February 21, 2014

Chicago with Cousins

Miles and I had such a fun week in Chicago visiting my sister and her girls.
Romney was in a class all week and my brother in law was away on business for a week.
So it worked out to be a perfect and fun week to be with my sister and the kids.

We made pizzas one night.

We had a great time at the Field Museum looking at all the animals.

Here is the infamous 

It was freezing!
No, really.
Zero degrees freezing.
But ice cream cones are still a MUST after a good Chicago Dog.

The girls were so good with Miles.
I literally didn't see him for a week.
They kept him entertained and happy.
When the girls were at school Miles would ask
"where'd the girls go?"

The girls really wanted to go sledding.
Their dad came home from his trip and made it happen!
Miles feel asleep on the way to the park and it was too late in the day for him to fall asleep.
So I tried waking him up and take a picture with me but he wasn't haven't it.
But once he woke up (kinda) he went down the hill with his uncle and cousins.

 and this is the happiest he was....
But when he re-tells his sledding experience he says "WHEEEEE"

We walked down to a new neighborhood cafe.
The Blue Door.
(the roasted kale was soooo yummy)
It dumped snow
but it was so fun to be bundled up and watch Miles in the snow.

Here is Alisons miracle baby!
 Anytime I held her, talked to her, or looked at her
Miles yelled "NOOO!"
I even sang to her the songs I sing to Miles and he yelled "NOOOO!"
But he finally said yes when I asked if he wanted to hold her.

and he held her again the next day.
and kept saying "hi baby"
and was way more interested in her. 
( he even kissed her forehead )

We had such a great week.
It was fun staying up late every night giggling with my sister.
It was fun going shopping.
It was joy to see Miles interact with his cousins.
We were sad to leave but left happy knowing we'd see them very soon in St. George.
10 days to be exact.
See you in a week and half girls.

 My two favorite pictures of the week:
Miles photo bombing baby girls pic.

and.... this jewel. 

February 5, 2014

Cupcakes & Facts

Look who is 2!
The time is flying, I can't even get over it.

On Miles birthday we went to the grocery store where Miles got to choose the cake HE wanted.
It only took one minute for him to choose FUNFETTI... X's 2.
(yes, he is wearing a belt over his shirt...sometimes he has really strong opinions)

He had fun mixing the cake with grandma who he calls 

He was LOVING the whole "line the cupcake pan" thing.

No, really....he was loving it.

This was actually the first time Miles really was interested in helping out in the kitchen. 
It was darling.

After the cupcakes came out of the oven they cooled down and were frosted the next day.
I'll post singing happy birthday and opening presents next week.
But I wanted to take a few minutes to post him being a baker and jot down some really cute things Miles is doing now that he is 2.

He pronounces his name "MOMELS"
He loves to try to jump 
 He loves to run
Sometimes he chooses to wear two different shoes when we go out.
He loves being read to and can finish the sentence on most pages.
He likes being sung to.
He is a huge fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!!
He likes hot wheels and his tracks.
He doesn't like to play alone, he HAS to have mommy or daddy play with him.
He goes potty on the toilet every night before baths. (i guess were prepping potty training?)
He now has a love for "queets"(treats)
He refuses to sit in a booster seat at the table now. 
He is thee slowest eater!!! (with the exception of oranges and goldfish crackers)
He loves bubble baths
He runs away when we say he needs a diaper change.
He knows what "timeout" is.
He yells "NO! MINE!" now....
He's learning to share. "Mommys turn...Momels turn..."
He can count to 12
He knows the colors Yellow, Blue, Pink, and Orange
He's good at his shape puzzle and knows Circles, Hearts, Ovals and Stars
He can draw a circle with his markers.
I'll catch him once in awhile feeding his dinosour or showing his elephant a picture in a book.
He likes going to the park 

and my favorite:
 he can spell his name
"M-I-L-E-S... MOMELS!"

He has a cute voice.
and seems pretty shy when in front of new people....
but at home- LOOK OUT. 
He is a chatter box and can yell with the best of em'.

Some of my favorite phrases are:
mom...eh are you? (mom, where are you?)
wha daddy go mom? (where'd daddy go mom?)
Mamis! ssssssss (Magnus! Shhhhh)
Hello Mommy
I wan milk  (I want milk)
I wobe you ( I love you)

I love you Miles.
You are such a sweet little boy.
You make me happy when skies are gray.