Tuesday, July 31

Miles' 1st birthday

So I've done a horrible job of blogging since adding Miles to the family and am trying to get caught up so that in the years to come we can look back. We decided to Miles' party at our house which was a lot of work but also a lot of fun! This was the first party I'd really thrown by myself! 

I cannot put into words the love that we feel for this little boy!

 These pictures are slightly out of order, we ate pork tacos but I didn't want to take pictures of people eating! 

So the pictures start at present opening.

 Grayson is one of the funniest little boys I've ever met!
 Miles wasn't sure what to think of all these people singing and standing around staring at him so the smash cake wasn't very smashing...

 I don't have a picture of it, but Grayson stepped in and helped Miles out with the cake smashing :) He knew exactly what to do!
 Then it was off to play! Since we were celebrating our "little squirt" all the kids got a water squirter to play with and they were a hit!

 Will wasn't much a fan of the chaos of the other kids and Lonna so he hung out with his Uncle Dustin, love this boy and his cheesy smile :)))

 Reagan loves her cousin Miles.
 Our neighbors Elise and James kept Dylan very entertained! They are the best!
 The uncles chipping in to put the water table together!

At one year:
- Weight: 25 lbs (93 percentile)
- Length: 32.25 (99 percentile)
- Head circumference: 18.25 (76 percentile)

Miles David,
      I cannot believe you are one. I makes me emotional to think how fast this year has flown. I love your infectious laugh and the way that you come running to me. You are a champion sleeper and that makes your Mommy very happy. Sometimes you actually wake up early, but you're so happy to lay in your bed and talk that I wait until you get antsy to get you out. You eat EVERYTHING but your faves are fruit, especially strawberries, blueberries, and grapes. You LOVE to play peek-a-boo and are always wanting someone to chase you! You are a ClImBeR!!! Every time I turn around you are trying to climb the coffee table, dinning table, hearth, couch, you name it...you're trying to scale it! You crave your brother's attention and if you make him laugh you will do whatever you did again, and again! You could care less about the television (so opposite of Dylan). You are officially off of formula and only taking a cup are wearing a size 4 diaper! You are wearing size 18-24 months clothes and those are getting a little snug!! You aren't saying much but will ask for a high five "I - I've" and you say Momma and Dadda. If Lonna is barking you'll make a barking sound. However, you BABBLE a lot! I love it in the car!!! You have 4 teeth but are in the process of cutting two more on top. You love dogs (esp. Lonna). You are a mooooover! Always on the go, but are such a sweet boy! When you are in the mood you will give kisses and it melts my heart! I dread the next few months a little because I know it means you're going to start looking less and less like a baby and you're going to start loosing your baby fat. You have the most scrumptious chubby legs and cheeks!

    I do look forward to all the things to come but just wish it would all slow down! I love you to the moon and back and cannot wait to see even more of your rambunctious personality!

Tuesday, July 17

Quick catch up!

Catching up since May!

 In mid-May Amy and Grace (AKA Matt) came in town from Tennessee so we had the whole brood over for dinner. The Lowes have Klair (1) and soon to welcome a sweet baby boy, Beau and Chelsey Ellis have Caleb (2), Carleigh(3), and Kiersten(4), Krystal and Jared Billups have Klair (5), Karoline (6), and Kade(7), and we have Dylan (8) and Miles (9). Yes, that is 9 (almost 10) kids between us all! Thats crazy!!!

Lake Highlands Playday
I am truly saddened that Dylan will not be with all his buddies next year! Luckily we've hung out with lots of them this summer!

 The boys <3
 Before tug-of-war the boys showing their muscles :)

This was just a random day, but I love these pictures! Miles man LOVES water!

We also helped throw a double baby shower for my childhood friends Ginni and Charlie Rickerson who are due to welcome their sweet baby boy Mathis in August and Jaimee and Pat Crumpton who are due to welcome their precious princess Collins Jane any day!

 (out of order) In April we hosted a wedding shower for a childhood friend of Dustin and Justin's, Matt, and his new wife Sarah. I was apprehensive because we'd never had anything at our house before! But Lindsey decked out our house and backyard with some fab decorations!!

This is a random picture but it was such a fun night that I'd hate to leave it out! We have met lots of young couples in our neighborhood and we had several of them over one night for dinner and drinks in the backyard. Looong story but at one time we were the victims :) of Christmas lights being put on our house in April and that same couple (Aaron and Kristi) left early so the rest of us decided we needed to get some revenge :) (We're so mature) haha So we walked the neighborhood stealing signs and left them in their front yard. Hehehe

 This is a sweet picture of Mimi and the McCoy boys :) I believe this was on mother's day! They LOVE their Mimi!


To say that we were excited about Dylan playing t-ball would be an understatement! These are from his first game. Throughout the season he began consistently playing 1st and 3rd base and even managed to get quite a few outs! It was so fun to watch him get so much better and understand the game more throughout the season.

 And these are from one of the last games where they got their trophies.
Little brother having a blast at one of the games...he didn't always have a great time though. He was always everywhere and into everything!

I can't wait to see if his love of the game continues :)