Archive for August 2012

Up To No Good

Millie Louise Keyse is 16 months old and, as you can tell by her mischievous grin, she is up to no good. While I was at work today, I received the following text from Millie’s babysitter:

So Millie snuck my keys out of my purse and pressed the panic button on the alarm system! 3 cops showed up in record time! Crazy!

Here’s the story. Janette has a security system for her home and can activate it by pressing a silent panic button on her key chain. She had no clue that a certain 16 month old had done just that until after 3 cops (in 3 separate cars) showed up at her door this afternoon. They asked to see her ID and had to make sure that she was truly the homeowner and not an intruder. It was an exciting day.

So, now you know why she’s grinning like that. Millie is doing what 16 month olds do— getting into everything and loving every second of it!


Posted August 29, 2012 by Nate and Julie in Millie

Baby Julie and Baby Millie   4 comments

Remember this post from January 2011?

I spent a lot of time during my pregnancy wondering who Millie would look like. Then, Millie arrived and, those who knew Nathaniel as an infant swear that she is the spitting image of him as a baby while my family and friends insist she looks just like me. A couple of weeks ago, my mom came to visit and brought with her some baby pictures of me (and Jennifer, of course). So, I decided to compare a few with pictures of Millie:


Julie’s first steps (14 months old)


Millie’s first steps (14 months old)


Julie, probably around 14 months old

Millie, 12 months old

Check out Jennifer’s cheesy grin (Christmas 1984)

Millie’s cheesy grin

Ok, ok… just one more pair…

It’s official, people! Millie looks like her Mama (and Aunt!). Millie, since it appears you do/will resemble me physically, I would like to warn you. FIFTH GRADE IS GOING TO BE THE START OF ONE HECK OF AN AWKWARD PERIOD. Never fear, Millie Lou. I am here for you. I have gone before you and I (unlike my own mother) will not let you choose GIANT purple glasses to correct your failing eyesight. Nor will I allow you to wear a turtleneck under a flannel shirt over stirrup pants. One final warning: Your teeth are going to be huge. Eventually you will grow into them… or maybe you’ll just get used to them. The bottom line is this: Daddy and I love you lots and we’ll be there to capture every awkward moment of your adolescence… and then I’m going to blog about it. You have been warned.

Posted August 15, 2012 by Nate and Julie in Julie, Millie