Category: Millie

    Snuggle Night

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    Our kids wanted to go see The Greatest Showman movie SOOO Bad. So Ben decided to take them. They went on a Monday night so I took Tiago and Millie to my basketball game and then we came home and made popcorn and watched chicken Little! SUPER FUN 🙂

    Categories: Millie, Tiago

    Potty Trained?

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    Potty Training is the worst. And I’m not even talking about my 2 year old. Millie is still barely making it to the toilet on time and has to change her underwear throughout the day. When will she get it.It’s not cool to wait until it’s way too late and then run to the bathroom! But, o’well, we made it through this with the other kids and I only have to sing the potty song on rare occasions so she is not the worst. We still have 4 in diapers at night! I’m not quite sure how I’m going to fix that. I just read something that said it’s all about sugar intake. If they don’t eat sugar at night then they won’t have to pee???

    Tiago likes to go on the toilet on occasion but today he told me that he just wants mom to change his diapers, no toilet. About a month ago he got out of the bath and came over to the railing in the loft and then peed over the side down into the entry way!!! I missed the whole thing but after Ben saw him and cleaned up, Tiago thought he had done the funniest thing ever. We all had a good laugh.


    Categories: Millie, Tiago


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    We had a fish named Goldie. He lived in a Mason jar. He ate whatever scraps we fed him. He was a happy fish for over a year until Tiago fed him cheese and he swam upside down and died. Now he is in fish heaven with Brownie who died a year ago!

    Millie was so sad when I showed her that Goldie had died. She cried for an hour. Big crocodile tears. She was so sad and couldn’t figure out “why”.

    Then Tiago actually realized what we were saying and he joined in on the crying.

    Losing a pet is hard, even if its a goldfish that you never really wanted or took care of!

    and the little kids and I had just gone to the pet store the day before, luckily it was before the passing of the fish. We looked at fish and bunnies, ferrets, and birds, and little swimming frogs.

    Categories: General, Millie

    First Snow!

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    The little kids were so excited to play in the snow! I was not excited to find all of the snow clothes BUT we did it and they actually played out there for an hour or two!

    Categories: Hancock, Millie, Raymond, Tiago

    Millie is 4!

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    Millie is 4 years old! and she is the queen of her world and she rules most of our world.

    Kickin off the birthday with some gifts:

    and a lunchtime trip to McDonalds!


    We perfected the Tinkerbell Cake:

    And posed with the cake:

    and took pictures on the walk to take Ray to school:

    and then we had a BIG PARTY! In the backyard. With lots of little friends


    After the party Grandma and Grandpa stopped by and gave Millie a quilt that Grandma made. It is awesome.


    We had hot dog dinner and went to Benji’s football game and then home for cake and ice cream!


    We had a fun and busy day. Millie loved being the center of attention. She is such a chatterbox. So sweet and so feisty. We’re excited for our new 4 year old!

    Categories: Millie

    Girls Night

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    While the boys are away… the girls shopped, watched and played!

    We went shopping for back to school clothes. Cali had a stomach ache so we only went to Target. We came home and ate junk and watched Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 and played with Kelsey and had fun. The next morning we watched some more Camp Rock and then finished shopping. These girls are getting pretty fun! But those baby bottle dip things were one of the worst purchases of my life – except the girls loved them!

    Categories: Cali, Jana, Millie, Rose

    My 6th and 7th Kids

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    These 2 don’t need me!

    and they crack me up.

    I had to mow the lawn the other day so I got the little pool out for them to play in while I worked. Throughout my mowing they got snacks and chairs and put their feet up. They found squirt guns and water bottles and …. they came and picked strawberries when they got hungry again. I was laughing at them the whole time. My older kids would have came begging me to help them with all of those activities.

    Categories: Millie, Tiago

    Motorcycle Dad Night

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    Millie was so excited to go out with Dad!

    On his Motorcycle!

    To get a treat!

    She got a new special seat belt harness to keep her on tight and I love when kids are still figuring out the THUMBS UP sign.

    They stopped for a treat and played at the park. Millie was in HEAVEN – the girl loves attention, she thrives on one on one time. LOve her spunkyness!

    Categories: Ben, Millie