Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet Story

This afternoon I took Jake to his well visit at the pediatricians office. I was not too excited b/c he had to get several shots today. As you can imagine he did not like the shots too well. I have never seen him cry that bad before. I gave him his MR. BEAR that he loves so much and he began to calm down. Once he stopped crying we left the room and went to hand in our paper at the front desk and the nurse that pricked him 4 times came over to say goodbye. This is the kicker-- ready? The BEAR that he loves so much and cries for when we take it away- He gave it to the nurse. How sweet is that? In his own way he was telling the nurse that he forgave her for pricking him. Oh I love that kid....

Jake's Birthday Fun

Yesterday was filled with birthday traditions. Daddy woke up early and made us all waffles- this is Jakes favorite breakfast food. He can eat a whole on all by himself. Then Brent and I drove him to Miss Robin's together. Ridding together is not something that we have been able to do in the past, but I moved into his office building on Monday so now we all ride together in the mornings. Then we picked him up for lunch and took him to Pizza Inn- this too is one of his favorites. For dinner I whipped up some home made Mac- N - Cheese with some fish sticks on the side. He loved it- just shoveled it in. After dinner we decided to begin a tradition of making a fort in the living room with all kinds of blankets and chairs. We -- Brent took the futon mattress off and put it on the floor in the living room - then Brent built the fort around it. It was perfect. Just tall enough for Jake to walk around on the cushion. He thought it was funny that he could not grab the sheet and pull it down. I know most of you are thinking grown people sleeping in a fort- Let me tell you the reasoning behind this. When Jake was born I was pretty sick and Jake went to the NICU so I was not able to see him till some 24 hours later. So from now on till he no longer thinks its cool will we make a fort and camp out together all night. We had a blast- Jake woke up at about 5am and started playing around till we decided we were going to get up and get ready for work.

Here are a couple of observations that I have had about Jake and his first year in the world.
- It looks like he is going to be left handed (just like his Uncle Adam)
- He loves chicken
- He will eat anything as long as he can pick it up like a big boy
- He thinks the world of his Daddy and already wants to show him that he is a big boy
- He is the next Thomas Edison- the kid is fascinated with lights
- He loves to point so that you will tell him what he is pointing out
- He is very curious and wants to see everything
- He does not like to have his diaper changed
- He misses family far away and kisses there photos
- He prefers a musical with a baby in it over a cartoon
- He does not like wearing a hat until he figures out that it helps him
- He does not mind taking medicine- he actually like it
- He make the funniest faces
- He swallows most of his food whole
- He likes using a straw
- He still like to feel things with his mouth
- He understands and listens when we tell him NO
- He is comfortable with anyone and does not get scared with strangers
- He loves to watch and smile at little kids
- He has never really been hurt
- Even when he is sick his is in a good mood
- He is good a problem solving
- He likes to go for walks in the stroller but I think he would prefer to walk himself
Im sure that there is more and will continue to be more but this is all I can recall right now...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Back to normal

So the grandparents are back home and things seem to be back to normal. While they were here there was so much that got done- Brent and his Dad planted 3 trees- two of which are Jake's Birthday trees. The other tree was a maple. We took Melanie Gibbs advice and went with a fruit tree. We decided on apples. But as it turns out you cannot just get one apple tree if you want actual apples- you have to have two. And on top of that you have to have the right two so that they can pollinate and make apples. I am excited about the testimony that we are going to be able to tell Jake by using the trees. . Then they painted the shed- and for those of you that have seen it knows that it defiantly needed it.
While the guys were working out side I decided to clean out the island cabinets and get more organized. Now that the safety devices are on the cabinets I don't want to have to open 3 cabinets looking for one thing. But now they are all cleaned out I feel like i can finally relax. Continuing with the painting momentum Brent finished painting the house shutters tonight. Now all that has to happen is for them to go back on the house. Maybe tomorrow......
I cant believe that Jake is going to be one on Wednesday. It was this time last year that I was sitting in the hospital with the most amazing Kim Eubanks and the my Best friend/ husband by my side. I would not have changed anything - Jake is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to Brent and I. I look forward to Jake getting older and being able to tell him all that God did for him and his family. I know everything that went on had its purpose and Jake, Brent and I are who we are b/c of it.

Well thats all for tonight... till next time.....

Friday, September 12, 2008

YAY !!!! for Grandparents

We have been so spoiled these last few days. Brent's parents were going to go to Frip Island for there vacation. Lucky for us the hurricanes came through and messed there plans up. We were able to convince them to come visit us. They had planned to come on Thursday of this week. WEEELLLL Jake got sick on Sunday so I called on Monday and said that Jake needs and his GrannaGrampa. Wonderfully they called and said that they would be here that next morning. WHAAAHOOOO. I was so excited- so was Jake he kept kissing the phone. So all week the house has been clean Jake has been home recouping from his cold and we have been able to wake up get ready and leave-- its been great. Oh Brent and I even got a date night. We decided to go play some tennis. Boy did I forget how bad at tennis I am. We were there about 3o min when I hit myself in the face when I decided it was time for ice cream. The people on the court next to us just started laughing-I think it was more at me than for what I said. Any Whoo. Once more day with Granna and Grampa --- sooooo sad-- MOVE TO GREENVILLE!!!! Please!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ahhhh Chooo

Just a quick post- Jake, Brent and I were eating dinner tonight. We were eating some left over Chinese. Jake was eating some noodles - doing very well I might add. Well at one point I guess the noodles tickled his nose and he sneezed. Not only did some boogies come out but so did about a 4 inch noodle. It was hilarious. It took a minute for Brent and I to convince ourselves that that really just happened- then we cracked up. Then Brent swiftly cleaned up the discarded noodle so that it would not return to the mouth where this all began. Just a quick little story of young boy- from the beginning of his book of embarrassing stories to tell his prom date...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Anniversary/ Labor Day/ Early B-Day

Ok it has been sooooooo long since my last blog I think Im just going to post the pictures and then I will try and get back into the swing of things...

pre- bath
ribbon eating
cake eating
oh Dad
plays well with others
The end result
Carolina fans playing in the pool
Grampa and Jake in pool
Mamas 2nd cake ever and Jakes first b-day cake - just early
Blowing kisses to all those far away
cake delivery
more pool
oh i think i have to sneeze 1
3- God Bless Him
eating a snack with Granna
Feeding the sheep
This is a kid proud of his bug

he is tuckered out
swimming with Daddy in Great Grandma's lake
WALKING and the zoo
love birds- wallabies- SP
playing well with others

walk around the lake
this is a cool dude
Jake was not so sure at first...
He warmed up-- This is my favorite pic ever....well right now
So... Sweet...

Ok what a weekend- there was so much and we had such a great time with Granna, Grampa, Aunt Katie, Uncle Dusty and Great Grandma Comes & Myers-

Thanks for everything...Now MOVE TO GREENVILLE PLEASE!!!!