Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bye Bye Curls, Sort Of

I mentioned in a post earlier this week that it was time for Miles to get a haircut. On Monday, I made an appointment. At the time I was excited about getting it cut. It would be easier to manage and I thought he would look adorable with a little boy haircut.

All week I have completely obsessed about whether or not to cut off the curls. First it was....cut it all off. Then....maybe I'll just get it shaped up. I even thought once about canceling the appointment altogether. After going back and forth even up until the appointment after work today, I decided to go somewhere in between cutting it all off and shaping it up. You can tell he got a haircut but he still has a few curls in the back. We think he looks very cute.

Sarah, at Styles on Broadway, was in charge of his first haircut. She was so nice and gracious to deal with him while he was squirming.

He was pretty good. We had to feed him Cheerios midway through to help keep him still.

About five minutes in he got really excited and started flapping the cape like wings. Thank goodness that didn't last long.

My mom came along for the occasion. She was in charge of the Cheerios at this point so I could get some more pics.

I didn't really get an "after" pic, but you can kind of tell how he looks in this one. He's looking less like a baby and more like a little boy every day.

He fell on the sidewalk at daycare for the third time today. Hence the scratch on his nose. Learning to walk sure has been hard on his face.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


First you stuff them in with your left hand...

Then you cram with your right hand....

Sometimes you have to use both hands...

And then you have a chubby bunny....

Monday, September 27, 2010


Miles is finally getting the hang of his "4 wheeler". He'd still rather push it than ride it though. Progress.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Getaway

Darrin was supposed to go on a recruiting trip to Philadelphia this weekend but plans changed on Thursday. We decided kind of spur of the moment to take Miles to the Memphis zoo. The weather was going to be nice and since we don't usually get this kind of opportunity during season, we took it. We were only gone 24 hours from start to finish, but it was still so nice.

About the "nice" weather...I roasted at the zoo. I thought the 70's felt good? I lost the scarf about 5 minutes after we walked in the gate. Thank goodness that a lot of the zoo is shaded. Here we are at the entrance...Miles is pumped up, can't you tell?

His expression didn't change much throughout the day. We got a few giggles and smiles.....and every now and then he would point and "talk". That's just Miles. We knew he would love it, but that he might now show it. He just took it all in. He enjoyed being outside. He liked being with both of us. He loved looking at all of the people, especially other kids.

Straight in front of us there was some kind of monkey swinging all over the ropes but Miles was far more entertained by the otters swimming.

Love this picture....

He liked the elephants....probably b/c they were big and moving. I don't know if it was the time of day or what, but almost all the animals were sleeping. Miles couldn't spot them if they were asleep. He didn't know what he was looking for.

This is a glass bubble that sticks out in the sea lion exhibit. It was just too freaky to let him actually climb out in the bubble. I know the thing would never break in a million years but I just couldn't turn loose of him.

Despite the expression....he did have fun.

The animal that got the biggest reaction......the ostrich. Who would have thought. Again, it was awake, easy for him to see, and relatively close to him compared to most of the other animals. I guess we'll have to change his Scout toy to say that his favorite animal is an ostrich. It currently says that his favorite animal is an anteater b/c Darrin is weird.

This was Miles' reaction when he saw the carousel...

This was his reaction when his loser parents didn't have any cash for him to ride it. Breaks your heart doesn't it?

We made up for it at the mall later. However, as soon as I put him on the zebra, he wanted off. He put both arms around my neck. I convinced him to stay on. I think he was completely indifferent about it.

After a few bites of cookie...

And a kiss goodnight...

It was time for bed...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One For Me, One for You

Miles ate breakfast at his table this morning b/c the high chair was filthy and I didn't have time to deal with that. He eats at a table, verses a high chair, at school so I thought he would do okay. He seemed quite proud of himself.

He did fine....

Until I realized that he was giving every other bite to Mack.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Headache Update

I still have them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I bet you are wondering how I came up with such a catchy title? Sometimes I just have to be happy with the fact that I'm posting something. I've been in a lull lately. It's not that I haven't wanted to post...I just haven't really had anything to say. I love reading about the day to day, mundane activities of other peoples' lives on their blogs but somehow feel like mine would be just that....mundane/boring.

Aunt Crystal got Miles a bowling set for his birthday. Since he got so many new toys, we just put the bowling set in his playroom and thought we'd get it out when the new wore off of the other gifts. Miles had a different plan. He came and got Darrin the other day and took him to the playroom and pointed to the bowling set. Being the excellent Daddy that he is, he set it up and let him go to town. After he went to bed, I cleaned it all up and put it back in his play room. The next day he came and got me and took me back to it again.

I grew up in Florida where bowling seems to be a big deal. I spent a lot of time as a child running around the bowling alley. When I was 5ish I had a freak accident at a bowling alley and had to get stitches in both of my heels. I was also on a bowling team around the same age. I had to include that fact b/c Darrin thinks it is hilarious. He brings it up every time we go bowling (which isn't very often).

So maybe it's appropriate that Miles is fascinated with his gift from Aunt Crystal. He, however, will not be on a bowling team. Unacceptable sport for our son. I've always said that my kids won't know that certain things exist....such as carnivals and soccer (we've since changed our mind about this)....I guess I can add bowling teams to the list. Crystal- if he finds out and wants to join the local bowling league, I'm coming after you.

And yes, this last picture did make me realize that it's time for a hair cut.....or maybe just a trim....

Monday, September 20, 2010


Darrin downloaded a new app for Miles on our iPad. It's called Giggle Touch. When Miles touches the screen babies giggle. He thinks it is hilarious.

Here he is touching the screen...

These are the faces he makes when the babies giggle...