Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Is Here

I can not believe that Summer is here already!  We have been trying to fill our days with some fun activities, and some days are more successful than others.  It has been really tough lately since Miller still takes a morning nap and prefers to be in her bed, but we are making it!  Here is a little bit of what we have been up to:

We met my parents in Albany, GA one day and went to Chuck E. Cheese

We had to get Miller an 18 month swim suit b/c her 9 month one was entirely too small ;)

We had some fun with shaving cream!

We have had play dates with friends :)

We met up with the Sapp's at story time and Emeline read a book to Maclain

We have played outside a lot, too!
We sure are looking forward to a fun-filled summer.  We will attend a couple of VBS's, travel to Nashville, play at the pool, go to the library, and try to keep our sanity at home ;)  I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that Maddox heads to VPK this Fall and will be in school 5 mornings a week!  Where is the time going??

Swim Lessons

For the last 2 weeks Maddox and Maclain have been taking swim lessons.  Our old neighbors just moved to a house that has a pool so Mr. Jamie gave them private lessons at their new house.  They both did very well and loved going each night.  Maddox was very apprehensive about getting his head wet and preferred to stay above the water, but they both learned some good basics and we plan to practice a lot on our own this summer.  Maclain was very adventurous and hung right there with the best of 'em...

My swimmers!

Maclain Is A Big Girl!

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go ahead and potty train Maclain...

Raise your hand if you are potty trained!!!
She really did awesome and we could not be more proud of our big girl!  We went cold turkey and just put her in panties.  She didn't seem to mind getting them wet, so we ended up ditching the panties and letting her go naked all day.  That did the trick for her. She has had a couple of accidents here and there, but 95% of the time she is not having any. She has majorly surprised us by being dry all night too, so after the first week we decided to go ahead and let her wear panties at night.  So far, so good!  I still can't believe she is completely out of diapers!  Way to go Maclain!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Miller - 8 Months

Miller is now 8 months old... 

Not too much has changed in the last couple of months.  But one of the biggest changes has been that she is becoming more of a momma's girl. :)  She doesn't like it when I walk away from her and wants to be with me most of the time.  She goes to other people much better if I am not around.  She is also showing interest in crawling.  She will scoot backwards and tries to go forwards, too.  If something is barely out of her reach, she can figure out a way to get to it.  Still no visible signs of teeth, but Maddox and Maclain didn't get teeth until around 10 months, so I assume she will get them later, too!  She sleeps 11-12 hours at night and takes 2 naps a day.  She loves it when Maddox and Maclain interact with her and play with her.  She is eating puffs, cheerios, and crackers in addition to her baby foods.  I need to try a sippy cup with her, I just honestly don't think about it very often.  Miller is so sweet and happy and we are so thankful she's ours!! :)

Beach Trip

2 weeks ago, we went to the beach with my family.  We had been looking forward to this trip for a couple months and were excited about getting to spend time with family!  We got there Monday afternoon and stayed through Saturday morning.  A great time was had by all and it was the perfect trip to kick-start our summer!  I will let the pictures speak for themselves...