Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fly Iowa 2014

For some family fun we headed to the little Iowa City airport for the annual Air Show on Saturday! We had a really great time! At first Kate was pretty worried about the loud noises that planes made as they flew by but then got excited to see the planes perform tricks and "fly like Dusty" (from the Planes movie). The performing planes were the highlight but we also enjoyed checking out the planes up close and even got to go inside one of the fancy 8 passenger jets.

Didn't take her hands off her ears for at least the first 20 minutes

Friday, June 27, 2014

Garden Update

We are happy to report that our garden is doing awesome! We harvested our first veggies this week and enjoyed some yummy zucchini! Just like last summer Kate is Tim's garden assistant! She can't hardly wait to go check on the garden when Dad comes home each day!
Our carrots! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Potty Time

So I'll spare you the details...let's just say our week was not full of summer fun...
In fact we stayed inside for 3 days...which is really hard. However I am happy to report that Kate is well on her way to being potty trained! Yay! Now we still have work to do and we still have accidents but this time around has gone pretty smooth and we are not going to back to diapers! 

We are pretty excited around here and know things will only continue to improve!

Also this week we finally pulled out our activity round about...Millie LOVES it! She is already getting good and moving from station to station and especially likes banging on the piano!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Millie's First Wagon Ride

Millie's inaugural wagon ride was a total success! She LOVED it and couldn't stop smiling! Kate was really excited about it too...although she was a little hesitant at first that Baby (her penguin) would be losing his seat. Luckily Kate got over it quick and realized just how fun it is to have a partner in crime! They had so much fun riding together and Kate discovered how fun it was to pull Millie ALL.BY.HERSELF! Oh how I love these darling girls! It is moments like this that I never want to forget!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Happy Father's Day! I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful men in my life! I am especially thankful for Tim and the the incredible father and husband that he is. The past 6 weeks Tim has been doing his surgery clerkship. He has totally loved it but it has meant early mornings (we are talking 4am), long hours, and not much time together! We felt very blessed to have some time this past weekend to reconnect and rejuvenate just in time for Father's Day! Tim got Saturday afternoon off so we headed out to Kent State Park and enjoyed just being outside with nothing to do except relax, kick around the soccer ball, and enjoy some much needed daddy time!

Oh and we squeezed in some Herky Hunting too! 
Reading the book the girls gave Tim on Sunday morning

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Family Pictures- May 2014

Here's a few of our most recent family pictures! They turned out so perfect and I am so excited to have some family pics with Millie! Yay! A huge thank you to our friend and photographer, Melissa Hayes!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Amelia- 8 months

Oh how we adore our Millie girl! Each month she just gets more fun, more sweet, and more darling! Millie has become quite the jibber-jabber. She has so much to say! Lots of bababababa, dadadadadad, ahahahahahs. And of course lots of giggles. She has also become quite the grabber. Talking and grabbing are certainly the two biggest things that have developed over the last month. She grabs everything and sticks it in her mouth. She particularly loves to grab cheeks, hair, and Tim's glasses! Oh and books, especially ones with baby faces in them. 

Millie continues to adore Kate and as Millie gets just that much older they play even better. They have so much fun together. Kate has the cutest conversations with Millie...well Millie just smiles and giggles but you know. I just love it! I love watching Kate bring Millie toys or watching Kate comfort Millie when she is crying. Kate will often even share her blankie with Millie!!  

Millie just continues to be our total sweetheart! I am grateful everyday for her sweetness, smiles, easy going attitude, and how well she sleeps. We are so thankful for all the joy and light she brings to our family!