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Thursday, February 19, 2009

18 Months old and.....

Parker got his first Haircut!

Yesterday was an adventure I will always remember.
I had to capture the moment on video since Daddy is away in Brazil.

I will be the first to admit that our child is NOT perfect and by no means "an angel !" But we sure think he is cute! Did I mention VERY strongwilled, hilarious and defineitely "ALL BOY!" I write all this explanation for his behavior in the first video. Of course, it was his FIRST haircut and he had never been in this situation before! After his tears and uncertainty,we bribed him to get through with this wonderful creation of nothing more then sugar on a stick, a.k.a "A SUCKER!" I assisted and had him sit on my lap. It turned out cute and so happy to have that "long hair finally cut!"
The week has been long since Mike was away and we were sick. On top of us being ill, I have had to pull out the nebulizer again for him. He has been wheezing and coughing a ton. But, he still has been a happy boy and not missed a moment with his time outside or playing with his ball! He got some extra playtime in with Kayleigh, even though I wasn't watching her, and I posted a few photos of our time.
Just this past month he took a deep interest in a spoon and fork . He is really growing up to be a big boy. He is 25 pounds and next week we will see where he is on the charts.
In the world of food, we still battle over certain vegetables, but he is getting better. :)
Each day is always an adventure (a true understatement) with him and we are so happy to have him in our lives.
Enjoy the videos : )

Monday, February 16, 2009


Is exactly how I /we feel today! I had my fingers crossed that we would not have any drama here while Mike is in Brazil-BUT it all began yesterday.
When I got home from Church I felt AWFUL! I was feeling nauseous ALL day and crashed in the lazy boy at 2:00. Mike was cleaning the WHOLE house for me (He is SO good to me) and trying to pack for his trip!
Parker woke up screaming at 2:30 and I should have known-then-it was the stomach bug...but the other end! After Mike went in there and comforted him he went back to sleep. He woke up at 5 and he exploded in his diaper. Fortunately, Mike was still here and assisted me with his bath and the MAJOR cleanup!
I was still feeling yucky all night-went to bed at 9! I tossed and turned ALL night! Then at 5 Am it hits me and I puke away! (...sorry to get graphic...) After 5:15 I felt SO much better. I went downstairs and slept on couch till 7:30! Parker woke up at 7:30 with ANOTHER diarrhea episode....Thankfully I was over the worst of my sickness and had enough strength to get him in the tub -clean all the linens and clean his room...Lysol and all!
I really MISS Mike today. I am so glad he is NOT gone often!
(Still no appetite and can't seem to eat that can of soup yet-but the cherry 7Up is helping.)
So glad my little boy is a great napper and I can get some rest today too! This too shall pass-AMEN!
I do have a sweet reminder of Mike's love for me....he got me these gorgeous roses for Valentines Day! He knows my favorite color of roses is purple, and couldn't get them so he opted for white with a spec of purple flowers!

It will be good to see him again hopefully when we are fully recovered!

Jenn :(

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Here is Parker's photo we had on some Valentine Cards for the family.

We hope you all had a nice Valentines Day.
Mike and I got out Friday. for a date( since he leaves tonight for Brazil). Once again, another business trip-but hopefully the 5 days will fly by fast!
We went out to Bugaboo Creek for a nice (peaceful) steak dinner, and then went to see Slumdog Millionaire. I was not excited about going to see it, but I will give a big high 5 to Mike for choosing a movie that was very well written and a bit romantic. I was actually touched by the story and now know why it got an Academy Award.
We have finally gotten back into a routine since being back from our cruise. It is so much fun to go away-but so NOT fun to do all the laundry upon return. I think it was 5 loads and I was so excited to have it done. Not to mention that Parker's car seat got a major wash too( due to all the vomiting on the way home)! I started back up with my Bible Study Group-Freedom for Mothers (Motherwise). I LOVE the series and always gain so much, insight from all the other mom's on top of Biblical growth!
This week I have some projects to do,(no Kayleigh this week-she has company coming this week to watch her. ) On Wed. we are gonna go to Monkey Joe's (an indoor play place )with her and her mom. I am sure Parker will LOVE that!
Fingers crossed Parker and I stay healthy and there is no major event while Mike is gone!

Wishing you all a happy week,
Jenn :)