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366 / 2016/ Part Two

While I haven't been as diligent as I would have liked so far with my 366 project, I do still plan to continue and aim for daily photos. I'm sure I could have made it happen, but my excuses lately are many. Milo has been sick, we haven't been leaving the house much, and also at the same time Milo has starting to give up his nap sometimes. He has also been waking up between 5:00 and 5:30 am everyday. My time to myself has been limited and to be honest, I'm exhausted and many days flat out forgot to take any pictures. So are the joys of mothering a toddler. Considering I don't have pictures from everyday, some of these are from the same day. This project is about personal growth and capturing our memories, so I am being flexible with myself on the rules and the format. 1 & 2.  Two from "Superhero's need Daddy's too"

3.  An after dinner walk around the block. I remembered last minute that I hadn't taken any pictures this day and grabbed my camera when we got back home.

4. Sick guy, eating toast and watching Netflix.

5 & 6. More sick guy. He was suffering a bit this day.

7. But he was still able to find a little of his silly.

8. Lots of love for Thomas the blue Train, as Milo calls him, in this house. Also, there are always animals everywhere.

9 & 10. The ever regal Murphs, he truly believes that this is his furniture.

11. Bat shit crazy Mugsy. But we love her.

12. As crazy as she is, she is so tolerant with Milo and he seems to be the nicest to her of all the animals.

13. Decorating the new "house" Daddy brought home from work.

pure summer joy

2015-07-21_0001 Summer, cousins, trains, & running.

Nothing could be better in this little guys mind. Not to mention, this day also included family, swimming, pizza, ice cream, exploring, and frogs. This is a face of joyful contentment. This one has been bumped up high on my list of all time favorite images. Fourth of July 2015


We are so fortunate to live in a neighborhood with quite a few children close to Milo's age. Including my sister and her family living across the street from us. This is Milo, Delilah, and my nephew Felix reading on the couch together as they often do.  These three kiddos love each other and interact like siblings, having secret little conversations, play together easily, hug each other, and share toys, but don't let me kid you, with that comfort comes all the hitting, shoving, and yelling too. Luckily all of us moms understand that they are just kids being kids. We have come to love Del and her awesome parents. Milo seems to already have what might be a "schoolboy love" for her. He asks for her when she's not around, calls the girls in his books Del, but then alternates between shoving her and hugging her when he sees her. I have often wondered if someday Felix and Milo will be fighting over her? For now, those two are kind of just in love with each other. Milo plays better with Felix than anyone else. He adores and looks up to his big cousin already. This is the calm after the storm after they all had cake at Milo's second birthday party. Right before this they were... I don't even know how to describe it, let's just say there were moments where I thought their heads were going to start spinning. It was hilarious and slightly frightening at the same time. Sugar is a powerful drug! I will have to share some of those photos with you soon too. They are pretty funny. IMG_3206-EditIMG_3208-EditIMG_3209-Edit