I LOVED coloring when I was a little kid (and big kid actually). It was so fun to open a brand new box of crayons. My favorite crayon was always...cerulean. I still don't know how to pronounce it. :)
Since it's been SO stinkin' hot, we've been staying inside a lot, but with a toddler, that can get kind of old. So...yesterday, I busted out a new box of crayons to let Miller color for the first time. I taped some paper to the table and let him go.
He colored for a little while (this proud mama hung his picture on the fridge) :)
Then, it turned in to getting every crayon out, dropping them on the floor,
....and tasting them.
He had fun though so I'll definitely be getting them
Oh. my. goodness. I absolutely love this picture of Miller taken at his great-grandma's house in Phoenix, on 4th of July last year. Those cheeks, chubby arms, that combover...*tear :( What a difference a year makes!!
Our 4th this year was a lot of fun with our little blonde-headed firecracker! We didn't do anything to fancy...just spent time with family and friends. Miller got to go swimming and play with his friends Elijah and Max, he played in the sandbox at his Gamma & Gampa's house and we went to watch the fireworks show that his daddy and Gampa helped shoot in Chickasha. Landin came with us to that show and we tried to get a good picture of them..with not so much luck. Miller also snuck some ice cream from his Funcle (fun uncle) Jeff. :) Our attempt at a family picture was also not so good. Miller was wanting to get down SO bad, you can see him twisting trying to get out of my arms in the picture. What a fun weekend to remember!
Our annual Baker Lake Trip, or BLT as we call it was a few weeks ago. We stayed at a new place this year called Fin & Feather Resort. It wasn't on the lake like the other house we stayed out, but it really was great for the kids. It had a pool and kiddie pool that Miller loved. Even though he could walk around and even sit in the water it still made me nervous! We spent our days playing, swimming, eating, standing on the table apparently, getting lots of hugs and kisses from his cousins Laney & Raegan, going for rides in his red car and the golf cart, and just having fun with our family.
The first picture is his smile when you ask him to smile...he moves his bottom jaw over to the side for a crooked smile. :) Our family picture this year happened in about 5 minutes, which is very fast...we were trying to beat the rain. We are missing some from our picture though.
Someone must have been ready for a nap. I love how Laney is looking at him and Raegan looks like she telling him it's ok. :)
Miller is two months older than his cousin Grant.
They had fun playing with each other this year.
Some of us made shirts for our little ones. We were trying to spell out "We <3 BLT '11". Little Bryn was the apostrophe, but you can't see her very well in this picture.
Eli had to work on Father's Day so after church, Miller and I wrapped up his gifts and waited for him to get home. Miller wanted to put some things in the box....extra wrapping paper and the tv remote...he knows his daddy well.
Miller helped Eli read his cards that we made for him. Eli is obviously wondering if I meant to wrap up the remote. Miller's just looking at it like 'yeah, i put that in there'.
I wanted to get Eli something from Miller so I ordered this keychain from this store on Etsy. I know he liked it because a little bit later I saw his keys on the counter and he had already put it on. :)
Miller's cousin Lainey loves him. Loves to hug him, kiss him, chase him. Miller is not so sure about her. He loves her, but he's not so sure about her getting in his space. I love to see the two of them together. These pictures crack me up...Lainey obviously wanting a hug that Miller's not all that into and on the bottom row, notice how she is holding his neck. I'm pretty sure she's telling him "look at the camera and act like you are having fun." I can only imagine what it's going to be like with these two as they get older!!
I'm finally back to blogging. Not sure if anyone even missed it, but I started to. I know my mom looks at it, so mama here are some new pictures. :)
There is nothing extra special about these, they are blurry, way close up and cropped but I love them. Miller always gets close to the camera when I'm taking his picture. So, this time, I just snapped his 'attack'. I love those 4 toofies. I don't so much love the steady stream of drool. The pouty lip..which he has perfected and usually works, was when I moved away from him. :)