Friday, December 28, 2007

Bad Baby!


He...he...he... Mommy leaves me for 2 minutes and I decided to take things off the shelves. This basket of bibs and blankets looks like it would be FUN to play with! :) I love being mobile and strong. It makes it much more easy for me to be mischievous!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Playing with the Goods!

Here I am playing with my awesome Jumperoo! I just LOVE this thing.




I also got tons of blocks and other toys for me to explore. Christmas was a blast. When is the next one????

Christmas Evening!

All Christmas Afternoon Mom and Dad were busy cleaning up presents from the morning and cooking dinner for Christmas evening. Mom (with the help of Grandpa) baked her first Turkey. It actually turned out really yummy. I wish I had more than 2 teeth! We had a total of 10 people over for Christmas din-din! It was loads of fun! I got to be the center of attention, as I was the only one under the age of 25 there!




I started getting the hang of unwrapping by time the evening rolled around.



Uncle Derek was so much fun! He must have really liked me, as he tried to take me home! That would've been okay with me. He just got a new Guitar Hero game that I would LOVE!

Christmas Morning!



Yeah! I love Christmas!
Although, I didn't quite get the hang out of unwrapping. I'd rather play with the bow.

Asleep in the Car!


I have finally gotten over my hatred of car rides. I used to scream nonstop in all car rides...but for two or so months, I realized that they weren't going away. So now, I embrace them and use them to catch up on some ZZZ's!

Mischief with Daddy


Mommy left me alone with Daddy for 2 minutes and look where he ends up putting me.
We just happened to combine Mommy's 2 loves **ME** & Coke Zero. Life couldn't be any sweeter.

Friday, December 14, 2007

6 month check up!




Here is the latest and greatest news on Bethany:
Weight: 15 lbs (even).........25th percentile
Height: 25 inches (even).......25th percentile
Head: 17 inches (even).........75th percentile


She is still a small baby with a BIG head. :) However, when I look at her, I do feel her head is proportional to her body. I just think she has so many brains to store up there!


She got FIVE (5!!!) shots this week. That has not agreed with her too well. She has been very spitty-uppy. She hasn't been eatting/drinking. Poor thing. Hopefully, things will return to normal. She has had all of these shots before, beside the flu shot. So, I am blaming all of that on the flu shot.
Bethany has started to get on all 4's and rocking back and forth. She hasn't crawled yet...but getting closer.
she is expressing interest in the keyboard right now...so this message is from her:
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
. vgfb K?:;

Christmas Tree!

Wow! What a gigantic tree. I like all of the lights and ornaments! It even rotates. This is so neat!

I need to get a closer look!


Schucks! I am caught. I thought the tree skrt would make a good blanket!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Crazy Eyes!


Cory caught this picture! It is a tad bit creepy looking! Poor Bethany!

Big blanket!


It is official! I am a member of the family now! Grandpa finally made me this AWESOME Winnie-the-Pooh blanket. It is great to have something nice and large to roll all over on!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

OUCH!





Yikes! Who knew growing up could be so PAINFUL! Right now, I have something cutting through my gums & it HURTS! My mom and dad are trying their hardest to comfort me, but nothing seems to work. When will the torture end? All I wanted to do the past couple of nights is cuddle with the folks. Their lovin' seems to make things seem a little better! I can't wait until this is over and I start feeling up to playing with my toys again!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Better than Cancun!



Sometimes we sit back and think of the things we can't do now that we have Bethany.
Some of those things include: going to movies on a whim, traveling to exotic places, cruising the deep blue seas, sleeping in late, etc. Doing some of those things would be awesome! I have always wanted to go on a cruise and who doesn't enjoy sleeping in late. But the more and more interactive Bethany becomes and the more personality she shows us; the more I began to realize: Bethany is better than Cancun. I am glad we went the family route. She is well worth the sacrifices; the late nights; and the thousands of dollars in day care, formula and diapers!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!



We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cute Baby (and parents)!!!





Abbie has put her super-fantabulous pictures online! Click on the link on the side bar to see the pictures of our family. Abbie has been adding pictures to it...so check it out a couple of times to see the full extent of our beatutifulness! The password is our last name! :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

In the Corner!

Somehow Bethany ends up in the corner of her crib in the mornings. We found her like this the past 2 mornings. She starts off in her sleep positioner in the center of the bed. I have no clue how she ends up in the corner! Crazy Kid!

Like the Primates!



Bethany has evolved! She is using tools now! In her little exersaucer she likes to grab the dolphin toy and bang on the octopus. When she does this with enough force, the octopus lights ups and plays music! What a brilliant little girl!

