Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas Everybody

Sorry about not posting for a little while. We have been pretty busy and I have not been pulling photos/videos to load. Plus I'm not sure how I want to upload videos. Do I edit them first, with transitions and effects like my photos? I want to but it just takes longer for me right now.

We are having a wonderful Christmas break. Millie loved opening presents and is still loving playing with all of her toys. I expected her to just play with the boxes and wrapping paper, so that was good.

I have some time off so we have just all been hanging out around home and playing. Millie has been pretty adorable most of the time.

This is huge! Her friends Backpack and Map have arrived.

Loves the train

Bonding with Grandpa

Great Grandma & pa Hyer

Action shot

Christmas morning

Happy cousin Lily

Making cookies

Temple square to see the lights

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


This is a photo my mom just sent me of Millie. Looks like someone has been watching their grandma's behaviors all weekend. The can was closed, but it didn't matter, it was still refreshing. She even made the noise ahhhh after every fake swing. That's my girl!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another, New Time Lapse Video

This one is different I promise. Check it out at my photography site:


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Finally walking

After pretty much refusing to walk, Millie got out of bed on Sunday and walked across her whole room. Then we got to church and she walked down the whole row. Then she walked all over the entrance of our church during Sunday School. And I'm pretty sure she loved it. She'll always give us this look like, 'I'm going for it'. Then she runs off squealing.

It's pretty cute to see her excited about running around.

She has been running while pushing one of these around for a while. But it will be nice to not have her crawling around dirty restaurants.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pretty Busy

Millie is getting pretty mobile and is loving emptying out every container, cupboard, or drawer that she can find. She still has some serious stranger anxiety, but at home she is miss independent. Wandering from one spot to the next trying to figure out where everything is and how she can bring mass havoc and destruction everywhere she goes. Now we just need to figure out how to get this little lady to walk, then things can be even more chaotic!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween at Stampin Up

We are knee deep in Halloween here at Stampin Up. It is the biggest day of the year here. This year we did a Lord of the Rings theme and it was pretty amazing!

I have many pictures from the day but here is a sweet video in the mean time

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wheeler Farm Time Lapse

Here's another Time Lapse. For more info check out Casey's photo blog www.caseyhyer.com/blog/

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Time Lapse Video

So, I’ve been shooting more and more video lately, trying to learn all that I can and practice as much as possible. It has been a slightly slower process that I thought. Between all my other work, family, climbing and scouts it is kind of hard to fit it all in (that’s weird). I have done a few time lapse videos lately though. I just shot this one and was pretty excited to upload it.

There are photos from the shoot at my normal site: http://caseyhyer.com/blog/?p=745

Lake Mary Stop Motion Video from Casey Hyer on Vimeo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

14 months

Millie's life right now:

~ loves walking while holding on to our hands. she could do this all day and be content. she gets really mad if I make her sit down, all she wants to do is walk. Lately she has starting walking with the assistance of her little car, thank goodness.

~ She cruises around on all the furniture and has taken multiple steps on her own. She could walk full on but she's not interested. She is a speed crawler and that works just fine for her. I bet she wonders why anyone would be stupid enough to walk when they could crawl just as fast.

~ loves balls, dogs, sparkling water, black licorice, and showers.

~ gives the best open mouthed kisses. Besides people she kisses her stuffed animals, dolls, glow worm and our phones. That's right, our phones.

~ crawls around everywhere and gets into everything. She takes everything out of our drawers and cupboards. Our house is always a mess.

~ is very opinionated and knows just what she wants. If things don't go her way she can throw an impressive tantrum. Ask Casey to do an impersonation, it's pretty dead on. I'm trying not to raise a diva but man, she's got an attitude!

~ can say dad, ma ma, ball, duck, bob, backpack, map, boots. She can also repeat lots of words.

~ is the best sleeper ever! 12 hours straight at night and a 3 hour nap during the day. Thank you!

~ shakes her head no to just about everything and everyone.

~ has some major stranger and separation anxiety. She gets really mad if anyone besides me or Casey tries to hold her, pick her up, touch her or even look at her. She swats them away and is not very polite about it. There are a few people she will tolerate but not many.

~ Her two most favorite things are hanging out with her cousin Ethan and watching Dora. She also loves going on bike rides and playing outside.

~She is obsessed with Dora hence the words she can say. This is mostly my fault but not all of it. I need to start weening her off of it. She throws tantrums when she wants to watch it and I won't let her.

~ Has about 8 teeth. I'm not really positive because she doesn't like me looking. It was not a fun experience when 6 of them came in at the same time.

~ thinks she's pretty funny and will laugh at herself.

~ growls like a bear to scare us.

~loves listening to music and dancing. She likes to do this first thing every morning, and every evening before bed.

~ is either super sweet full of laughs and smiles, or she is over dramatic and emotional throwing a tantrum.

Tantrums or not, she is still stinkin' cute and we love her to pieces.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wheeler Farm

I was reading Millie some animal books the other day and she was acting a little more interested, so I decided that we need to head off to see some of these animals that we have heard so much about.

It's weird to me that she will not really ever be on a farm because I grew up playing on both of my grandparents farms and loved it. I went to the hospital at least 12 times because of those awesome experiences. It's things like driving trackers when your 8, or driving trucks with your cousins pushing the clutch while you drive the steering wheel and shift because you can't reach the pedals, and jumping four-wheelers that mold kids.

On the other hand, I haven't seen too many kids around that have lost limbs due to farming accidents like I use to when I was a kid.

Liberty Park

It has been a great summer filled with many Liberty Park trips. We love it, it's super close, its huge, full of water features, swings and birds (Tracy Aviary).

Here are a few pics from a few weeks ago.

Millie loves this little room at Tracy Aviary full of birds. Especially this little guy to the right. He did nibble her finger shortly after this photo, but I think she forgives him.

She also like to drink the gross water that comes out of these fountains.

This is her bear crawl that she has been doing for the past few weeks. She has walked a little bit, but really sees no point in it. We try to get her to do it, but she just sits down as soon as she realizes what we're up to.