Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall fun

I made the kids stand for a picture in front of a photo booth back drop I made for our Ward trunk or treat. Millie really loves Halloween!


Sharon and I went to a Halloween party as Lucy and Ethel. I am not so good at goofy faces.


We have been spending more time at parks now that we are consistently under 90 degrees. 




Unrelated but adorable: Max loves to find his "bun" (belly button).


I only make sugar cookies once a year and it's usually for Halloween. The kids were not mad.


Playing ghost.



More outside fun. 



Millie got to wear her costume to preschool and they had a fun day! We are very ready for Halloween over here!



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Independence

Millie is pretty good at getting herself ready for the day. She loves to be able to pick out her own clothes (especially when Gigi buys her some cute new clothes)! She also is really good about cleaning her room each morning and getting a headband in her hair (she's a little anti- hair do these days unfortunately). 



Max *thinks* he can get a treat for himself and I admire his efforts. Luckily, Millie is never far behind to help him "clean up" a mess.


Both kids typically come into our bed for a few minutes in the morning (either because I'm not home from my walk yet or because I don't want to get out of bed yet). One morning when we decided to go have breakfast, I went to the bathroom and came out to find they had it all under control! Pumpkin bread for the win!


Max has declared independence from his nap a few times recently. It never ends well but I love holding him once he gives in!


Millie likes to rock climb "like Anna" (from Frozen). She can finally do most of the walls at the Deputy Goforth Park by herself! We love that park.


Playing lately


I was cutting some cardboard and made little swords for the kids. They eventually colored on them and put Haloween stickers on them too. 



Max thought dropping his sippy cup into the cup holder on my camping chair was the funniest game ever! I love his laugh.


Millie has suddenly become interested in drawing instead of coloring. For some reason that makes her seem so old! I love her little drawings. Above is a heart and below is a spider (and a "mummy" she made out of tape). She also draws people and it's pretty adorable.



I ordered some prizes for the trunk or treat from Oriental Trading and Millie snuck a couple prizes out of the pack. 


I love that they love to play together , but does it have to be so wet everywhere??

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Photo booth

Tim and Lauren recently shared their wedding pics so I had to steal the photo booth ones from their TX reception. I think I mentioned before that Millie went in there a ton of times. I kinda love these pictures!!












Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Max at 18 months

This just might be my favorite age! At 18 (okay, almost 19) months, Max is so fun. He has so much personality and is learning so much every day. Here are some things about him right now:

- Max is a mama's boy for sure. He sometimes cries if I go into another room of the house without him. A little annoying sometimes, but a lot cute that he loves me. He cries for a minute when I drop him off for nursery, but calms down quickly. I was nervous he would be like Millie and scream through 6 months of nursery, but he has done so well. Hallelujah.


- He was my great eater but has rapidly declined to standard toddler pickiness. Sometimes he just won't eat very much or at all. Hopefully it is just a stage. He is pretty good at trying new things if I don't tell him to, but if I ask him if he wants something that's pretty much a guarantee he won't touch it! He loves apples and French fries and yogurt.

- He still takes a binky at night and at nap time. Not looking forward to taking that away, especially now that he knows how to ask for it!

- Max speaks very clearly but has a few adorably incorrect words: "wahco" for waffle, "ghost" for toast, "hose" for hold (hold me), "days" for drink, and "wosies" for ring around the rosie. A lot of words end in S for him - I am Mommies and Millie is "Mees." He also asks "Why?" every time I ask him to do something. I don't think he knows what it means, so it's pretty funny.


- He loves walking Millie to and from preschool, as long as he is holding my hand!


- Max loves to be outside, especially riding his bike. He doesn't pedal but sure loves Flinstone-ing it!


- He loves animals and cars and trains. He recently started crashing cars and making those sound effects I am convinced come pre-programmed into boys. He also loves books, so when we read a book about animals or cars it is the best thing ever for Max!




- At his 18 mo checkup he was pretty uncooperative and cried whenever the nurse or doctor tried to do anything. He is still pretty nervous about new things.


- Max is starting to be such a ham! He loves to dress up (on his own terms) and pretend to be different animals. He still tackles me if I lie down and he loves to snuggle.


We just really love this boy!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

10 on 10: October 2015


1 & 2: Stake Sports day with (a small sampling of) my girls!



3. Tyler is really nice to play princesses with Millie.


4. And to let Max steal his favorite trail mix haha


5. Impatiently waiting for chicken nuggets 


6 & 7: Trampoline sword fight. You can guess how this ended.



8. Cut-off jeans and neon socks with sandals. I've never looked better.


9. Can't tell if you can even see, but Millie loves lighting the pumpkins each night!


10. Watching the Cougars play with Millie. She had so many questions!