FC: Milde Family Adventures: | 2010
1: HIGHLIGHTS IN 2010 A. 03/13: We get married & Honeymoon! B. 04/10: Wedding reception back in Missouri C. 06/14: Brad gets accepted to orthodontic school D. 06/21: Brad & I find out we are pregnant E. 08/17: Cayden becomes a first grader F. 09/18: 16week ultrasound-It's a Girl! | A | B | C | D | E | F
2: Snow Day
4: St. Louis Zoo
5: Feb. 20th
7: We were married and spent the first 4 days on the island of Antigua. Then we took a small inter-island plane to St. Lucia for the next 5 days. What an amazing honeymoon-including 2 beach front cottages, our own butler & private pool, snorkeling in a marine preserve, scuba diving, jet skis, couples massages & a volcano tour- just to name a few of our favorite things...
9: ST. LUCIA
10: At sunset on the island of Antigua, we began our new life together as husband and wife... | March 13th, 2010
11: April 10th | MissouriWedding Reception:
12: The Morning After Our Reception
16: This was Brad's first official event as a Dad! About a month after our wedding, the school hosted a math event for students & their fathers
17: DD with | A | D | AD
18: We had a joint Cardinal Baseball Birthday party for Cayden & Mark at Olive Garden... MawMaw, Cheryl, Susie, Lyle, Susan, Callie, & Case all came out to celebrate with us. | Happy 7th Cayden & Happy 62nd Mark
20: Seventh Day Slumber | This was our 3rd time seeing this band in concert. We love these guys! | April 24th, 2012
21: Circus | Cayden watched in amazement the whole time, & only moved enough to demolish a bag of cotton candy! Our favorite part was the animals, of course, but Cayden & Brad also liked the motorbike riders | At The
22: Track & Field Day Orchard Elementary Kindergarten | his | yyy
24: go Dodgers
25: This was Cayden's 2nd season of baseball. His nickname of "Pujols" still sticks: He was #5 once again & produced some of the biggest hits of his league. And to top it off, he had a great coach!
26: We took a road trip out to see everyone in Tulsa. It was SO great to be reunited with my puppy Dayzie, attend a service at our favorite church, and spend some great family time up at the lake. My grandparents took us out on their boat, Mom fished with Cayden, we played board games, played around on the 3 jet-skis, and played poker until 1am! Buffy even sported her polka dot bikini & enjoyed the vacation. | May 28th-31st
28: Nothing better than box seats & great company! The Milde office Cardinal's game is always fun, & this year did not disappoint! It was also (secretly) the first night that I thought I may actually be pregnant! Susan helped me keep the secret!
31: Surprise! | We were super excited to break the news to Mark and Cheryl, so we organized this surprise dinner, invited the whole family, & had a T-shirt designed for the occasion. Mark & Cheryl were shocked to see everyone, but took a while to notice the shirt. Cheryl was the first to inquire about the "Funny looking top on the soda bottle", but Mark replied, "That's how the old bottle tops looked". Finally Jan chimed in, "I don't know, it sorta looks like a nipple to me." We were all dying in anticipation, so I handed them their "gifts". The 1st one opened was an old Milde soda bottle with a baby bottle nipple on top. It was all decorated in pastels & the "ingredients" on the back had been changed. The jig was up-their faces said it all...Mark's was one of complete shock, and Cheryl was surprised but quickly melted into to all smiles. Cheryl then opened a box with a bib that read "I love Grandma." She looked so excited, I will never forget it! Special thanks to MawMaw, Jan, Greg, Susan, & Mary who joined us & helped us pull it off.
32: Home of the Free...Because of the Brave | y
33: Family, grilled food, music, and a show...What else could you want in a holiday? We all gathered at The Milde's house for their neighbor's annual fireworks production. It was AWESOME! People flock to see it every year, and we had front row seats -from Mark & Cheryl's back porch. Buffy even enjoyed it! Unfortunately Bentley missed out on the fun, he was too busy hiding out in their basement.
34: We could not wait to break the news to Cayden. When he read the shirt we had made for him, he replied, "I know". We were all upset, thinking that someone else had ruined the surprise, but Cayden cleared that all up. He exclaimed, "You guys got married, and that's what happens-you have a baby!" We all about died laughing, but he was serious. In hind sight, maybe all those years of telling him he couldn't have a sibling bc I wasn't married, may have given him the wrong impression! | BIG BROTHER!!! | You're going to be a
35: 8/01/10 | Milde
36: We had so much Fun with Grandma!We took her to one of our Favorite Places- The City museum in St. Louis
38: We took a little tour of the Milde family farm while Grandma Dana was visiting this summer. It was so neat to see where they grew up!
40: 1 | st | day of
41: Mrs. Masters
42: High Divin' | Cayden conquered his fear of the high dive, & passed his swim test all on his own... and BOTH in one day!
43: 14 weeks pregnant | This was just after attending a friend's wedding | } | }
46: It's a GIRL!!! | 09.18.10 | 16.1 wks gestation | 1lb 9oz | Our friend Lisa did an ultrasound, because we could not wait ANY longer to find out the sex of our baby. I Was SHOCKED! everyone thought boy-except for Cayden! | We could not believe we were having a daughter, so we went to the mall that day & Daddy picked out this little outfit to bring her home in from the hospital.
47: We all love going to the ultrasounds It's so much fun to see her on the screen. She would jump & wave at us too!
48: We had GREAT seats behind 3rd base | Go Cardinals | October 2010
50: Bentley | & | Buffy
51: A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings
53: Mrs Master's 1st grade class took a field trip to the apple orchard in our neighborhood. We walked past our house on the way! There was a hay ride, mazes, fresh apple cider & animals to feed-SO much fun!
54: I'm not sure if the main motivation was for carving a pumpkin, or just making a big mess. But, they did a great job at BOTH! I found pumpkin innards in between the blinds over a week later. | Carving | Pumpkin
55: Trick | or | Treat | We had a great time trick or treating. Buffy was a great little trick-or-treater & SO cute in her costumes, but was disappointed that she didn't get the treats like Cayden did...
56: Family Fun down on Beggs Family Farm
58: Picking our | Pumpkin | from the | Patch
59: Cayden's 1st Grade Class Halloween party was tons of fun. The best part was the "mummy wrap" | Halloween Party
60: Preparing For Our Princess | To make sure everything is ready for Zoey's arrival, we have converted our office into her bedroom. Mommy hand painted letters for her wall and even stained a shelf all by herself! We had a hard time finding a bedding set we liked, that didn't overwhelm you with pink/purple or pastels. We fell in love with this couture line & had to have it bc of the fun color scheme. It is called 'Tahiti", which we we felt was appropriate and super calming. I may not have met her yet, but I have a feeling that our little princess is going to have expensive taste, ha!
62: Christmas | EVE
63: This was the last year for our poor little Christmas tree. It has been Brad's "bachelor tree" since 2006, when I surprised him with it during dental school. It has served him well & has stayed decorated for 4yrs straight (he just carries it to the basement & back up every year). Sadly, we purchased a bigger tree for next year in our new house.
65: with | Cayden | Christmas
66: The "Perfect Popcorn" kit was a hit! The guys had a blast making it | Christmas | with the | Mildes
67: Baby Zoey was with us too-in belly!