May 27, 2016

Soccer Season.....

Miles did Spring Soccer this year.
I was kind of nervous to sign him up, he had just turned 4.
He said he wanted to do it, so we signed him up and it was quite the experience for EVERYONE!

 I will start off by saying that Miles cried the entire first soccer practice.
In his defense, it was 40 degrees out.
The kids on his team ranged from  ages 4-6 and he was thee youngest by far. 
But OUI, it was rough.

But he was all smiles on the way to his first game.
So we were excited for him. 

The smiles turned to tears as soon as we got out of the car and he clung to our legs on the side line.
But some how we got him to go on the field and asked that he just try and kick the ball once!
He did the kick off and that was a small victory--he kicked the ball.

The second game, there were no tears but just pouting...
But hey, he was ON the field-not clinging to our legs.

The third game he warmed up with his team and was participating.

But decided to sit IN the goal with his friend Tyson during the game. 

Then we finally told him if he would play in the game and NOT cry, and TRY, and KICK the ball we would go to Yougurtland....
Well guess what?
He didn't cry, he tried, and he kicked that ball.
He got in the mix and tried!
He'd run over to us super happy, and we give him high fives and he'd get "energy" (water) and run back out to play.

We would cheer for him and Andie was completely entertained with Miles soccer ball.

Am I above bribery?
It's an incentive.
He got his treat...
every week he got his treat!

On his last game he got a medal,
 and he was so excited about it.

When we were driving to Yogurtland to celebrate he said
"I'm lucky at myself"
I asked "lucky at what?"
he said "Im lucky at myself for my medal"
2 seconds later I realized what he meant
So I said "are you proud of yourself for you medal?"
and he said "yes, I'm proud of myself"
We are too.
This was really hard for him to branch out of his comfort zone and not give up.
I asked him if we signed him up too early and asked if we should have waited til he was older and he    said YES!
So were taking a break from soccer.
A long break.
But he still wants to wear his cleets in the front yard and kick the ball with his daddy.
I'm 100% okay with that! 
We love you Miles and are proud of you.

May 11, 2016

An 8 Month old Andie

This fun baby is 8 months old.
Her eyes are so blue and her smile is so big!
Andie is so fun.
I swear with each month her personality comes out a little more.
And every month I say "she's so fun!" ...
well....She IS!!!

She is on the move...constantly.
She crawls faster and faster every day.

She has found Magnus and squeals when she sees him.
She uses his collar/skin to hold on so she doesn't fall. 
She is starting to pull herself up on big or small things.
I do not want an early walker.

 She is starting to make messes.
 I have to close the wipes or she'll pull each one out individually.

 She finds every paper and eats it.

She loves drinking from her sippy!
She drinks and drinks and when she stops it all falls out of her mouth and she takes a huge breath of air.
It's hilarious.

She is getting ROLLS on her thighs.
This brings me so much joy.

She loves the bath!
I'm not sure how I even captured this, usually she has a washcloth in a death grip in her mouth sucking in the filthy water.
I know, it's gross.
But she screams if you take it away.
Silly girl.

She is saying gagagagagaga
She does make the BUH and DUH sound but follows it with gagagagaga.
She loves cottage cheese, sweet potatoes, and avocados. 
She doesn't like baby food-so we mash up soft foods and she goes for it.
She can use her pincer grasp but she prefers handfulls
She doesnt like being put in her carseat-but is easily distracted. 
She is so hard to get dressed.
She is a mover and shaker.
She thinks Miles is hilarious.
She is starting to give open mouth kisses.
Starting to follow the command "come here.'
Holds her arms up when she wants UP.

Happy 8 months baby girl. if we can sleep through the night....