Friday, January 30, 2015

Little things

A little fun with leftover party hats. Cones of Dunshire, anyone?

I posted this on instagram already, but we have loved going on bike rides with all the nice weather lately. Millie talks to Max in the trailer and their little conversations are so cute.

Bath time buddies. Below is maybe one of my favorite pictures of them ever.

Outside fun

Millie decided she wanted to bring an "aminal" on the trampoline with her. So much joy in this face!

He really does like the trampoline, despite what his face says.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Tyler's busy season is in full swing! I think we are all handling it well - better than last year. There's something about not being 8-9 months pregnant that just makes everything more bearable. We have made really good use of our Friday and Saturday nights together, and just having a plan has made a big difference. We'll spend a few days here and there with my family so we can play with them and so Tyler doesn't always have to drive so far so late at night. 

We have set some goals as a family and individually and we're having fun working on them!

We are finally making progress with Millie being completely potty trained! This cookie was a prize that she was really excited about.

I have joined the rest of the world and used January as a month to get organized. It's cliche but it feels really good to get everything cleaned up and put away after Christmas. The picture above may not look super organized and pretty, but it's a big improvement! I've been going through long-neglected areas of the house and getting rid of what we don't use or need and organizing the rest. It feels great.

Excuse the blurry picture, but this was the best I got of Max standing by himself! He has great balance but doesn't have much interest in walking yet. He had no idea he was standing on his own and once he figured it out, he lowered himself down very slowly. Funny boy. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Enjoying some beautiful weather

After some really depressing weather the last few weeks, we had a few really beautiful days! I got some major spring fever. Millie helped me clean out the garage and we made room for our bikes and bike trailer.

Poor Millie fell down and scraped her knee pretty good. These princess bandaids usually do the trick, but she was pretty sad and limped around the rest of the day. She is still protecting it days later!

Max wore a hole through his jeans crawling around outside. The first of many, I'm sure!

Our trampoline usually looks more like a ball pit than a trampoline.

Charlee and Delilah were in town and we got to play with them at the park! It was such a beautiful day and fun afternoon.

First baseball cap. I had to take a picture quickly before he remembered it was on his head and pulled it off. Someday he'll like it!

I had a moment while filling up at the gas station the other day. I looked in the window and saw these two cute kids and just felt so blessed to be their mom!

Monday, January 26, 2015

A quiet moment

These are rare and happy and they deserve 3 pictures to remember them.

Millie jumped happily outside

Max drank his bottle and slowly drifted off to sleep

And I got to read, semi-uninterrupted, for about 10 minutes. *Currently reading "Happier at Home" by Gretchen Rubin.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Max and Millie, Millie and Max

We sing the "Max and Ruby" theme song all the time, but say Millie's name instead of Ruby.

First bath together. "Mom, he splashes all the time!"

I just love these two.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Little things

2 checkups at once. It was going to be a great thing until the doctor realized Max was behind on a couple of immunizations.

This was after the doctor appointments. Max fell asleep in the car and slept through a Wal-Mart run, all the way home, and for almost 2 hours after that! Poor boy.

Millie is very into magic lately. She loves to carry a wand with her and say "bippidy, boppidy, boo!" which comes out sounding like "{witchy with a B}, botchiby, boo!"

We've had this child lock on the inside of her doorknob for a year. My visiting teachers were over and Millie was playing with their kids in her room. They were yelling and screaming but it sounded like play to us so we didn't do anything. They finally come out and tell us that they'd been calling for us for a long time! I asked how they got out and they said that Millie ripped off the child lock! I had to see it to believe it. So funny. 

We play lots of Frozen board games when Max is asleep.

Millie wanted to help me sweep the garage. I guess I'll let you, if you insist!

She fell and scraped her knee. It was very traumatic once it started to bleed. She wailed, "Mommy, we're having a haarrd daaayyy!" 

10 on 10: January 2015

This was our first Saturday of busy season, so Tyler worked all day. We kept ourselves busy all day and then Millie got to go with Tyler on a daddy-daughter date.

1. {Way-too} Early morning snuggles

2. They were being so funny at Sam's, hugging each other constantly

3. Before: I found this bookshelf on the street and decided to use it as a dress-up station for Millie.

4. She insisted on mini-cupcakes for her birthday party. Fine by me!

5. "My colors are blush and bashful, Mama."

6. He basically gets a bath 3 times a day.

7. More magnets. All day, every day.

8. After: Millie was so surprised! It turns out that the bookshelf is really top-heavy and this whole thing was pointless. We took it out of her room so it doesn't randomly fall on her or something. Someday I'll find a smaller shelf and use that instead.

9. We always find the princesses in funny situations!

10. I got this picture and a text from Tyler during their date: "I spy something blonde!"

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Children's Museum

We wanted to do something fun with Kerri and Jane while they were still in town, so we went to the free night at the children's museum. We somehow managed to avoid a crazy crowd again and had a great time. Can't wait to go again when it's warmer and we can do the fun outside stuff too.

"Mommy, is that fish... real?" Thankfully, it was not.

We spent most of our time in the toddler area. It was so fun.

"Come on, Baby Jane!"

Throw in some Chik-Fil-A and we had ourselves a great evening!