Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Happy Mother's Day

First let me apologize for the lapse in updates to the blog. I guess time has just been getting away from me. I have been working on some Derby stuff, we are having a bout on June 23 so come see me skate. Plus there have been parties and other activities to keep us busy.
Going for a hike with the baby n the  Kelty pack. Thanks to the Stephens family for passing this on to us. We love it.

I wanted to post about my first Mother's Day. We had a great day doing exactly what I wanted to do. We got outside in the sun shine, got some exercise and even had some time to pick wild asparagus. Let me tell you about this stuff! It is so good. Miles enjoyed chewing on the stems. All you have to do is roast it with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. It is AWESOME! It tastes like you smothered it in butter.
Dad giving the Kelty a go. Miles figured out he could grab at the hair on Dad's neck.

Miles playing in the grass

Grandpa Sam was in town and we went up to Chasley and Fessenden to check out his properties and hike around on the prairie. This is a great area to get outside with the dogs and let them run. Although, we have to keep the tracking collar on Willow because she runs out of sight and we usually have to track her down.
Grandpa Sam tending the trees on his property in Fessenden.

The only thing missing on my first Mother's day was the Dairy Queen Blizzard I requested. We drove by DQ that evening and the line was 10 cars deep and the parking lot was over capacity. Everyone and their mother (literally) was at DQ that night. So we just went back the next night and extended Mother's day a little longer.
Mom and baby on the prairie.

Well I hope all the moms out there had a great one. Especially those of my friends who had their first Mother's day. I am so glad I am a member of the Mommy club now.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's Miles doing now?

Well, Miles is pulling himself up on everything and crawling like a champ.

He loves this standing play toy and he is shaking his head like "no" but I don't think he knows exactly what it means yet. It kind of looks like he is dancing to the music too.

He has discovered how to climb the stairs. Aaron and I were watching a movie down stairs last week. I saw Miles crawl over to the stairs but didn't think much of it. Then I look over a few minutes later and he is gone. I ran to the stairs and he was 3 steps up!
Oh my goodness! Well, now the baby gate is up on the bottom steps so we don't have any accidents.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fun times in the Sunshine State

Miles and I had a great time in Florida. The plane rides there and back went smoothly. Miles slept a good portion of the trip, and when he was up he was a happy baby. I think we have this travel thing down. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale and Grandpa picked us up from the air port. Early the next day we traveled from Boynton Beach to Mico Florida to see Grandma and Grandpa Kross's retirement home and to meet Uncle Rich, Aunt Gina and cousins Arianna and Will. We also met Great Uncle Bob and Great Aunt Sue.
No Uncle Rich!!! The baby can't ride in the bed of the truck!!!

With the cousins on the bench by the lake. Grandma and Grandpa's house is the yellow one in the background

My beautiful family

With Grandma

No Grandma! Miles can't drive the camper!!
We got back to Boynton and hung out with Grandma and Grandpa. We took Miles to Grandma's work to show all the ladies she works with the baby she has been talking about for 9 months. We also visited some of Mommy's friends. Vicki had a get together and we got the next generation of the gang together.

With Vicki

Kelly loves babies.
Dave and Beau. Miles and Beau had fun sharing passifiers.
 Then we went to see Nicole and Natalie and their next generation. We had so much fun with those crazy Stefano kids that Miles slept the whole night that night. James even shared his favorite toy with Miles. Thanks James for helping me get a good night's sleep.
Miles loved Mommy Coey

Savannah is a natural with babies.

Nanny singing songs to Miles

What a fun looking group
Miles got to meet Grandma and Grandpa's dog Maggie. He loved her. He played ball with her for hours.
We had a great time, but we really missed Daddy. Hopefully he can come with us next time we go to Florida. The next trip will be a road trip in July to go to Cousin Matt's wedding. We will get to meet cousin Carter then. We can't wait.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Florida trip preview

I'll post more about our trip to Florida when we get back home. But here is a preview. We visited Grandma and Grandpa's retirement home in Mico, Florida and met Uncle Rich and Aunt Gina and Miles' cousins Arianna and William.

On the bench by the lake with Cousins and Grandparents
We also met some of Mommy's friends.

I've joined the Mommy club with Natalie and Nicole and their clan
See everyone back in North Dakota soon.