Miles 1 second a day from birth

Happy first birthday to our sweet boy…Miles Bennett was born February 26, 2014…he is our little dude, our destructor, our everything, and is very much loved. We managed to capture 1 second a day from birth…so many memories to hold onto. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Things a 3 year old might say…

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We were listening to Payton’s current favorite song “Uptown Funk” and I started singing…
P: Mom don’t sing!
Me…keeps singing
P: Mom don’t sing, just sing another time!!  He sings better! <pointing to Bruno Mars>

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On one of many nights Payton was up from 11pm-5am…yay…at around  3am Payton is yet again standing at my bedside…
Me: Payton…goooo toooo bed! You are going to be so cranky tomorrow!
P: <big smile and as perky as can be> YUP!
Me: <laughing and possibly crying> I’m begging you, go to sleep!
P: It’s ok Mommy, I took a good nap. Ok now, it’s morning time, les get dressed!
<puts Payton back in bed>  …30 mins later at my bedside again
P: Lets go Mommy, what we got planned today?
Me: Payton are you fully dressed?!  Nooooo!
…wearing new undies, leggings, dress, and shoes…ahhhhh!
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Byron and Payton were talking about who is bigger and smaller than each other.
Byron: I think I am bigger than you kiddo.
P: Well when I was a kid I was bigger, laster day!
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P: <yelling> Mom!!!  Dad!!!
Byron: Yes Payton?
P: No Dad, I said Mom first!  Mom only!
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Payton and Miles were taking a bath together…
P: What is that Mama?!  <pointing to a naked Miles and his manhood>
Me: Oh, that is where Miles goes pee pee from.
P: Ohhh, it looks like a donut.  Is that why Daddy likes donuts so much?!
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P: “Mama color with me! Mama color with me! Mama color with me! Mama mama mama mama coooollloooorrrrrr with meeeeeeee! Mama color with me! Color with me! Color with me! Mamaaaaaaa color with me!
So I color…for 5 seconds…
P: Maaaaamaaaaaaa don’t colllllllor theeeeere! …followed by screaming crying tantrum on the ground.

 

 

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Valentine’s Cuties

Happy Valentine’s from these little love bugs!
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It’s Superbowl Sunday…Let’s go Hawks!!

We are all so excited for the big game today…Seahawks 2 years in a row…squeeee!  Last Friday wasn’t just Blue Friday…it was Super Blue Friday and the kids had a blast celebrating their Seahawks.  Lots of little screams of “Beast Mode!”.  Gooooo Hawks!

Baby Beast Mode:
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Big Girl Beast Mode:
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And 2 Best Friends cheering on the Seahawks together:
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And then there was this super cute sequence of high fiving turned to fist bumps…little cuties…I mean come on, does it get any cuter than this?!
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Go Hawks!!

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11 months old!

Ack!  Only one more month until I have a one year old!  Crazy talk!  Highlights of Miles’ past month:
–6 teeth!  And for the most part has stopped biting…now he just messes with us a gnaws. –Sleeping 12 hours a night still…half the time.  Which is still better than big sister!  The other half he’s up for a bit yearning for a nice back rub to get back to sleep. Hey…I don’t blame him!
–Stands for short periods, tries to take a step, cruises around with his walker, bear crawls, and of course loves to be carried by Mama…A LOT.
–Nurses 4 times a day and drinks water with a straw. He’s become a picky eater!  Loves: humus, Cheerios, bread/toast, oatmeal, banana, mandarin oranges, pears, sweet potato, beans, guacamole, butternut squash. Hates hates hates: potatoes, zucchini, green beans, peas, and plain avocado.
–Loves music class…taps, claps, yells and sings!
–Loves to wave “hi” and “bye”!
–Gives huge bear hugs and slobbery open mouth kisses.
–Waits for you to take a drink then immediately eats your mouth to try and get a taste.
–Hates hates hates his car seat and stroller!
–Says “Dada” “Mama” and imitates lots of animal noises.  Tries to whistle! =)
–Favorite book by far is “Zoo Train” by Lissa Rovetch…he squeals in delight at the site of this book!
–Favorite toys: shape sorter, balls, blocks, xylophone, Billy Beats keyboard, loves drawing on the Magna Doodle, pot of veggies he can take the lid on and off of.
–Sits with his legs crossed…it is SO cute!
–Nicknames: little Dude, little chubber, chunk chunk, destructor.
Favorite pics from the last months:
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Saying goodbye to our first house…

One chapter is ending and a new one beginning. I can’t believe we are soon moving out of our first family home. Getting ready to move has me stressed, exhausted, on edge, excited…but most of all…nervous. Nervous to leave the house that holds all of our most cherished memories. This is the house I spent 2 months of bed rest in, the house we stressed over two different pregnancies in, where we brought 2 different newborns home to, where they both refused to sleep, where they both finally slept, where they both learned to crawl, where Payton learned to walk, where we come to after a long day, where tears have been cried from munchkins, tears from Mommy and Daddy, tears of joy, tears of exhaustion, where first coos and giggles engulfed the room, belly laughs and gummy grins brightened the day, where the excitement of learning letters/colors/numbers happened, family dance-offs, hide and seek, peek a boos, games of “bet you can’t catch me!”, the house where first puzzles were built and crayons colored on the wall, this is the house where all of our first family memories were made. I know there are just as exciting memories to be made as we move forward but I can’t help but have a heavy heart as we say good-bye to the first house I have called home. Our home. We are saying good-bye to our first family home.
They say the window is the soul of a home and I could not agree more.  This window is by far one of the memories I will hold on to the tightest.  This window was visited daily, multiple times.  It was Payton’s favorite spot to just sit and watch.  We watched the fog roll in, sprinkles turn to showers, evening turn to dusk, sunshine break through gray clouds, we watched for birds and barked at dogs, we watched Daddy wash the cars and take out the trash, we learned about cement mixers and excavators, it was the window Payton sprinted to when she heard the garage door open to wave to Daddy, it is the window we can wave to the garbage trucks from…this window was the soul of our house and I will miss it dearly.
So onward we march…there are so many wonderful blissful memories that have yet to be made…

Our window…
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Miles’ first Christmas

This post comes a bit late, but better late than never…right?  Just some pics of our first Christmas as a family of four…and a wonderful few days spent with Byron’s side of the family.  =)
Payton made a new ornament, Christmas wreath, and decorated cookies for Santa:
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Then it was all family time, play time, and opening presents:

Doctor Payton giving Grandpa a check-up.

Doctor Payton giving Grandpa a check-up.

Miles and Grandpa time

Miles and Grandpa time

Miles and Gaga time

Miles and Gaga time

It is Christmas!  On Christmas Eve while Payton was getting ready for bed the door bell rang...she starts sprinting down the hall screaming "it is Santa!  he is here!".  =)

It is Christmas! On Christmas Eve while Payton was getting ready for bed the door bell rang…she starts sprinting down the hall screaming “it is Santa! he is here!”. =)

Love these two.

Love these two.

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Payton thought all the toys were hers, Miles trying to gain control back of his dino.

Payton thought all the toys were hers, Miles trying to gain control back of his dino.

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Gaga lovin.

Gaga lovin.

dump truck!!

dump truck!!

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Cement mixer...her favorite!

Cement mixer…her favorite!

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puzzles with Uncle Tuesday

puzzles with Uncle Tuesday

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