Thursday, June 30, 2011

Keeping an Eye on the Neighborhood

Last week Miles crawled over to the door and pulled himself up for the first time.  He was cracking us up with his big smiles and giggles.  Obviously, he was very proud of himself:)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I know that I've posted about Pinterest before, but if you haven't been on it, you definitely need to.  Here are my boards.  I added a lot tonight.  I am trying to go through some links I have saved in my e-mail.  I just need more time to make all this stuff:)  Click here to go to my page.  If you don't have a page but want one, let me know and I can invite you.  If you don't have an invite, you have to wait a week or two to get accepted.
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New Baby Goodies

Keriann and I whipped up a few things for Rose, a co-worker of ours, and her two kiddos.  We made Maverick a blankie, burp cloths, and a personalized pillow.  We made a pillow for big sis, Phoebe, too!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

41 Weeks

We are buzzing through the weeks now!  The only way to get through this picture was with Miles' new favorite toy, the red bat.  He loves it, takes it everywhere, eats it, bangs it, you name it.  So, naturally, it had to make an appearance in his weekly pic. 
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Busy Weekend & Some Giveaways

 We have been very busy this weekend!
On Friday we rented a boat on Geist Reservoir.  It was so fun.  If the weather had been nicer, it would have been awesome.  Hopefully we can do it again soon!

I drove a boat for the first time ever!
T.J. and Derrick did toe touches off the back of the boat.
Miles got some playing time in.

Cardboard box rides are pretty fun for Mr. Miles!
Plenty of swinging.
And playing in the "new" toy for the backyard.  I found this at a garage sale on Saturday.  I am going to paint it but will probably wait until next year when he will use it more.

My friend, Jessica, is hosting her first giveaway on the Bormann Twins blog.  Head over there to see what you can win:)

And last but not least, a chance to win a Polaroid DVG-720BC.  It's a digital camera/recorder.  I saw this over at Redhead Ranting, a humor blog.  We need one of these so bad!  Let me count thy ways:
1.  T.J. keeps talking about getting one, but I am putting it off as long as we can.  I am too cheap -- I mean frugal. 
2.  If we do win, you, my awesome readers, would have a much better quality video of Mr. Miles growing to watch. 
3.  We use our iPhones now, and they are usually pretty grainy and yucky.
4.  I have been thinking about doing a vlog sometime, but need the best equipment to not look so scary.
5.  Maybe a video crafty tutorial in the future?!
6.  I am sure some first steps will be coming soon, so we don't want to miss that!
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Birthday Shenanigans

Today we have been on the go, go, go all day long.  We left early to head to the Yankee game.  It was a perfect day for a ballgame!  It was overcast and in the 70s with a little breeze.  Miles was a trooper and charmed all the people around us with his cuteness.  He even earned a couple nicknames -- Little Babe and Mo.

After the game, we headed to Ikea for Keriann and Derrick to pick up some stuff, and we left with a new kitchen table.  It was in the as-is clearance department for $67.00.  How could we resist that?  Once we get it put together and everything, I will post a pic.  Then we went to Ballard Backroom, which was closed.  I was so bummed.  So it's on the list for the next trip to Cincinnati.  That and Jungle Jim's.  I really want to go there too.

We had such a fun day!!  I love being 29:)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Turning 29

Tomorrow is my birthday.  I am really toeing that 30 line now.  It's hard to believe this is my last year in my 20s!
We are going to Cincinnati for a Yankees v. Reds game tomorrow, followed by a little Ikea and Ballard Backroom shopping. (I just heard of Ballard Backroom.  It's an outlet for Ballard Designs.  Have you been there?  I'm pumped!)

It's going to be a busy day, and I'm so looking forward to it!

T.J. wanted to do my birthday early since we won't be home much tomorrow.  He baked me a cake today, then decked it out with glitter candles.
And I got a few gifts.  Some new clothes.
I think Keriann likes this one:)
Time for some spa pedicures at home!
T.J. also got me a pair of Tom's shoes, but they won't be here until Friday.
It's an awesome early start to my birthday!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

40 Weeks

Don't be alarmed if we have him duct taped to the floor for the next one.  These are nearly impossible to take.  Time to get creative, I guess.  Any suggestions?
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Celebrating You, Daddy!

Today we celebrated T.J. the whole day.  I wanted to do a present an hour, just to keep the focus on Mr. McCord all day long.  He was off duty today, not changing a single diaper or feeding Miles all day.  I had to fight him off too.  He kept wanting in on the action -- must be out of habit!  I didn't work at all today, so I had a nice day off too.  I love these family days!

8:00 a.m.
Pastries from Panera and a card from Miles. 
(See Miles playing with the Mother's Day balloon that's still going strong?)
9:00 a.m.
A big DAD balloon (Miles LOVES this!) and a card from me.
10:00 a.m.
Two new shirts and a card from the doggies.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Lunch at Champps. 
We listened to the dad songs on the way downtown but had to change them because we were both getting weepy!
1:00 p.m.
A tee time for this Saturday with Derrick & Brandon.
2:00 p.m.
New kicks!
3:00 p.m.
Big League Chew to enjoy at the Yankees v. Reds game on Wednesday in Cincinnati.
4:00 p.m.
"Best Pop Ever" and some peanut M&Ms.

5:00 p.m.
Movie night, Dad's choice!  We went and saw "Super 8" tonight.
6:00 p.m.
A bird feeder and a protector for our pole.  Stupid squirrels keep ruining our feeders!

7:00 p.m.
Some new underoos.  He's going to be so mad at me for posting this picture, but it's the only one I had for this time:)
8:00 p.m.
Dad frame thing and MLB 2K11.

I can't say enough good things about this man, but I'll spare you all and just say that we had a great day!

Happy Father's Day to my dad and my father-in-law too.  We are so thankful for you and wish we could have celebrated with you today too!
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Miles' Favorite Toy

This toy has provided hours of fun for Miles.  He used to just sit and watch it.  Then he got to where he would army crawl over to it and hold on to the side.  Now he crawls over, sits up on his knees, and hits the play button all by himself. 

Then he pulled up on dad today and got a big kick out of that.

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