Friday, October 28, 2011

7 Months

My little man turned 7 months old last week. He's doing so many fun things these days and his personality is really starting to show. Here's what the little bugger is up to:
-Crawling, crawling, crawling! He started crawling about 3-4 weeks ago. I happened to be home with him when he was sick one day and caught his first little scoots:) He has now progressed from scooting to full out crawling and is a man on the move!
-Pulls himself up on whatever he can
-Has 2 teeth
-Says 'Da Da'
-Blows bubbles non stop
-Starting to recognize people and gets super excited when he sees someone who knows (which i love!)
-Slowly introducing solids but mainly a milk man
-Still getting up on average 2 times a night
-thinks its hilarious when his sister sings/shouts 'Miles Jay of the milky way....hey hey hey hey!'
-Pretty sure he's waving...or maybe just opening and shutting his hands but i'm going to say he's advanced and waving:)

Can't get enough of him....

Using dad as a jungle gym



How I found him in his crib one night
when he was supposed to be sleeping



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Time to get fancy

This past week Jay and I had a couple events where we got to enjoy a kids free night out, get dressed in our Sunday best and let loose.

The first was the March of Dimes Chef's Auction. Tons of amazing food, fun people watching and a live and silent auction. This year, along with 2 other couples, we bought a trip to Big Sky, Montana! I'm super excited as I've never been there. Now we just need to decide when to go....winter or summer. Here are a couple of photos from the evening.






The second event was our friends' wedding in the cities. It was our first time away from both the kids overnight. The wedding was filled with love, the couple was gorgeous, the decorations and food were amazing and we had an absolute blast. My body ached for the next three days from dancing so much. A great time was had by all:)



Jay and Ben

The best man, Jay's brother, Andy
Probably coming to summons me
and my incredible moves to the dance floor

Me and the sister-in-law Chris

Monday, October 10, 2011

End of Summer Randoms

Looking through my camera today, I realized there were quite a few pictures I failed to blog. So, here I go with a random post which will contain a mash-up of the last few weeks of summer.
In no particular order....

Kate and her birthday crown

He stands....and wears Kate's bows



We went to the Mall of America for Kate's birthday
She insisted on wearing this hat that goes with her new coat

Chef boyardee??

We attended many of Jay's baseball games




Cousin Max, Miles and Kate enjoying some snacks



Kate and her friend Avery taking in the game

Girl talk with Mary


I got my craft on...
Some friends of mine and I made some uber adorable onesies
at one of our monthly girl's nights



And a couple of the finish products
A tie onesie for Mr. Miles

And a Green Bay Packers, excuse me, 'G' for Mr. Grayson:)

But most of our days were spent playing, snuggling, and shirtless
(kate, not me)

And band aids were our favorite fashion accessories

I could eat him up with a spoon:)




Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Fun

Last weekend the kids and I headed to my dad and his wife, Anita's house in Nicollet. They live right outside of town and have pumpkins and a little decorated area so we decided to take a couple photos. Very impromptu so excuse the blinding sun...but cute none the less.


The angle of the shot makes Kate
look like she has monsterous feet:)

My cousin Erin met us their with her twins Mason and Cleo.
This was the best attempt I could get at a shot of the 4 of them.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jay's 30th Birthday

Jay turned the big 3-0 on September 15th. We celebrated at Blue Bricks, one of our favorite bars throughout the years and were surrounded by great friends. I had a blast and I'm pretty sure Jay would say the same:) But here are some photos give you a visual of the fun that was had....

Jay through the years....

Another shot of the pictures/decorations
It was crazy how much Miles looks like Jay as a baby

Kate and Ashley
(the kiddos were at the party a mere 20 minutes:)




I believe they were arm wrestling to see
who got to sleep in our guest bed



And the world's largest game of left, right, center begins


Waiting for the final roll

Winner, winner, chicken dinner



Ash and I

The ladies of the night

My little sister Em
And momma to be:)

The birthday boy

The parents to be

Some of the old college crew

Ryan sending out the vibe



Amanda, me and momma to be Jen



Now you may be wondering why I included this picture...
See, Jay got a new outfit for his party (see above)
When he tried it on at home, Kate goes:
"You look different"
She then proceeds to go on playing
A few minutes later she emerges wearing this and says:
"Now I look different like you Dad"

And lastly....
You know you've had a good night
when this is the final captured image of the evening...