Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dane's Newsletter

I had trouble uploading this file... so I went through SLIDE. If you care to read the newsletter, just keep clicking until you get the print large enough to read!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Boys

Look at these two handsome boys! This was a rather candid moment in which Dane was climbing on Myles. Myles suggested I take a picture! I'm so glad he did, look at the cute, adorable faces! Myles loves having a baby brother! Dane is coming at a time in Myles life in which he could easily be upset at the added chaos of having a baby brother, instead he embraces Dane and loves him dearly! I do think Dane is starting to admire his older siblings, too! He watches Myles and Elliott each time they enter and leave the room, checking out their faces, responding to the crazy antics! It's so neat to watch the bond between these kiddos grow each da y!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A swingin good time...

Wow, does Dane love the swings! This is his first time in the swings, ever.... and he was all smiles. Normally babies seem to cry when the wind takes their breath away with each swing. Dane LOVED it! He laughed and smiled the whole time. I guess I know where we will be spending many Spring and Summer days!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My baby is ONE!

Wow, what an exciting year! Dane came out a 6.5 lb baby and has grown into a nearly 20 lb one-yr-old. Changes galore this child has gone through! Dane has been a great addition to this family! Enjoy his newsletter and s ome of these photos as a glimpse into his young life!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A cool new bike

Much thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Taylor, Myles now can sport around on a really cool new bike! It is a Tony Hawk trick bike... not that Myles is going to be doing lots of tricks anytime soon, he still has to learn how to ride without traning wheels! However, the trick spokes on the back make a nice platform for SEth to assist in teaching Myles how to ride his bike! Birthday's are always so much fun, especially when you can get new cool things like this, lots of Lego Sets, Lego games, cake and other fun things!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Lego Space Police Party

Myles has always had parties at home, and never asked to have a party at some fancy place with bounce houses or really expensive pizzas. So the past few years, I've tried to come up with creative options (last year was Popcorn and a MOive, and the year before was Arts and Crafts), so this year, again, he had no interest in venturing out to an elaborate facility! So, I, again, had to think of something creative. So, I came up with a Lego party. I combined his gifts and party into one. I got him several Lego sets from one particular theme, Lego Space Police! I then sent invites (looking like small paper briefcases with confidential on the outside) with missions to complete! The boys all had a great time playing with the Legos and creating their own missions! Thanks to the neighbor boy, the big sets were built ahead of time! And then it was time for singing and cake, and Myles sure enough had his ears covered, for some reason he despises the song Happy Birthday, and it doesn't even have to be sang to him. He doesn't like it at any time! His friends and him enjoyed laughing at the candle that did not blow out. After three or four times trying to blow the candle out, they started fanning the flame. Then it was time for the adults to take away the candle!!! It was so funny watching them laugh in amazement as the candle relit each time it was blown out.

After the kid party it was the family party! Just one big day of parties! I wouldn't have it any other way. My morning actually started out with a scrapbook event in Noblesville, which was so much fun. On the first Saturday of each month we meet in Noblesville at the Logan Village Mall for a short project (for complete details visit www.projectscrapbook.net). It was great to see the return customers and meet some new ones!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Myles is 8

On this day 8 years ago, Myles was born around 7:00 am in the morning! Oh, what a joyous, life changing day that was - it was the moment we went from a 'couple' to a 'family.' This moment, eight years ago, gave me an entire new purpose to my life. And here we are eight short years later! We are crossing obstacles and enjoying new experiences daily! Myles is a great first child (had we had Elliott first, we may never have ventured into child bearing again!!!! okay, just kidding). What I really mean to say is Myles is reserved, proud, empathetic, compassionate, and loving! He doesn't ask for much - he is a self soothing, self entertaining, and dedicated to family moments and time!

On this special morning (see photo above) I made Myles his favorite breakfast, monkey bread! Note to self, start after I have drank my coffee.... I made a few mistakes since I was a bit blurry-eyed, however, with only limited time, I had to rush to get it done mistakes and all. The kids still enjoyed the treat! And then at the end of the school day, I picked Myles up and we headed to Grandma and Grandpa Mathews. We then went to the Lego store in Cincinnati to pick out the BRAND NEW Lego games (they had just came out this week). Myles was so thrilled.

And then the evening ended with dinner at the Mexican restauarant, a favorite of Myles. Grandma really wanted the people to sing Happy Birthday, but Myles was so against the attention. So we didn't get the ice cream! Oh well... what a great day to share with Myles! He was excited it was his birthday, he didn't want to go to bed because he knew his birthday would be over, however, he also knew he had a big party the next day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dane is so ready to walk.....

Check out this latest video of Dane and his walker. Just last week, I'd put him up to the toy, and he'd sit down. This week he is climbing up and walking with it.... He is changing too quick. Dane has been cruising around furniture for weeks now, I so thought he'd be walking by now on his own! I think this is a major start! Myles was walking and 10 months and Elliott at one year. I guess I am thankful a bit that he is not walking as early as Myles was, it's hard enough to keep him out of trouble when he's just crawling and scooting around the floor and walking along furniture. He is getting braver in his steps, and taking larger risks from object to object!