Anyway, enough about all that. All you (or I) really care about is Millie, so let's just get her perspective on how the holiday week went, shall we?
Things That Were To Millie's Liking:
1. Hanging out with her cousin who adores her and is
OBSESSED!!!! (I love it.)
Anyway. Luckily, Millie enjoys being the center of all that love and attention. :)
Hopefully you're getting a sense of the cousin love these two share!! I just can't wait for Millie to get a little older and return the obsessive love (and with ALL of her cousins)!
2. Being a Farm Baby
As you may have observed, Carley has the excellent luck of living on a farm! This is just fine by Mill-Mill, because animals and being outside are 100% her favorite thing.
|WOW, YOU ARE LIKE A REALLY BIG LOLA!!! I"ll just go ahead and give you some pat-pats and poke your eyes...|
Ummm...isn't parenthood all about supporting your children, even when they make choices that you would never, ever, not in a million years make for yourself? Yeah, that's what I'm doing in the above picture. Go on and pet that chicken, Millie. Hope you don't catch bird flu! (Or more likely- get your eyes pecked out. Or get touched by one of its feet. AHHHHH!!!! A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH!!!)
|But Mommy, if you let me get a chicken, I will gather all the eggs for you! You never even have to go in!|
3. Family Wheelbarrow Rides
Well, to be honest, I don't know if Millie enjoyed these as much as I did. But I enjoyed them a lot, so we'll go ahead and count it.
|Oh look, it's Lola! She still exists!|
1. Our attempts at taking family pictures. I just wanted ONE decent picture for a Christmas card. ONE!! Apparently that was too much to ask.
|NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I DON'T WAAAAANNNNNNAAAAA!!!!!|
|Ooh, a leaf! Cool!|
|HOLDING ME MAKES IT WORSE!!!!!|
(Twenty-four hours later...)
|Hmm...I'm going to think about something sad, maybe.|
|STILL NO, MOMMY. STOP TRYING TO MAKE PICTURES HAPPEN!!!|
|I'm going to pretend I don't even know you. Let me down, lady! I want to go pet chickens!|
(On the plus side, check out Millie and Matt's awesome prom hands pose in that last picture!)
All in all, it was a Thanksgiving to remember. Just not one to photograph and frame, apparently.
(Bonus points if you spotted my special "alteration" on my dress...ha! That dress really doesn't fit right, but I wanted to wear it for a picture, so I snagged this quick fix idea from the skinny girls on wedding dress shows on TV! Genius! Until they accidentally take a picture of you from the side, apparently.)