Our Friday

January 13, 2017

I haven't done a day in the life post in a long long time.  I'll just end Friday with what we did today.  Hope y'all have a great weekend.

I get Georgia up at 6:50.  She has Nutella tortillas and watched The Magic School Bus.  She gets ready in our room so I have her eat on the floor so she doesn't get food in our bed.
 My mom or step dad, or sometimes both, come and get Georgia at 7:35 and take her to school.  Her school starts at 8:10.  Jonathan puts a blanket at Milam's door because he thinks it makes it quieter...who knows.
 This little guy woke up right as his sister was leaving.  He's rocking the no swaddled thing most of the time now...and he sleeps on his tummy but when he wakes up he sometimes rolls over to talk.
Fed him and he got sleepy again...
 Made myself some breakfast tacos after Milam had been fed. Corn tortillas and no sour cream so it follows our new "diet".
 We went out and fed the chicken some left overs.
We came back in and I got to work on Milam's breakfast.  His little face poking over the counter top kills me every time.
 Oh hey, MOM!
 Then, we went on a walk.
 SOMEONE fell asleep in the stroller for all of two minutes and had some new found energy.  We wound down for a few minutes and then he was ready for a nap.
 While he slept for two hours I did laundry.  This was pile one of three...
 I also quickly grabbed some lunch at 11.  Although I wasn't really hungry I figured I should eat now while I had the free time.  Spaghetti squash, meat sauce, and a spoon of cottage cheese...so it kind of tasted like lasagna.  It was delish.
 When he got up we ran some errands and came home.  He took a bad nap when we got back.  I got him up and fed him and then we headed to G's school to get her since my mom wasn't in town today.
 When we got back the weather was so nice so we just sat outside and played.  I tried to get a picture to depict Milam's real hair color.  It changes in the light so it's hard to get a good picture.  The one above is actually pretty close.  Kind of strawberry blonde.
 These all show his hair color pretty well, too.  Then I tried to get a good picture of his long eyelashes which is nearly impossible because they too are strawberry blonde but goodness they are long.  People actually comment on them all the time.
 Then his wonderful big sister did this.  Hahaha!
I put him down for his last nap and this was my shirt after.  He drools so much.  This happens every time.  He actually wouldn't fall asleep so I had to let him cry it out.  That lasted all of two minutes and then he was out.
 Jonathan was starving when he got home so we went out after Milam got up from a one hour nap.
 When we got home is was bath and then bed time.  Well, bed for M (7:30) and a movie night for G.
I picked The Parent Trap for tonight because it was on Netflix and Georgia really liked it.
Then, it was off to bed for G (9:30 - weekends she has a late bed time) and J and I vegged with TV and computers.  I have a shoot tomorrow and he has to make a quick appearance at work.  Happy weekend.

Hey There, Friday

So Friday kind of snuck up on me!  That rarely happens.  This week somehow managed to be long and short all at one time.
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You may notice that I changed my little "about me" image over there to your right.  I also updated some of the photos/info in the tabs up top.  Nothing too major but just trying to bring things up to date.

This week my Friday Favorites blog just seems like my insta feed (MrsEmilyPowell) or the Milam show.  Which, it totally is.  He's a super happy camper when he's in my lap or arms.  He's super nosy and needs to know what's going on all the time and DOES NOT want to be left out or left behind.
Now that Georgia is back at school and rocking and rolling in Kinder it is just Milam and I holding down the fort.  While I do miss Georgia while she's at school I really enjoy the one on one time Milam and I are allowed. (And, once Georgia gets home she likes to decompress on her own in her playroom and have some quiet playtime by herself which I totally understand because I am the same way myself.)
Milam is growing so fast.  He gobbles up baby food.  He can sit (tri pod sit) by himself.  He sits in the grocery cart. He rolls every which way.  He's unswaddled now every time he sleeps.  He grabs toys and of course puts them straight into his mouth.
His big personality keeps us all entertained.  He is just so sweet.
I do wish we had more winter weather.  This year's has been so mild.  It was in the mid to high 70s this week so Milam and I have enjoyed getting out on some walks.  I just wish it didn't so dark so fast so that we could enjoy more family time outside.
Not only does he like to face out in the stroller now but he occasionally insists that he eat not facing me.
Georgia is obsessed with her reading abilities.  We have a fairly extensive book collection and we have what we call "The Library" and Georgia loves to go check out books.  I need to get this in better shape but it is clearly not a huge priority right now.
Our week has been pretty low key so that's all for now.
Happy Friday.

