Monday, November 24, 2008

Brody's Two Months Old!!!

Holy smokes, my baby is two months old! Scroll to the bottom of the blog for a super cute slideshow of his first two months. (Many thanks to Bobbi for making me aware of this great song by Ingrid Michealson-LOVE it!)
EDIT: I removed the slide show but you can still see it here:

Friday, November 21, 2008

George and Henry

For weeks, the twins and I have been preparing for today's Biography Fair at their school and I think all of our hard work paid off. All of the 2nd graders participated, each one was assigned a famous American and had to do a report and presentation. The best part? Costumes! They had to dress up as their character. They had these little paper buttons you pressed and they'd read their report. (Kind of like the Hall of Presidents at Disney World-only with live people).

Jarron was assigned George Washington. Surprisingly, he didn't mind the wig too much.

Bryce was assigned Henry Ford. He looks so grown up here.

And since I haven't had much Jackson news in my blog lately-drumroll, very first video's little video of him saying his Cubbies verse. The video quality is terrible-not sure why-but at least you get to hear his sweet little voice. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Poor Brody

Poor baby Brody. He's seemed so miserable lately-really fussy and crying a lot. Today at his two month check up he was diagnosed with colic and reflux. His GI tract and nervous system are underdeveloped (pretty common in premature babies) and he can't digest his formula properly. So he's on yet another new formula (the really expensive hypoallgenic kind-super!) and has a perscription for Zantac that he will take 3 times a day.

He weighs 12 pounds 7 ounces (I Know!!) and is 23 3/4 inches long. He's our little moose. :)

Other than the colic and reflux he's right on track-although on the big side. Unfortunately he also had to get his vaccines today-4 shots and 1 orally- so I think we are in for a rough night!

The doctor thinks that the new formula and the Zantac will really help Brody and that within a few days we should see a big improvement.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sick and miserable

I've got a really nasty cold and I am feeling sick and miserable. So tired and sooo much to do. I think Brody's been under the weather too, because he's been super fussy and not sleeping well.

My doctor called this morning to let me know my blood pressure was getting pretty high again, so it looks like I have to go back to my family doctor. Bummer.

I did want to post a few pictures from a couple of weeks ago. Bryce, Jarron and Jackson went with Daddy and the other "men" in the family (Uncle Don, Papaw, Donnie and Zachary) to Lexington for the Wildcats Blue and White game. Daddy said the boys had a blast and were even featured on the jumbo-tron twice! The following week their picture was on the official UK basketball website (although it is gone now).

The boys all geared up for the game.

Bryce and Zachary

Jarron and Donnie

I'm so glad the boys get to do fun stuff like this-I can't wait until Brody is old enough for us to join them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Five on Friday

1. My driveway is currently full of shingles-we are getting our new roof tomorrow-woo.hoo. When the windstorm hit back in September it took half of our roof with it!

2. Facebook is completely addictive-seriously. I should have never even went there.

3. My iPod touch makes Facebook even easier to be addicted to-but I'm still loving it!

4. I took Brody in to work today to visit my team-I resisted the urge to turn on my computer and start barrelling through email-but just barely.

5. I'm loving this little picture of Brody-he looks so old here.

Have a super weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Have you ever had one of those days...

where you jsut want to throw your hands up and go back to sleep? Yeah. I've had a few of those lately.

Not to get super political here or anything, because that's not what this blog is about, but I was incredibly disappointed with Tuesday's election results. Yes, it is a truly historic moment for our country, but I just totally disagree with much of his beliefs and policies. As a lifelong Republican, it was very sad to see my party make such a poor showing-they have a lot of work to do before 2012!

OK, off my soapbox.

Onto much better things=my boys!

I'm super excited to report that Brody smiled his first real smile at me Tuesday morning-so cute, he has this really big dimple on one side of his face, he looks so much like his Daddy right now.

Bryce and Jarron are working hard on a couple of big school projects-the have a lunar tracker they have to do each night and their first presentation to give in a couple of weeks. They have a biography fair at school; Bryce is reporting on Henry Ford and Jarron is reporting on George Washington-I need to get cracking on costumes for that.

Jackson cracks me up more and more each day, our personalities are so similar it's scary. He's such a little man these days-he's also a video game genius! That kid can outplay most adults on Batman Lego and a few others.

I'm off to work on Upward registrations-the season is gearing back up, which means we'll be seeing a little less of Chuck around the house. The twins are super excited though-they LOVE playing basketball!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How Many of Me?

Came across this fun website via a scrapbooking blog I read...

Apparently, there are 5 of me in the US. And because Chuck and I are super creative when it comes to naming our kids (or super weird, depends on your perspective) there are only one of each of our children in the US!
I knew our boys were one of a kind! :)
Don't forget to vote today...I'm headed to the polls when Chuck gets home; I decided against taking the four boys with me, I heard the lines were LOOONG! (Thank goodness I have my ipod touch with three episdoses of the highly addictive show Psych loaded and ready to watch.)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Trick or Treat

Now that Halloween is over, I have a minute or two to post some pictures.

This year we had three trick or treat events to attend. (Yes, I know that is a bit excessive-you should see the ridiculous amount of candy we have). Needless to say last week was a bit hectic, even for us.

Bryce and Jarron both wanted to be Kentucky Wildcat football players-so the twins actually looked like twins for once! Jackson was the tiger from Jungle Book-and would get quite aggravated when people would say "Oh look at Tigger!".

And for Brody's 1st Halloween we dressed him up as our 'lil stinker'-a skunk-too cute for words!

Happy Halloween!