Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
It's amazing the difference a good night's sleep and some good medicine can make! Embry felt so much better Saturday morning, just in time for the birthday party. We had friends and family over for cake and fun with the help of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. It seemed a bit crazy at times (especially while opening presents) but it was so much fun to see all the kiddos interact and play with each other.
Check out hewood to see all of the birthday fun!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
embry jack is a happy jack
there ain't no doubt about it
balls, bats and puppy joe...
don't leave home without it
down the stairs or out for a walk
he sure does take it slow
as everyone finishes dinner each night
he's always the last to go
he's got this spirit, he's got this smile
that's sure to melt your heart
i have been crazy for those kisses
from the very start
challenges, joy and laughter
God blessed me with a special gift
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
And then there was poor Hayes... a two and a half year old toddler who just got his world rocked by not one, but two babies. Needless to say, he had a hard time sharing the spotlight. It's not like we neglected to tell him that he was getting a new baby brother and sister. We did everything the books say to do, talked about how he was going to be the best big brother and um, my belly was kinda hard to miss.
Things did get better. I don't know about easier, but definitely better. It has been so amazing watching these little people develop. They have been opposites from day one. Ellie has pretty much run the show all along. She's feisty, aggressive and she loves pushing her brothers' buttons. And she is all girl... which I can't get enough of! And then there is Embry who is such a sweet pea. He is a little more reserved, very sensitive and absolutely all boy. He will play ball any chance he gets. We were in Pottery Barn Kids the other day and he was playing baseball with a carrot and an orange.
It will be interesting to see what their third year brings. Moving from babies to toddlers. I guess I need to stop calling them babies at some point. Maybe we need to have another baby so I can relish in that sweet baby phase just one more time. Just kiddin' ya Mom! Wink. Wink. No really, I'm serious... I mean kidding. I mean... what do I mean?
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Hayes is a huge fan of the fair for obvious reasons. The rides and the caramel apples. He had a caramel apple each night and wasn't willing to share.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
There have been a lot of changes since that first day of medical school.
Graduating this past May.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
But I can't help thinking about the emotional side of it... him feeling left out. You know, the little kid at the peanut-free table at school or a birthday party or wherever. Everyone else is having a cupcake or cookie while he has a safe snack from home. Embry does have this amazing spirit however. Maybe these worries that I have won't even cross his mind. I hope Kyle and I can teach him to be confident in who he is and not let his allergies define him.
His mother's day out this year is peanut-free. woo! hoo! His teachers are great and seem very cautious. So I don't have any concerns there. Public schools seem to be making steps towards keeping allergy kids safe. Maybe all schools will eventually be peanut-free by the time he gets there. A mommy can only hope.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Also on the agenda? Haircut.
Highlight of today?
By far, having a special donut date with this guy after we dropped Embry & Ellie off at school.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I just happened to have my camera on a walk the other night. If only this picture resembled life with kids. It's actually quite the opposite around here... just ask anyone I am trying to have a phone conversation with. If it's not dishing out a time out or cleaning up a mess, it's laundry or trying to cook dinner with two (almost) two year olds each grabbing your legs while crying and pushing each other because they both want Mommy. Sure there are days that are tough but I wouldn't want it any other way.
Friday, September 5, 2008
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