Friday, July 30, 2010


Kenzie: "Mom, you know when two people get married and there's a guy there with a Bible?"

Me: "Yes you mean the preacher?"

Kenzie: "Yeah. Well, why does he call the girl Waffle-Headed?"

Me: "Waffle-Headed?" I thought for a minute and then it hit me; then I laughed.

Me: "He doesn't say Waffle-Headed Kenzie, he says 'lawful wedded.' He says 'Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?'

Ah, to be a kid again!!
Was there ever a word or phrase that you said totally wrong as a kid?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Taking the plunge...

Well, its a start anyway. Ever since Kenzie was little, she'd been a little weary of water. She liked to play in water as long as it wasn't too deep but absolutely hated if she got water in her face. We've been trying to work with her at home and trying to get her more comfortable in the water. When she was in IL earlier this summer, she actually did learn how to doggy-paddle and she does that really well. Our next step is trying to get her to put her head under water so she can start to swim under water. After much cohersion (and seeing that her brother was doing it), she put her head under water. Yay!!!! She was very happy that she could do it and after realizing that she wasn't going to drown, she did it more and more.
We were going to have her take swimming lessons this summer but summer is about over already.
We'll keep working with her and hopefully before long, she's swimming like a fish.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just Chillin'

I found Aydan in his room like this the other day. He was just chillin' in the intertube with his dogs having a conversation with them. I thought it was so cute.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Few Park Pics

I love that this park had covers over the playground equipment. It kept everything from getting too hot to touch and kept the kids cooler that being out in the sun!
Hard to believe that there's only about a month left until school starts back up! I need to think about getting Kenzie's school supplies! Ugh!
~Have a good week!!~

Monday, July 19, 2010

Our weekend update

Is it just me, or did the weekend fly by? They never last long enough!

Saturday, we decided to go to the Galleria Mall. Now, why we would choose to fight the traffic and spend 15 minutes looking for a parking spot just for something to do, I have no idea. But, it was indoors and out of the heat.

We walked by the Claire's store and I whispered to Danny that we should get Kenzie's ears pierced. To keep it a surprise, I let them walk on and I went in to make sure they even did that in that store and to see what was involved. After finding out that they did do piercings, I went back over to Danny and the kids and we asked her if she wanted to get it done or not. At first, she was hesitant and didn't know if she wanted to or not because she didn't know how much it would hurt. I admitted that yes, it would hurt a little bit, kind of like a shot at the doctor's office and she didn't have to get it done if she didn't want to. After a few moments of consideration, she agreed to have it done.
We picked out her studs and the woman explained the procedure to us. She gave Kenzie a teddy bear to squeeze while she pierced both ears. After the first one was done, I could tell that Kenzie thought that it hurt a little bit but she didn't cry. When she was all done, she looked in the mirrow with the biggest smile on her face.

{piercing the first ear}


She picked out some cute earrings to wear after the 6 weeks of wearing the studs were up. She was so excited to show them off! I told her that about the time school starts up again, she'll be able to wear any kind of earrings she wants. She's just thrilled and so am I to be able to go earring shopping with her :)

After we left the Galleria, we headed downtown to Discovery Green park. The kids brought a huge gallon container of bubbles that they played with for a little while. The park was showing a movie that night on a big projector screen but we had already planned to go to Miller Outdoor Theatre that night to watch a play of "Little Shop of Horrors." The play was starting at 8:30 pm so shortly after 6 pm we headed over to the theatre.

I had been wanting to go see a show at this theatre for a long time. All events at the theatre are FREE which is totally awesome! They have a huge stage set up and a big seating area. Behind the regular seating is a huge hill that people sit on with blankets, chairs, and coolers. You can bring your own food and drinks and have a picnic if you want but they also have a concessions stand too. Here's a picture of what it look like-

So anyways, we get there and we're all set up on top of the hill with our chairs, blankets for the kids to sit on, drinks, food, and toys to occupy the kids. It was about an hour before the show and we noticed the sky getting darker and clouds moving in. Before we knew it, it started to rain...and rain...and then pour!! So, we packed up our chairs, blankets, and toys and started running for the car (which of course is like forever away!) We were drenched when we got to the car! We thought about waiting out the rain but it didn't look like it was going to stop anytime soon and even if it did, we didn't want to sit on the wet ground afterwards.

So, I was pretty bummed but we'll definately have to try to go back to see another show.

~~Have a great week!~~

Friday, July 9, 2010

Family picnic in Illinois

Wow, its been a while since my last post! Still no home computer but I stole some pictures from my mom's facebook page from our visit to Illinois. We had a bunch of family and friends get together at North Park in Fairbury with lots of food. That way, it was much easier to see a lot of people at once since we were only in town for a few days. It worked out really well!! Here are a few pictures.
Kenzie and Aydan playing in a tree.
My Grandma Sally and Great-Aunt Sue :) Me sitting with Grandma Sally, Aunt Sue, and Grandma Nila.

Family picture

The 4 Miller siblings-Jarrad, Me, Erin, and Leon.

Kenzie and cousin Melanie. They were able to spend a lot of time together during the kids' visit, which was great! They missed each other quite a bit.

My kids and my sister's kids-Melanie and Kendall. Aydan and Kendall are quite the little stinkers!! They are only about 3 months apart.

Me and the husband.
We loved seeing everyone that we hadn't seen in a very long time! Our time went by very fast-we were only there for about 3 days.
The kids had been there for about 3 weeks so needless to say, they missed us and were ready to come home. 3 weeks was definately too long and if they go back next summer, I'm thinking a week or so would be plenty! I am very thankful that we had family that was willing to care for the kids during there stay and spend lots of time with them. The kids really loved their time together! Thanks to all of you!!!!!!!!!!