Saturday, November 28, 2009

We got a Christmas tree today!

We went and got our Christmas tree today from Hensler's Tree Farm. I, of course, would like to have colder weather for this excursion, but I don't think we'll ever have a 50 degree day to go get a tree again!

Milo putting the topper on our tree. You should see the ornaments at his level, they are grouped together. At least he had fun!
Jesse carrying Milo in his usual fashion.
At Hensler's they have a big wooden train for the kids to climb on, and once Milo saw the sign, he pointed to it and told us that it meant "track". That kid amazes me sometimes!
Milo, Kalei, and Cei in the tree, all being ornaments.
This is the new cut-out at Hensler's. Since it's a train Milo loved showing me all the parts of it.

Jesse is behind the upside down tree. What a strong man! Cei did help him carry it randomly and Kalei kept telling me that it's a good thing we're girls so we don't have to carry things.
Kalei, Cei, Milo, and Jesse on the tractor ride to the back field so we could find out tree. And what a beautiful tree we found! I think it may be the best one we've ever had! It's a Fraiser Fir, which we've never had before.
This makes me smile! Milo watched people put their trees on the carts, so he picked up a trimmed off branch, put it on the cart, and wanted to help me push/pull it around! You have to look closely to see the branch.
John is so funny! He wanted to get Milo's attention, so he put these branches on his head and started calling for Milo. I think everyone besides Milo loved this, Milo just smiled! We were all laughing!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I know we're excited about all the food tomorrow! I taught my neighbor's daughter (13) how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie today, she was very excited to be able to take it to their Thanksgiving tomorrow!

I've started knitting again and have been on a roll for the last month, making four sets of fingerless gloves and this adorable hat for Milo! He wears it for a few minutes then takes it off.

This was taken the first morning he got the hat.

One of the girls (ladies) I know was selling some things and so we bought this picnic table from her. Milo loves it (he wanted to play cars on it as soon as it was set up.). This is the day we bought it, November 22, and he ate lunch at it! What crazy weather!

This is the same day, and he and Jesse did some more yard work. I'm not sure how much Milo helped, but at least he's using his wheelbarrow.

We hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Christmas decorations are going up all over the place, but with this weather it doesn't feel right!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Beautiful November Weather!

Happy November! We are having such beautiful weather here in Mishawaka! Sunny and in the 70s!

The only thing health-wise that's going on here is that Milo has his 2 year molars that are attempting to come to the surface. They're not quite there yet, but we can feel them. He continually chews on his hands and randomly drools. Quite interesting, since he was never a chewer and only gets drooly at teething times. I thought it was supposed to get easier on the kids as they got older!

My friend, Bethel, has a pair of these fingerless gloves and it inspired me to learn how to make them. This is the pair I made for myself, then I learned how to use double-pointed needles (which makes it so you can knit in a circle) and made my neighbor a pair. I'm currently working on ANOTHER pair for my sister-in-law!

Since it's been so beautiful outside, we took the advantage and I cut Milo's hair. This is the first time he wore the cape!

Milo on his Harley. He can reach the pedals but prefers to push it with his feet. He decided to tip it and then make it fall over. I took this picture right before it tipped.

Jesse drew Milo a hopscotch board on the ground and Milo looks like he's doing it correctly, but he just runs through it!

Drawing with Daddy.

Raking the leaves with Mommy. He loves when you rake into the pile and make them fly in the air and land on him! We didn't get any good pictures of it. Right after this, Jesse turned on the leaf blower and moved them all in about 15 seconds. So much for my hard work!

I came out of the kitchen the other morning to find Milo "hiding" in the coffee table. He thinks this is hilarious and backs his way into it! I think it's a good way for him to dust the shelf for me!

I worked a fundraiser at Chick-fil-a on Tuesday night and this is Jesse, Milo, and Princess Milkshake. I also got to do the "hokey-pokey" with the cow and the kids.

Jesse has Wednesday off for Veterans Day (Thank you, Veterans!), and it's also our 10 year anniversary of being together! 10 years! Dang!

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We had a great Halloween! Milo stayed nice and warm in his monkey costume (thanks, Amy!) Milo had caught on very quickly to go up to the houses for candy. We went around with Michelle, Bella, Andrew, Brittiney, and Hula. After a while Andrew was taking Milo up to get the candy. They both had a great time!

The neatest thing that happened was as we went up to one house, there were a few people standing around a fire pit in the driveway. I said, "Come on, Milo" and two women's eyes bugged out, looked at me and said, "Is his name really Milo?" I said yes, and they said that there was another Milo in the garage. It was a 79 year-old man! We went in and talked to him, and he had NEVER MET ANOTHER Milo! What was even funnier was that as I was talking to Milo's wife, she asked me if I'd had him through Allied Physicians (insurance). I said yes, and she must do their paperwork, because she remembered reading his name when he was born and had gone home to tell her Milo! And the 79 year-old Milo was also born in August! I just thought it was a cool thing that happened.

After all their hard work of getting candy, Milo and Bella were drinking Andrew and Brittiney's drinks. Chocolate milk just wasn't enough for them, they needed Hawaiian Punch and Iced Tea!
Harley playing with Milo.
Monkey Milo on Daddy's back (he does this all the time at home, it's how he gets up the stairs to brush his teeth). What a cute picture!
Hula in her princess costume. She wouldn't wear the crown.
Showing some of his loot. He calls it a "sour" instead of "sucker". This morning he told us he wanted "candy, chocolate". Jesse told him he could have some after lunch.
Milo, Andrew, Michelle, and Bella coming back from getting candy. I don't know the random lion in the middle, she wasn't with us!
One of the first houses he went to for candy. He wasn't scared of any house or person, so that was good. He's very good at saying, "thank you" and "treat". Bella was really good at saying "trick or treat".
Heading out to trick or treat! They were smiling at Michelle, but at least they're both smiling!
Adorable monkey!

Have a great week! Only 25 days until Thanksgiving!