Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter this year was fun. And I guess really exhausting for Mommy. It is hard to do so many activities with a new baby around the house. We made it to an easter egg hunt which was the craziest one we have ever been to and we dyed eggs which is always our favorite to do.

The Easter Bunny brought us baskets full of cool stuff and even Bond had a full basket too. Full of bibs and pacifiers. Pictures of us in our Easter clothes are still to come. It just hasn't been dry or warm enough to do pictures outside yet. We're crossing our fingers for soon though!

Growing up

I am really growing up. One of the biggest moments of my life happened to me last month. I have been waiting years for this. Yes, you guessed it. I lost a tooth! Finally! I had been wiggling it and wiggling it until it was loose and then a couple of weeks later, it came out. Mommy was so glad it waited to come out until after she was out of the hospital from having Bond. She didn't want to miss it.

It happened on a Sunday. I was sitting next to Mom while she was feeding the baby and my tooth just fell out. I was totally shocked. I can't wait until another one comes out!

I even made up a tooth song and a tooth dance just to celebrate the occasion.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Three weeks ago...

It was a very special day. A new little man joined our family. His name is Bond McAllister Milne and we are all in love with him.

Bond McAllister Milne
Born March 29, 2011
7 pounds 9 ounces
19.5 inches long

Mommy started out the day like this...

and ended the day like this...

But before that, we got to visit Mommy while her and Daddy waited for Bond to come.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Our cute little cowboy

Last friday was Cowboy Day at Grayson's school. He was so excited for it because we missed this day last year when we went to California. Mom took him to the western store to find real cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. The lady at the store taught him how to actually "kick off his boots". Well, that was a big mistake. Now all he wants to do is wear his boots and kick them off.

He was dressed and ready hours before school and he was such a cute little cowboy just strutting around the house.


While Mom was on bed rest, she decided that Gray needed to have more activities to do. Daddy said Karate would be perfect for him.

Daddy was right. He loved it! He loves to do all the moves and yell "YES SIR" at any command, even at home when Mommy asks him to do something. He earned his first tip for his belt within the first month and is still doing great.

After Mommy got off bed rest and started taking Grayson to Karate herself, I went with her. I loved watching it and I really wanted to do it too. So, Mommy let me try it out and it turns out that I am a natural. Our teacher said he was surprised how high I can kick. So now, I am a dancer-karate-soccer girl! Watch Out!

Last week, Gray earned his second tip and I earned my first one. And we both earned gold stars to go on our pants for having good report cards from school.

the leprechaun

From the beginning of March until St. Patrick's day, all Gray and I would talk about is the leprechaun that we were going to catch. Gray is obsessed with money and he just really wanted to catch that sneaky leprechaun to have all the gold and chocolate coins for himself.

So based on some tips from school, we made our own leprechaun trap and we just knew it would work. We made a plan and put it into place just before bedtime on the 16th. We set it in the family room and Grayson told everyone not to go in that room the rest of the night. I could hear him yelling from his bed to Mom and Dad every so often, "you guys aren't in the family room, right??"

Well, we woke up the next morning to find quite a surprise. The leprechaun had escaped from our trap and in the process, he made a huge mess everywhere. The chocolate coins and jewels we had left to entice him were scattered all over the house. Every cupboard and drawer in the house was wide open. And to top it all off, the water in all the toilets had turned green.

We'll get you next year, silly leprechaun.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Christmas 2010

It was our favorite day of the year... Christmas Eve! We love this day/night because we love to do all our traditions and just hang out as a family. First we frosted cookies for Santa's plate. We got really creative this year.

And this was our final product. I think Santa really loved our creations.

Then just as we were cleaning up, the door bell rang. It was the pajama elf! He left two packages at our door. Pajamas and robes for me and Gray.

He picked out just the right ones for us. We loved them!

We sat by the Christmas tree all lit up and talked about what might be in all those presents and what might Santa leave for us by our stockings.

We took a bath and hopped in Mommy and Daddy's bed to cuddle and read "The Night before Christmas".

We set our cookies out for Santa and headed off to bed.

The next morning brought so many great surprises and kept us occupied all day long! As usual, it was a great Christmas!

Monday, March 14, 2011

December 2010

December was a ridiculously busy month just like it is every year. In fact, we are just about certain that that is exactly what put Mommy on strict bed rest.

We started out the month with Grayson's pre-school Christmas performance.

Grayson did great at his performance and kept us laughing the whole time.

Next, we had my dance recital. My dance company did "The Wizard of Oz".

My class did the dance of the black crows. In case you are not aware, that is when the black crows come dance around the famed Scarecrow.

This is part of a picture of our whole cast.

Next was Grayson's Birthday party. His theme was wheels.

Every one made their own cake that was shaped like a car.

Next was Grayson's actual birthday. He went on a date all day with Mommy. One of his favorite gifts was Wall-E the robot.

They went to Chick-fil-a and had lunch and ice cream.

And of course he had breakfast in bed.

Later that week, Grayson got his check-up at the doctor and he got his shots. He was so so brave. He didn't even cry and those ones hurt! Trust me!

Right before Christmas, we got to meet up with Uncle Nash, aka Elder Thomas, for lunch. He got special permission to have lunch with us before he got transferred to Mexico. We really miss him but we are so glad he finally got to go to his assigned area.