Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jump Rope For Heart 2013!

It is that time of year and just wanted to pass along Miller's Jump Rope For Heart website.  Please click on the link below if you would like to donate.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013

I am determined to write and finish a post.  Let me start by saying that I am floored that the holiday season has come to an end, but for my husband this only means one thing...Hello crawfish season!  Anyway when thinking about 2012, nothing major comes to mind.  It has been a great year full of life's everyday blessings and worries.  I look forward to the new year and to watching my boys grow.  I would love to freeze time but since that is not an option, I hope to sit back and enjoy the show.  I can say that I am not always in the present to just sit and watch.  I am horrible about checking my phone, making mental list for work, or just being distracted by everything around me.  How I wish I was that mom with all the energy, the one who has a spotless house, works 40+ hours a week, has dinner cooked for every meal, handles homework with ease, plays board games and reads to her children nightly, all while looking as if she just left the salon and makeup chair! But that is not the mom that I am & I never will be...I am okay with that!!!  Now, please do not ask my kids or David if they are okay with that.. I imagine they wouldn't mind seeing Super Mom :-)!!!  But one thing I can do is make a real honest effort to sit down and watch them grow.  That above anything else is my goal for the new year.  Yes I have plenty of other goals but the reality is that the years are going by faster and faster and I will never get this time back.  So here is to 2013, I look forward to many games of Yahtzee, stubbornness during homework, holding a sleepy toddler, interpreting the toddler talk because those are the moments that will be gone too soon!  Happy New Year!  Maybe I will even start to blog more, okay I shouldn't be getting ahead of myself!

Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2013!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

Several weeks ago Miller had a dentist appointment with a new dentist, he wasn't having any problems it was just a cleaning and check up.  His Lala took him to the appointment and about 45 minutes after his appointment time I received a text with this picture.

I think he must have been hoping for a major pay day because he asked them to pull his two front teeth.  He didn't even flinch!  Needless to say, every time he smiles I cannot help but hear, All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!  He sure is a cute toothless kid!

I May Not Post Often, But When I Do I Write Many Post In One Day

That is my way of apologizing for all of the post that are about to be published.  You see a lazy Sunday gives me much motivation, although I am sure David wishes this motivation was directed at the huge piles of laundry...too bad!  And yes it is a lazy Sunday because all the adrenaline was used up watching the LSU game last night.  I will only say this, it was a GREAT game, it would have been the best game ever if the Tigers would have walked away with the win. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First Day of Daycare!


Guess who started daycare today?  Yep, Sweet Mess!  Guess who was excited about Steven starting daycare?  Miller!  I find it funny how obsessed he has been with when Steven will be starting school.  Of course, I find it funny about how Miller obsesses in general.  For months he has asked when Steven will be starting school.  Day after day.  Morning after morning!  So it should come as no surprise that our morning started with Miller giving Steven the lowdown on daycare...telling him not to worry, that it was going to be ok and that everyone will be nice to him.  Miller explained to Steven that this was his first school too so he was in the know.  He also kept asking me if Steven was going to be sad and cry.  Oh, he also suggested that we send Cynthia flowers.  I am still not sure if this is because of the good care that Cynthia has given Steven or because she will be sad without him and the flowers will cheer her up.  Either way it was cute and I love the way Miller's mind works.  Always thinking about the "domino" effect....

Any-hoo, we are all excited for Steven but we are all a little apprehensive as well.  I know / We know this will be a good change but with this comes some concern.  It is so strange that with Miller there was no choice and no reason for him not to be in daycare but this is so DIFFERENT!  I will say that he must have had an ok day because he was passed smooth out on the floor when I got home.  However David was a little disappointed that Steven didn't take off running to him when he went to pick him up.  Miller always ran to David, but Miller rarely ran to me so I secretly think it is funny.  I hope that Steven will enjoy it and I hope the cooties stay somewhere else, I do not want to regret the look I gave his pediatrician when she suggested the RSV vaccination again for this year. (yes we will get them if she feels they are necessary but ugh...!)  Also, we have a cardiology appointment this week and we praying for a short, sweet and no big deal visit.  I also hope that maybe they can explain Steven's red sole feet.  We shall see :-)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cake To Celebrate!

