Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Update!

WARNING: This is a long update intended for family. If you get bored looking at the many photographs of my kids please click the red "x" in the upper left-hand corner.

Okay now that the warning is out of the way I will proceed to overload those who have remained with pictures of our many activities.

Picnic up Millcreek Canyon
In order for me to stay sane, I've decided that I need to get out of the house more often than when I had Miles. Granted Miles was born in the middle of winter and RSV season. This particular Sunday we decided to drive up Millcreek and have a little picnic with our good friends, the Thompsons. The kids enjoyed throwing rocks and sticks into the creek while I planted myself down on a park bench and nursed Graham.
A very curious Miles checking out EVERYTHING.
Smart kid! He knows something should come out of that spigot. Lovely.

Pioneer Day Festivities
This is my favorite time of year-- all the festivals and parties-- we are going to miss this all next year. Every year Bountiful City has a parade, food stands and rides for the kids. I can't believe my baby is old enough to ride them-- and enjoy them, nonetheless. I thought for sure he would just sit there in a daze, but he actually cracked a smile and giggled a bit when he came whipping around the corner.

I could just cry looking at that picture below. It's amazing to see the bond between these two boys already. Miles ABSOLUTELY adores Graham and looks for him EVERY morning when he wakes up. Our morning ritual goes a bit like this: Miles wakes up, comes crawling down the stairs, looks in the moses basket and gives Graham a kiss. No joke. It's such a sweet thing to witness and each time Miles goes to give him a kiss I wait for a slap on the face or a bite of the nose, but he has yet to show any aggression towards his little brother. Amazing.
Hangin' with the Fam
This kid won't eat A THING! I think he's had applesauce, rice and beans for almost two weeks now. He's on some sort of hunger strike and demands milk none stop! I know my dad is reveling in this information because apparently I was the "world's worst eater", but I have news-- this kid challenges me for that title. Whatever he does decide to eat, he has to feed himself. Thus, we've given up on looking nice. He's a boy. He doesn't care to have sticky fingers, food down his shirt or in his nose, so why should I?
Oh I forgot to mention that another staple in his diet is watermelon.
Snugglin' with Aunty Beana!
Chillin' with my cool surfer dude cousin Aidan.

Park Silly Festival with Teisha & Aidan
I just wanted to take note of Miles' hair in the morning. This is before any taming has occurred. It's pretty much the sweetest mop of hair EVER!

Matching with my Aunty Teisha! They're both a vision in green stripes.
My three boys at the Silly Festival up in Park City.
Getting big!
best buds!

I knew this would happen and it didn't surprise me when I turned around to see Miles had climbed up into Graham's baby swing and was drinking his morning bottle of milk.
We've also caught him playing with Graham's car seat on multiple occasions. In fact, just yesterday he pulled the car seat over into the living room and positioned it in front of the TV, turned the TV on and climbed inside. He sat there and watched a good 20 minutes of TV while chillin' in it. When I went over to check out the situation, the TV was set on Fox news and it could have been the most boring thing ever, but he was just content to be sitting there. Silly kiddo.
Wishing he fit into the moses basket again.
I seriously look so tired in this picture and quite frankly I am! Life with two kids is non-stop-- and non-stop fun! There is no down time for anything-- except at midnight, which is why I'm posting this so late.

Good night-- I'm going to bed!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Graham's Newborn Photoshoot

A peek at my favorites from todays photo shoot with my cousin. Again, she's awesome at what she does! Highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Viv!
Can you stand those curls? I can't!
Such a sweet brother!

I could just kiss those lips right off!


I can't even stand the cuteness of my two kids!

Keepin' Busy & Catchin' Up!

Fourth of July
The day we were released from the hospital we attended the fireworks display at Eaglewood Golf Course. We didn't actually stick around for the actual show because it was past Miles' bedtime, Graham was only 3 days old, and quite frankly I was tired (you can tell in the pictures).
"what up?"
Miles was a little bummed they didn't have corn at the fireworks festivities. He was looking forward to it-- thus the pouty lip. :(
The next day we did fireworks outside our little home and threw pops on the cement. Fun stuff-- to Miles anyway. Graham slept comfortably in Grandma's arms through the entire show.
Miles has been practicing his jumping skills not only on the ground, but also on Grandma & Grandpa Fuller's trampoline.
Graham's First Bath
As you can tell he thoroughly loved it.
The bath lasted all of 5 minutes because he was in major breakdown mode.

Hiking Silver Lake
On Saturday we hiked Silver Lake board walk with Mindy, Jack & Grace.
Taking a lunch break
Miles and Jack LOVED playing in the trees and growling at passer-byers.
Graham practically slept through the entire day.
At the end of the hike Miles' little legs were getting tired and he decided to take a needed break on the board walk. He lied down in the middle and waited there for Daddy to pick him up.

More Visitors
Great Aunt Kim & Great Grandma Vigil
Uncle Tad, Aunt Sabrina & Cousin Logan
Mindy was in town for a singing gig and took time to visit us as well-- we sure do miss those guys. :(
Aunty Meggy has made multiple trips up to visit.
Lastly, I will leave you with a picture of what we have been doing a lot of-- sleeping.