9 months

Miller turned 9 months on December 8th. I know..way behind. I didn't get to take his picture that day either because he was running a fever and didn't feel too good. Here is his official 9 month picture...
Still eats 4 bottles a day, cereal with fruit, and veggies & fruit twice a day.

Still does the little pucker of his lips when he's trying not to smile {like in this picture}

Still no teeth, which limits the food trying. Some things he has tried are mashed potatoes (didn't like them), sweet potato, cheese, noodles...can't think right now.

Has started to scoot, not crawl, but he can get where he wants to go. 

He loves the remote, phone, our cell phones, the computer, camera and video camera. I think he's going to be into technology like his mama. :)

Wants to stand up all. the. time. He tries to pull up but can't quite do it by himself.

Takes baths in the big bathtub now, no more duck bath. 

If he doesn't want you to change his clothes or diaper, he throws himself back and yells..yes yells. 

He loves our lab Tucker. You can ask "Where's Tucker?" and he looks at the back door. If we take him out back to see him, he squeals with excitement and gets mad when we come back inside.

He's more fun than ever and such a sweet little guy.


We had our annual girls Christmas party this past weekend. I have been blessed with such great girlfriends that I wouldn't trade for anything. And us girls have been blessed with some {4} pretty cute little boys that I'm pretty sure we wouldn't trade either.

Our Christmas parties used to consist of eating, opening gifts, laughing, and eating some more. Now..we still do all those things, but with a lot of other little boy stuff mixed in. And we love it.

Here are the boys...
Miller opening a present..like all babies, he loves the paper!

Little Max showing off his new hat

Landin playing with the tissue paper and the funniest story of the day..Elijah in the boots. Throughout the party, Elijah would come out from Landin's room with random objects and once wearing a football helmet. But, then he came out in these boots (one of them actually) and he said 'boots.' They were Teresa's boots. It was pretty funny and he must have like them because he walked around in them for a while.

As you can imagine, getting a good pic of the four of them is not an easy challenge...

I guess we finally had to hypnotize them. This pic cracks me up. I think me and Audra were singing Jingle Bells. I know it looks like baby Max has up a bad finger, but it's not, I promise. :)

And some of us with our favorite little guys.

Not pictured are our other great friends Autumn {behind the camera} and Lisa {couldn't make it}. I wonder how many more babies we will have at our party next year..... 

Photo-A-Day Project

Where has the time gone?!? 3 days until Christmas, so many things to do, so behind on blogging. I have a few blog posts coming up, but I wanted to throw this out there first to see if any of my blogging friends want to join in.

If you don't follow The Creative Mama, you so should, especially if you're into photography. There are tons of creative ideas over there. Erin Cobb, one of my favorite photographers/bloggers posted about a Photo-A-Day project for 2011. I have tried this before but never keep up with it, BUT 2011 is the year. I'm really excited about doing this because I think it's a great/quick way to document our year...and since we have Miller, there is a LOT I need to document. :)  I'm still going to take a lot more than just one photo a day and I'm still going to scrapbook, but I really like this idea. I already know I won't be able to keep up with posting my picture every single day..so don't count on that, but I will do my best and will post all 365 of them. Then, at the end of the year, I'll print them out into a book.

Check out Erin's post..it will get you inspired.

I've set up another blog for the photo project, so if you want to follow it, here is the link (or there's a link in the sidebar)


Christmas Jammies

Like I said, I love traditions. Another one that I want to do is to give our kids new Christmas pj's the night we decorate our Christmas tree. Tonight was that night. So..here is Miller in his new Christmas jammies. So cute!

The Hunt

I love traditions..especially at Christmas. We had several when I was growing up and I loved them. One tradition was that we always had a real Christmas tree...and we would cut it down. Eli did too, so I knew it was something I wanted to do when we had kids.

So..on Friday, we headed to the tree farm to find our Christmas tree. The weather wasn't very cold...65 degrees actually. But, it's December and it's supposed to be cold when you go cut your tree down. Plus, Miller had a cute hat I wanted him to wear. So, he wore it. It was windy, so he really needed to wear it. :)

I know he looks bored, but I promise he was having fun.
It didn't take long to find our tree {the one right behind us}. I had to set my camera on the ground and prop the lens up with Eli's gloves to get this picture. Miller's probably looking at me because I had to run over there before the timer went off. :)

Watching daddy cut down the tree. {Next year I'm sure he will be running all over the tree lot}

It's definitely more effort and money, but I hope we are able to do this every year! 


Ho Ho Ho

I was so excited to take Miller to meet Santa..mainly just to see how he would react. Would he cry, laugh, or even know what was going on. We decided to take him to Bass Pro for the *free* picture. Plus, their Santa looks real. :)

He didn't cry, laugh or even smile. He just gave Santa a stare-down.
Here are some I snapped with my camera...

"I've got my eye on you Santa"