Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day Weekend, Lesson Learned, and More.... was Nolan's FIRST Father's Day so he was super excited! He really LOVES being a Daddy...even more than I thought he would! He does a great job with him and I can't wait until Jake gets to be old enough to fish and play ball with daddy! It will be so cute!

We went to the lake for the weekend, since that is Nolan's favorite place to be. We actually bought a small fishing boat last week. It was Nolan's Father's Day/Birthday/Graduation present! ;) He could NOT wait to try it out. It's not one of those fancy ones, but is definitely an upgrade from the canoe he was fishing out of! :) Stupid me did not bring my camera this weekend, so I am just attaching the few pics from my mom's camera. My grandparents were able to come up from Montgomery too, so it was great to be able to hang out with them....and they loved being able to spend time with Jake. Jake really did love watching them and laughing at them too!
Jake wore a "Happy Father's Day" shirt for Daddy!

Jake's new jammies! I love him in navy blue!Nolan in his new boat with me next to him in the paddle boat....getting my leg workout in! ;)

This picture is actually a few weeks old, but I thought it was too cute! It was drizzling some outside, but I wanted to go on a walk with Jakey. He slept the entire time. He LOVES the carrier. If you look close you can see how wet it gets around his mouth because he loves to slobber and chew all over it!

Back to this weekend, I was going to share a valuable lesson for those "nursing mommas" out there. If you have been outside at all lately, you know it has been SCORCHING HOT. Just walking outside for 2 seconds makes you sweat. The water at the lake was 90 degrees, if that tell you anything. Well I was REALLY looking forward to laying out this weekend. I'm white as snow since I can't exactly go to the pool and lay out several times a week like last summer. My mom was planning on watching Jake so I could spend a couple hours in the sun. Well, I wanted to pump a bottle before going so I wouldn't have to worry about coming back up to feed him. I ended up getting 10 ounces!!! being as smart as I am...went right into the BLISTERING sun right after that to sweat another 10 ounces probably! About an hour passes and I was just too hot, so I decided to go up to the house for some water. I walk into the house and all of a sudden everything turns black. I try to make it to the fridge because I was just thinking in my head....if I could only get some water, I'll be fine. Well..I didn't quite make it, but I decided to pass out instead. Luckily, my mom happened to be cooking in the kitchen at the time and turned around just in time to catch me and preventing my head from splitting open on the hard floor! She must be a strong woman! She has two bum knees and I am definitely not a lightweight! So thanks mom for saving me!!!! So after finally waking back up we figured that....DUH....if you pump 10 ounces out its probably not the smartest thing to go lay out and sweat without drinking any water! So that was the drama of the weekend!

On a lighter note, I have some cute Jakey pics from the past couple of weeks to share

He is starting to really love his jumparoo! He hasn't gotten the jumping thing down pat yet, but he loves to make the music and lights play and hit all the toys.

Jake in his high chair. I put him in it while I am cooking dinner and he loves to watch and play with his toys.

Jake loves his bouncy seat. We actually feed him cereal from it most of the time since he still can't sit up good enough to eat in his high chair just yet. He is finally starting to eat most of the food, rather than spit most of it out. He tries desperately to feed himself and grab the spoon most of the time. He is a mess! :)

Paige, Bobby and all the kids left today for a beach trip to Gulf Shores. It worked out so that they could stop by in town to eat lunch, so I met them for about an hour. It was so good to see them all! I haven't really been able to spend time with the kids since Christmas. They are getting so big! I took some pics of them in the car before they got back on the road.

Me and my mom are leaving Wednesday morning to go to Gulf Shores and spend the rest of the week with them all. I can't wait! We are all staying in the same condo, along with another couple and their little boy, so this should be interesting! :) We all come back Saturday, but go straight to the lake and Paige and the crew are staying until Monday. So it should be a great visit! Hopefully I will be good and take lots of pics! :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Now to catch up!

First of all, read the blog below about Jake's birthday (it's a new post too) that I blogged about Jake's birthday, this is going to be a catching up blog about his first 4 months. I am posting some random pictures from the last four months. For more pictures you can always go to my facebook page. These pictures are in reverse order, so they start with the most recent and go backwards (I didn't feel like spending forever rearranging pictures). Enjoy! :)

I stayed with my parents until Nolan got done with clinicals, so it ended up being about 10 weeks or so. My parents were AWESOME letting me and Jake stay there. It was so good having mom there to help me out with baby advice and cooking for all of us!
After Nolan finished his Montgomery clinical, we moved back into our house and Jake finally got As many of you know, Jake is a chunk these days, despite being born at only 6 pounds 1 ounce. I guess he thought he had to catch up to his daddy quickly (Nolan was born at almost 10 pounds!) For his first several weeks, Jake was gaining an average of 2 ounces a day! I think I have some pretty fattening milk! But we love his chunky cheeks and precious rolls!
Now that summer vacation is here (one of the perks of teaching) I will hopefully have more time to stay updated. Hope you enjoyed the pics and hopefully I will blog soon. Some upcoming events are lake trips, Jake's first beach trip with Paige and her fam, and more lake trips!