Friday, April 24, 2015

Little things

Rockin' out at Tim's open house

Putting off the day a little longer with a show in Mom and Dad's bed

Some beautiful flowers from a sweet friend. I actually took this because I had to throw them away - one of the flowers smelled so bad I couldn't take it! Not sure which one but I'd like to know for future reference.

I didn't get to have Mom's au gratin potatoes on Easter so I had to make my own. Max didn't seem to mind.

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Every morning I read an article from the Ensign to Tyler as he drives. On this particular morning Millie wasn't awake yet, and Max just sat next to me flipping through his own books as I read. Love this sweet boy.

We're going through a major painting phase. Millie said to me, "Mom, I just like painting and eating."

She said, "Mom, I'm flying!" and didn't understand why I was laughing so hard. One day I'll show her Titanic and she'll get it.

Picnic to celebrate the freshly mowed lawn. First time mowing this year.

Max loves otter pops just as much as his sister, but I don't trust him yet to handle these colorful, staining juices himself.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Girl vs. boy

Millie puts on a Tinkerbell dress, wings, a crown, sunglasses, a necklace, and a bracelet, then hauls out her pillow and two blankets, declaring that she's going camping. Looks more like glamping to me.

Meanwhile, Max is digging dirt from the cracks in the concrete. And eating it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2015

We were so excited for the festival this year. The weather was supposed to be not great, but it turned out to be a beautiful day, and it wasn't too warm until we were about to leave. Grammy was so sweet and got us a few pieces of art as well as a cool wind chime for our back porch! I love having unique art in our home and I love having reminders of our fun times with Grammy on our walls. Millie was a little bit disappointed that the "monkey wearing a diaper" wasn't there this year. Unfortunately we found out that the monkey passed away! Haven't broken the news to Millie. Maybe next year. She was easily distracted by all the "art stuff" as she put it. 

Other highlights: kid crafts, face painting, good music, getting our picture taken for a newspaper, yummy food, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Tyler winning a flash drive. It was a pretty fantastic day!

Fairy crown and a cat nose and whiskers. 

Max was less than thrilled about his hat.

We had fun watching a high school aerial dance team perform. Pretty impressive!

The view of a small portion of the festival from Grammy's window.

No visit to Grammy's is complete without visiting the fish!

Thanks for a great day, Grammy!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

26 things to do while I'm 26 - update

I'm not sure I will remember if I wait until the end of the year to see how I'm doing on this list!

1. Go to the zoo
2. Blue Bell fun run - that didn't work out, but I'm doing a different 5k in May
3. Decorate Master bedroom - progress! We bought two Ikea Rast dressers to use as nightstands and I painted them black. Next up is to get something on our walls, and maybe a headboard and new comforter. I might be dreaming here.
4. Take a class/learn a new skill or hobby - painting! I went to a RS activity where a class was taught and I've done a few little paintings on my own since then. I'm definitely not good, but I'm learning and its fun.

5. Host a party - I'm going to go ahead and count Millie's and Max's birthday gatherings for this!
6. Read the Book of Mormon - currently in Mosiah.
7. Sew 4 items of clothing - 1 down (Easter dress), 3 to go.
8. Go to the beach
9. Complete 72-hr kits
10-14. Read _____ - I wanted to have specific books in mind for these, but at this point I'll just be happy to read a few books at all! I have read 2 so far, but don't bother asking me which ones. Your guess is as good as mine.
15. Read Preach My Gospel
 16. Go to the temple 12 times - We've been 2 times, so we have some catching up to do! Busy season got the best of us on this one.
17. Try a new workout
18. Make/makeover 1 piece of furniture - nightstands! Thanks Ikea! Someday I'll buy pretty drawer pulls. I intentionally did not paint these ones so that they would bug me enough to actually do it. It is so nice to have the same nightstand - Tyler had plastic drawers and I had that $7 Ikea table previously. This is SO much better.

19. Make fish at home
20. 12 Dates w/Tyler - we've done 3 so far!
21. Go to a concert or play
22. Go somewhere I've never been - we'll go ahead and count Top Golf for that! Fun times.
23. Print both kids' baby books - I printed Millie's, but now I need to make and print Max's.
24. Get Honor Bee award and buy new medallion
25. Go one month without sugar - done! March was not my favorite month, for a few reasons, but no sugar certainly contributed.
26. Decorate living room - I put up a bunch of pictures on the big wall, not sure what else I want to do in there yet. But every little thing helps a ton!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Little things

I felt so sorry for Max at his 12 month checkup - blood draw and 4 shots! It was a rough day.

But Millie was happy to tag along.

Millie loves to throw parties. She declares, "Mom! It's your birthday! You'd better come - I made you a cake!" and has a "lovely party" all ready. She has treats but always insists that we eat something healthy first. Wish this translated to her real eating habits.

Not happy to leave the park. She kept running a bit ahead and then spreading her arms to try to stop me from getting past her.

New phone for me! Pretty exciting! And a pretty darn cute case too.

Always dunking.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Messy Max

First time drawing with calk. I have been putting it off for my own sake but he had so much fun!

I have been painting some nightstands for Tyler and I, and I got out a 2x4 and some paint so Millie could go to town painting too, but not on the furniture. (We do our painting during Max's naps) I apparently didn't put the bowl of paint high enough! It got all over his forehead because he tried to stick his head in the bowl to lick the paint. Lovely. Thank goodness his head is so big that he only got his forehead in! I love this messy boy.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lazy mornings

As the weather gets warmer, we have to be careful about when we're outside. We don't last very long in the 3:00 heat! One of my favorite times to go outside (when we're having an at-home day) is in the morning, right after breakfast. We stay in our jammies a little longer than normal and I get to make my to-do list as the kids wander around the backyard. Life has gotten a little crazier for me lately so I'm trying to make our days calm and simple. 

Playing with shadows

I didn't anticipate Max being almost just as able to ride the scooter as Millie is... they fight over this thing all the time!