Sunday, July 25, 2010

OHHHH how I Love you July!!

Enjoy all of the many pictures of our 24th!
Wouldn't be complete without a yummy dessert!

One of the missionaries gave Millie a picture of Jesus and she couldn't stop gazing at it!!
Millie loved the floats!!

ohhh, the love!
I love this picture!!

Jake can't help himself!! He loves her SOOO much!
Uncle Justin and Jake!
Enjoying the fireworks!
Millie loves Justin!

Millie LOVING the fireworks!
The family!
Dakota and I.

Millie soo tired and ready for bed!
LOVE, love, LOVE July!! Always have, always will! Love it even more with kids! Millie is the perfect age this year, she could not get enough of the fireworks! She even learned the sign!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I just had to share these pictures!! Love the colors that Millie has on with the grass!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010



We love to make our own personal pizza's at our house!
Try this YUMMY recipe! This is my favorite pizza recipe, but you can make the dough and let the kids put anything on it!!
PIZZA CRUST Ingredients
1 teaspoon Instant Or Active Dry Yeast
1-½ cup Warm Water
4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
⅓ cups Olive Oil

Note: it’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance, and 3 or 4 days is even better.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Top your crust with your toppings of choice. Then bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly.

1 whole Recipe For Pizza Crust (mine Makes Two Crusts)
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
½ cups Barbecue Sauce
Olive Oil, For Drizzling
Salt For Sprinkling
16 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thinly
½ whole Red Onion, Cut In Half And Sliced Very Thin
Chopped Cilantro, to taste

Monday, July 12, 2010

15 months

Now that Millie is 16.5 months I guess I will talk about her 15 month updates!

20.7 lbs (10th%)
31" (50-75%)

**How does she sleep?**

She goes to bed around 8 and 9pm and sleeps until 9:30-10:00ish am
She still takes 2-3 naps per day, one an hour after she wakes up for 3 hours and then 2 hours after lunch for 2 hours. Sometimes she will take a nap for an hour while I am cooking dinner.
she has a VERY hard time sleeping anywhere besides our house and in her bed. If I am at my moms or on vacation she will go the whole day without a nap:( She likes to be laid down and have her pink blankie with silk edges on her! She sucks her first two fingers on her right hand only to fall asleep!

**Does she talk?**

She says a couple of things like "dad" "mom" "Jyk"(Jake) "mo" (more) "hat" "hot" "side" (outside) "dog" "beau"(my sisters dog) Baa ba (bottle) "whts zat "(what's that?)
She has about 50 signs (ASL) and counting.. I show her a new one and she not only uses it but remembers it!
It shocks me how much she understands lately! I tell her to give a bite to Jake and she does! I tell her to go get her bottle and she runs and grabs it! I tell her to throw it and she throws it!
The girl is a smarty pants!

**How is her appetite?**

She likes mostly anything I feed her but it is hard to get her to sit and eat. She is CONSTANTLY on the go... I usually have to follow her around and put bites in her mouth!
She refuses to eat unless she has a fork, which she really does well with! She loves drinking out of her own cup with no lid as well!

**How does she get around?**

Millie has one speed.....FAST!! She RUNS everywhere.. I am not kidding! Those of you who have seen her know what I'm talking about! She sprints! Back and forth, in and out, up and down! She is a mover! She climbs up ladders, bunk beds, tables, etc... I find her on the toy ledge and on Jake's top bunk several times a day! I had to buy her squeaker shoes so I could better locate her!

**How many teeth does she have?**

Millie got her first 2 bottom teeth at 10 months, the top HUGE teeth popped up shortly after.... Seriously, they are so funny!!! We wonder where they came from...I call them Chiclets! And that is all she has! 4 teeth!? I'm not sure where they are and why they are taking so long? She doesn't seem to mind:)

**What are her nicknames!**

Apparently "Millie" is the best name on this planet for nicknames! She has been called EVERYTHING!! Millimeter, Million, Mildew, Millipede, Milbourne, Millie vanilli, Millisecond, Millionaire, Millicent, Milski, Milinator... And more!

The ones WE call her every day are Sister, Saster, Mildred(my personal favorite), Baby girl, Girlfriend and Mil Mil!

Millie is pure joy! She is so busy and so fun! We never run out of smiles and laughs when she is around! She knows what she wants and is VERY determined! She knows when she is being funny and loves to make us laugh!

Happy 15 months!

CORN on the COB

Millie loves corn on the cob! Not cooked... No problem!
This is what she did while we husked the corn! Cute girl!
Have I mentioned how much I love summer!?