Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ten on....

1. I know I've said this before, but I'm saying it again! We have created a monster in Malakai with the video games!! Because my dad and Lisa got him a Wii Fit for Christmas, it has gotten worse! On the positive side, it is GREAT for bribery! We have started a great system where he can earn his video game minutes. It seems to be working out for now. I like to think it is a little educational as well, since he checks the weather on the Wii every morning before school. I love these pics of him and his little friend Gwen playing. So cute!

2. I have NO idea where he gets it ;) When the kids go to bed, the grown-ups get to rock-out! Our friends are the GREATEST!! Check out Josh! Who knew??!! LOL!

3. Leila is Sneaky!! She is notorious for stealing Malakai's drinks and snacks! Josh and I find it rather comical, and Malakai even seems to have a good attitude about it. The SECOND he leaves something unattended, she is ON it!!

4. On that same note, she wants to be next to him at all times. We are totally guilty of having second child syndrome with her. A capri sun/sucker/candy never even touched Malakai's mouth till he was MUCH older than her. With her though, she sees him with it and NEEDS it as well. I have to pick my battles with this girl and that is one I choose not to go in to. Pictures of them together are so rare....

5. Some of you saw this on facebook, some did not...My dad found this picture of me when I was little and you would be surprised how many people actually think it is Leila!! Surely they know me better than that, come on, those shoes!!!!??? Totally 80's!

6. Poor Malakai has been given my sensitive skin! His lips are cracked all winter, his nose is dry, and he has a SEVERE case of eczema on his knees, ankles, and wrists. He even got in trouble at school for having his hands down the backside of his pants!! When we got home, I checked him out and sure enough, the eczema had moved its way to his poor, little, bottom. I took him to the doctor and got some heavy-duty steroid cream which seems to be doing the job. He was NOT happy about going to the doctor though, can you tell??!!

7. Lego's have taken over my house!!! They are everywhere! Have I mentioned they HURT to step on!!

8. I have a new favorite spot in the house. This is where you can find me, unwinding, everynight after the kids are in bed. It's so warm and cozy. Love it!

9. Does anyone else's children INSIST on removing their shirts as soon as they get home!? I feel like so many of my pics my children on topless!! I never even really noticed till I started going through a lot of them. Seriously! The Miller children love to bake though! We had a great time making these cookies this past weekend :)

10. Last but not least, what are your children doing for the summer?! Some of Malakai's friends are doing a camp at the local sports complex which would be really fun for him. A part of me kind of wants him in that good ole' Summer Camp. You know, the one where they are outside all day playing, go swimming, play creative games, do arts and crafts, and take the occasional field trip. Do those even exist anymore? I would love to hear what you have planned for your children!!


Heather said...

I am soooo sooooo HAPPY you are back!! Great pictures!!

Miss Leila is your minni me!!

Summer can not get here soon enough.... does the Cardinals do a camp for the little guys? Malakai would LOVE it .... as well as Josh ;) or.... You can send him to me and I will do a camp with him... We could do lots of arts and crafts... spend a lot of time outside at the beach.... and throw some other outdoor activities in there as well :)

FYI....I think you should throw in a "5" on Friday :)

Sarah McK said...

Oh my word! I can't believe how much you and Leila look alike! Miss you!

Melissa said...

I think it's funny that you're planning on turning this blog into a book for your kids and you're talking about Malaki's eczema on his "bottom"! I'm sure he'll appreciate that as his future girlfriend's are reading it! :) I LOVE reading your blog! You're so funny!