Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We had a really fun Christmas. After Santa came, we had a lot of my mom's family over and my inlaws. I think it was a success! I didn't take many pictures at all (hosting and having kids). But I got a few the next day. And this picture just may be my favorite. Ian playing with his gift from Namaw and Papaw...

I remember Christmas, it was so awesome when I was younger. And, I still enjoyed it this year. It was nice to stay up late with Stephen, watch a Christmas movie, wrap, wait in anticipation of our kids the next morning. I must say, Stephen and I were up before the kids, they  kind of slept in. My parent's watched them until pretty late, so it doesn't surprise me.

P.S. Mila likes the train table too...


Friday, December 23, 2011

Where are the kids at?

Yesterday I wrote out this huge, long post on my phone and I didn't save it. And when I hit publish, it didn't work. Sigh, let's see if I can remember everything.

There we are at the doctor's office. Ian is wearing his hand-me-up doctor's shirt for the occasion, he has a really big personality and opinion lately. Not pictured are his house shoes, both Thomas and Cars, that he just had to wear to the doctor. And yup, ear infection. He's on antibiotics until the day after Christmas. And, I should probably mention, boy has gained 3 pounds since last month. That, and he keeps complaining about the bones hurting in his legs. I'm thinking we may see a growth spurt soon, that would be exciting, because I don't think he's really had one!

Mila is pretty mobile now and loves playing with Ian. She tries to do everything that he does. That's them at a local bounce house. They have different sections for those who are really young, so I like it a lot. But, Ian won't stay over there. He is all over the place, it gives me a few minor heart attacks, but seems to run him ragged. Fair exchange? Probably not, but beggars can't be choosers.

 Mila is sitting in this picture, but I swear that she is a full time walker now. She'll crawl if she has to get somewhere really quick, but that's about it. She's also picked up a few adorable things. She's still waving "hi" and "bye" but I love hearing her say it too. It's hilarious! Recently, she started picking up any object that could possibly be a phone and holding it up to her ear and saying "hello." Does that mean that I'm on the phone a lot? She's just picking things up left and right and I'm a little more sad about it this time around. I feel like she's no longer a baby anymore. And all she wants to do is play with her big brother, or just his toys. If he is playing with his trains and leaves the room, she hightails it over there and plays as hard as she can until he gets back. It's really entertaining to watch. I've noticed that if he shoves her, she goes in for a bite.... at least she can hold her own.

A while ago, Ian had 2 bruises on his ear and we couldn't figure it out for the life of us. We asked him what it was from and he said "Mila!" Which, made since, because that was the same distance as her vampire teeth. Ian needs to be nice to his little sister, she is one tough cookie.

There's Ian, the heart melter. Lately, he asks me things like "do you want my heart mom?" And then he'll proceed to pretend to take his heart out of his chest and give it to me. Then, he'll ask for mine. It's the cutest thing in the world. He does it if I step on a toy and hurt myself too. And if he gets hurt, he asks me for his heart back and for my heart too. Lol. I don't know where he comes up with this stuff, but it is so stinking cute!

He is really coming into his own as a big brother too. More times than not, he knows that he has to trade a toy for his toy back and that she longer wants the dumb toys. He'll play chase with there where they crawl around the house and they both belly laugh. He even wakes up in the morning and immediately asks for Mila now too.

These two can be pretty stressful, but they always do something that makes up for it... like being crazy amounts of cute!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dear Blog

I have been crazy busy, or so I thought.
Here is my happy girl walking. Today, I had to double take as she was walking right by me down the hallway with no destination in sight.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ian is 3!

The kids are sleeping so I thought I'd take a quick second to update. I like to write blogs on subjects that I want to remember, like Ian's 3rd birthday!

Please note that I started this post on Ian's birthday and am just now getting back to it at the end of the month. And now it's much more than just a birthday party to talk about.

Ian's party was Thomas-themed and he had such a good time! We even had a pinata, that Ian wouldn't hit, until the very end when Uncle Aaron somehow bribed him to come outside and hit it.

Mila enjoyed the cupcakes, can you tell?

Aunt Jackie made Ian's DELICIOUS cupcakes, they even had a chocolate filling! So delicious and so fun. The party was really a good time.

