Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Did I mention....

Did I forget to mention that Owen started crawling?
Well...he did. And sometimes shirtless.
Did I mention Owen often has a location in mind while he is crawling.

Well he does. Typically, his location of choice seems to be Mommy or Daddy for some cuddling. He crawls to us almost every time we are on the floor with him! When we aren't on the floor, he'll just politely let us know he wants us by producing a loud ear-piercing scream. But we certainly don't mind having him crawl to us...you know...if it will prevent my ears from bleeding!

Did I mention when he gets our laps he loves to arch his back to hang upside down. Well, he does!

Friday, January 22, 2010

When Zombies Attack...

It isn't everyday that your 2-year-old learns to sacrifice her toys to the zombies...but when she does learn, you'd best tape it!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Perspectives..

You probably see a baby stuck in a chair....
I see a boy that needs to hurry up and learn how to crawl forward so we don't have to keep rescuing him form his various predicaments!



You see a boy playing with a toy...

I see a boy playing with the same toy that his sister played with two years ago. Both of them love this toy!!!


You see a boy spitting up....
I see a boy spitting up for the 9897474857th time! Seriously....that is a lot of discolored clothes, hidden spots on the carpet and shouts from a 2-year-old that said, "Don't spit up on me...on rag only!"


You see a cute lil 8-month-old, blue-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights-looking, boy.
I see a boy who got a hair cut. But wouldn't quite sit still long enough to get it perfected...but it isn't too shabby, if I do say so myself. (which...being his mother, as well as his stylist...I'm a bit biased!)


You see two amazingly adorable kids with a gigantic mess!
I see Bethany's "Snowman" masterpiece that includes her new beanbag chair, 2 large blankets, her outfit for the day (which she refuses to put on until like lunch), and a dozen or so toys. Oh yeah...I also see two amazingly adorable kids as well!

See...it is just a matter of perspective. It is just the Milles Perspective is a little more fine-tuned! :o)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Who's the Boss?

When Mommy is away the kids and Daddy will play!

I go out one evening for a meeting. When I come home...

The


House


Is


A

Disaster!
There were toys in the living room, books in the dining room, empty baskets that once housed coloring books, rugs were over turned, toys were sitting in time-out, a pair of glasses rested on the top of the tent AND one empty toy box was setting amongst the chaos!

Things were a mess.

When talking to Bethany about what happened and who was going to clean it up...she certainly had a couple of opinions...

For the record, she did help clean it up after a short stint in time-out to motivate her! :o)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dancing With the Owen!

Owen might break the Milles-mold and be our lil' dancing fool!

He loves him some music!

Friday, January 8, 2010

8 Months Old

8 months have come and gone since Owen joined our lil' family in May.

He is such a big boy now with scrumptious blue eyes!

He couldn't pass up the opportunity to fling his sign around. Good news is that he didn't try to eat his sign this month as he did last month. Perhaps, his taste buds are maturing a bit. Maybe I should try out the dreaded peas again!

Other than his maturing taste buds...Owen is becoming accidentally mobile. He still isn't quite moving with a purpose...he just gets places. You know...by accident.
For example, see him hiding...

Yup, somehow he has managed to back himself in between the love seat and the wall.
Being that he can't crawl forward yet...he continues to back that thing up! I, of course, couldn't resist the opportunity to snatch a couple of pictures of him.

It appears that Bethany couldn't let the Kodak Moment pass her by either.

One day soon *hopefully, not too soon* Owen will get a handle on the whole crawling forward thing. But until then, I will continue rescue him from the various places he has managed to squeeze himself into.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Snowy If...

If you take your daughter out to play in the snow...



then she'll probably ask you for a carrot.


Now that she has the carrot, she'll want to build a snowman.


She'll need a green contraption to help with the building process.

After a few minute of building, she'll get distracted and decide to make it snow again & throw snow in the air.

Eventually she finishes the snowman and she'll want to pose with it and her neighbor.

But, she'll be more engrossed with the snow on her hands than the camera itself.

At the end, you'll probably want to take a picture of the snowman itself...you know...for memory's sake.

That is....if you take your daughter out to play in the snow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hanging Around

We had a lot of fun hanging around home the last week and a half.

Literally...we've been hanging around....

Tomorrow, we head back to work and the kids head back to the sitters, where I am sure they are NOT allowed to hang on the pantry shelves. That is something a responsible person wouldn't allow, I definitely wouldn't condone such silliness in my house!!! (Just for the record, Owen was not left to dangle from the pantry shelf... Cory held him the entire time!)