Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween everyone! It's Mylee's first Halloween and we're being party poopers because we already celebrated it twice. We went to an awesome Halloween party last week and we just finished up the ward trunk or treat carnival last weekend. Our family always likes to keep to a theme with our costumes, so this year Austin's idea was to do "Green Acres". I was the darling "Lisa" and Austin was "Oliver" and Mylee was our pet pig Alfredina (Alfred's cousin). Of coarse Mylee was the cutest. We decorated our trunk like a barn and had the theme song to Green Acres playing in the background. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to charm the judges, but we had fun anyway and it was a great time. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Austin's even wearing real cowboy boots.

We have some more exciting news to share about Mylee. She took her first two steps today! She's not even 8 months old and she's almost walking. Crazy. I know it will be the end of my world when she really starts to walk, but how can stop her. It's too exciting to watch them grow and learn. She also started to wave hello and good bye and she'll clap her hands together. It's so cute. I know, I admit I'm a pretty proud mommy. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I just had to tell you the latest about our family adventures. Last Monday was a special day for our little girl. We took her to her first basket ball game. The Phoenix Suns were playing the Utah Jazz, so we decided to check it out. Mylee had a great time yelling and screaming. She cheered for both the Suns and the Jazz, but in the end the Sun,I'm sorry to say, slaughtered the Jazz. It was so fun.

Mylee is also having fun on her new toy. I've been eyeing this cool car thing at Costco for a while and we finally broke down and bought it. It's so cool, I'm even jelous. You can ride it, or push it, or push buttons and make fun noises.

Pretty soon she'll be driving everywhere.

Mylee has another reason to scream because we just found out that her new cousin is going to be a little boy! Austin's sister is expecting a little boy right around Mylee's first birthday. We can't wait.

Austin just put in his application for his clerkships next year, so we'll keep you posted on where we're headed next. Love you all.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Mylee becomes a Big Girl

Sorry it's been a while since I've updated our blog. We've just been pretty busy with trips and school and now that Mylee's crawling I don't get a lot of sit down time. Yep she's everywhere now, crawling and climbing up anything she can. Her favorite game is chasing Skipper around the house trying to grab his tail. I don't think it's Skipper's idea of fun, but atleast he gets some attention.
Mylee has begun to eat cereal and baby food, and of course anything else she can sneek into her mouth when we're not looking. Her latest scandal is playing with Skipper's food and water. We have to hide it from her now so she won't be tempted.
Mylee has also sprouted a couple of teeth. They're the two front bottom teeth and they look pretty good. She loves to feel them with her tongue. I can't believe she's almost 7 months old already.

Austin just started his 3rd year rotations and seems to be loving the hands on experience. His first rotation is dermatology at the VA Hospital and he's learning alot. We are already deciding 4th year rotations and it looks like we're going to be on the road quite a bit. The three clerkships we're pretty sure about are Worcester, MA, St. Louis, MO, and Tacoma, WA. East coast, midwest, and west coast, I'm way excited. I hope everything will work out.

I'm just keeping busy doing mom stuff. I still teach a couple of violin students and I've started to babysit a 4 1/2 month old little boy 3 times a week. It keeps me busy. Well, hopefully I'll stay more on the ball and keep our blog better updated.