Friday, February 22, 2013

Tubes and Teaching

After a long awaited ENT appointment, we learned today that little lamb will need tubes in his ears :(  I had hoped for a less invasive treatment (says the anesthesia freaky mommy), but knew deep down that he would most likely need them.  Poor guy has had a 2 month straight battle with a double ear infection that would NOT go away!  We've been on every antibiotic (including shots) and still revealed sick ears at the ENT's office this morning.  The doc said that the procedure lasts all of about 10 minutes and is usually harder on parents that the child!  Imagine that!  This is the first time we've ever had to put a child through a procedure and it is NO fun to even think about!  The date is set.  So, we shall worry away until the the tubes are in and our little man is well again...
On another note, Big sister Layla is doing great in school!  She can recognize OVER 100 words required to pass to the first grade!   She has exceeded!  She can now read short stories, spell some words by memory, count/write to over 100 now!  My favorite thing with her lately is watching her play school.  She sets all of her baby dolls around a table and gives them each a paper (with their name on it)  and a pencil.  She "teaches" them, reads to them, grades them, and gives them stickers!  She is a mini Mrs. Blalock!  It is hilarious!  Love that girl! The other day my grandma saw something with writing on it and assumed that I had wrote it, come to find out it was Layla's penmanship!  It is really impressive!  Kindergarten is flying by so quickly and I am beyond amazed at what they cram into 5 year old's heads these days!  I believe I learned my ABC's, 123's, and colors at her age!  sheesh!  I have also realized that I have become a hoarder of all of her school work!  I just can't part with any of it!  I know I'll have to slim down my stack at some point.  Another day...

P.S.  My lovely blog friend is having a Favorite Things Friday Giveaway!  Stop by her page and enter,  I know I am!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hudson James is 1!

Today, is the day....

My little sweet, cuddly, lamb turns 1!  I cannot express into words how quickly this year has gone by!  Where has the time gone?!  I've said it before and I'll say it again, and again...
You truly have no idea how fast time can fly by until you've become a parent!  It's true!

Little sweetheart, this is what you've been up to:
Your first word: Mama!
second: Dada!
third:  Layla!
fourth: Bye, Bye!
fifth: Duck, duck!
sixth: Eye!
You like to point at everything just like your sister did.  You have 10 teeth and are currently cutting another one :/  You are not walking quite yet, but sometimes you will stand holding onto nothing at all.  You like to be stable so you walk around tables and such holding onto whatever you can.  You pat puppies and are so gentle. You love your doggie sister Gracie!  You sleep in your crib now but do not always sleep through the night.  You are both the most cuddliest child and the strongest child I have ever seen.
You are a Mama's Boy and I eat it up!  I call you my little lamb because when you were a newborn you made sweet little noises that sounded like a lamb.  You love the color red and a red solo cup makes you very excited!  You love rubber duckies and sweet tea! (shame on Daddy!) You eat almost everything!  Some of your favorite foods include a lunchmeat sandwich, BBQ, and homemade mac n cheese!  You love milk and drink from a sippy cup now.  You just weaned from nursing!  Your favorite toy is a little baby piano that is in your room at daycare.  Your favorite teacher is Ms. Dee!  You love to be rocked and sang to.  Lullabies I sing to you:  "Godspeed" by the Dixie Chicks, "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon, "You Are My Sunshine" and more. Oh, and did I mention...

I Love You!

The Beginning...

I have had a blog for over a year now that I had big plans for.  I wanted it to be a place to document all of MY crafts and the crafts that I do with my daughter.
Well, a year later I look back and realize that I have only posted a handful of entries that all include nothing more than stories about my pregnancies/children/family and life!  Not one included a creative topic at all!  That is when I decided to begin a Family blog.  One where I can keep some sort of a journal of things that happen in our everyday lives!  So, feel free to join the journey with our Party of 4!