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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Could Not Resist!!!

I could not resist. I had to post this picture. Sorry for the big spit up mark on his shirt.

Enjoy!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Harding Homecoming 2008

We just got back this afternoon from Searcy, Arkansas. We went to Harding's Homecoming. This was a very last minute trip. I had been looking online for a hotel room over the last month or so and there was nothing. I thought I would take one last look on Thursday afternoon and there was a room available in Searcy. We packed the kids up and left Thursday night and drove 4 hours. Friday morning we drove another 4 hours. It was nice to break the trip up a little bit.

Dwayne's social club was having a 40th Reunion, so we saw quite a few of our friends. It was really neat to see everyone with children. We had a great time and we are really glad we made the last minute decision to go. It was special to take our boys (even though they do not understand) to the place where it all began!

We left this morning at 4am and got back to Houston at 1pm. It was a tiring day, but we are glad that we got up early.

Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Three Baby Boys and 4 shots!!!

Yesterday was not a fun day. We took the boys together for their 2 year and 2 month old Dr's appointments. I wanted to get it all done in one day and just get it over with.

Okay, Peyton is 28 lbs and is 34 inches tall. He is now finally in the 50th % for weight and height. He did okay. He did not want to lay on the table. Dwayne held him while the Dr checked him out. He kept saying "bye bye dr".

Brady, Brady, Brady!! Here we go. He is a whopping, are you ready, 13 lbs 11 ounces, 24 inches tall. I was amazed. I figured he was around 13 lbs, but not close to 14 lbs. He is in the 90th to 95th % for weight and height. The Dr. said he is definitely not malnourished! He has almost doubled his birth weight in 9 weeks. He is breast feeding great every 3-4 hours during the day and goes 5-6 hours at night.

Okay for the 4 shots. Well, Dwayne got his flu shot for which he did not want because he was afraid that he was going to get the flu. Right before he was about to get his shot, he said " um, I have not had anything to eat today". I said, "what does that matter, it is just a flu shot. It is not like giving blood." Dwayne said, "I know, but I have fainted before with shots". Okay at this point I am thinking oh my, here I am with my two crying children at the Dr's and my husband is probably going to be flat on the floor because of a FLU SHOT!!!! What a Baby!! And that is when I said to myself that I have 3 baby's with me today. So, on with the story. After he told me he may faint, I pulled Peyton's cheerios out of his bag and handed them to Dwayne. He ate some and said he would probably be fine!!
He was fine. He went first, and then Peyton got the flu mist in the nose and one shot. He cryed but mainly because he had the sit on the table. Then Brady went last and got 2 shots (poor baby).

It was an adventure, and we all survived even Dwayne!

Peyton's 2nd Birthday

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating Peyton turning 2 years old. Saturday was his birthday party. Peyton a few of his friends over. The theme of the party was Baseball and the Astros. Peyton loves baseball and the Astros. Peyton was dressed in his Astros gear and everyone that came wore Astros also. Dwayne set up the back yard to look like a mini baseball field. We also had a bounce house and the kids played on the swing set. It was a beautiful day to be outside. The kids had fun playing baseball and so did the Dad's. We enjoyed so birthday cake ( thank you Tara) and ice cream and then he opened his presents. He had a great time!! Here are some pictures of his day!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brotherly Love

Here is a video of Peyton holding Brady. The last couple of days he has wanted to hold him more and always grabs a blanket something and throws it over his shoulder. I guess I did not realize how observant he has been of me throwing a burp cloth over shoulder all day. I also tried to get him to sing a song for Brady, but again as soon as the camera came out he says "look" and wants to see himself in the camera. He is singing a little bit but, he can sing Take Me Out To The Ball Game much better. I will keep trying to get a full song from him.

Enjoy!!







Brady Starting to Talk

I have posted a video of Brady Cooing. It is so cute. I tried to video Peyton singing Take Me Out To The Ball Game, but he will not cooperate with a camera out. (I guess that is a 2 year old for ya!)

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Busy Week!

We had a very busy week this week. I am trying to get things ready for Peyton's Birthday Party and I have been going through closets and things for our garage sale that we had this morning. I love garage sales. It feels so good to clean up clutter in your home! My sister and Scott had a bunch of stuff for the garage sale since they have sold their home and are moving. We were outside at 5:30am and pretty much everything was gone by 10:30am. We had a good turn out. Our neighborhood has a sale every six months.

I have not commented on any posts about Peyton and Mother's Day Out. He went for 2 weeks, and we had to pull him out. It was too much for him with all the changes at home. We did not notice that he was affected by Brady until we tried MDO. He has gotten very clingy and does not like Mommy or Daddy to leave him. He has always liked Bible class, but over the last 8 weeks he has struggled to go. We have seen a Peyton that we have never seen before. He has cried more in this last 8 weeks than he has his entire life. Things are getting better though. He went to Bible class the last two times we went and he only cried for a minute or two. He participated in class and had a good time. We have had to come up with a line that we repeat for bible class and for bed time. "Mama go to bed/class, Dada go to bed/class, Brady go to bed/class, and Peyton go to bed/class". It is working so far. I am praying that he will be ready to go to MDO in January. I am not going to push him right now.

Brady turns 2 months old tomorrow. He is such a big guy. He is flying through all of Peyton's old clothes. He is smiling and cooing more than he was last week. He is also going from his 9pm feeding to 2am. It has been nice to get 4 hours of sleep in a row!!! We have set up his room today and he is moving up stairs to his nursery. We are ready to have our bedroom back!

I have posted some pictures. Enjoy and have a great week!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Weekend in Dallas

Dwayne, Brady and I left last Thursday for Dallas. Dwayne had a National Conference meeting for work, so I decided to go with him and visit my college roommate Amanda. Peyton went with Grammy and Papa to Seaworld in San Antonio for the weekend. I had a really good time with Amanda. She had baby Reagan 4 weeks before Brady was born. We relaxed, fed the babies every 3 hours, went shopping and watched movies. It was a vacation for me. I did not have to run around chasing a 2 year old. I was very thankful (thank you mom and dad) for the time I had alone with Brady. I just sat and held him lots and cuddled!

Saturday night I went to the Hilton where Dwayne was for a company party. Brady was really good. He got lots of attention from all of Dwayne's co-workers.

Sunday we met Tim and Amanda for church and had lunch. Then I left for Houston with Brady, while Dwayne stayed back to go to a Dallas Cowboys game with Tim. I have not driven by myself for that long since college. I had only had 4 hours of sleep the night before and struggled to stay awake. But I made is safely with the help of sunflower seeds and caffine.

We missed Peyton very much. This was the longest we had been away from him. He had a blast with my parents at Seaworld though. I was not worried about him at all. When I got home, he really didn't want to leave Grammy and Papa.

Brady is now a little over 7 weeks old. He is getting so big. He started smiling this last week. I love it now that he is starting to interact with us.

Enjoy the slide show of our trip!