Friday, May 27, 2011

Just Checking In

What have we been up to lately? Having fun! Er... when we can. Our garage door broke and so did our living room fan. So, we're currently working on those two things. Mila is having screaming fits and night before bed time again, so I think it's time to up her dose. It just registered to me that it's probably her reflux because we'd actually gone a couple of weeks without any problems. But, her screaming makes my heart hurt. And it's every single night, for a couple of hours. Poor thing.

But, when she's happy, she's happy. Today, the kids and I hung out on the bed for a while and jumped around (or lounged around in Mila's case). It was so fun!

I can't get over their cuteness! Ian loves his little sister so much! Today marked Ian's last day of school too. It was so fun. We love his school and his teachers so much. We'll be returning in the fall. Next month starts Ian's swim lessons. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little nervous. Ian is terrified of the water! We'll see how it goes. We're trying to sign Mila up for swim lessons in July, I think she'll be old enough by then.

Oh, how could I forget?!

Ian has been going potty without me having to ask him and has only had 1 or 2 accidents a day! I guess it's time to start working on that.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

We're Still Here

We've just been busy! I'm in the process of sewing bags for teachers' gifts for Ian's teachers. My grandma is coming into town today, it is the first thing I've sewn! I need some help.
Just wanted to let you know. I'll try and substantial update soon too, promise.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

It's Official...

I'm a full blown stay-at-home mom!! Now, I get to spend my days with these crazies:


Sunday, May 15, 2011


There are 30 pictures in this post... so beware!! I needed to catch up on my 365. It's been insane around here!! I also need to catch up on blog posts. :) There are a couple of repeat pictures from the scarce blog posts. But here you go...

Ian outside while daddy built the sandbox.

Coating the sandbox... 

Ian being an awesome big brother.

The gorgeous kiddos.

Mila watching Ian take a bath. She probably wants one too.

The day we got to hang out with Julian. You can read about it here.

Mila all smiles while Ian practices his new "thinking face."

Ian's Thinking Face in action during Easter.

They had an Easter Egg Hunt at Phil's Ice House that we accidentally came into, Ian enjoyed it.

Cute Easter outfit. :) Thanks Grandma.

Mila's Hawaii dress... with her usual crazy eyes.

Mila wearing her Bryn Mawr shirt from her cousin, Sydney.

This is what heaven looks like.

I'm sure I already posted this, but Mila sitting!!

I think Ian's dancing... but we can't be sure.

The dessert I made for Stephen's last day before his trip to Jordan. It's even better than it looks. I was going to write a post on it... I should get to that!

I sliced my finger and had no bandaid, so I made one, Ian wanted one too.

Ian and Amy at the store... do you think Amy will be mad?

This is a re-post as well.. oops

My friend Cynthia came over and we got some graduation shots for her! Way to go!!

A spoonful of hugs and kisses for you mom! One of Ian's gifts for me from school.

Mila's first day at the pool, which you can read about here. Like the butt in the background?

This is from the previous day. The only picture I had from this day was not internet appropriate. Ian loves his sunglasses.

Mother's Day gift from the hubs.

In Houston for Franny's graduation from UT-SON. So proud! I should do a post on this trip too.

Mila's first bite of baby food.

My Mother's Day gift from Granny Janny. It was delicious. Notice, Jackie and I already ate two of them. Missing are the delicious Brownie Bits which I forgot to get a picture of!

From the crawfish boil. I should post on this also.

Crawfish Bisque and Etouffee. My first time making either one, but they were super tasty. Yum!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Swimming Pool

Today, the kids and I went over to our friend Jackie and Julian's house. Mila got to have her first time in the pool. It was awesome. **Warning! Picture heavy!!**

Before I tell you how it went, let me show you the first time her tiny toes hit the water.
I know that I'm laughing, and it's because it was a little funny. Mila screamed. Ian thought it was pretty funny too. Here's a picture of his look during this whole fiasco...
It's his whole "I'm trying really hard not to smile face." Priceless. Thank you Jackie for photo-documenting the whole thing!! Though, after some time, I'll say this, Mila is a lot more comfortable in the water than Ian is. I think she only cried because the water was very cold and it shocked her. Ian is actually scared of the water. Neh, terrified. He cried when I carried him in it too. The life jacket never got wet I don't think... unless he splashed himself.
Eventually, Mila got super comfortable in her environment.. maybe a little bit too comfortable...
Julian had never experienced this phenomena, and was naturally very interested. **Please note, I'm right next to Mila, she's not free floating in the pool, we just thought it'd be funny to scare Stephen a little bit.**
This conversation must be extremely interested. I know what you're all asking yourselves, where's Ian? Oh, I didn't tell you?
He's that spec in the far left distance. He's over at the kiddie pool that he refused to get into... watching.
Him and Julian did have a lot of fun though. They're turning out to be pretty good friends. Ian is a year older and Julian will be beating up lots of people for Ian. We've decided that Julian has already taken some Krav Maga classes and that Ian needs to take some lessons. Ha!
Julian was brave. And if I look a little frightened, it's because I am. He almost face planted in the water 2 seconds before. He suddenly can't distribute his weight when he's in the water, it was hilarious to watch. So Amanda, it's cool that you were at the pool and all, but what do a 2.5 and 1.5 year old do in their regular free time? I thought that you'd never ask.
They play together. They bite each other. Hit. Throw things. Laugh. Cry. Etc. It's a lot of fun. :) Mila finds it amusing...
Now, to continue resting until Mother's Day. The hubs comes home in the afternoon. I'm super excited!! He had me extremely nervous for 2 hours... calling the hotel, the airlines, etc. But, he made it back to the US of A. Can't wait to see his beautiful face.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hanging out

Stephen called and ian and I got to talk to him. That was nice. Now we're ask hanging out outside before work. What a beautiful day!!!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Better Pictures

I don't know why the other one uploaded so crazy. Hourly this one is better.

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