Thursday, July 29, 2010
I think I have mentioned it a couple of times but never officially stated that we began watching a little boy a couple days a week.
Miles started coming over about 6 weeks ago. He was just over 2 months when he started and boy was it an adjustment for us. I am really not used to the every 2 hour feedings, the grunting and noises new borns make, and most of all, the attention that rylee was missing by me helping with miles’ needs.
It has worked out very good tho. Rylee has adjusted to having a new little friend and has been very helpful by giving him his paci, his bottle, his blankee, and pushing him in the swing. I think that it has worked out to benefit us all.
Here are some pics of Rylee talking to miles one day. She loves to talk to him and make him smile and he loves to look at her and smile at her. He LOVES to be talked to.
And here are a few of the edited pictures of Mr. Moo as we call him.
He sure is a cute little man!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Our local library hosts the summer reading program every summer from June thru the end of July. The participants collect library loot for reading 100 minutes each week and also for participating in different events & completing specific tasks. In the beginning of August they have the “library Store” where the kids can spend their library loot.
Rylee participated in this again this summer. One of the events that they host is the Transportation Fair aka Touch a truck.
We decided to check it out and Rylee very much enjoyed climbing on the the trucks. We had to hurry to get there so she had breakfast on the run and in most of the pictures is either holding a poptart or has poptart smeared across her face.
Rylee with the firetruck
By the payloader and in the bucket of the loader.
By the tree chipper/wood chipper machine.
Dancing in the parking lot.
In another big truck
Ella and Sydney decided they would take Rylee under their wings and take her into the trucks. Here they were asking her which one she wanted to go to next.
They also had a cop car which Rylee got to sit and pretend to drive.
Back to the fire truck to sit inside of it.
And finally the Garbage Truck. Not my favorite truck of the day in terms of sanitization, but you know. Let the girl be a kiddo!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
We were lucky enough to be able to buy a camper again, and we have been trying to get the most out of it this summer. We have went 2 times since we got it and plan to go again this weekend. We are also very lucky to live fairly close to numerous state parks which makes going camping fairly convenient for us.
A couple of weekends ago, we went camping and some friends came out for the evening to hang out. They were going to stay longer but a storm came along and frightened us all away. We even packed up the camper and hightailed it out of there for a more secure shelter of our home.
But the girls enjoyed the time regardless. Even if it was short lived that night and we ended up doing banana boats on the grill at home.
Rylee out at the campground – Looks like she was a little warm.
Miss Madeline riding her bike – She was so careful and waited for every car to pass before she would head out onto the road.
Mya had so much fun filling Rylee’s trike trunk with rocks. Rylee loved having someone to play with.
Again, Mya showing off her rocks.
Miss Mya posing for a picture
Hugs for best friends
And my favorite picture from the weekend – two 2 year olds (or a 2.5 yearold and a 23 month old but 2 year olds is close enough) exploring the campground together! SO CUTE!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Our annual Great Strides Walk was held in the beginning of June. I know – I am way behind in posting this, but oh well – better late then never!
Team Roses for Rylee had about 20-25 people in attendance! Thank you so much for all who came out to walk and support not only our Rylee but all of the other children and adults living with Cystic Fibrosis.
The walk raised about $125,000.00 for reasearch for new treatments, medicines and hopefully a cure. We are so grateful to have such wonderful people in our lives.
Miss Rylee wasn’t feeling good the day of the walk because of allergies, but we dressed her back up in her Team Roses for Rylee garb and took out to take some pictures for Thank you’s later that month.
Monday, July 19, 2010
This little dollie really made me work to get some pictures, but she sure is a cutey and even tho there are no smiles or smirks, Her cuteness makes it ok!
I caught her mid sneeze in the picture below!
We had to do two separate sessions because during the first one I got very few direct looks from miss tehya.
Such a big girl!
This one below is by far my favorite of both sessions.
and another favorite!
Thank you so much Jocelyn for bringing Tehya out to take pictures and also for the wait while I worked on my computer to receive the edited shots!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I believe I can say that I am the worlds worst blogger! I have great intentions of blogging about every photo-shoot I do, every event that my family partakes in, and everything in between, but I have had some major lack of motivation in that department.
We have been keeping very busy this summer going to the pool, the library, story time, the movies, the park, for walks, and just about anything else you could do during the summer. We started watching our neighbors grandson a couple days a week and that keeps us pretty busy on the days he is here. He is now 4 months old and whoa – I was not prepared for how much work a infant is again. But we love it and every day R. comes out of her room and past the spare room where the pack and play is set up she asks where Mile is.
R. is now 23 months old. She is getting so big and I figured it was a good time to check thru some milestones. She has been walking and running for quite sometime (walking since she was a year). She now can jump and actually get her feet off of the ground. She loves to jump. She is finally talking more. She says Momma, Daddy, Mile, paci, bottle, outside, phone, Dora, Boofs, Swipey, oh Man, love you, niiiite, buh bye, uppey, abre (open in spanish from dora), hunry (hungry), yumm, and many more. She suprises us everyday with where she is coming up with her words. It’s like it just hit her one day that she could speak. She also repeats every thing we say.
She loves to help feed Miles and give him his paci even though he really doesn’t like it like she likes hers. She enjoys swimming so much, but only for about an hour and then she is ready to go home.
R. is so well behaved for the most part. Of course, like any toddler, she does have her tantrums and moments, but really, she is a very good little girl. She sits very well at movies and enjoys them for the most part. She is also in love with Dora the Explorer right now! She is always asking to watch Dora and Boof’s and Swipey! Oh Man!
She also has been working on pedaling her trike (which she almost has mastered) and she loves to go down the slides at all the park. A new fascination of hers is not only to swing in her swing outside but to climb into the baby swing we have set up for miles and use that. What a goof!
And now on to the CF milestones
We just had a clinic visit this week and it was tremendously good – we are still waiting for good culture results though, so keep praying! R. gained 1 pound and 1 inch since we were last there and dipped a little on the growth chart for weight but they think mainly because of the summer activities and how she never sits still! We finally got her tummy problems figured out by adjusting the miralax doses up and down a little each day depending on how she seems to be eating and pooping! She can now take 4 enzymes whole on a spoon of applesauce at one time. She can do it without applesauce too but what fun is that for mom not to have to carry around a spoon and yummy applesauce all the time?
She also had a major accomplishment this time at the clinic – She didn’t cry at all or shed any tears. She shook the doctors hand when he walked in and let everyone listen to her lungs. She was such a big girl and we celebrated by buying her a baby carseat and babydoll to play with! She loves it!
Well that is the majority of the new milestones and updates! She is growing up so fast and I miss my baby but I love this age right now! I only wish that there was a cure for this disease before she grows up to much. I don’t want her to suffer from it at all. I have hope though.
No pictures again, because my computer is lacking the storage space so I havent’ been able to take any pictures off my memory card to edit them for fear of crashing the computer and losing everything. That problem is soon to be fixed and you will be on picture overload!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!