Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Random Pics...

Our sweet boy laughing!

Beautiful brown eyes!

He's a little wiggle worm and thinks that it's funny!

Silly girls.

Paige in all her excitement!

Annalee kept telling me to "Take a Pitcture...",
she needed me to get just her!

This is how every day goes... Paige is looking for the toy that she set
down on the table. Lo and behold, who has it...Annalee does as she
sneaks past Paige! Then Annalee antagonizes Paige with it for a few
minutes, they have to say their sorry and ask for forgiveness.

These are just a few new pictures that I enjoy and thought I'd share!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Marathon #2!

I wasn't sure if I'd do another marathon or not, but lo and behold, I find myself in the throws of training for yet another one. Scott thinks that something must be wrong with me because no one in their right mind would want to do that to themselves AGAIN! I am a little crazy, but I need structure and goals to get things done. I ran the first one, because it was one of my life goals and I figured I should go ahead and do it while I'm young. I'm not entirely sure why I want to run this one. I guess growing up, I was always involved in some sort of organized sports whether it was softball, tennis, or volleyball. Then, in college, I played intramurals, but that doesn't keep anybody in shape, so I started running. I actually liked it after I had built up some endurance! I started running in a few road races here and there and that was about the extent of it. Then, I got married and now have not one, not two, but three children!!! I love them from the bottom of my heart, but they sure have left some lasting reminders of them on my body!! So...that's where the next marathon comes in. I have a running schedule weekly with long runs on Saturdays. Running is such a stress reliever for me as well. This is a committment, so it's planned into my day and is non-negotiable, because if I don't run, I can't finish. This serves as a great way to get and stay in shape, which is something I gladly welcome into my life! I also found a friend (thanks Rachel!) who agreed to train and run with me, which is such a blessing, because I had to run the first one by myself, and it was no fun. Especially when you hit those hard points in the race where you question your sanity about the reason you ever thought you could run and finish a marathon! So, here I go again! Please pray that I would be healthy and finish strong. Also, pray that I would really take care of myself as I train because I'm still nursing Davis and I want to make sure that I'm getting enough calories and staying hydrated so he can do well, especially with his latest weigh-in.

Davis' 6 mos. Check-up

Davis had his 6 mos. check-up yesterday. He weighed in at 13lbs and 10oz. He was 25 3/4 in. long. Yes, he's little! He only gained 7 oz. in 2 months. I was a little concerned at first, but my pediatrician seems to think that he's just fine. He's sleeping fine, "eliminating" fine, and eating well. Annalee did the same weight gain trend and she's caught up now. It looks like he might pattern the same way. Scott's trying to bulk him up on the side I think! Otherwise everything was good. He got his shots and tolerated them well. My pediatrician said that we could come back in 6 weeks if we wanted to do a weight check if I was overly concerned, so we'll keep that in mind.

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Day of School!!!!

School started today, and what is the first day of school without the classic picture in front of the door with your backpack on! Don't be deceived...Annalee is NOT in school yet! Paige got a new backpack and gave her previous one to Annalee. So, it was out of the question to take this picture without her because she had a "pak-pak" on according to Annalee! Paige was super excited and absolutely loves going to school. Her class this year will function pretty much like kindergarten even though it's 4K. The class she is in has several children with autism who are being held back one more year to prepare for kindergarten, so they moved Paige and a few other neuro-typical children up to that class because they thought they were more than ready. She should be a great deal ahead when kindergarten rolls around next year! Paige was very excited about the new things she had gotten in preparation for the school year. She got a new backpack and lunchbox, several jeans, a few hoodies, and shirts to take her into the Fall. Thanks Mimi for your generosity! I'm having to switch back into school mode and am excited to spend some more time engaging with Annalee as she is learning so quickly. Davis is getting big so fast as well. He is 6 mos. old today and we have his 6 mos. checkup this morning. More shots:( Hopefully he'll do well. I'll post updates on his stats soon!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Look!

So, as you can see, we've spiced up the background of our blog a little. It was of course FREE, so Yay!! I preface this with "we" did this because it did entail quite an ordeal and required Scott to have to come and clean up my mess. I tried to do it all by myself. I was gonna surprise Scott with how well I can follow directions on the computer. For those of you who don't know, I am the definition of the computer illiterate wife of a computer savvy husband. You'd think that I would be smart enough to figure these things out, but I guess with each child, I just gradually get dumber, so as the computer age advances, I just get slower it seems! There are step by step instructions on how to change the template of the blog. I followed each one carefully. It actually took me several days to attempt it, because I had this fear of deleting the whole blog. Well....that's EXACTLY what I did! I couldn't understand how I followed each and every step and it didn't work. I called Scott at work and actually started to cry. He was all caught off guard, and was wondering why I was so upset about it. I think it was just that this blog has been sort of a journal for me for almost 2 years, and even though we had all the pictures still, all the stories that went with them couldn't be recreated necessarily. I was genuinely sad! Well, my hero rescued me yet once again! He came home and somehow retrieved it nad helped me get the new template set up. I then got a little angry, because he didn't do anything different than what I had done! Oh well! All is finally right with the blog so I'll just chalk it up to my lack of computer skills!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fleeting Summer...

Say What?!?!?!

My sweet little angel sleeping!

Sleeping on his back after rolling over!

Annalee saying "ta-da!" as she was making Davis do a trick!

Their little polkadot bikinis and sunglasses!

Well, Davis has successfully learned to fall asleep on his back after rolling over. The options when my children get to that stage are (1) learn to fall asleep on your back if you roll over, or (2) learn to roll back over and fall asleep. Davis chose the first of the two. He can roll both ways, but in his crib he chooses not to for some reason! We have had a relatively busy few weeks. Scott had to photograph a wedding in Florence, AL last weekend so we missed him dearly as it was my first time with all 3 children by myself for the entire weekend! We made it thru just fine and even spent one night in Mississippi and attended two birthday parties. I must admit though, that after the second party, mommy had almost reached a breaking point, so we had to leave in a timely manner, so that everyone could nap! Our refridgerator has broken for the second time in a month and a half, our car is back in the shop this week after getting new brakes put on last week, and Scott starts school next week. Summer is officially over and school is promptly being back in session! Paige, however, doesn't start until the following week. We've had a pretty good summer, it has just gone by WAY too fast!