It's Monday Again.

January 9, 2017

My goodness it got cold here (in the greater Houston area) this weekend.  One night in the teens and one night in the 20s.  No snow but plenty of ice to keep Georgia occupied.  Oh, but it will be back up in the high 70's this week.  #crazy

If I post a lot about my chickens I do apologize.  They're just such funny and interesting little pets.  We are once again down to four.  At one point we did have seven.  One hopped the fence and was eaten by our neighbors dogs (She collects strays in her back yard.  I'm being totally serious.  And, most of them are horribly mean.) and two others were partially eaten by an unknown animal.  Any how, the eggs from top left and clockwise are: Sunny, Maddie, Lovie, and Ella.  Clearly, Georgia named our feathered friends.
Sunny, our newer yellow hen has been laying these gigantic double yolk eggs.  So funny!  We were not expecting that.  When I got the egg out of the coop I knew it was big but didn't realize how big until I put it in the fridge.  I died.
 I somehow don't think that egg carton is going to be closing...
My grandmother (we call her Nanny but her name is actually Emily.) had to take a trip to the hospital because of very high blood pressure (from an unknown cause) and then did a short stay at a rehab facility to build some strength back up.  Georgia was very glad when she came home.  She just lives a few streets over from us at my mom's house and I'm so glad for all the hours they are able to spend together.  Typically when we go to my mom's house (several times throughout the week) Georgia disappears instantly into Nanny's room (shes 92.5) and stays there most of the visit.  She likes to play in her lotion and baby powder, try on her jewelry, lay in her bed, sit in her lap and watch old westerns, or push Nanny around the house in her wheel chair.  Nanny is able to walk but my mom just doesn't like her to since she is prone to falling.  Nanny and Georgia are very good friends.
 Georgia is so funny these days (and can also be so infuriating!)  This was her the other day with my camera and her Rey stick.  Her little jacket kills me and it is her favorite.
 Our daily Q and A time is pretty funny.
 She loves bath robes and needed a new one.  Luckily she got three for Christmas.  Two girly ones and one star wars one.  The star wars one and the purple silky one are her favs.
 Georgia was smashing the water in the chicken's water bucket.  Her little wet mittens got frozen solid to the metal gate and she had to pull her hands out of the mittens to get herself free.
 We tried some "snow paint".  Fun but neither of us loved it.
Georgia yelled, "Mom!  Look what Milam did!"  She thinks she's so clever.  So funny but she sure didn't fool me!
I am not exaggerating when I say Georgia is obsessed with her brother.  It is the sweetest thing.  So far she loves him all.the.time.  We will see how long that lasts.
Milam is really starting to enjoy his books.  He loves to sit in our laps and look at the pages and try to reach out for them.
 He's slowly but surely becoming more mobile.  Watching him learn is just fascinating.
 He's not super content in anyone place these days.  I usually blame it on teething, which it could be, but a lot of the time all he wants is some good solid eye contact and to tell you about his day.  Some times he even just wants to be in on the action.  He doesn't ever want to miss out.  He's always been very nosey.  The other day he just wanted to play on the bed...as long as we were touching so when ever he wanted he could roll over and find me and smile and talk to me.  He's a big momma's boy for sure.
 He's continuing to do better and better with food.  He has started to do only chewing now instead of slurping and it is the cutest little thing.  LOOK AT THAT FACE!  He's just the cutest!
 My brother and sister in law said they couldn't resist the baby North Face and that Milam had to have it.  We all crack up when we see him in it.  It's Texas and puffy jackets are funny to us...

 He's really been into Georgia's things lately.  Ex: Hatchimal and American Girl dolls.  Totally blowing his mind.
 He's getting much better at sitting.  He can sit assisted with his boppy for an indefinite amount of time and he can do a kind of modified tri pod sit fairly well also.  I just can't believe how fast all these milestones are coming along.
For Christmas I got a book to help with taking notes during sermons.  I really like it so far.
 Jonathan and I are also venturing slowly into the clean eating world for just a month which means I have to cook some during the day.  It isn't going so bad.  Baking things helps me a lot.
As I write this it is Sunday and has just been the longest and busiest day.  Hopefully my little family and I can enjoy a much slower Monday and hopefully slow week.


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