I could just eat them up.  And how old does Ellie look here?  Makes me so sad.

DeDe and Peeeps gave Ellie tickets to Disney Jr. Live for her birthday and I got to tag along!  It was a fun girls afternoon!

I'm sorry, but to me there is NOTHING sweeter than a baby boy dressed like a BABY in his pale blue and knee socks, nothing!

Friday, February 21, 2014

7, 8, and NINE months!

Sweet baby Miller, your momma is a terrbile blogger these days!  But since you are officially NINE months old, I am making myself sit down and do one big update on you!

You finally had your 6 month shots at your 9 month check up!  You have been "fairly" healthy the last month or so and for that I am VERY grateful.  Your sleeping habits are still...well not great, but it is what it is.  We never know from one day or night to the next how that will go.  You are however an EXCELLENT napper!  You now consistently take 2 great naps a day.  I am so thankful for that.  I never thought we would see the day!

You are of course a great eater.  You have tried so many foods!  You love any kind of beans:  green, pinto, black, lima.  You also eat green peas, tomatoes, black olives, carrots, you have tried shredded cheese, cheerios, bread, chicken, rice and any color/type of potato you can imagine!  We have also let you try banana bread, eggs, yogurt and strawberries.  You haven't met a food you didn't like!  I hope you are my great eater.  I am still holding onto that for now:)  You still eat baby food about 3 times a day, and you will eat pretty much anything.  You aren't a huge green veggie lover, but if it is mixed with something, you gobble it up no problem at all.

You are all over the place.  I need about 3 sets of eyes to keep you safe!  I am thinking DANGER is going to be your middle name.  Or maybe you will just be all boy:)  You are crawling all over the place and pulling up on your crib and a few pieces of furniture.  I keep joking that I am going to keep a helmet on your head at all times, but it really isn't a bad idea.  You bump your little head multiple times a day!  You love the coffee table and crawling all over it.

You love your sister, most of the time!  She is such a big helper to me and I really think you two miss each other on days she is gone.  You play very well together and it is so sweet to watch.  Now that you are mobile, however, she is learning that you are into "her" stuff and that might be a problem.  Either way, I am glad you enjoy each others company for the most part.

Here are a few fun facts on our sweet boy!

Diaper: Size 4
Clothes, 9-12 months
21.9 pounds 75 percentile
Head: 47" 95th percentile
28" long 25th percentile

You have 3, almost 4 teeth!  Two on bottom and 1 (almost 2) on top!  Teething is for the birds, by the way...

We love you so much you cute thing!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ellie's 4th Birthday

We officially have a FOUR year old!  How can that be?  I got all mushy and sentimental on my last post all about Ellie, so this will be all about her big day and her party.  It was a GREAT weekend!

Remember last year after the big Wizard of Oz party when I said I wasn't doing that again next year?  Well I think I stuck to that for the most part.  Ellie just seemed so out of her element and overwhelmed with the huge crowd that we decided to keep it small with 5 of her little friends around her age and the grandparents.  I think it was the best decision we could have made FOR HER!

Since she is so into dressing up and princesses we decided to go with a girly princess theme complete with Disney princess dresses, crown making, and nail painting.

Peeps and DeDe came up the night before.  We let Ellie open her gift from us, one from them and her gifts from Granny and Grandonna!

Everything was all set up the night before!

The girls decorated crowns...

And each girl had a dress to wear!  Ellie has quite the collection:)

She was ready to party!

 The party was at 11 so we had lunch.  Ellie requested Chick-fila chicken nuggets, popcorn and chex-mix, so they of course made the menu.  We also chicken salad croissants, pimento cheese sandwiches, magic wand fruit kabobs, and cookies!

Once again blown away by her cake this year!!!!  It was SO good.

Baby brother napped throughout most of the party, but he was there!

Sweet little friends.

Favors.  Magic wands, princess cups, lip gloss, crown sucker, crown candy bracelet, earrings and stickers.

Time to eat!

The biggest surprise of the day was the appearance of a real live princess!!  Sweet Abby goes to church with us and does pageants.  She was so sweet to come and be a princess for the party.  She even brought Ellie a crown, sash and flowers!

With their crowns all decorated!

Painting nails...

For me, the best part of the whole day was when Ellie blew out her candle.  This was BIG for her!  I was so proud of her.

Miller woke up to the wild and silly girls running around playing.  Sweet baby!

BB, Eric, and Mammie gave Ellie this trampoline!  She was thrilled and jumped right after they finished putting it together.  It was a great day for our super sweet FOUR YEAR OLD!!

And just because...

1st birthday...
 2nd birthday...
 3rd birthday...
4th birthday...