Above are random pictures. One of Mila sleeping with Curious George. The other is Ian and Mila playing on the porch, waiting for Daddy to get home. Ian insisted on wearing his underwear on the outsides of his pants.

Now, here are some things the kiddos are currently doing so I don't forget!

Miss Mila. She's growing in leaps and bounds and it's really making me sad! She's supposed to be my little baby.
She's walking from coffee table to furniture. Can stand up unassisted. Saying 'hi' and 'bye' and waving. She says "YAY!" and either throws her arms up in the air or claps. And she is totally a grandpa's girl and willing goes to him instead of me now. Let's see, she's refusing to eat baby food, only table food. Which is good and bad I think. She's still sleeping like a pro, I really like that! She wants to follow her brother around, and if Julian is around, she follows both of them.

Ian. Oh my goodness, Ian. I cannot believe he's 3 years old. He has his first musical at school coming up and I'm really excited about it! I know that he loves to sing. At school, they bless their food with a song before they eat, and he was singing it really loud in the middle of the meal too, adorable. He gets along with his sister for the most part, which is nice, but always wants the toy she is playing with, and viseversa. If I let him, he'd live outside in his sandbox. Notice, that's where this picture was taken. I love that we can talk and have real conversations now too, it's so surreal. He was just a baby yesterday! This 2-3 year was really crazy with the mental development.

It makes me so incredibly thankful that I'm able to stay home with the babies.

That's all for now. As usual, I'll try my hardest to update more!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Utopia Fest

I haven't written a blog in a really long time. So, I thought that I'd update everyone because we just got back from Utopia Fest. We camped out with the kiddos. It was a blast!

The pictures are kind of big, but I only chose 10 to show on here. And we're off!!

This was the Utopia Fest symbol. Ian had to touch it.

The views around the entire festival were beautiful! I wasn't able to capture a good enough picture to describe it, but this was as close as I got.

Mila and I hanging out.

My new vibrams. On the stage behind them is Kyle Offidani. He was pretty good.

Michael and Ian playing cars in the dirt.

Black and White Years... remember when I embarrassed myself?

Ian hiding.

Danny Malone

The festival was fun! And today is my mom's birthday. So, we got to go now. :) I'll try and update more, always do!

Monday, September 26, 2011

ACL - Blogged

Finally! We've been so busy! We had a full weekend, Day out with Thomas, surprise visit from Franny, and more! Woo! Now, I have a few minutes while my coffee brews, the kids are talking (Mila says "bubba" now!), and I've already put together stuff for our playgroup today. Yikes! Anyways, here are some adorable pictures from the weekend before last.

Mila pants actually sleeping! It wasn't a very common sight.

Ian took his drums and ran to the little stage. ha!

Ian drumming on the other dudes' drums. He LOVED drumming, we spent a lot of time here at kiddie limits.

Ian doing some arts and crafts. He got to dip a car in paint and roll it around. He thought it was awesome!

Day 2 of 3 days of colored mohawks. His head is still red!

Julian reaching to me for help... Mwhaha!

The boys are very focused while painting... they are so cute!

Mila with her earmuffs on. A stranger stopped and asked to take a picture of her. Lol.

This is always how Julian eats his yogurt, in style.

Ian has yogurt on his face... oh that boy!

Here are the boys being very style-ish.

Mila and Papaw watching a band.

I like to call this one, Fight to the Death.

Namaw and Mila.

Fun Fact: Julian slept more than both of my kids combined.

We played in the sand a lot to escape the rain. Yes, rain...

Uncle Aaron visiting us in our hideout.

Jackie and Julian. :)

That's it people! I took a bagillion more pictures, but I don't want to bore you with them. Maybe I'll post some from our weekend a little sooner. Peace!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More acl

The last night, finally got a picture of us... Only after a stranger took a picture because we have dedication... Lol

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Monday, September 19, 2011

More ACL

I'm on the couch watching Cars with the kids. I'm sore, hoarse and tired.

But it was so much fun! Now, we are going to enjoy a day of rest. Maybe I'll be able to post more pictures tonight.

My dreams of Ian and naps are demolished. Not one nap at ACL, and Mila barely slept. But now, mom is tired.

P.S. Wish Franny a good 1st day of work at her new job!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Quick update! It is rockin our socks. I'm going to remember to bring my camera today.

That is all. :)

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