Friday, March 25, 2011


what is he waiting on...truck. Baby boy loves trucks, cars, wagons, trains, basically anything with wheels. And anything on wheels, he calls a truck. He loves them, spends lots of time watching them, and gets excited about them.

This is one of my new favorite pictures right now because it is so him and who he is right now. Sweet Boy loving his trucks.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Anatomy of a White Trash Baby

We took an impromptu trip outside as the sun was setting so Bradley and Ava could plant pumpkin seeds. Since the sun was heading down, I didn't have time to dress Harrison, so I thrust my baby into white trashiness and then grabbed the camera to document it! Here he is in all his nasty, white trash baby glory!
Diaper, t-shirt, and shoes without socks! Yuck!

Nasty face, dirty shirt, and a double-sided post nasl drip thing going on!

Baby mullet. For sure! (Note to self- take to barber! asap!) Can you see the snot?

Sweet boy...I apologize if I let you out looking like this. I promise though, you weren't out in public, only put out there on this blog! :)

Video- Ava practicing for the Christmas program

I found this little jewel hidden on the camera and I had forgotten all about it. I love stumbling across these little things that bring a smile to my face. This is Ava practicing her song for the preschool Christmas program. So funny and hard to believe how different she looks with her hair cut a little shorter.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

They Love the Sandbox!

With the weather being so nice Ava has spent a lot of time in the sandbox outside. She loves digging in the sand, building castles, and "planting" things. Harrison also decided to play in the sandbox though he refused to sit in it. He preferred to stand on the outside and throw sand which led to a very brief playtime in the sand.

Ava buried her feet.

Harrison - 15 month Dr. Check-Up

Harrison went to the doctor this morning for his 15 month check-up (even though he will be 16 months tomorrow!). Over the past few months we have developed a couple of concerns about him. One is that we are 99.9% sure he is allergic to peanuts, and two, his legs have straightened a little, but not enough, and his feet are definitely turning in. So I went in wanting to make sure those concerns were addressed and we were on the right track.

Poor guy started off on a bad note because he started crying as soon as we got into the exam room. He knew what was coming and he was having none of it. After our doc checked him out and said how fantastic he was developing (weighing in at 26 lbs and 6 oz at the 75th percentile and measuring 33 and 1/4 inches long and rocking the 95th percentile), she said she was definitely concerned about his symptoms with the peanut butter and she felt it was time to refer him to an orthopaedic specialist about his legs and feet.

At such a young age, getting a lock on allergens is very difficult. She said that we would screen his blood now and then keep rescreening as his allergies changed and he aged. We also came home with a prescription for an Epi Pen, an instructional DVD, and a brief training on how to use it!

So we ended with a lot of crying, a lot of snotting, an extreme amount of clinging, 2 shots, a vial of blood, and a worn out boy.

We will visit the specialist next Friday to look at Harrison legs and feet. I really feel like it is a minor issue at this point and it can be corrected easily. I hope it is and I am going to have faith that it is. Please keep us in your prayers as we go next Friday to that appointment.

Playing Outside

Thank goodness the weather is getting nicer and that means we can make our way outside a little more. The one negative is that part of our fence is missing and Harrison is determined to go exploring! But we have had a lot of fun outside lately. One of those times was Saturday night when Pop came over for supper. Bradley grilled some of his AMAZING burgers and while they were cooking the kids got a chance to play with Pop and run out some of that energy!
Don't you love the midriff top in this one!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Couple More from St. Patty's Day

Here are a few more shots from St. Patrick's Day. The kids and I stopped by the buttercup field for a couple of pictures. I am hoping to get Ava out there for a mini-shoot, but we shall see. Harrison has had a horrible snotty nose which I am sure you can see from the photos from the past week, but we have been having a terrific break and I am sad it is coming to a close!