Thursday, September 25, 2014

Here we go again.......

Tomorrow Miss Mila will be having surgery for another set of ear tubes and possible removal of her adenoids.  We found out about a month ago that the right tube had already fallen out, didn't even last 3 months...... 
Since winter is approaching, our ENT is being proactive by replacing the tubes instead of waiting to see if and when she has an ear infection.  At the time of the surgery, they will also take a look at her adenoids and if they seem large they will remove them.  Mila has had a runny nose on and off most of the time and she also has some other symptoms that indicate enlarged adenoids.  Little nervous about surgery this time as Hudson took awhile to bounce back when he had his two years ago.  Hoping for a quick recovery from our little princess!



Monday, August 11, 2014

Thomas the Train in Duluth!

This past weekend we made the trip up to Duluth with our great friends the Shermans & Wenzels.  We arrived Friday afternoon and enjoyed a little sunshine at the beach before heading out to dinner then back to our hotel.

Saturday was a busy but fun day.  Started out the morning with a trip to Superior Zoo to check out some animals and let the kids run!








From there we decided to make the trek up to Gooseberry Falls in hopes that the kids would nap.  In true fashion, Hudson didn't sleep at all and Mila fell asleep once we arrived at the park.  We still made the best of it checking out the waterfalls.



We finished off the day with a trip to the water park at our hotel.  Such a busy but fun day!

Sunday was spent visiting Thomas the Train!  Our train ride was scheduled at 10AM so we headed over there just before 9 so the kids could enjoy all the activities prior.

 Karlee (4), Sam (2), Hudson (4), Ethan (3), and Blake (1)



 Here he comes!  Hudson can't believe it's Thomas!!!

So excited for our train ride!

Here we go!

What a great weekend with great friends!  Looking forward to our next adventure together!


Hawaiian Luau!

Since Mila's birthday falls in July and she loves to go swimming, we decided a Hawaiian Luau themed party was perfect for her first birthday!


 The pictures on the poster board are the weekly instagram pictures I took!


We lucked out with nice weather, warm but not overly humid :)  Perfect for swimming in the front yard and running through the sprinkler.


We even had a photo booth!





Dinner consisted of delicious BBQ pulled pork on pretzel buns with macaroni salad, veggies with dip, fruit kabobs, and chips with pineapple salsa!


Hudson was all about helping his sister open her gifts :)  She got all sorts of fun stuff including a shopping cart with food, a stroller for her dolly, bath toys, books, clothes, and a princess cozy coupe which she loved!


Of course we had to end the night with some delicious cake and ice cream!  Mila had fun playing with the cake and Hudson enjoyed eating the frosting for her :)






Thanks to everyone who helped make her first birthday so special!  Can't believe our baby girl is already 1, time just flies!




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday!

What a first year this has been!  Hard to believe that one year ago this morning, I was headed to Mayo Clinic for my scheduled c-section :)

39 weeks!

Within a couple hours of arriving I had this sweet baby girl in my arms!

Weighing in at 7lbs 6 oz, Mila Grace was here!

This first year has definitely been a bit of a challenge but all the smiles, giggles, and cuddles made it worth it!  Miss Mila Gracie you are a sweet yet sassy, independent baby girl.

1 month

2 months

3 months 

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

12 months

Happy Birthday Mila Grace!  Excited to see what you will discover this second year!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On the move

It is so hard for me to believe that Mila will already be 1 next week :( 
This year has absolutely flown by!  I feel like her first year went by so much faster than Hudson's but that is probably because we are so much more busier with the two of them.

Mila has learned some exciting things just this week.  She is now standing for longer periods of time all by herself.  Monday she kept standing up and she looked so proud of herself.  She is cruising all over the furniture and even moving from one piece to the next.  She loves to walk around the house now holding on to your fingers.  I have a feeling she will be walking any day now, yikes!


Last night she also mastered our bedroom stairs!  Crawled up all four stairs with no problem.  Reached the top and gave me a huge smile, so proud of her accomplishment :)

Sweet baby girl!