Frank's 2017 Escapades - Part 1

Well, we're half-way through Frank's visits for this year, so I thought I would document what all he has done to date! I cannot believe his visit has already reached the half-way mark! That just means that Christmas is right around the corner - I hope you're ready!!!

Frank's Halfway Recap

Can't wait to see what's in store for the next two weeks with this Elf! 

Church Christmas Festival

Sunday afternoon I took the kids and one of Emma's friends to our church festival. We didn't stay for the music program because we had a birthday dinner to attend, but the kids had a blast as the outside portion of the festival!! We decorated cookies and had hot cocoa, made crafts, played games, saw the living nativity, went in the petting zoo, watched shows, and shopped...it was a very full afternoon!

I am sure "Clyde" was present for the living nativity, but that didn't stop his fans from coming around to pet him - softest camel I've ever seen! LOL 
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
Carley doesn't look too sure about Clyde!
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
As usual, I couldn't keep this one out of the petting zoo! This one he has a hold of is a mommy that gave birth less than 24 hours before...when I first saw her two babies I thought they were bunnies b/c they were so small and cuddly! 
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
Aaron loved her babies, too!
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
(I may have wanted to sneak one or both home with us!!)

And this girl got her carpentry skills on! She made us a manger for the front yard - I think she loved working that drill! LOL
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
Great job Emma!
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
I made him leave the basketball court for a quick picture - can ya tell he was thrilled! Ha ha!
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
Santa and an Elf.
SBC Christmas Festival 2017
Thanks SBC!
SBC Christmas Festival 2017

Santa's Wonderland

This is about our 4th trip to Santa's Wonderland...and while we do love it, from now on I think we will only going on a weekday. It's just grown so much - we spent way too much time in lines this year and did not get to do half the things we usually do. Lesson learned...and next time will be better!

We still had a blast, though and took some friends for their first visit! Such a fun place to go during Christmas!

Nothing like the snow we had here in Houston last week...but SNOW!!
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
And the biggest funnel cakes I have ever seen! I think 1 could have filled all 4 of us!
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Even though the line was soooo, soooo, soooo long, the hayride never disappoints! And this year they've added a lot of great stuff!
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Everyone had their phone out capturing the lights!
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
This was a nice new addition!
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Santa’s Wonderland 2017
Merry Christmas Y'all!
Santa’s Wonderland 2017

Oh What Fun...Kinzley Turns One

It's cliche, but time really does move too fast the older you get! I cannot believe this baby girl is one already...and is going to be a big sister in February, too!

Saturday was her Cocoa and Pajama birthday party and it was sooo cute!! Emma and Aaron were the "Big Kids"...but they had fun and Emma played mommy taking care of Kinzley! She loves it! The decorated cookies and ornaments and had hot chocolate and photo props! Jess did a great job! 

Kinzley Turns One
Kinzley Turns One
Loved the aprons!
Kinzley Turns One
 My little mommy!
Kinzley Turns One
Time for presents!
Kinzley Turns One
But this was her preferred seat of choice for unwrapping!
Kinzley Turns One
Kinzley Turns One
She wasn't sure about the cake at first...but didn't take long for her to dive right in!
Kinzley Turns One
Kinzley Turns One
Kinzley Turns One
She is a blessed little girls with lots of love around her! 

Snow Day in Houston 2017

Y'all just don't understand what a big deal this is if you don't live in Houston! I think the last time we had snow was like 2009! We get ice - which can be pretty, but also dangerous, but this morning we woke up to a Winter Wonderland!!

It was snowing last night when we went to bed, which was exciting enough, but it wasn't sticking...so we thought it was very cool, but weren't too hyped b/c it was just flying around! Then this morning Michael got us all up around 5:30 to several inches of snow!! We played for two hours in the snow till it was time to go to school and work!

Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snowball Fight!
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
The Mileham Crew
Snow Day 2017
Then after the sun came up it was really bright and beautiful!
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
Snow Day 2017
I am sure the kids will always remember this Snow Day!

Emma's Rocking Chair Pic - 11 Years Already!!

I said before how fast time is moving on and seeing this pic is proof of that - my first born is already 11 years old now! Just two years away from being a teenager - that just does not seem possible to me!

Rocking chair pics for her 11th!!! Every year since they turned 1 in Grannie’s rocking chair till their 18...maybe longer! ❤️❤️❤️

Here are her first 10 pictures!!

1-6 years
Emma 1-6

7 years
Emma turns 7

8 years
Emma Turns 8-111

9 years
rocking chair pic emma turns 8

10 years
Rocking chair 10 years old

I love you Emma!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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