Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hickory Dickory Dock....

The mouse ran up the clock! WHEW! Preston's mouse costume arrived today JUST IN TIME for the nursery rhyme parade at school tommorrow :) He can say the rhyme-but refuses to do it on video so you will just have to take my word for it. YAY for Express Shipping!

Not to much to report around here. I have been working a good bit covering a vacation for a Pharmacist in Ruston. Glad to have the work and glad my sweet sitters can keep my boys. That part of my life is working very well right now.

The only bad news I have to report is that I had to take John Cole (aka little Jeff) in to see Dr. Moak today for an eye infection. He had literally only had it for a couple of hours, and she wanted to check his ears to make sure the gunk was not a manifestation of an ear infection (which it wasn't!). So, we got antibiotic/steroid eye drops and should be good to go in 36 hours.

Off to cook supper. Jeff and I are having my last official Body Back meal of spinach P has talked me into waffles with syrup and oranges. Oh well, at least they are whole wheat :)

Happy Day!

**Addendum to post***
I was just thinking that you may think I never take John Cole out of his bouncy seat. Really, I do. It's just at home he hangs out in it A LOT and I just wanted to get a pic of him too :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mardi Gras Memories

Well, it's Sunday night and I am tired from a late night and workday, but I wanted to blog before bed these Mardi Gras memories....

Jeff and I enjoyed our time at the Krewe of Allegro Ball last night. We've been going to this event for as long as I can remember --think sitting at the "Bank One" table--and although it is pretty predictable it is a fun event that the Civic Symphony puts on and I am glad we went out to support it. Thanks for meeting up with us Katie and Lance, and for giving me inspiration to give the Bistro a try for dinner soon because those appetizers were delicious :) The Parkers were home in bed by the time SNL started...even though the party wasn't over until midnight...but we had a good time!

We took home a couple of masks, beads and little beaded necktie and they of course were a big hit with Preston. These shots were the best I got...but he was hilarious this morning with his cries of "Throw me something MISTA!"

I'm calling it a night after a workday--have another coming up tommorrow--but it was a good one so no complaints from me! Hope you all have a great week and Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

John Cole is 12 weeks old!

John Cole will have his picture professionally taken next week at 3 months old, but I just wanted to take a second to document some things that my Mommy brain may not remember if I don't do it right now :)

John Cole you are THE BEST BABY! I know that typing that can not change your easy-going personality. As I sit here, you are just chilling in your bouncy seat, checking out the lights and sounds, with NO PACI or props. You are just content--and I know what a blessing that is!

You smile at me ALL THE TIME--you give me HUGE smiles when I sing to you. You have discovered your hands, and love to look at them. We are doing a little better at getting you on a feeding routine. Your Daddy has been taking your brother to school in the mornings, and I usually wake you around 7:45 when they leave for your morning bottle. You then usually eat around 10:30, 1:30 before we go get Preston, 4:30-5, then one big bottle around 8:00 for bedtime. You sleep overnight on your tummy (shhhhh, don't tell!) and we don't hear a peep out of you all night. YAY!

No real nap schedule yet. You get them when you can. If you are fussy I usually know you need a catnap. You may or may not get one until your brother throws a toy at you or blows his train whistle in your ear. What can you do?

Your K-K would be impressed with all of the new sounds you are making. You were really making some great tongue sounds yesterday. I love your baby talk. Need to do better at getting it on video. You also LOVE to do patty-cake :)

You look JUST LIKE YOUR DADDY! And I think you get your casual, laid back personality from him. (No comment on where Preston gets his high strung personality from, HA!) I don't know if that's why I am so in love with you--because it's no secret I am still smitten with your Daddy-but it might have something to do with it because I see him every time I look at you :)

You are wearing mostly all 6 month clothes. Some 3 month still fit--but just like P your are pretty much outgrowing them in the stride. I am so happy to see you growing and thriving.

For your next bottle I am switching you from the Enfamil "newborn" to the Enfamil "infant" because you are 12 weeks old. I hope the transistion is a smooth one. You are still taking your Zantac twice a day and are stillhaving rice cereal in your bottle too. I am not saying you NEVER spit up, or NEVER have gas, but for the most part you do not so I am not changing this up.

On an unrelated note, Jeff took me to Cotton last night for a V-day date and it was delicious! Def want to go back soon. I did not stay on my diet (and I am just like my Mom that rich restaurant food makes me nauseous when I am used to eating healthy) but I am not all that concerned about it because yesterday at weigh in I was at PRE-PREGNANCY WEIGHT! YIPEE! BodyBack is an awesome program and I have really enjoyed it. We have 2 1/2 more weeks....

Hope you are having a great week--more later! Feel better Nana!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fun at the Fair....and a Milestone!

It has become a tradtion, I guess, for Tech to have a little "fair" come to town on the night of out playing Fresno for us to bid "FAIRwell to Fresno!" Nana and Pop came to town yesterday and went with Jeff to the little rides while I stayed home with John Cole. We then met up with K-K and Kevin at Fox's for a family meal, then all headed to the TAC to cheer on the Techsters. It was a great time--but I don't know that the cool damp air hasn't exacerbated Preston's little runny nose into something more serious. I guess I will soon see when he wakes up....but all in all it was a fun family night!

AND--the milestone is....drumroll please...JOHN COLE IS SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!! Jeff and I are just waking up from our FOURTH consecutive night of sleep, and I am thinking four nights in a row is not a fluke. It's a good thing it's time for John Cole to sleep upstairs, because he is growing gangbusters and is about to outgrow his little cradle he's been sleeping in downstairs. So, wish us luck tonight as we try out the crib....think we will be fine :)

We have no SuperBowl plans whatsoever. I am still on this BodyBack program--which I can not say enough positive things about, even if you only have a small amount of weight to lose it is fun and worth it--and we don't have a TV watching house the way our furniture is set up. Sooo, I guess we will just be hanging out at home watching the game/commercials. The commercials are definitely my favorite part anyway :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pajama Day!

Can I just say that I love preschool??? I don't know who gets more excited when we receive our monthly calendar of events--me or Preston :) This week is "Bear Week" and we bring our teddy bear to school everyday. They must learn something about hibernation (P never tells me what they learn, so I am just guessing!) because today is Pajama Day! Now, it is 70 degrees outside, and I did my best to discourage these POLAR FLEECE jammies, but since they have a bear on them P insisted on wearing them. I pick my battles. At least he won't catch cold!!

Hope you are doing well and enjoying our mini-Spring in Louisiana! I am not convinced that we can't still get don't put up your sweaters just yet :) Happy Wednesday!