Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Few of Bud's Favorite Things

Yesterday Bud and I had our first morning alone together in weeks, years, ever?  I'm very excited that I get to have this time alone with him while Audrey is in preschool.  After we dropped Audrey off, we came home.  Bud immediately spied all of these butterflies rather magically flying about.  We played with the butterflies.  It was incredibly sweet and idyllic.  I almost cried.  We came inside and Sailor immediately pooped on the floor.  I almost cried, again.

I decided to start the day off with one of Bud's favorite activities.  Cracking eggs.  I got out the muffin mix and Bud got to work.

How blissful is Bud?

Concentrating ...

Then, to add to the already wild day of muffin-making, I got out the scissors for Bud's second favorite activity, paper cutting.

I am having a blast being at home.  Thanks, Alex, for making this opportunity possible.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Second Day of Preschool

It's going to be ninety degrees today, and already the humidity is at a million percent, and still the kids insist on wearing their boots.  


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First Day of Preschool!

Yesterday was Audrey's first day of preschool.  We began the festivities Sunday night with a trip to the local ice cream shop.  (For the record, Milford actually has four local ice cream shops).  This girl is almost four.  I. Cannot. Believe. It.

These guys continue to be goofballs.

To commemorate the occasion, Alex bought Audrey her first watch.  She was very proud.

And to commemorate the occasion, I bought Audrey her first pair of motorcycle boots.

Here's my big girl all ready on her first day!  (Then my camera ran out of batteries, and thus, the rest of the day's awesome moments are lost to history).

Monday, June 24, 2013

Instagram! Part 1

Instead of blogging, here's what I've been doing on other social networking sites ...

If I had more time, I would talk about how my iPhone has fundamentally changed my life.  Alas, I do not.  I will just have to let the photos speak for themselves.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Big Things Happening Round These Parts

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Theodore Alex Miller

English Department

Interrogating Postmodern Masculinities: Gender and Identity in the Fiction of
Graham Swift, Roddy Doyle, James Kelman, and Martin Amis

 Mentor: Dr. Daniel Contreras
Committee Member: Dr.  Philip Sicker
Committee Member: Dr. 
 Glenn Hendler
Reader: Dr. Anne Fernald
  Reader: Dr.  Nicola Pitchford

Date: Friday, April 19

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Place: Rose HiIl Campus – Keating 124


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Scary Days Ahead

The day is rapidly approaching when I will go from a Mom-Who-Works-From-Home to a (part-time) Stay-At-Home-Mom.  I'm attempting to assuage any ambivalent feelings I have about this by spending a lot of time on Pinterest, planning outdoor activities, and comparison shopping various home goods.  BTW, mayonnaise is cheaper at Target (as all are condiments) than at StopnShop, but somehow I think Target wins every time I go there.

Anyways, as a sign of the approaching times, I found this dehydrated strawberries recipe on Pinterest, and I thought, what a healthy snack for my children!  This is what the photo presented to me.

This is what I made.

Little alien strawberries.

The kids were unamused.  Here is Audrey, refusing to let anything like that strawberry near her mouth and contentedly munches on a fish stick instead.

Bud's response was a direct:


Monday, April 1, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

An Easter Blog Post!

In honor of Easter, I decided to resurrect the blog.  

The Easter festivities began innocently enough with some Easter egg dying, Sulzecki-style: It was about two minutes into the project when I realized that brown eggs perhaps were not the most conducive to egg dying.  



Then on Easter morning, Audrey was momentarily blinded by the awesomeness of it all.

Bud couldn't believe it!  An egg of all things!

Then it was time for the First Annual Miller Easter Egg Hunt.

Audrey had a pretty strong start.

Bud, however, seemed to be weighed down a bit by his insistence on carrying as many baskets as possible.

Happy Easter, family, we miss you all.

Friday, February 8, 2013

TGIF: Workin' for the Weekend

It's been a rough week around here, folks.

May your weekend be filled with pajamas and pancakes, I know our weekend will be.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Boxcar Children

This is Audrey and Bud about a year ago playing with a box.

And this is Audrey and Bud about a week ago again playing with a (different) box.

Some things never change.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Daily Audrey: Brand-New Haircut

Yesterday I picked up Audrey a little early from daycare.  I told her we were going to do a something special just the two of us.  She immediately started dancing around and jumping for joy.  She ran up to the daycare director and told her, "Miss Laura!  Me and my mom are going to do something special!"  When Miss Laura asked what exactly we would be doing, Audrey answered with cheerful enthusiasm, "I don't know!"  I told her we would be going to get her hair cut, which she had never had done professionally before.  She was sooooo excited!

Here she is before ...

And during ...

We were at the cutest little children's hair salon.  As Audrey rightfully noted, there was lots of pink.

And after:

Audrey had about four inches trimmed off the bottom and bangs cut.  The stylist kindly informed me that my previous attempts to cut Audrey's bangs (a full year ago) had probably messed up Audrey's hair for the foreseeable future.  What is it about motherhood that makes us think we are suddenly gifted with the ability to cut hair?

Also, check out Bud's new 'do!  Alex cuts Bud's hair because apparently fatherhood actually does give men the magical ability to cut hair.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Video Montage (belated): Fall 2012!

As usual, the Millers have been keeping themselves busy of late.  So busy, in fact, that I have had little time to compile, edit, and produce Miller family video montages.  Fortunately, I have also recently submitted a chapter of my dissertation, which means I'm now looking for ways to put off getting started on my final chapter.  Thus, having explained its origins, I present to you a video of some not-so-recent Miller adventures.  I've got footage covering Thanksgiving to Xmas as well, but I've decided to save that for a montage of its own.  As always, enjoy and stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Merry Little Christmas

I know I'm a little late with Christmas highlights ... 

The festivities began Christmas Eve with an enormous 7lb prime rib for dinner.  Yup, that's seven pounds of meat for two people, as the littles refuse to eat anything quite so beastly.

Nary a non-pickled vegetable in sight.

What follows is possibly the cutest video of all time:

After dinner, we watched "It's a Wonderful Life."

Audrey and I replicating the dancing scene:

Then everyone opened one gift; coincidently, we all got pajamas!
Bud was really excited about this.

We set out milk and cookies for Santa, carrots for the reindeer.

Then Alex read, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" while the kids munched on stolen Santa cookies.

Finally, Christmas morning.  Audrey wouldn't go downstairs until she was wearing her black patent leather shoes.  That girl likes to be prepared.

Then things got a little blurry.  There were presents.  Unwrapping.  Cries of joy.  Cries of crying.  Breakfast.  More presents.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  We missed you all!