Thursday, June 6, 2013

Winter/Spring 2013

Today is a day for my favorite pictures over the last few months.

Daddy and his little princess. (Literally, she has him wrapped around her finger!)
 This is how Char plays with her sticker book. She also stickers Ben.
 Someone was a little impatient, and couldn't wait to get his clothes off for bath time.
 Char has lots of neighborhood friends, but Ethan and Lacey are her favorites. She plays with them everyday.
 Mommy's little man.
 Char loves to help me cook. This was Dustin's birthday and we were making him a Texas sheetcake, his favorite. Charlotte likes to add secret ingredients when I'm not looking. :)
 Daddy helping Ben play the drums.
 Where's Waldo? Charlottes favorite activity is piling up all her soft toys and blankets at the foot of my bed and jumping off.
 Chocolate face loves the fire.
 We we're all so sick in this picture. Ben is extra cuddly, I love it.
 Ben's first taste of fry sauce, mmmm.

 Spoiled by Grandma Binnall.
 First lick of the beaters. It won't be his last.
 The neighborhood snake.
 Char on a two wheeler at Grandma and Papa's
 and last, but not least, Ben learned how to ride the rocking horse today. He is cowboy at heart.
That wraps up my picture montage. Now we're heading to Grandma's for some fresh strawberry pie. The weather is just perfect right now. I laid out on my hammock for a few hours this afternoon and enjoyed the breeze. We're starting the countdown for this little man to make his debut. Three more weeks, or hopefully less.

Monday, January 28, 2013


We've been spending a lot of time inside this month. It has been so cold. Unusually, bizarrely cold. It got above 40 twice, and we went out to ride bikes and pretended it was spring. Ben is a crazy man on a tricycle. He squeals with delight when he see's it. Charlotte has been riding her scooter she got for Christmas. She's getting pretty good with it.
Amanda and Dave were here for the weekend. The kids loved playing with their cousins. I can't wait until they come home for good.

Ben's smile is contagious and has magical powers. I love this picture.

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 2012

 Ben thinks he is so big, but when he's sleeping he's still just my sweet little man.
 Charlotte and BFF Lacey

 We've been out riding bikes everyday this week.

Except today....
Today it's cold and beautiful. Life is wonderful.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Big Ben!

Over the last couple of weeks Ben has been so stubborn when we try to encourage him to walk.  Then all of a sudden he started taking steps this week and now he is walking everywhere.  We are so proud of him and are happy to have another little walking monster in our home.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September at Last

Dear Internet,
 (Below: Little Benners giving the camera a half wink!)
Did you ever think you would hear from the Miller's again? I'm sure you were concerned. We're back, for a minute. I am throwing in my chemistry towel, and taking a nap. I took a very long final this morning, and I'm quite pleased with the result. I now feel like I can think about other things besides polyatomic ions and atomic trends of the periodic table. PHEW. My brain is tired. I got up early this morning for some last minute cramming and Charlotte got up with me and sat at the table with her pencil. I asked her what she was doing and she said "I gotta do my homework Mommy." I laughed. I may have said that to her about a dozen times in the last few days. My poor neglected kids. Such is the life of a mother and a college student. Benners finally broke his top two teeth through. They are so cute. He is basically the cutest baby I've ever seen. Totally unbiased. He is just a happy kid. He's starting to stand up on his own without holding onto anything, which must mean that walking is eminent. He's almost one, sniff sniff. Charlotte was so excited to start preschool last week. She kept telling me that she goes to school now. She loves her gymnastics and walks around at home with her toes pointed. She and Ben are finally starting to play together. It's so nice. The windows are thrown open and the cool breezes are coming in. I love September! Fall in Utah is the best season. Bye for now.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Early June 2012

Char has been having a fun summer with friends. This is Lacey, Katie and Char.

 Here is Char, Lacey and Kylie on  hike up Payson Canyon, it was so pretty!
 Here are my super sweet friends Amy and Becca. Our kids love to play and we like to play too.
 Self portrait of Mommy and Ben.
 All the kiddos on the log bridge.
We've been missing Grandma and Grandpa Gale. They are still in Washington taking care of Amanda's kiddos. They might be there a while. Jim and Cyndi will be here today..Wahoo. Have a great weekend everyone!