If we celebrate then we celebrate with cake! And there is a sweet little 15 month old that has 9 teeth and all of them are sweet! He loves his cake! Cookies! Yogurt! Graham Crackers! And Ice Cream! (Side note, yes I am aware that this is not the best of foods for him to eat, please don't judge) But to watch him enjoy his sweets is so funny to me, you see he gets his sweet tooth from his momma. David could go weeks and not eat anything sweet, I might can walk past something once and not eat but if I pass it again well, pass me the fork! But in all in seriousness, the 20th was just too important of a day to have it go by without acknowledging so as you can see we had cake ;-)  Happy Life Day!
He knows what is coming...

This is serious, no time for pics...

I will eat this cake, one lick at a time...

This is some good stuff...

Yes, when my parent's say "who's cute" I turn
my head to the side and smile!!! 
My mom should be ashamed she taught me that!

This young man passed on the cake
but stood around for pics!

Also, since Steven is now 15 months it was way past time for a real haircut.  On Saturday morning, we decided to stop by and see if he could get a big boy haircut.  Luckily, Christine had a little opening to tackle his hair.  SO VERY THANKFUL!  It was starting to look like a horses mane!  To our surprise he never cried or fussed.  He was too busy with his first sucker, again sweet tooth!  Anyway, he had two first on Saturday...sucker and haircut!  Of course, I had my camera....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Heart of Our Adventure....a year ago!

Ok, so the blog has taken a back seat to work, homework and sleep.  Yep, a day in the life of me!  But I cannot let this day, well tomorrow pass without a post. 

A year ago this evening we were sitting in a room on the 15th floor of TCH waiting for the morning to come and the longest day of our life begin.  Dramatic, huh?  But for parent's of an almost 3 month old baby boy, it was a very dramatic day.  Tomorrow is kinda like a mini-birthday in my eyes for Steven.  September 20th is the day that his heart was healed and his life began so maybe I should call it his "Life Day."  I am one of those with an annoying memory, I remember everything...it is a blessing and a curse.  But I look back on a year ago and I think, when did I pay bills?  when did I get school shopping done for Miller?  when did we grocery shop?  who did the laundry?  From the time Steven was born until the surgery our lives were focused on the amount of ounces he gained, or how few he gained.  how long did it take to finish a bottle, did he finish the bottle?  what day was the next doctors appointment?  how did his blood work look?  Our alarms were going off at all hours of the day and night for medicine.  It was such a strange time.  I remember so much but yet if I have had a memory lapse it was certainly in those first 3 months of his life.  But in the end, we all recovered...even my memory!  Today our hands and hearts are full of joy!  Today we have friends from a community that I never gave much thought to...the heart community.  This week I was reminded that not all heart babies recover. My heart hurts for a family that knows first hand the other outcome for some CHD babies.  We have always known that Steven's surgery was a one and done and we feel extremely blessed!!! 

So just to recap....a year ago
 A couple of weeks ago...
What a difference a year makes!!!!
Side note:  Sports wrap....yes the Saints are stinking it up, I know!  Texans are looking strong!  Cowboys were "BACK" after week one and Cowgirls were "BACK" in week two!  LSU is on a roll but I cannot wait for a real game for them!  McNeese is charging ahead!  Oh, and USC lost to Stanford again!!!!
Side side note:  The memory is back so for all of my friends that know me, yes I can still direct you to any location if I have been there once...even if it was many years ago.  Yes, I can still recall what I was wearing on the Thursday before Good Friday in 2007 and Tressa I remember your outfit too.  If any one needs to know, just ask :-)