Category: 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!

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    March 5 – Tiago’s First Haircut!

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    The Scraggly Hair… He was definitely in need of his first hair cut. He looks so big now! And I love that I can see his eyes.

    THEN… Millie decided to give herself her 2nd Hair cut@!@! as she told Joel today – “I’m the only one that cuts my hair!”

    And Tiago is being such a pill at church 🙁  He WON’T go to nursery 🙁 We’ve tried all of our tricks and he just throws a big old fit until he gets his way. Then he falls asleep in the 3rd hour.

    But it all ended well with the delicious Rolls that Ben made for dinner 🙂

    Categories: Millie, Tiago

    Millie and her glasses

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    I went out with friends last Wednesday and expressed my concerns about my moody and tired 3 year old. The next morning I decided to try to get her to wear her glasses and see if that would make any difference in her behavior.

    She has worn them all week! She has loved the attention that I am giving her for being a big girl and keeping them on. (the daily prizes are definitely helping as well)


    So, she is still napping daily. Which is only surprising because she hasn’t napped for a year and a half since she turned 2. But she is falling asleep on the couch most afternoons. She has been a little bit nicer and less moody but not a complete turn around yet.


    So, I am excited that she is wearing the glasses and napping. Overall, I think she has had a better week! I think this week will be the struggle because it’s not a novelty anymore. I’m thinking of some good bribes and we’ll see what happens.

    NOW, a week later – she hasn’t worn the glasses for 2 days – she LOST them in the toy room and I keep forgetting to go get them. I’m still undecided if the glasses are helping but I have decided to keep trying to get her to wear them and to try to get her to nap everyday.


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    Millie has been falling asleep every afternoon and just being totally tired out. I hope it’s a growth spurt but it seems like she’s sick, maybe still trying to get over the flu? anyway, she’s had me worried and she’s been a grouchy little lady but hopefully it’s nothing:

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    Lovin the New Car

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    Millie is such a boss when it comes to her birthday car but she does let people ride and it’s fun watching everyone take a turn. Millie is the WORST driver but i guess that could be expected…


    Packer and Ago racing Millie and Rose – Benji teaching Millie how to steer.

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    Benji needed a turn 🙂


    and Maren and Gentry needed turns:

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    and then Packer had the neighborhood boys all riding and playing Laser Tag!

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    Categories: General, Millie

    Millie is 3!

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    Happy September 11th Birthday to this big 3 year old!

    She knew exactly what cake she wanted. She pulled it up on kids U tube and we watched the tutorial and SHE LOVED IT.

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    She chose to have a cousins party! Lots of her sweet, BiG, cousins came and humored her on her special party night. We played Barbie Barbie Hula Hoop and opened gifts and played in the back yard and ATE ARIEL!!

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    Her Birthday was on Sunday. We opened gifts and tried out her new “car” before church!

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    She also had time for her playdoh and Unicorn.

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    Monday night we went to the Hancock’s house for dinner and then hurried back for cake and Ice cream and a gift from Grandma and Grandpa and of course more driving of the new car:

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    and more cake and candles 🙂

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    and sweet Megan let her put makeup on …


    And this is the cute picture that Rose drew and colored for the Ariel Party 🙂


    Another Birthday success! Millie is still such a ball of energy. She is social. Sha talks really well and likes to communicate. She thinks she is a 6 year old and can play pretty well. She still has a tendency to hit and pinch and we are still getting used to the new glasses and still trying to finish out the potty training. It has lost its newness and I have been to lazy to make a chart and bribe her to the end… But I will. Millie Girl gives great hugs. We love her.

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    Millie has glasses! She’s adorable.

    She had a little wandering eye so I took her in. Dr. said her eyes didn’t seem to be working together, so the glasses will give them the same focus? I really am just trusting the guy and hoping this is what her eyes need.

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    She has had them for more than 2 weeks now but it is still a fight to get her to wear them. So far I can only win if I let her watch TV or Tablet – then she knows she has to wear them and she seems to be getting more used to them now…

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    Really she’s barely 3 years old so it is a constant battle and neither she nor I know what she needs.  AGAIN, I’m just trusting in the glasses and my daily debate of not taking her in for a prescription check.

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    We have been counting down to Kindergarten since the first day of summer! Rose was soo ready and soo excited to go to school. We decided to do afternoon Kindergarten since Rose is our best sleeper inner and my best morning helper.

    We took pictures before… and of course the younger siblings needed pictures also.

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    Millie is such a silly little girl. She hopped right up there and shook her bum at the camera!

    We had to get pictures with Gentry! These 2 girls were born a day apart and they are great friends. Not in the same class 🙁 but excited for recess 🙂

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    Ray will miss Rose the most. He follows her every where and they play a ton.

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    and Millie needed pictures with her “people”…

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    Here they all are: they play together a lot.


    Then it was finally time to walk to school. (after another round of pictures cause we were so early!)

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    We all walked and dropped her off.

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    Rose had no fears. She ran right up and got in line. Ellie is in her same class! but we didn’t get a picture yet.

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    We picked her up after school the first day but she informed me that we don’t need to come because she can walk with Ashlyn, Anna and Ellie!!

    Day 2: still smiling!

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    Categories: Millie, Raymond, Rose