Tuesday, May 20, 2008

11 month pics : finally : we took the pics on Saturday but it's been a bit crazy around here. turns out D's sickness was some 24 hour bug but the diarrhea that is because of new teeth! yeah! the picture after the 11 month collage is a little something for grandpa Rick....."so big" Dealey's new favorite thing to do and to have you do with him. my next post : halloween in may : you're intrigued already i know... but you'll have to wait.

: SO BIG :

Friday, May 16, 2008

11 months old : and we're sick. Yup this morning and day has been interesting. D didn't want to get up this morning he ended up sleeping until 10:30 and the only reason he got up is because I got him up. I dressed him and we headed to Suz's for a trip to IKEA. Well, we get there and go straight to the bistro to get our food, get the kids settled and then it begins. I mean Dealey seemed off to me but he didn't have a fever just seemed really mellow and lethargic for him. But right as we sat down he began to throw up and I have never seen that much liquid come out of him, his clothes were drenched, seriously drenched....so Suz ran a grabbed napkins and we started cleaning and cleaning trying to get it all up, then we stripped D down to his diaper and he seemed to be better. Then I decided he had to be cold and yes, what you're thinking is right. I had no extra clothes so my kid was in the middle of the IKEA bistro in nothing but his diaper. Luckily Suz had an extra little hoodie for Mag's so we but it on D it was brown which is neutral with this nice little ruffled edge it was fabulous. We left shortly after that and headed home. Now D is sleeping which is all he's done today and after a chat with the nurse at his dr.'s office he's on pedialite through today and as long as he keeps it down then tomorrow morning we can try some cheerios and a half strength formula bottle. So needless to say I haven't gotten a bumbo pic yet today but maybe when Matt gets home and can help me.

Other new developments. D is one crazy chatter box and tells us the most fantastic stories all the time. He moves around like a mad man and will take a few steps now only holding one hand instead of two (he still prefers two, but he'll indulge us every once in a while). The big one...he is FEARLESS trying to climb anything and everything. He's eating everything well, he's had his first brisket, spaghetti & a chick-fil-a nugget this month! He's a very happy growing boy. He won't go in for a check up until he's 12 months but we guess he's grown about 2 inches in the last two months and is holding steady at about 20-21lbs.

I can't believe he'll be 1 in just a month! It's very exciting for sure we are loving this stage but are looking forward to what's to come. Watch for his pics later today or tomorrow.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

: new find : you have to check out this great site ThreePotatoFour really fun and unique home decor, paper goods, kid stuff, etc. love it!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

{ big thank you } to my Matty for making my first mother's day a wonderful one. Of course I wished and hoped for something sweet but now I have a lot to live up to for father's day although last year I gave him a son so not sure how top that! Matt gave me the sweetest card and it was filled with some of the most beautiful words but one word that stuck out most to me was the word "proud" he's so proud of me and I wish could adequately express to him how much it means to me to hear that from him.

Enclosed in the card was the first of 3 wonderful gifts. A book mark which I desperately needed just a few weeks ago he was making fun of me using the wrapper from a cough drop to mark my place in this book I'm reading { Eat, Pray, Love }. But what makes the book mark special is that it has part of the quote that's on my blog page "Believe in the beauty of your dreams." so sweet. My second gift was equally sweet an electric ice cream maker, which I know we will have fun with this summer! My third gift is a necklace that my good friend Jana has been commissioned to make for me. Matt had her make a necklace for me a few years ago for our anniversary with a saphire charm and I wear it almost every day. I don't have the necklace yet but I do know that it is Dealey inspired and he designed it with Jana with the thought that he wanted a cool/modern way for me to have my Dealey with me when I'm working or away from him. I'll definitely post a picture when I get it!

Matt took a picture of me singing a two weeks ago on stage and I just remembered I said I'd post a picture when I got one. I got to sing yesterday as well and each week it becomes more and more fun. love it! Hope all the mom's had a wonderful Mother's Day as well, don't forget to thank your husbands for remembering to make the day special!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I missed my Wordless Wednesday yesterday, but I swear I have a good reason. For those of you who don't know I started a new job on Monday. I used to be on staff full time at our church, Firewheel and last Friday Jeff, the pastor, called me in for what I thought was a meeting to chat about some freelance work. However he had a different plan in mind and he offered me my job back. Needless to say I was very humbled by the idea that I would even be asked back. Not that I left on bad terms or anything but you don't often hear of people being offered jobs back at prior places of employment no matter how they left. So with little thought I said yes. I'm still working out the details of what we're going to do with Dealey (thankfully my parents are here right now and have gracious stepped in to take care of my little man) but I am so far enjoying having adult and quite time again. So you see, it's been a very busy week and said events caused me to miss my Wordless Wednesday photo...so here it is, Wordless Wednesday on Thursday.

Dealey was telling and showing us how much he loves his milk. Boy can he pack the milk away I think he'd drink it all day if we would give it to him. We've started the transition from formula to milk and D loves it! He's definitely a boy after his daddy's heart matt's a milk lover in some way I don't even pretend to understand.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Last weekend we had a great day celebrating Dealey's friend Grayson's bday. They had it at a bounce house in McKinney. We'll definitely have to remember this for D's 2nd birthday! D had so much fun crawling around and up and down and around this first picture is particularly funny because D's got a funny look on his face but also if you look in the background you can see Maggie wiping out on this foam rocking duck...hilarious!

Dealey had a few first too. He wore a birthday hat for the first time, sat in a big kid seat with out a safety belt of any sort and had his first piece of pizza. He devoured it and would have eaten more if we had given it to him. We didn't let him have a cupcake because we're saving that first for his birthday. However Mag's went in full face to hers and these pictures are too great not to share!