Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Madness

Well, March is officially over and not a single post...EEK!  We have been a bit busy :)

Mid-month the CA Millers came to stay with us for a week.  We had a wonderful time hanging out, exploring some sights and just being together.  Since it was a Miller visit, it also included lots of DONUTS! 

Saturday we got to attend Drew's cousin Nicole's wedding.  Seriously the most gorgeous reception EVER.  We enjoyed seeing lots of family that we don't get to see enough, some adult time and silly pictures. Unfortunately the night ended in a bust - one of our SUV's windows was smashed in an Danette's backpack was stolen.  Not the best end to the evening - we seem to have poor car luck lately!

The boys definitely enjoyed each other - Hayden and Crosby were fast friends and Jack did everything possible to keep up.  Crosby is already asking when we can go visit them next!

The rest of the month has passed in a blur of work, school, allergies, legos and daily life.  Our little guys are getting SO BIG and life is very busy and very full right now!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Here are days 35-52 of 2014.  Highlights: SNOW, seeing the LEGO movie, a trip to IKEA that ended in ice cream and lots of laughter!



An interview with Crosby James on his 5th Birthday...

What is your favorite color? Blue and red

What is your favorite toy? Stickers, colors and LEGOs

What is your favorite fruit? Apples, pears, grapes and oranges

What is your favorite TV show? Superhero Squad and Curious George

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Sandwiches, fruit, soft pretzels with cheese dip

What is your favorite outfit? Costumes - Iron Man and Captain America

What is your favorite game? Angry Bird Starwars, LEGO games on the Xbox or iPad

What is your favorite snack? Apple juice, fishies, crackers and fruity snacks (which is funny, because he VERY rarely will ever drink juice! He also wanted me to put lemon juice?!)

What is your favorite animal? Elephants, giraffes and penguins

What is your favorite song? "Everything is Awesome" from the Lego movie
What is your favorite book? Sticker books, superhero books, Curious George books, Batman books

Who is your best friend? Daddy, Jackson, Mommy, Blakey, Isaiah, Danielle, Aden, Hayden.....

What is your favorite cereal? Kix and Crunch Berries

What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in my sandbox and ride bikes.  I also like to go to the park.

What is your favorite drink? Milk and water

What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and Halloween and Happy Valentine's Day

What do you like to take with you to bed at night? Blankie, elephant, a book, water, and my iron man stuffed ball
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Toast with cream cheese, and donuts!

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Donuts!

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Fireman.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Super Jump Party Zone!

Today we celebrated Crosby's 5th Birthday at the Super Jump Party Zone with all of Crosby's friends.  We had a blast bouncing, eating pizza and cake and hanging out with some really fun people.  Crosby was SOOOO sweaty from all of the running and jumping but had an EXCELLENT time.  Even Jack got in on the bouncy house action, which is a first for him as he usually avoids them like crazy,  Not even Jack could resist Uncle Greggy in the bouncy house jumping around like an ape (my highlight of the day). He saw that and just had to be a part of the fun!

Crosby reports that his highlights were opening presents and eating cake :)

Here are the very few pictures we managed to take.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2014 Days 17-34

We've had a lot of fun days lately with these two boys.  I feel like I am getting a preview of what is to come because they often form a duo of destruction.  The boys love to chase, wrestle and generally create havoc, all with huge smiles and lots of laughter (and some growling).  Our days and nights are BUSY, but it is such a wonderful season!!  We are gearing up for Valentine's Day at the end of this week and Crosby's 5th birthday is fast approaching (and to be honest, that is freaking me out a bit, when did he get so old?!).
It truly is a beautiful life...

Monday, February 10, 2014

There's no business like SNOW business....

We woke up Sunday morning to a beautiful WHITE landscape. The boys stared out the window in awe and immediately started asking to go out!  We don't really have snow outfits for the boys - they seem to grow a size (many times 2) each year and since it snows maybe twice a year here it doesn't seem like a necessary expense.  So we layered up!!  Multiple pairs of pants and shirts, rain boots (because those are essential in WA!), hats and mittens and out we went.  It should be noted that Jack despises layering.  That boys loves a minimal amount of clothing, and refuses any attempt at keeping him warm.  Getting him dressed was akin to wrestling a screaming, wild animal.  BUT, the moment we walked outside he was fascinated and I even managed to sneak on his hat and mittens.  I saw that as a minor victory. :)

The boys would have stayed out all day - building snow men, making snow angels, helping Daddy to shovel the side walk and driveway, and of course throwing snowballs.  Crosby managed to dump a pile on my head when I was distracted.  Crosby 1: Mommy 0.  By the time we dragged them inside kicking and screaming (literally) their little cheeks were bright red and their clothing was soaked. We had two very happy and tired boys!  They were very sad to see rain this morning and are hoping for snow again soon!!

I think next year we might have to upgrade the wardrobes and go hunt out snow more often, they loved it!!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Celebrate 48!

The big news around the Miller household this past week has been the Seahawks Super Bowl 48 victory.  The boys nightly chant "Go Hawks!", Jack insists on wearing "Go Hawks!" apparel as much as he can, and they love running around with their Seahawks football balloons from the Super Bowl party.  And Drew....the boy is in hog heaven.  He has literally worn Seahawks apparel for 2 weeks straight. Every day.  We have buttons, flags, signs, and I believe some Super Bowl champ pint glasses from Groupon are en route to our house. 

We had a great time watching the game down at Greg and Amanda's.  The big boys loved their huge TV and couch and all of the wonderful food.  The little kids had a blast being all together.  And since the game was later they even got  to all get into the bathtub together, always a family favorite!!  Such a fun night and a VERY HAPPPY HUSBAND!  :)

Go Hawks!

Jack wanted to be held like a baby during the tense moments of the NFC Championship game.
Skittles!! Ready for the game! (And Drew's manly playoff beard!)
Everyone taking their seats, ready for the action!
The "big" boys loved having time to play Lego Super Heros together, their version of a Super Bowl in terms of excitement!
Cousin baths - always a favorite!
Watching a movie while we wait for the MVP to be announced so we can head home.