Thursday, April 16, 2015

A trip to the Bluebonnets... and the Dentist

The last week has been pretty busy for Miles - we drove all the way out to Wylie on Saturday so we could take the quintessential Texas bluebonnet pictures with his friends John and Drew.

It all started off fine, but we were late leaving our house because Miles was napping, so he didn't get to get out of the car once we arrived because everyone was leaving to go to the flowers.  This was obviously the end of the world, and someone threw such a crying fit that he threw up.  Thankfully, I had many outfit options for him but the cleanup was rough.

However, I learned that we should have paid the extra $100 for the Chicco NextFit with the cover that zips off, and that my kid looks uber serious in 98% of all photos.  These are the best out of dozens where he looks like he does not like flowers at all.

Then, on Monday, Miles had his first dental appointment.  His pediatrician recommends that kids get an exam after they turn one, so we went to see Dr. Carla before school.  She said Miles has way more teeth than most kids his age (he has four on the front top and bottom, plus four 12 month molars) and also a pretty pronounced overbite.  Hopefully he doesn't need as much orthodontic work as I did!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

1 year old!

Miles turned one on March 18th, and it's been quite an eventful few weeks!  Our little guy is all over the place - even more so than before.  His personality continues to develop, and it is clear that our boy likes to make people laugh, is happy to sit and figure out how things work, and can be very stubborn (I know this is shocking news to everyone)!

Favorite things: Playing with doors, throwing his food, unstacking blocks, pushing his cars around, splashing at his water table, pushing his pre-walker toys, holding out things for Maggie to take from his hand (apparently hilarious)

Favorite new foods: Waffles, fruit snacks/strips, venison sausage, french fries (oops), grapes

New tricks: Climbing, going without the paci (save for the rare instances when he's fighting a nap), drinking whole milk from sippy cups and straws, yelling what we are 90% sure is "I did it" when achieves something like putting toys in a box or setting a car down a ramp

We had a great time at Miles' birthday party at our house - I am always pleasantly surprised at how many sweet friends and family members are quick to come celebrate with us (all the way out here in Irving).  Miles was given so many generous gifts, and really enjoyed the cake!

Here are entirely too many pictures of the occasion:

This year has gone by so fast, and I can't believe how different life has become in 365 days.  Here's hoping the next year brings us as much joy, and more sleep!