Saturday, January 28, 2012

First Solid Food

This past Monday, Austin experience his first solid food and has since been fed twice. we chose pears which was also Parker's first food. He made lots of funny faces and pushed it out of his mouth with his tongue. I am going to try and be more consistent this week and feed him a solid food every night. Oatmeal and carrots are next!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our New Journey

Since leaving Eagle, We have been busy dancing, playing, cooking, painting, and just going and doing!! I love all the time I get with my family now without the stress of deadlines and phone calls. These are some pictures of all our doings...
Getting a hair cut today..He did very well and didn't scream once!

Nap time today at school. I teach in Parker's class on Thursday's and actually love the time with him and his class!

Eating the yummy lasagna mommy and I made! Parker is a big helper in the kitchen.

Playing with Daddy outside!

Playing in the tent mommy made me with a blanket over the kitchen table.

Super cool!!!

Enjoying his snack outside while mommy stands inside! Too cold for me!

Yummy Fun Dip!!

Pushing his friend Cammie at the park

My little artist!!!

Parker got a new toothbrush at the store this week and loves to brush his teeth even more now because it plays music!!! This video is of him and his toothbrush dancing!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

4 Month Check Up

Monday, Todd and I took Austin for his check up with Dr Davidson. He got 2 shots and an oral vaccine. Dr. D says he is a growing healthy boy!!!

His stats were...

Height: 25.5 in. ---> 75%

Weight: 16.2 lbs. ---> 75%

Head: 42 cm ---> 50%

He has moved into size 3 diapers, wearing size 2 shoes and wearing 9 month clothes.

Some of my favorite pictures of Austin in the last week...
Brotherly Love!!
Happy Chunk after Bath time!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One Door Closed and Another Opened

My last day at Eagle was last Friday but last Wednesday I had told Parker's school I was switching him from 3 days to 2 days. His teacher asked why and proceeded to tell me that the school may be hiring. On my way out the door that day I asked the Director Laura who was taken back and surprised me by saying 'yes' we are actually in the need right now. We agreed that we would meet today to discuss. You can call it luck, you can call it fate or even a coincidence but I call it God's work. He always provides. I had no intention of trying to find a job but this is going to work perfect for me and my family. I will still get the time with my boys, not put them in a day care all day for someone else to raise and only work 3 days a week. I truly believe if you stop, put your problems in God's hands, he will speak to you. I know it is sometimes easier said than done sometimes. I am excited about my first day tomorrow. Please pray for me and my family as we begin a new journey!

New formula and no more meds!

After lots of gas and several fussy days and nights lately we decided to switch Austin formula from Parents Choice Organic to Parents Choice Sensitive. It is both easy on the tummy and low in lactose. So far is has been successful. We have also made it through one night of no prevacid without any fussiness from reflux so hopefully tonight goes just as smooth.

My Little Climber

Parker has learned to climb on anything and everything lately! Yesterday I was changing Austin's diaper in the living room when I hear beeping in the kitchen. I quickly finished changing him and went in the kitchen to find Parker pressing buttons at the alarm key pad. He had pushed the chair from the breakfast nook to the laundry room, climbed on top of it to press the buttons. I then took the chair away and told him that we don't do that so he went and got his truck backed it up and stood in the bed of it. when that wasn't tall enough he attempted to climb on the roof of the truck. He doesn't give up. He attempted the chair trick again tonight but got it taken away. He kicked and screamed for a good 20 min!! He must take after his momma! My parents found me hanging from the 2nd story banister at just 2 yrs old!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Yet another fun filled day as a family. The Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo started yesterday so we made plans to go to the All Western Parade downtown this morning and the stockshow after. The Parade was fun but very long. After and hour and a half of horses and bands we left. We went over to the stockshow and saw tractors, horses, cows, bulls...all of which Parker loved to look at. He really liked getting on the tractors the most. We also let him ride a few rides on the midway while we were there. He is a brave little boy and loves them all. He loves them so much a threw a screaming fit when he had to get off of them! It was a long day but a good one. Now I have 2 (maybe 3) sleeping boys and lots of tired feet. I am right behind them! Night!

Fun Times at the Zoo and Museum!!

We have been to the Zoo and Museum since the new year has begun. Both are places we have passes to and will have lots of fun over the next year!!

We went to the Zoo with Mimi. I love the zoo. We got to see a lion make a small roar when we were there which was cool for Parker. You never know if the animals are going to be lively or not when you go.

We went to the Museum with Megan, Madeleine, Meadow and Autumn. It is always a lot of fun. They actually showed us parts of the museum we had never seen. We can't wait to go back soon!

What's New With A

Austin is starting to get very vocal these days! He is chooing more and more every day and will carry on a chooing conversation with you sometimes. Here's a video of his latest chooing:

He is almost rolling over from back to tummy but can't get his legs to flip with the rest of his body so he starts crying in frustration.

He is 15 1/2 weeks old and finally slept through the night for the first time last night. It was a wonderful feeling this morning when I realized what had happened. I actually felt rested for the first time in a long time.

We are moving from 6 months to 9 months clothes in some but not all outfits. These are clothes that Parker wore when he was 9 months old! I love how different but the same my boys are!

~Sitting by myself~

Playing together!My 3 Boys~Love them!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

What's New With P

Parker has been talking a lot lately and trying to say just about anything you ask him to. Two of his favorite words are Moon and Sun. We look for each one day and night and point it out and always tell the moon goodnight!

He has also been a big helper. Every time I am in the kitchen cooking or doing the dishes he wants to help also. He quickly pulls up a chair to be right there to watch and help. I love that he wants to be so involved in everything we do. It may take longer and even cause a bigger mess but well worth the time spent with him. There will come a day when he may not want to do these things so i am enjoying all the small thing now!

I have been promising a video of Parker doing his muscles for 2 months now and here it is finally!!

Playing outside...