Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jade at 3 months!

A few days late, but here's Jade's 3 month photo!

 And this was Reed's!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mid Harvest Update!

We're plugging right along with harvest here at Miller Farms! We've got 260 acres of cotton left, I'm guessing about half way through with soybeans, and there's no end in site for peanuts, lol.

Here's some of my favorite pictures of each crop this harvest season...

Peanut harvest has been ridiculously dusty because of the dry weather, but they have great yields! That's one reason its taking so long to pick them.

The cotton crop is also turning out really good! That's where I'm spending most of my time lately.

And then there's soybeans. We're so busy in the peanut and cotton field, we have to hire a guy to drive the combine on the weekends!

If you would like to learn more about any of these crops or what is happening in the photos, please click the "Farming 101" link at the top of my page!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jade-2 Months Old!

And to compare...Here's Reed's two month picture!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Quick Pre-Harvest Update

I thought I would give a quick update on things around here, well, on the kids at least, before we got up to our eyeballs in harvest!
 College football has begun! Roll Tide!
 Reed even started Pre-K!
 He did get a timeout on the first day, but things have greatly improved! I think he likes it!
 Here's the big shocker...Reed went to his first dentist appointment! I know, I know, he should've already been, but if you knew what this kid did at just a haircut appointment, you would keep confining chairs and sharp pointy objects way away from him.
 But, he loved it! Completely blew our minds! No cavities either! I'm hoping this means the wailing, flailing, gagging, and everything in between will stop at the beauty shop!
And Jade is giving us lots of smiles (and occasional crying too, lol). She's basically outgrown newborn everything, is in size 1 diapers, is drinking 4 oz of milk every 3 hours, and sometimes even lets me sleep 5 hours in a row! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jade-1 Month Old!

I'm a little late in the blog world, but I wanted to post Jade's 1 month photo!

If you've been reading my blog for a while (glad you're still here), you know I did monthly photos of Reed until he was 2, so of course I had to compare the two!
She looks like a giant compared to him! If you haven't been reading my blog for a while, Reed was 8 weeks early (read about that here), and this picture was taken the day he left the nicu. If you want to see any of Reed's monthly photos, click here and here!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Surprise! Again...

I have some impatient children. This one wasn't quite as impatient as Reed, when my water broke unexpectedly at 32 weeks, but when she came, she was sure in a rush!
Meet Jade Cheyenne Miller!
She was born July 27th at 7:55 AM, weighing 6lbs 8ozs and was 19 1/2" long. A whole 3 lbs and 3 1/2" more than Reed. A ginormous baby, lol.
In just like Reed fashion, I woke up early Monday morning at 4:10 (Reed was 5:00 AM on a Sunday) with my water breaking. Of course, I was 37 1/2 weeks pregnant, so I could have just peed on myself, lol. 
After deciding this was not the case, I woke Lance up, and we started getting ready to go to the hospital. About 5:00, contractions started around six minutes apart. By the time we got to the hospital, contractions were three minutes apart, and I was dilated to a seven!
The nurses said that if I pushed, she would probably come right out, but don't push! Yep, breech, just like Reed. She was supposed to be a scheduled c section anyways, so that wasn't a big deal. I was just supposed to get to skip those pesky contractions this time. I got the, uh, best of both worlds with both kids.
I had to lay there 20 minutes waiting on lab work to get back before I could get any drugs, geeze Louise! I swear I had a hundred nurses working on me at once.  I was in the express lane, lol. At 7:55, Jade was born!
Reed likes her, so far, haha. He wants to help do everything for her and likes to rub her head and sing to her.
He also likes to high five and give her fist bumps.
She's already flopping back and forth, can raise her head for a few seconds, and only wakes a couple times a night for a bottle. A big difference compared to Reed!

She only cries when she's hungry and I'm being too slow, or when she poops. Not a big fan of the poop.
Stay tuned for more pictures!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Reed's 4th Birthday Party!

This past weekend was Reed's dinosaur party! It has been all he's talked about for weeks! I was so excited to put such a fun party together for him, even when I was 37 weeks pregnant, and it was 100 degrees outside!

Sugar cookies with cocoa powder footprints!
Dino chicken nuggets are for meat eaters only!
Pb & J dino sandwiches are for plant eaters only!
Excavate the fossils out of the jello!
Don't be scared! That's just a watermelon t Rex! This melon actually grew in the rocks under Reed's swingset. He checked on it everyday and occasionally kissed it. It weighed 33lbs!
This is officially the coolest dino/volcano cake ever, made by my Aunt Candie.
It even smoked!
Reed loved everything!

These were the party favors I made...dino eggs!
Mix 1 cup coffee grounds, 1 cup flour, 1/4th cup sand, and 1/2 cup salt. Add water till you get to a good molding consistency (about 3/4th cup). Roll mixture around a plastic dinosaur. Bake 20-30 minutes at 175 degrees.
Now you can smash them open with a hammer and pull out the dino!