Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Friday!!!!!

We love Fridays! We went to downtown tonight for dinner and I got some cute pics of Miles while in route! He's too cute in his Levi's!

Nap time

Got this pic today during nap time. He loves his bears!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

crazy crazy 9 mo. olds!

Here is a video that I captured earlier today during our playdate. It was too funny watching little Audrey jump up and down in the excersaucer. Miles was getting so excited watching her!

Play date with friends

This afternoon two of Miles's friends came over to play! We had a lot of fun, Miles loves having friends over! Here are some pics from earlier....

check out my teeth!

Miles was getting a little excited!!!!!

bumps and bruises

This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago...Miles had a little accident in his stroller. As you can see he wasn't too affected! He is all smiles! I'm sure there will be many more bumps and bruises to come!

rainy day

First let me apologize for not blogging in a while. I feel a little disconnected from the blog! The main reason is because the camera batteries are dead and need to be recharged. Because of that I haven't been taking any pictures of Miles lately. It's bad I know. Currently the batteries are being charged so stay tuned for lots of pics! I just need motivation. It's funny, Corey and I were looking at old pictures of Miles this past weekend. We have so many pictures of him up until about the time he started crawling. Now I feel like we don't have hardly any! I guess it's just because he's so quick and it's much easier to take pictures of a stationary baby! Know he won't even hold still for his diaper change! Anyways, I promise to post some pics very soon. All this to say life is good... Miles and I have been having a fun week hanging out with friends and staying indoors because it's been raining cats and dogs in Asheville. I love it. It just makes me want to curl up on the couch and watch movies, unfortunately I can't do this. I guess I could when Miles takes his nap, but I always feel like I have to be doing something. Last night we had small group and that was a lot of fun. It felt like baby-fest, there are so many babies in our small group. They are all around the same age so it's just craziness. It was a lot of fun to get together with friends and have fellowship. Sometimes I miss being able to hang out with people at the drop of a hat. It's just so different now ( in a good way). We always have to worry about..well can we bring Miles, and will we be home by 8? Oh how times have changed.

I am looking forward to the long weekend. We are hoping to hang out with some friends, maybe barbecue and do a little relaxing. We'll see, the porch project is still calling. It's hard to relax these days with so much work to do on the house. I hope everyone is doing well. I leave you with some throw back pics of Miles!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I need to catch up

I am sure glad it's Friday. I love Fridays. I don't now why, because know that I"m at home with Miles, everyday is a Friday. But there is something different about Fridays. It's just good to know that Corey will be home to help for 2 days. This weekend we are going to be working on projects around the house. Imagine that, it seems like we do projects every weekend, or at least Corey does. Corey has been working on our porch for the last month and it's finally finished, so now we have to prime and paint it. We are still trying to figure out what color to paint it because eventually we are going to be painting our whole house. It's going to take us a while though because we are just going to be doing it in our free time.

It has been beautiful here in Asheville this week. Right now I have all the windows open and there is a great breeze sweeping through the whole house. It feels so great. Fall is in the air. I hope we have made a turn and we won't be getting anymore 90 degree weather but who knows. Last year it was pretty hot here in September too, but maybe it will be better this year.

So this week has been fun. My brother Wes got here last Friday and stayed until Wednesday. It was fun to hang out with him. He is an amazing cook, we had fun cooking dinner and dessert. We also took him to some of our favorite spots including, Well Bred bakery in Weaverville, West End Bakery and Nine Mile, a really fun Jamaican restaurant. It was nice to have someone to help with Miles. It's so great when family comes! Yesterday my aunt came up for the day to watch Miles so that I could run errands and have the day to myself. That was fun. I wish I had more exciting things to do besides go grocery shopping and to Lowes, but that's about all I needed to do so I got to scratch those off the list. I also got to get my hair done which is always a treat. Ahh the things we take for granted before we have kids. Running errands is just not as easy as it used to be.

So, that wraps up my week. This morning Miles had his 9 mo. checkup. I love taking him in to the doctor and finding out how much he's grown. He's now 28 inches long and 19 lbs. He's in the 50th percentile for height and 25 for weight. The doctor said he looked great so that was good to hear. And now I'm just sitting here, while Miles takes his afternoon nap. I could get so much done if I didn't have this dumb laptop! Oh well, it's fun. I leave you with a fun picture taken at Well Bred Bakery in Weaverville. What a fun night!

this is me, doing what I do best, eating treats!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

9 months ALREADY?

Today is Mile's 9 mo. birthday. I can't believe it. This means that he's been apart of our family for as long my pregnancy. That just doesn't seem possible. If only pregnancy went by as fast as infancy. Well, this morning we got up and went to West End bakery for cinnamon rolls in honor of Miles. It was fun to get up and get moving, especially since cinnamon rolls were involved, and they have the absolute best! I am happy to report that Miles is loving life and exploring everything under the sun! I look forward to each new day with him and only wish I could slow down time. We love you Miles and are so proud of you buddy! Happy 9 months!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Standing Up

Shelley and I went to the park on Friday to have dinner. It felt so much like fall outside. It was cloudy, the air was cool and some leaves were blowing across the grass. Here's a couple of pictures from the evening which includes Miles standing up for the first time! They grow so fast!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cowboy Miles

These are too cute! Gymboree has this cowboy hat right now! We almost bought it for him so he could wear it for Halloween but we decided to wait! MIles you are too cute!

Outing pics

Here are some of my favorite pics of Miles from last week!

beach pics

Here are some of my favorite beach pics! Miles was a little young for the ocean. He didn't get to go to the beach that much because of the sun and all he wanted to do was eat sand. He was fascinated with the water but I think he will like it much more next year.

we are home

Well, Miles and I have been traveling a lot this summer. It's funny because he does so much better away from home, so I don't mind the stress of traveling. We just got back from Myrtle Beach. It was a lot of fun. My parents along with my brother Wes were there so we had some good quality time together. Miles did awesome. Several times he slept through the night, and if you know Miles that is amazing. We are back at home now though, which means he isn't sleeping as well. Last night he woke up 3 times. It's so weird! Hopefully once he gets his bedroom back he will start sleeping more soundly. I have a lot of pictures to post from our travels but I wanted to start with this video. This video is priceless! I'm so glad I have it because this was probably the most entertaining part of our vacation-trying to entertain Miles in the car. This was taken on the way home from the beach. You can tell that he is so tired but he is just trying to hold on! He did so great in the car. He loved this one song by this artist called Duffy. Her cd is a lot of fun and will always remind me of Miles first trip to the ocean. As soon as we would put on this particular song called Mercy, Miles would go crazy clapping and shouting. It was a hoot. He had me crying tears of laughter! Anyways, here is a little glimpse of our many car rides this summer.