Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jacob is 9 months old!!

Today marks 9 months for our sweet adorable baby, Jacob.  This past month has been a whirlwind of milestones.  Jacob started eating "lumpy" foods (stage 3, which I mushed a little bit).   He seemed to do everything all at one time.  From rolling to sitting up position, then he started crawling...combat style, which Uncle Ryan and Aunt B would be proud of.   He can also pull himself up to a standing position and walk holding on to furniture.  I am telling you we are going to be in trouble in another month or two...walking, yikes!

He has been fussy this month.  I thought possibly another ear infection (which still could be the case).  But I was holding him up above my head and he has FOUR teeth coming in up top.  OUCH!  He says Ma-ma for me to get him out of the crib and Ba-ba when he sees it.  It is sooo cute.  He melts my heart.  He got his first haircut today.  (Jared didn't get hair til he was like 1 year.)  He had sections of hair that were longer than the rest.  He looks so handsome.  I think he looks a lot like me as a baby. 

I hope to post pics soon...

Another rainy day in Monroe, North Carolina

The sound of rain is such a wonderful thing with the dry year we have had thus far. There were tornado warnings for the western parts of Union County in Waxhaw and Weddington. Jared enjoyed playing outside despite the heavy downpours we had at times. Since it is still warm the rain wasn’t too cold to be concerned about causing him to get sick. He was a mess when he came in though. Boys love dirt and puddles!

By dinnertime I was antsy to get out of the house instead of cooking. I am tired of looking at boxes!  I  have been packing up our stuff for about 5 days.  (I ran out of boxes, so I am on a break.)  We all went out to dinner at Chic-Fil-A which is Mack’s favorite fastfood restaurant. We got up to the counter and I asked Jared, “Do you want chicken or chicken?”. Being silly of course, he thought for a moment and said “Brownie”! (They were sitting on the counter, which actually worked as a sale since I went up and ordered a brownie a la mode for hubby and I to split while Jared played at the playground).

After eating our dinner, Jared played on the indoor playground with the other children. The fun was shortlived though when one of the little girls peed on the stairs. All the kids cleared out.  Oh well…

A quick plug for CFA…Labor day (September 1) if you go in with any football logo you get free chicken strips. Wahoo!! Chic-Fil-A always has excellent service. I love how they  say, “My pleasure” when you say Thank you.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mack's 32nd Birthday

My amazing husband, Mack, also known as SuperDad celebrated his 32nd birthday.  Boy, he is soo much older than me (a whopping 16 days)!  We didn't do anything too exciting.  We all went to the mall to find a present for Daddy.  We didn't find anything that day.  After walking the Monroe Mall for a little while we decided to go home and have dinner.  We picked up a pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut.
Here are some pics from his special day...
I am very excited to tell you about the great deal I got on these Nikes.  I picked them out all by myself and Mack liked them!  The Monroe Mall gave out 10.00 gift cards to promote business for Back-To-School shopping, plus Hibbett Sports sent me a 10.00 off your 20.00 purchase coupon.  So back I went to the Mall yesterday.  These running shoes (orig. 85.00) were on sale for 49.99.  Minus the 20.00 in free money, I spent 29.99 plus tax.  Dinomite!  It would have been nice to have found this deal before his birthday, but hey, Beggars can't be choosey!

Bath Time

Here are some pics of my kiddos after bath time.  Trust me when I tell you they needed it. 
Jared LOVES to dig.  NC red clay is very messy! 
Jacob sticks his hand in his mouth after every scoopful of food or tries to wrestle the spoon from my hand when it is filled with food like peas or carrots!