Just So Fun

Milly has been so fun lately.  This morning she wanted to watch The Incredibles and asked me to sit on the couch with her.  She curled up against me with a blanket and paci and we watched most of it before I excused myself to get some work done.  Later, she and Amanda were playing with phones and Amanda had her call me.  She just babbled on and on about who knows what, but it was cute.  Yesterday she passed me in the hall and said, “Whatchoo doin’?”  She kept repeating it no matter what my answer was. She’s taken to spinning in circles lately, particularly right before she goes to bed.  She’ll either turn around and around or run in …

Face Full of Ice Cream Bowl

Milly entertained a pretty good-sized crowd tonight during dessert.  We were at Anna and Barry’s and were all eating ice cream (well, chocolate-vanilla swirl frozen yogurt, technically) and Milly wanted more, but there was no more.  She did have the melted remnants of some at the bottom of her bowl, so Nana picked it up for her to drink, as she does milk from cereal bowls.  Milly buried her whole face in the bowl and made such a mess of herself that everyone offered up their bowl to be next.  Milly enjoyed herself, but I think we all enjoyed watching her face disappear into the bowls even more. Aside from that it was our pretty average Sunday.  Church, Atlanta Bread, …

Milly’s Second Birthday

The obvious thing to write about is how neither I nor Amanda can believe that our baby girl is two years old now and to talk about how fast it’s gone by already and before we know it she’ll be 20.  And that all happened, of course. We had a good day today.  Milly was in a good mood all day, fussing only a little here and there but never for long.  I got her up at about 8:15 and we played in the nursery for a little bit.  When we went downstairs she asked for yellow yogurt for breakfast.  The first one, I noted, was as yellow as her little table, which means that I put more food coloring …

Wind Down Day

Milly was in a very good mood at church this morning, especially while we were waiting in line at Grow Zone.  She was just very happy and playful.  Probably a leftover buzz from yesterday’s cupcakes. After church we met up with Erin and Britt and a friend of theirs, Tyler, for breakfast at Atlanta Bread.  Erin bought Milly a little brownie as a dessert to her muffin top.  Tyler took off after we left and the rest of us walked over to Barnes & Noble, where Milly played with the train set and picked out books for Erin to read to her, though she hardly sat still enough to listen to her Auntie Rin. Milly started letting us know that …

Surfing with Reece

Reece recently bought a surfboard, a 7’6″ NSP, which should be great for him to learn on.  He and Stephanie and Jacob have been staying with Stephanie’s parents at a place at Wrightsville Beach for the week so I went out to surf with him.  Amanda and Milly came along and played on the beach with Stephanie and Jacob. The waves weren’t great, but I was able to catch some.  I’d say the first one I caught was my best one.  I took my 7’2″ NSP 9or is it 3″?) because I knew the waves probably wouldn’t be good enough for me to go get Terry.  Besides, I’ve been meaning to take Blue back to Anna and Barry’s anyway.  That …