Archive for the 'Lyla Merineth Dreher' category
November 24, 2010 7:40 am
Life finally calmed down enough that we were able to spend a weekend with the Keevers. Miles (and mommy and daddy) couldn’t have had a better time. First we hit Nasa and got to see a helicopter and a coastguard boat.
Nasa has the coolest playscape ever with the fastest slide I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding.
The kids got to “fly” spaceships and the adults got to play in a few too.
The rides on the Kemah Boardwalk were a huge hit for Miles and Kaylee. Miles got to ride a dragon which is now his new favorite thing since Darin introduced him to the movie “How to Train your Dragon”.
Miles and Kaylee were able to ride some “big kid” rides all by themselves. Miles was having so much fun he was laughing hysterically.
I know I’m looking forward to going back!
This year we had 3 full days of celebrating. First we went to the MOMs Club Halloween party.
Lyla wanted to be a dinosaur just like her brother.
The next evening, we visited the Smithville Rec Center and played on their games. It wasn’t quite what we were expecting but Miles had a blast playing with Pop.
On Halloween night we drove into Austin and went trick or treating with my dad and Eve. Miles was a trick or treating pro. Lyla was fine getting candy but she wasn’t too keen on talking to strangers and even got scared at a few exhibits. Miles did a good job encouraging his sister to walk up to houses telling her “it’s just pretend” or “it’s fun!”
Eric’s sister and husband gave us a much needed vacation at their house in Ft. Worth last weekend. Travis even got to come along too. Miles was in awe of his cousin, David. We enjoyed the first half of a TCU football game until the kids were too tired to push forward.
Miles had fun playing football with the big kids in their front yard. He seemed to think it was a good idea to run around with a baseball helmet covering his eyes. David thought it was hilarious.
We also were able to have a quick visit with my grandparents. Lyla enjoyed playing with Gama’s costume jewelry and Miles had fun decorating daddy.
Now we are (im)patiently awaiting Halloween. Both kids can barely contain themselves. Lyla has already declared she wants to be a dinosaur like her big brother. Miles had fun testing out an old lion costume I found in the garage.
The highlight for September was a visit from Cameron and Emily. We enjoyed a day in Austin shopping for Halloween costumes, riding the Zilker train, and lunch at Shady Grove. It was very nice having an extra set of hands with the kids running opposite directions on the playground:).
Miles has a newfound love of making funny faces. The kid show, Yo Gabba Gabba, seems to have a lot to do with it.
Lyla is still 100% girl. She has mastered the art of giving kisses and loves playing with her baby doll and wearing jewelry.
August was a month of high-highs and low-lows. An insane amount of progress was made on the house.
The kids have been adjusting well to life at the duplex. They seem to understand that this is temporary and that we will be living at the land soon. Lyla at 18 months is able to communicate 80% of the time using words to tell us what she wants. I think having a big brother around to teach her and mimic is helping. She is also already potty training. I’m not pushing it too much but if she wants to use the big potty, I’ll let her.
Miles is such a big kid now. I really enjoy getting to play with him and especially love that he can communicate! We’ve made a lot of new friends in the Bastrop area and don’t go into Austin nearly as much as I thought we would. I do miss a few things about Austin (good restaurants, Costco, and Target) but other than that I absolutely LOVE Bastrop and I think the kids do as well.
Sadly on August 15th my wonderful grandmother lost her battle with lung cancer.
She was able to live independently until the last 4 weeks of her life which was such a blessing. I’m so glad that I was able to be with her when she passed. While it was an experience I’d rather not have to relive I’m so proud of what an amazing family I have. Most of us were able to be with her when she passed which was something that was very important to her. I love you and miss you every day, Mema.