Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pinterest Project #1

I got the idea from Pinterest to fill an ice cube tray with water and add food coloring to each cube. I made some colored ice cubes two nights ago. Tonight was the first night Miles got to play with them. It's amazing what kids find entertaining.

He had a great time until they melted. He was slightly disappointed but still liked swimming in the blue water. My only suggestion if you try this is to skip the bubbles that night. He had a hard time finding the ice cubes before they melted. Pinterest project #1....check.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I need a Pinterest intervention. I may never blog again. In case I don't return, you'll know where to find me.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hello Front Yard

We love playing in the front yard. Even though the backyard has a swing set, it just feels so closed in. So, we typically play in the front yard where we can see what's going on in the neighborhood. Since it's been blazing hot, we have been cooped in the house forever. We finally got to play outside this afternoon and it was actually a little chilly....but trust me, I'm not complaining. We live right next to the middle school football field. Between the weather and the football game, it was the perfect fall afternoon.

Miles' first request was to play golf...

Oh look, it's Ansley...

She has her hood up....maybe I should put mine up too...

Ansley, I've missed you all summer (even though I just saw you last night at church)...

We're so happy to play together...

Awww... maybe it didn't happen exactly like that, but they really do like each other. Here's to many more fall days.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Random Things About Today

On the way to daycare, Miles spelled his name completely unsolicited. I heard him say M-I-L-E...and then there was a long pause...S! We've been working on it for a couple weeks. He was doing great with M-I-L until I added the E-S. Then it became M-I-S. So, I was so proud of him today when he did it correctly, all by himself.

When I dropped him off at daycare this morning, he had a complete come apart. Some days it's easier to handle than others. Today was not one of those day. I almost had my own come apart.

Work was good.

I didn't have to take any pain meds for the 3rd day in a row.

Miles played outside for a little while this he's saying "mon Mack" (come on Mack)...

Mack listened...

He insisted on wearing his "bolleyball" shirt today...

For dinner, Miles ate two servings of grilled chicken, 2 servings of roasted carrots, and 3 servings of green beans, plus a cup & a half of milk. I thought I made enough for tonight and tomorrow so I wouldn't have to cook before church. I was wrong. I see expensive grocery bills in our future.

My plan was to chill out tonight and watch some TV. Even though Miles went to bed at 7:45pm, it's now 9:24pm and I've yet to sit down. That's about to change. Good night friends.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Miles' Belly

Since Miles was a baby, he's had a spot on his stomach. Our pediatrician referred us to a dermatologist and we visited him twice last year. The dermatologist said that it was dermatitis and prescribed some cream. It seemed to get a little better but never went away. For the past couple of months, Miles has been complaining about it. He's infatuated with boo boos and kissing boo boos, so I wasn't sure if he was for real.

It's gone on for long enough that the spot on his belly has spread to his bottom, so it was time to visit the dermatologist again. We went to the same one for a 3rd visit. Darrin took Miles today. He had to pick him up at daycare at 11:15 which is right after lunch and just before nap. He fell asleep on the way there, but did great when Darrin woke him up.

This it the spot, just below his belly's pretty big...

The doctor said that it is epidermal nevus. He said it was common, doesn't hurt him, and won't spread due to the location. According to him, it is a genetic condition caused by too many skin cells in a particular area while he was forming.

I didn't love him the doctor on the first or second visit, so I don't know why we went back. I'm just not completely convinced in what he's told us b/c it does seem to be hurting him. Even his teacher told me today that he is always scratching and rubbing his belly. It's right at his waist line and his pants seem to irritate it. We're going to get a second opinion. I'll just feel better if we do, especially since it's spread to his bottom. Hopefully the doctor is correct...I just don't feel good about it yet.

He fell asleep on the way back to daycare. Darrin was able to take him inside and lay him down for a nap without him completely waking up. Darrin said he opened his eyes a little and went back to sleep. He was the last one up from nap. He's like his mom....loves a good nap.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Miles 1st AWANA class at church

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Air Show

We took Miles to the Union City Air Show today with Darrin's parents. It's one of those things that you aren't sure if he'll like it or not, but we thought we'd give it a try. He was very interested/excited for about an hour and then he was over it. When he was into though, he really loved it. He was amazed by the skydivers.

They had several random things for kids to do, pony rides being one of them. Since Miles has been saying for weeks now that he wanted to ride a horse, we thought we'd give him that opportunity. I thought he would be scared but he wasn't at all. It probably helped that his daddy was beside him the whole time.

He liked checking out the planes...

And ran from one to the other...

Just to prove I was there...

It was actually kind of hot & he was thirsty.

While drinking some of his Granny's water, he spilled some on her leg. He walked over to me and asked for a napkin. I told him I didn't have one. He unzipped his diaper bag and said "wipe"? After figuring out that he wanted to dry Granny's pants, we got Darrin's dad's handkerchief. He tried and tried.

It was a busy weekend for Miles with Thomas the Train and the air show. Busy, but fun.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day Out With Thomas

My mom and I took Miles to see Thomas the Train in Nashville today. Darrin was out of town, so I drove to her house last night after work and we woke up bright and early to go to Day Out With Thomas at 9am. We had talked about taking him but the only place that was possible this year was Nashville & the reviews online were awful. After talking to someone a couple weeks ago that had gone last year, we bought the tickets & made plans to go.

Basically the reviews were right on as far as adults go, but Miles liked it and that's all that matters. He didn't realize it was in a sketchy part of Nashville, that the train rode about 5 miles down the track going 2 mph & then reversed to get back to the starting place, or that the whole set up was definitely not worth the ticket price. With kid events like this, you are typically going to get a little ripped off so you just can't look at it that way. As I said, he enjoyed it so it was worth our time & money.

My mom dressed him up. At first I wasn't a fan, but I have to admit he looked adorable and there were plenty of other little boys dressed up too.

Miles holding his ticket....ready to board the train...


We opted not to wait in the mile long line to have your picture professionally taken with Thomas, so this is the best we could get considering the people and boundaries...

Percy is one of his favorites...

One of the highlights of Miles' day, was riding this train with his Marmee.

He wasn't excited about only riding once, but quickly got over it when she promised him a balloon...

It's massive and he loves it. We had to put a towel over it in the back of the car to keep it from blocking my view on the drive home.

We drove back home tonight. He was so tired and happily went to bed when we got home. And now, I am going to do the same. I'm exhausted, but happy that we could do something fun with Miles. He's always worth the effort.