Monday, July 21, 2014

The One With The Newness

Things have been busy busy over here lately.  Little one started crawling & hasn't looked back! 
It's like she goes from normal to doing 4 new things all in one week! I'm a little sad that it's all happening so quickly.  But each new stage she goes through is more fun than the last.  She is growing as God intended so I will not be sad about it!

I should have known it was coming when she started climbing her crib.  This will give you a little heart-attack when you switch on the monitor. 


We visited Pops at work. Brynn loved to hit type on the keyboard. 

We hit up the grocery store.

I have come to enjoy going to the grocery store.  We go early in the morning & B smiles {& rolls her eyes} at everyone.  We have the best time! 

She loves her a chip bag.  Somehow she always finds it in the basket.  

That's my girl!

A few weeks ago we lowered her crib.  She didn't approve. 

She likes to hold her bottle with her toes. 

I put this bucket of toys in her nursery to put away.  They were the toys that she never really played with. But as soon as she found them in the corner they became her favorite.  We try to spend some time actually playing in the nursery instead of just having her sleep there. {Ignore the bed skirt.  Once we lowered the crib they were all outta whack.}

I started letting her feed herself.  
Why did I not do this sooner!?

She was scarfing down these pancakes. We haven't done any purred baby food for a few weeks.  I'm starting to have some serious anxiety over her going to school.  Lame, I know, I'm like down the hall from her.  But I don't know what will be done for her & what she will need to do for herself.  Again, lame, I know they won't let her starve! 

But on a serious note, I have NO idea how she will sleep on a mat on the floor.  
That also reminds me, anyone know where I can get a cute nap mat (I've already check out ETSY, I'm looking for somewhere local.)

Then I had another anxiety attack when Ellen told me their doctor recommended they start brushing Elizabeth's teeth.  Elizabeth is 2 months younger than Brynn.  How did I not know this?! So I might have gone out that next day to buy a tooth brush.  

Also, that was the little bit that finally made me decide to get Brynn a new pedi.  

She actually likes when we brush her teeth.  It's so cute!

Another new trick, this face.  She does it ALL the time & it is HILARIOUS! I can't get enough of this crazy girl. 

We took 11 month, yes ELEVEN, pictures. 

She tried some avacado & had this really weird cowlick for a day. 

We spent several Saturdays at Grams & Pops while they built a barn at their new house. 

The men worked hard in the heat, we stayed inside & watched HGTV. 
I SOO wish I had that channel!

Brynn had a super cute outfit on Sunday.  Despite her Daddy saying she was ready for a disco. 

And then, 2 Sunday's ago, she started crawling.  I ran to Target to get formula.  When I came back she was doing this!

We helped Aunt Reagan pick flowers for her matching WRYC shirts. 

And surprised Aunt DeAnn!

Then she tried on some accessories. 



Thursday we drove to Abilene to see my cousins & their babies! It was so great to have almost everyone together. 

Emmalee Anne.

Brynn was like, "all of these kids are my cousins?!"

Jordan, Ella, & Braeden kept her entertained. 

Brynn was checking out Mr. Luke.  I guess his fuzzy socks looked yummy because she took both of them off his feet & they went right to her mouth. Sorry Luke!

Jordan was so sweet to Brynn.  He let her play with his walkie-talkie.  That's special!

All of the Mills "great-grands."

Fast forward to yesterday. 
Brynn woke up early Sunday morning with a MAJOR cold.  So we stayed home & played all day. 

This week we are going to do some shopping & playing in the splash pad since it's so hot!

I've been working on lots of 1st birthday party things & can't wait to celebrate my baby girl!

Also, I've been watching TONS of Friends episodes lately.  Yesterday I went thru half of season 5.  I could not stop giggling.  I know I talk about this show all of the time, but it is ALWAYS funny. 

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The One With Brynn's First Fourth

We spent the weekend with Jonathan's family in Garland & we had the best time! Thanks Joel & Angela for hosting us. 

On Friday, Isabel & I took a selfie.  This girl knows how to smile for the camera!

Then she pushed Brynn around in her car.  Brynn had this "please help me" look & a death grip on the car the whole time.  Isabel was so cute & pushed her around the house.  I think they bumped into the wall, chairs, counters, stairs, & everything else in their way.  I love watching these girls play together.  

Yay for cousins! 

These girls were so busy (mostly Isa ;) that most of my pictures are blury.  Even from my good camera.  Which, I call it my good camera, but I really don't think it's that great.  Word of advice, don't order a camera off QVC, not matter how fabulous the zoom seems.  

B has had a rough week of napping.  Since last Monday, it has been a battle.  I tried to get her to nap Friday afternoon & instead threw a huge fit.  So, there was no way we were going to make it to the fireworks show at 9:30.  Maybe next year! But, I wanted her to wear her 4th of July dress from Grams.  I popped on her dress & used Joel & Angela's pretty backyard for some pics. 

We had to do quite the song & dance to get B to look at us & not the fountain.  

On Saturday Jonathan's parents & Jillian came over for the day. 

The girls ate SO SO SO much fruit this weekend.  Thanks, Angela for having it for us!

 Brothers & their daughters.  Love this one.

After naps the girls swam.  

This girl has NO FEAR.  She was jumping into the water & loved to be splashed in the face!

Whew!  After refusing naps all week she was conked!

B loves her Uncle Joel! 

Sunday we went to church.  
We ran into one of Jonathan's college friends & her husband.  They sat behind us & B was keeping a very serious, close eye on them.  About half-way through service she decided they were ok & was giving them some major smiles! 

I'm so glad we ran into you, Diana! I'll talk to B about flirting with other people's husbands. 

Uncle Joel was trying his best to get B to walk. 
(She will take a few steps when we hold her hands.  Today she "walked" from her little play table to the entertainment center.  I held onto her & she shuffled her way over!  All that practice paid off!)

I'll probably cry when she looses these rolls.  

We ate lunch then headed home. 
This ADORABLE monogram dress is my favorite.  I think she needs a few more.  Shhh...don't tell Jonathan! 

I'm still on the fence about this car seat.  Obviously she needs it, (weight wise) but her head is all over the place.  I would roll up a blanket and tuck next to her face when she would sleep.  I've looked online for a head insert, but they are only for newborns.  Anyone know of a solution?

We have this fan (our car doesn't have vents in the back row.) Jillian was holding Brynn while we adjusted the car seat...

Time Out...
...I forgot to mention that on the way to Dallas Brynn had a MAJOR blowout.  In her new carseat.  At 10pm. We pulled over into a Ghost Museum parking lot (which would have been creepy if I hadn't been so frustrated) for like 20 minutes to get things all sorted out.  It was not pleasent. 

Jillian was holding Brynn & B took a BITE of the fan.  Yep, she bit off that foam blade. 
Teething is brutal folks. 

We had the best time.  I sure love that these people were a package deal when I married J!