Sunday, October 30, 2011


Miles is a loud baby, so we have been practicing whispering and using our inside voices.
You might have to turn it up to hear him.
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Loving the Baby

Think he's ready for a baby brother or sister?
Maybe not yet.  I should have kept taping a few seconds later when he flung her across the room:)
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Many Faces of Miles

Here are just a few:

See my socks my Auntie Keriann whipped up for me?  She put paint on the bottom of my socks in the shape of candy corn to give me a little extra traction.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Toys & Boo-Boo

We got Miles some new diving toys for the pool the other day at Target on clearance.  He loves them, as you can see:)

Then at the end of the video, he sees his band-aid and remembers he has a boo-boo from a shot.  Poor baby!
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Hanging with my Auntie and Uncle!

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Geared up for the Hawks!

Here we are last Saturday in our best Hawkeye gear!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Funny Faces

Miles makes some funny faces.  It's hard to get them all on camera!

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Playing with Herky in the Dog Kennel

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Playing with Miles

Miles loves riding horsey:)
And we are working on snuggling.  Miles doesn't love it, but we are practicing!

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Morning chats

Mr. Chatterbox talking about all the latest.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Hunger Games

I finished the first book of the trilogy.  It was so good!  I have already got a good start on the second book.  I don't want to give anything away (writing book reviews really isn't my forte), but you should definitely read this book!  Who doesn't love a good series anyway?  (Harry Potter, Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse)  And they're being made into movies, which always makes me happy!  Let me know if you've read them or are going to.  I would love to hear what you think!
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Celebrating Daddy's Birthday!

Last weekend we celebrated T.J.'s birthday. 
I wasn't sure what to get him, so I decided to go big!  You only live once; right?
And he's pretty awesome and deserves it.  Love you, honey!  xoxo

Miles loves cleaning off this bookcase and putting all the stuff in the bins.

Helping Daddy open his card.
Yummy cupcakes!
It's an iPad!!
And some accessories. 
This week T.J. and his iPad have been spending lots of quality time together:)
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Ooh Sad Face

When Miles is sad or upset, he makes this oh face.  It really is hilarious and hard to keep a straight face when he does it.  Sometimes he's sad or hurt, sometimes it's if he hears another child cry.  It's pretty funny, though.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cheering on the Hawks

Last Saturday Miles put on his Hawk gear and cheered on the Hawkeyes.  His Grammy B got him these overalls before we knew if he was a he or a she:)  They fit him perfect now, and he will be wearing them the rest of this season for good luck!

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Just Getting Started!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled forecast with a very important update. 

The baby is walking!  Miles took his first steps today, and I am so glad we both were here to experience it.  I even got teary watching him!  It's so hard to believe how big he is getting!  Now with him walking, it only means even more independence.  Sigh! 

It's hard to tape with just the two of us, so please excuse the poor quality.  We just had to get it on video, though!

And because a day with one first isn't enough, today is the day he started feeding himself with a fork!
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Giggle box

There's a bug on the floor!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Breakfast talks

Miles' new favorite thing to do when he eats something he likes:  Nom, nom, nom.
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Pumpkin Patch

Sorry for my blogging absence!  We have been getting adjusted to T.J. working again.  He got a part-time job at Target.  He gets up really early and gets home at a good time.  So far it's working out that I can still take jobs, and Miles stays home with one of us.  It's awesome that we can do it without having Miles go to daycare!

I will do some posting this week to bring the blog up to speed.  For now, though, check out our little pumpkin!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lazy Chair

We brought Miles' lazy chair back downstairs since he's a little bigger.  It's still a little too big for him to get in and out of, but he still likes sitting in it like a big boy.

Getting comfy with my legs crossed playing with my toys.
Oh, hey!
Let me kick back in my chair and read the latest issue of People.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

All Boy

Miles is all boy.
He loves digging in the dirt whenever he gets a chance.
When we go to leave the house, we have to hustle past the mulch out front or he throws a fit.
He wants to get down and dirty NOW!
I can foresee some messy days in our future with Miles!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Griffin Reilly

Keith and Natasha welcomed little Griffin Keith Reilly on Tuesday.  He is so stinking cute!!
Miles wasn't jealous at all.  He just played with the tags on Griffin's ankle and a lotion bottle the whole time.  He was happy as a clam.

I can't wait until we get to see him again!  Welcome to the world, Griffin!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For Your Viewing Pleasure

We took some video of Miles eating the other day, and he was showing off all of his tricks.

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Walker Walking

Last week I did some major organizing of Miles' baby room and all the baby stuff.  I broke down some of the big things like the swing and jumper and got them all stored away in his closet.  I also took some of his bigger boy toys and clothes and got them into his future big boy room.  It's so nice to have done, and makes things not so cluttered.  I just hope I can keep up on it!

I bought this walker at the beginning of the summer at a garage sale.  I totally forgot about it, and it was in the back of Miles' closet.  Oopsies!  Well, in the meantime, we bought Miles a different new walker.  It was too fast and would roll away from him, so he didn't want much to do with it.  I brought this one down, and he grabbed it and started walking with it like he's been doing it all along.

So here's a big milestone for Mr. Miles, his first time walking with his walker!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

The Molars are Coming

Miles' molars are poking through.  We noticed last Thursday that Miles was really chewing on his fingers in the back of his mouth.  He had a fussy night with some crazy diapers, so before bed we gave him some Tylenol and Orajel.  While I was putting on the Orajel, I felt the top ones poking through.  Then on tonight I noticed that his bottom gums in the back are really red and swollen looking.  So we've got some serious teething going on at our house!
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Weekend Happenings

Mom, Scott, Brandon, and Amber came out for a weekend visit.  We hung out at home on Saturday and ended up hanging Christmas lights (thanks, Scott!) and chopping down an out-of-control lilac bush.  That night we went down to Lucas Oil to watch the Quakers play.

On Sunday we headed down to Brown County, and it was gorgeous!  The leaves are amazing right now.  It's been so nice, so the trees are holding them long and the colors are so bright.  We did a little shopping in Nashville and had some lunch.  Then we took some engagement photos for Keriann and Derrick.

Hopefully Keriann won't mind me sharing this one with you!
Here is one of the outtakes.

Then we took some pictures at a park in Plainfield.  Mom wanted to get some of her family, so here is one of my favorites of them.
Hopefully soon we can get one of our little family with the doggies.

This morning we ran up to the Container Store, and we bought some plastic containers for our pantry.  Hopefully it helps keep that organized!  Then we went to David's Bridal where mom bought her mother-of-the-bride dress for Keriann's wedding.  We all had Jason's Deli, then the Smiths hit the road.  We ran a few other errands before coming home.  I didn't feel so well, so I've been lounging around this afternoon, which was awesomely relaxing.  It feels a little like a Sunday instead of a Monday!
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