Thursday, September 26, 2013

Papa Murphy's Preschool Tour {Brycen's First Field Trip}

This morning was Brycen's first field trip. He and his preschool class (as well as the afternoon class) went to Papa Murphy's to take a tour and make their own pizzas. It was so much fun and the kids loved it! Carter was such a good boy, too. I held him during the tour and took pictures. He seemed to enjoy the different surroundings.

A little pre-tour huddle

Learning about making the dough

Running the dough through the machine to flatten it

Washing hands so they can make their pizzas

Brycen thought it was pretty cool to wear gloves and a chef's hat!

Each child was given a pizza dough with sauce and cheese. Then they put pepperoni on them.

Somebody looks guilty! I caught him tasting the cheese off his pizza.

Putting on the pepperoni

Trying the cheese again. He also tried the pepperoni but spit it out in the garbage. Classy!

Wrapping up his pizza to take home

Miss Krystal putting Brycen's name on his pizza

Taking a picture with the owner and tour guide

He sure was proud of his pizza! He can't wait to eat it for dinner.

Thanks for the fun field trip, Miss Krystal!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thoughts About the Kids

I thought of a few things about the kids that I want to make sure I write down somewhere. Hopefully one of these days I'll get my life a little more organized and do a real blog post about these things!

  • Says funny words like "telespoke" and "ice cream spook". 
  • Potty trained and doing great! Woooo hoooo!
  • Loves to tell "secrets". (He whispers jibberish in your ear. It's pretty funny.)
  • In heaven now that Disney Junior on Disney Channel has "Henry Hugglemonster". 
  • LOVES preschool! (More about that later!)
  • Loves to drink strawberry milk
  • Still loves his blanket and reminds me regularly that Great Gram made it and that it's his.
  • He "takes pictures" of me with anything that could be used as a camera. Ice cream scoop, play golf club (that is also spy goggles)...

  • Wearing 24-month and some 2T clothes. I still squeeze him into 18-month shirts sometimes, just to see those fabulous arms and belly come squishing out.
  • His hair is looking really blonde lately.
  • Such a sweet baby. So happy all the time and gives really good hugs.
  • We've put him on straight almond milk. It's been a little over a week and we're hoping to see some changes to his system soon.
  • He loves the stairs and we're always having to keep him off of them. We have a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs that's sitting the step and in between two rails, but sometimes he just slides it over and crawls up. We really have to watch him with those stairs. 
  • He loves to sit on the bottom step of the stairs.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Remember When I Used to Blog?

Ok, I guess I still do blog, but I'm terribly behind on this one and it makes me want to cry a little. We're all still doing well and enjoying our busy lives! Brycen starts preschool on Tuesday and it's totally crazy. He had orientation this past week and he was a little overwhelmed. I think it was all the people in one tiny room. I think he'll do much better when he gets to go to school. He's so excited to wear his Curious George "pack pack" and meet the kids in his class

Carter started walking on August 23rd and is now all over the place. We can't help but laugh as he takes those wobbly steps as he gets used to using those pudgy feet. (He's in for a real eye-opener when he has to actually start wearing shoes!) He has five teeth now and they're big like mine. We just love that toothy grin! He loves getting them brushed. The scar on his head from his cyst is hardly visible now and it looks so good. You can't even tell he had a cyst removed! I'm so glad we decided to go through with that procedure. He's wearing 24 month clothes and has passed Brycen in growth, as far as where Brycen was at when he was Carter's age. Because of that we're off on the seasons in clothes so Carter doesn't have much to wear in this 90-degree weather. I bought him a couple of outfits and t-shirts at City Creek today and I'm excited for him to wear something that doesn't look like a muscle tee for babies or like his thighs are trying to eat his shorts.

Tyson is as busy as ever with his job. He goes in early so he can come home at a decent time in the evenings. We're so glad that he's able to work those kinds of hours so we can see him at such an ideal time. We're pretty lucky! His kids sure love him. As soon as Tyson walks through the door the kids go nuts and go right to him. Carter crawls at an impressive speed and tries to climb up his dad's legs. Tyson is pretty much the greatest guy ever and I don't know what I'd do without him.

I'm staying as busy as ever with mommyhood, Cupcake Diaries, photography school, church, and all the other fun that's been going on. Blogging has been super busy, crazy, hectic, wonderful, frustrating, and so much fun!! I'll be making my TV debut on Studio 5 next week and I'm so excited. I'll be making a yummy fall recipe and praying I don't screw it up! I'm also participating in a live cooking demo for the Utah Parade of Homes in October. My blog has been an amazing experience and I'm learning so much from it. I love staying home with the kids and being able to play with them. They're so funny and they play really well together (most of the time). I have four callings at church and, even though I get pretty crazy and sweaty on Sundays, I enjoy them.

Now that you've just viewed what looks like a Miller family Christmas letter, thanks for taking the time to do so! We're all doing well and I'm looking forward to September and having a little time to breathe and get caught up on some things. And not to mention preparation for the holidays coming up! WOooo hooo!