Halloween was tons of fun this year. Caders was Blue, from Blue's Clues. Yes, we know Blue is a girl, but that's okay. Cade loves Blue so we thought he'd love to BE Blue for a day. He did. Myla was a pretty, little flower. She didn't love her costume so much. The headpiece bugged her, but she was a good sport. They both looked adorable!! We took Cade trick-or-treating and he was scared at first. But he saw that he was getting suckers and started loving it. He even started blowing them kisses bye-bye. All in all, it was fun!
Cade is so sweet and his personality is blooming. Yesterday Myla was crying and crying and crying (which is unusual for her). I was in the middle of making dinner and couldn't hold her at the time...I didn't want to burn her. She suddenly stopped crying so I look back and Cade is kneeling by her bouncer stroking her hair and talking to her. She just looked up at him adoringly and was smiling. It's amazing the nurturing personality he has at the age of 2!
Later on, I made some hot chocolate and Cade and I were sharing it. Cade had a spoon and was spooning it into his mouth. It was dripping everywhere so I put it on his little table to let him have it. I started nursing Myla and Cade spooned up some hot chocolate, carried it over to me, climbed up on the couch, and fed it to me. Afterward he said, "Mmmm, nummy." He did that over and over again, at least 10 times. It was so sweet to me that he made the effort to feed me the hot chocolate. It wasn't easy climbing up on the couch with a spoon full of chocolate. Yes, it got everywhere, but the effort meant more to me than cleaning up the couch. I just love him to pieces!!
Myla is our little thumbsucker. She soothes herself easily this way. It's so cute to watch. She is such a delightful little girl. She is so happy and sweet. She recently started laughing. She mostly laughs at Cade. Cade loves making her laugh and will try almost anything to do so. The first time she laughed was when Cade fell down. Now he tries all kinds of stunts just to hear a giggle. It is such a joy to watch them together.
Cade's 2nd birthday was a lot of fun. First, Cade and Mommy went Build-a-Bear where Cade got to choose his very own stuffed animal. He chose the doggie. Then he got to give him a bath in the bathtub (really is was air, but it was his favorite part) and then he got to dress him. He picked out a Superman outfit--of course Mom helped him out a bit. Then we named him Paws. Cade sleeps with him every night. It's really cute. Cade also got a lawnmower from his Grandma that he LOVES to play with. We also had a Blue's Clues birthday party for Cade's friends and cousins. Cade loves to watch Blue's Clues. He calls it "doosh doosh." Kevin was Joe and played a game with them. We played Pin the Paw on Blue as well. It was a lot of fun. We can't believe our little boy is 2! He's such a blessing. He brings such joy to our house. We love him to pieces!!
Cade is most definitely his father's son. He loves to color and paint and use sidewalk chalk outside. When we use sidewalk chalk he makes sure to mark every surface. He is very enthusiastic about anything to do with art.
Finger painting with pudding! A messy, but yummy activity. Coloring is always a favorite.
This was our latest activity, water colors. I wasn't sure if he was old enough, but he loved it. He was very upset when I had to put the stuff away.
Today is Kevin's 27th birthday. I, for one, am grateful to celebrate this day every year because Kevin is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He is such a wonderful father and husband and person. He has accomplished so much and works so hard to make a better life for us. These pictures are of Kevin most recent accomplishment of riding the mechanical bull at Rawhide earlier this month. He didn't get bucked off the bull, the operator had to kick him off! He's a bull riding legend in his time. :) Love ya Kevy!
Well here we are! Our very own space on the web. We've finally made it! We wanted to start a little webpage/blog to help keep in contact with friends and family. It's not that we're particularly interesting, but just in case someone thinks "I wonder what the McMillans in Arizona are up to" they can log on and find out! We thought it'd be fun and would love to get feedback and have this as a pretty active site.