Busy Weekend!




We have been pretty busy the past weekend and the last few days! We have had 4 folks coming in from out of town to stay with us over night and we had a couple more people come in to visit us during the day recently. This has been keeping us pretty busy and active. Poor Bethany has a hard time keeping up with us. She was just ready to crash for good on Sunday!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My little Cinderella!


I do have to admit. I enjoy Bethany's ability to support her own neck. This had made the whole transporting Baby process much easier. I am also enjoying her *ability* to sit up. Although, she doesn't stay seated for too long (she gets excited and flails her arms about and topples over); it is still fun to be able to plop her on the ground knowing she will be okay.
We recently bought a new cd *yes, we still buy cd's*! It is Steven Curtis Chapman's new Christmas cd. It is great! It has one song that really touches our hearts. It is called "Cinderella." I encourage you to listen to it and think of your own little goobers! The first time I listened to it, it put tears in my eyes. I love Bethany a ton and do cherish our time with her. Here is a link to the song: Cinderella.

'Nuf said!


Playing with the Snowmen!


Passing of the Binkies!


Bethany met a new friend Friday night. Addie (2.5 years old) gave Bethany all her binkies Friday night. We met with Addie and her parents (Bob and Janie) at a restaurant. Janie has been working Addie up to giving Bethany all of her binkies for a few days. So Addie proudly gave up the babyish Binkies. She was very proud in doing so. She proclaimed that now she gets to buy a "big girl" toy on Saturday. It was really cute. Addie was proud of her self, until it was time to go. Then she announced that those were "Addie's Binkies! ADDIE'S BINKIES!!!!"

Poor, Bob and Janie. I hope they got *some* rest Friday night. I am sure that was a tough night on them. But I am glad that Bethany was able to be a part of breaking Addie's binkie habit.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Something Ain't Right!


Seriously, something here isn't right...and I think it goes beyond the fact I have pants on my head. I am sure there is something not quite right with those parents of mine!
Who does this to their child?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Doing Better!

Bethany has been doing better. She sounds as though she is getting rid of some of the congestion. She hasn't been sleeping the best at night, though--so that has been a tad bit difficult on us. We opened up some of her toys she got at our baby showers she really does enjoy exploring the toys and figuring them all out.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween


Well, on my first Halloween I was sick. That was a bit disappointing. Dad was looking forward to exploiting my good looks for candy. He will have to wait until next year (unless some of you take pity on our miserable situation and send candy our way!).



So.... Here was how our day went down:

2 am: I woke up talking in my crib.

3:30 am: I started to fuss, so I finally got Mom and Dad out of bed, too!

4-5 am: Dad and Mom debated whether or not we should stay home. I kept on telling them I wasn't feeling right. My voice was raspy and I was very clingy to them. I don't know why they were so confused. It was obviously I felt like pooh!

5:30 am: Mom and Dad dropped me off at Grandma's, so that Mom can write her sub plans. I don't understand why she needed to write plans for some sandwich. It didn't make sense to me. I just wanted to be cuddled and loved!

7 am-2pm: Hung out with Grandma and Mom.

2 pm: Saw the doctor. She said I had a viral infection. Not much to do about it. I am too little for any meds. So I just got to work the gunk out of my system.

5 pm: Had Halloween dinner with the folks and Grandparents.

6 pm: Turned in for the night.




Seriously, What a lame Halloween. At least I wore my costume all day long. I definitely got my money's worth out of it!

I can really suck.


Look at me! I can suck my thumb through on of my chain links.
Aren't I impressive?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Party!


We had our first Halloween Party this weekend. Bethany was the cutest Pumpkin there. Cory and I were bad and didn't dress up (Sorry, Laura!) At least one-third of the Milleses followed directions! We had a great time Saturday night. Bethany is a fantastic party-goer! However, I do think that Brad's brother startled her in his gorey costume. Poor thing, doesn't know how to handle bloody skeletons!

Like Father, Like Daughter


Bethany has recently taken to the Simpsons. Geez, this is something we best nip in the bud--before we end up with a 2nd Simpsons' Room!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sitting up!


I surprised Mommy last weekend with my amazing ability to sit up. I wanted until she least expected it & stayed sitting up after she started changing my clothes. Boy, was she surprised!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Gotta get the Toy...




Bethany has progressed leaps and bounds army crawling toward toys. I put her favorite toy a few feet away from her and she diligently scooted toward it for a good half-an-hour. As you can see in the progression of shot she actually reached it!