Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer {rain} showers

We had the biggest rain shower the other afternoon and I turned the boys and Henley loose in it.  They had the best time.
This is what summer and childhood is made of. 
Just carefree fun!
 



We had also done some face painting earlier in the day. :)






Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You are my sunshine {pink and yellow} first birthday party

We celebrated Miller Kate's first birthday last weekend with a "You Are My Sunshine" themed party at our house.  We loved having our family and friends here to celebrate our baby girl turning 1!  She is so loved and such a blessing to us all!
 
I had the best time planning a girly party!  I couldn't get enough of the pinks and tassels. I got lots of ideas from Pinterest and just mixed them all up to get what I had envisioned for her birthday party.  My husband is so sweet to humor me and help in anyway he can.  My mom was super helpful of course too!  I love how everything came together and it was such a special day.
 



I LOVE her outfit.  The bow! The ruffles! The seersucker!
I couldn't be more pleased with how it came out!
 

 




 



 

The only picture I got with any of the guests.  First birthdays are so crazy and I'm sad I didn't think to take more of the actual guests!  Poor Anthony was ready for his nap!
 
The cake was not her favorite part!  I think she got stage fright.  It was like the paparazzi was watching her.  Ha.



 
But she did love the present part.  So did Graham! :)







 


 
 I love how the day turned out!  But mostly I just love our sweet little Miller Kate!  I'm so very thankful for her little life!  We are so blessed!
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Miller Kate || 12 months

Dear Miller Kate,
 
 
You are 12 months old.  A whole year already!  I can hardly believe it but it has also been the best year and you've brought so much joy to our family! 
 
You are still the happiest, easiest baby.  You seriously only fuss when you get tired.  And when you've had enough of your brothers picking on you.  They are constantly trying to play with you and pick you up and give you toys.  We are all in love with our "sister".
 
You are still an amazing sleeper.  12 hours at night - usually around 7-7 and two naps a day, usually between 1-2 hours.  You are still nursing 4 times a day.  We will soon drop 1 and go to 3 times a day and also start giving you some whole milk.
 
You are eating more and more of what we eat.  You still love a squeeze pouch of baby food so you eat those alot and then table food.  Some of your favorites foods are: strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon rolls, pasta, carrots, peas, grilled cheese.  You have 6 teeth, 4 on top and 2 on bottom.  You are wearing size 4 diapers and size 12 and 18 month clothes.
 
You are crawling everywhere and starting to pull up.  You love to play with non toy items - remotes, phones, etc. You are starting to get into more and more.  You have the cutest little laugh and are super ticklish.  You are a big snuggles and still love your thumb so much, sucking on it all the time, it's still pretty adorable. You are babbling more and more and "dada" is your favorite thing to say.  We are still working on "mama"! ;)
 
Your stats from your 12 month check up:
weight: 19 lb 9 oz
height: 27 3/4 inches
head circumference: 18 1/2
 
We thank God for you every single day and are so honored to call you our daughter!
We love you so, so much!
 
Here are some pictures of you at 12 months:
 



Monday, July 27, 2015

MK's first birthday

We had the best, relaxing day celebrating our girl turning 1.  We just spent the day together just us 5 and played and loved on MK.
 
She got her favorite breakfast of cinnamon rolls, complete with a candle, of course.
She got woken up from her nap by her brothers singing Happy Birthday and throwing balloons into her crib, which she loved!
We enjoyed lunch out together.
And we celebrated after dinner with cupcakes and another round of Happy Birthday.
 











She's so lucky to have such helpful brothers! ;)



Sawyer snapped this picture of the three of us! :)
 
We love our girl so, so much!
Happy birthday Miller Kate - praying for many, many more birthdays to celebrate!