September 21, 2012

Family Update

Wow.. once again it has been a LONG time since I have written a blog about what's new for us.

1. Miles is a different boy than he was just a few weeks ago. He has started doing the horrible scream again. I know that this time he does it out of frustration. He wants to do things/get things that he can't and he screams out of frustration. I am so excited for him to finally have words to use so the screams can stop.
2. Miles loves to dance,  but now he spins in circles when he dances.
3. Miles has teethed 4 teeth in the last month. 3 of them are molars. He has been such a trooper with teething.
4. Because of teething, Miles has found his tongue. It is so cute! He sticks his tongue out and bites it.
5. Carl started going back to school again this week and we are all back to normal after months of traveling.
6. I cut my hair. Short. I haven't really taken any pictures of myself. I'll have to soon because I love this cut! I love how sassy it looks now.
7. My mom bought me 2 new dresses and a pair of shoes for my birthday (it's a bit early, but I was visiting and we found some cute stuff!) and I love them! They are so beautiful and they both fit so well.
8. Jezzie is so glad to have us all home. She was such a good dog for my mom and she has been really patient with Miles.
9. Miles is smart. It only takes showing him something new one time before he can do it on his own. I can't wait to see what the next few years bring us.
10. Miles still loves to be outside. He will grab your finger and drag you to one of the doors when he wants out. He just loves to explore and be outside. He likes to push around his little shopping cart and running around the yard. It is great now that it is cooler and not so hot outside. Although, this now means that he hates to be in his stroller for walks. He would rather be out exploring than in a stroller sitting.
11. Miles LOVES using forks and eating whatever we are eating. When he uses forks, he even eats more food than he would otherwise. He is even more likely to try new foods if he can use a fork to eat it.







It seems like Miles has really grown too, but I haven't measured him in awhile so I'm not sure how much. He is my little man now and keeps getting bigger and bigger, learning more and more. The only time he looks like the little baby I used to have is when he nurses. It is kind of sad that my little baby is so big already.

Videos of Miles

Here is a collection of videos that I have collected over the last few weeks.... maybe months?

Wow, it has been a LONG time since I posted a video! Well, enjoy!!

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Carl playing with my friends's kids... and Miles getting jealous

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Miles sweeping at my mom's house in the backyard. He totally loves to sweep.

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This is Miles playing in the sprinkler


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This is a video of Miles trying to give Cooper his bone. It was so sweet... Miles would chase Cooper around holding his bone trying to get Cooper to take it.


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Miles is riding on his cousin Mya's fourwheeler. It was so cute. I only had to show him a few times and he was able to ride it himself!

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This is Miles eating with a fork while watching his "baby movie". Needless to say, he was a little distracted but it's still so cute!

September 11, 2012

Phoenix Part Two

After staying with Lin and Ike, we got to spend a week with Shelbie, Brian, and cousin Mya! We had so much fun! Miles loved playing with Mya everyday and was so excited to go and wake her up each morning. Mya has grown up so much since the last time we saw her. She is talking now! She called me Maysh and called Miles Mies. It was so sweet! It makes me super excited for when Miles can talk. The first day we were there Miles was a little rough, but he learned quickly to be soft and nice. It was so sweet to see how they played. One moment that sticks in my mind is Mya was laying on the floor watching t.v. and Miles walked up to her, laid his head on her tummy, and she patted his head and kissed him. It was so sweet. They both really enjoyed playing each day. We also went to the aquarium again, went to the park, shopped, and played so much!

Here are some pics of our week!

Miles sitting on Mya

Mya hiding so Miles can't get her toy

I love this picture! Such a beauty!




fighting over the stroller



taking a rest together






















SOOOOO much fun! We had a great second week in Phoenix. I just wished we lived closer so these two could play all the time. I know that they would be best friends if they saw each other all the time. We just left yesterday and already Miles is missing his cousin Mya.

Phoenix Part One

Miles and I went to Phoenix while Carl is off doing an internship. We visited Linley and Ike for a week and had so much fun! We went to the Aquarium, did lots of shopping, had nightly dance parties, Miles learned how to do trust falls, we played with Cooper, had so much fun outside, and had a super fun BBQ. It was a GREAT week with lots and lots of fun. Here are some pics of our week long adventure!

at the aquarium with aunt lin




playing with uncle ike

Random photo shoot in the backyard:




making a stink face


stacking rocks on the gate

trying to figure out how it works

We had a blast visiting Lin and Ike and were sad to go but I know we will see them again soon!