Sunday, July 21, 2013

Two Months Old

Sweet baby Miller, you are TWO months old!  How can that be!?!?!

You have really started waking up this month.  You show us your big pretty eyes for longer periods of time during the day but really only take one good nap a day.  You are more of a cat napper, but I am hoping that will change.  You are now eating 5 ounces of sensitive formula mixed with rice cereal.  That has really helped with some bad gas issues you were dealing with.  We went last week for your check up and of course you were perfect!  Those dreaded shots were NO fun, but you tolerated them okay and were just a little fussy the day after.

Your sleeping is getting better, but we still aren't there yet!  You go down very easily around 9 each night and are only eating once each night between 1 and 2 am then sleeping until around 6.  You sometimes nap after that feeding, but other times you just lay around, and kick and talk.  Each day is different with you!

 You were so happy and content while we were waiting to see Dr. Amy

Your smiles melt my heart!  You talk and coo and grin quite a bit.  I love it so much!

You are wearing 3 month and some 3-6 month clothes and still a size 1 diaper.

Two month stats:  
Weight:  13 pounds (75 percentile)
Height:  22 3/4" (>25 percentile)
Head:  40 3/4 cm (> 90 percentile)

You are our big, sweet boy and we couldn't love you more!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Your Daily Dose of Cuteness

DeDe and I kind of have a texting addiction with one another.  I seem to not be able to stay away from picture texting her all day long.  It helps the distance seem not so far!

So anyway, I try to send her a daily picture (or 2 or 3) and jokingly call it "her daily dose of cuteness."  Here are a few more I just had to share!

I've been braiding the top of E's hair when she's having a wild hair day.  I think it looks so cute on her!

This sweet boy is just too cute when he smiles.  We all act like crazy people anytime we get a grin out of him!

 I hesitated on ordering this bubble because I thought Ellie would look too big in it.  Good thing I thought otherwise because I LOVE it!

Another sweet smile from our happy baby.

I wish I could find more matching outfits for them.  This is one of the few they have that they wore last week to church.  If we are friends on Facebook then you saw the lovely gem of a picture where Miller is screaming and Ellie is flipping out.  Priceless!

My big girl ready to go on our walk.  She of course had to dress the part!  She also recently got new tennis shoes.  Don insisted she needed "real" tennis shoes so we broke down and found some that we all agreed on.  Of course Ellie would have loved the sparkly hot pink and green Skechers but mean old momma wouldn't go for those!

 Miller and Evie matching in their souvenirs from our Austin wedding weekend.  Sweet babies!
 The ice cream man paid us a visit the other night after Don drove all over the neighborhood chasing him down.  Ellie thought it was the neatest thing ever.
 Football is starting up which means there will be many nights that I am on my own at bedtime.  This past Monday was one of those nights.  I would just like to say I had both of them fed, bathed and OUT by 9 pm.  I was pretty proud of myself!!
 Not quite sure what possessed E to write all over herself, but she did!  Needless to say ink pens are now off limits when she wants to craft/write/draw.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fun on the 4th

We celebrated Ellie's fourth 4th this past week.  How is that possible??
John, Tori and Knox invited us to join them on a last minute trip to the lake.  We jumped at the chance for a little family getaway and had a great time!  Packing and planning for an infant is never easy, but once we got there we were able to relax and enjoy our time with everyone.

Ellie had only been to the lake once when she was around 18 months old so this was a new experience for her.  I am pretty sure she loved every minute!

Frosty, Alyse and Halton joined us too.  Fun times with sweet friends.

Tori was our captain and did a great job, I must say!

This girl is just too much sometimes.  She keeps us on our toes, that's for sure!

Baby brother loved the boat ride and was so good the whole trip.  We are still working on his sleeping habits, but I keep telling myself it has to get better soon...or at least I hope.

We went down to the dock that night to watch the fireworks.  It was a great show and Ellie even braved a few sparklers of her own.

 These two always have the best time and play so well with one another.  I can't wait to watch them grow up together!

Miller took some excellent boat naps:)  I think being outside was relaxing for him!

 Tori's grandparents were such sweet hosts.  We ate some delicious food and just had a great time hanging out.  Definitely a Fourth of July to remember!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ellie's Dance recital

Right after Ellie's 3rd birthday, I called around about putting her in dance lessons.  I fully expected for them to all tell me she had to wait until this Fall to start, but to my surprise the first studio I called said she could begin right away!

I hesitated at first but decided to take her to visitors day and check it out.  She hopped right in and took to it almost immediately!

On May 17, (4 days before my due date) her studio held their recital in McKenzie.  I was a nervous wreck that entire week before hand that I would go into labor and would miss the whole thing.  I knew there were plenty of people that could help get her dressed and ready, but it would have absolutely killed me if I had to miss it!  Thankfully Miller decided to wait and allowed me to be at his Big Sister's big night!

She looked so cute and did SO well!  She was by far the youngest in the class and had only been taking since February.  I was very impressed with how well she did for such a short time!  Their ballet routine was to the Elvis song, "Hula Baby" and their tap dance was to "Chicken Chow Mein".  Both were super cute and really funny to watch.  The baby class is always my favorite because they are so little and sweet.  I ordered the DVD and can't wait to see it.

Ellie was showered with flowers and gifts from the many friends and family that drove near and far to watch her dance.  They will never know how much it meant to us to have them there!

This picture will always be extra special to me because it is the last picture I have of just me and my girl before she became a big sister. Hard to believe Miller was born just 2 days later!  No wonder I was waddling the halls after the recital was over.  I am pretty convinced that night is what put me into labor.  HA!!

She is already asking about taking next year so I guess we will be making the weekly trip to McKenzie again.  She really loves to perform!