Thursday, September 29, 2011


I've held out as long as possible. I decided today was the day to decorate for fall. But my rule for decorating is the house must be clean before I get out any decorations. Sooo... today was full of laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning bathrooms. (I HATE cleaning the bathrooms. All the other stuff I can handle, no problem.) Luckily, Bird was very content to follow me around or sit behind the couch and play with his tractors, so I got a lot done in a short amount of time.

When Jacin got home tonight, I baked Peach bread (Laney's recipe), made dinner, and decorated!! It feels like fall inside. Now if only the weather outside would cooperate. And it's crazy to think that in 2 months, I'll take down the fall decorations and put up the Christmas decor! Time flies when you're having fun!

And in other (but more important) news:
Bird has figured out how to climb up and sit down in the kitchen chairs. He thinks he is big stuff. And once he gets situated, he grabs whatever's on the table (magazine, newspaper, etc) and "reads" it. :) Very cute!
Also, tonight he ate green peas!!!! This is a huge deal!!! Yay for my Baby Bird!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"The Sun'll Come Out...

...tomorrow, so you'd better hang on till tomorrow! They'll be sun!"
Is the tune stuck in your head, yet? ;)

After a rough day yesterday, the sun came out today. We had a great Saturday just being together and doing some around-the-house chores. Here are a few pics of the Bird helping his Daddy with the yard work on the 1st Official Day of FALL!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Bit Behind

So I haven't blogged in a while. Honestly, I've had so many things on my "To-Do-After-Jackson-Goes-to-Bed" List each night that I haven't had time to blog. So here's a quick catch-up:

Last week we went to Panama City Beach with Jacin's family. We stayed in a house that was right on the beach and had a great time.
The Bird Man playing on the beach.

Dinner at Angelo's Steak House.

New favorite thing: the water hose.

This week Bird and I went to Atlanta for a neurology appointment. We haven't been since January, and he's been doing great! The neurologist said he looked perfect, and we don't have to come back until next April when he'll have his 2 year MRI. Good news! So thankful for a healthy little Bird.

For the last 2 weeks, Bird's big-boy teeth have been moving in. I know his mouth is hurting because he's drooling like a maniac and loving the Tylenol. Poor little guy. BUT, suddenly, like overnight, he has started eating table food. Boom! It just happened. It's like he woke up Monday and decided to stop gagging and throwing food and just EAT!!! No more dreading meal time! Nice!

Today was one of those days... and there are probably several contributing factors.
1. Bird is teething, so he's not in the best humor.
2. We're off schedule. Ever since going to the beach, we're going to bed later (like 9:30pm) and getting up later (like 9am) in the mornings. This means everything (including NAP TIME!!!) is off schedule.
3. Bird loves being outside so much that being indoors simply won't do. At all. He expresses his displeasure by flopping down in front of the garage door, kicking his feet, and crying.
4. I'm PMSing.
So combine all of those factors and maybe you'll understand why I briefly considered putting Bird up for sale. (Not really, but you're getting the point, right?) 

Here's just an example of today's frustrations. Picture this: Despite the fact that I took Bird to the park this morning to chase the geese for an hour, he refused to nap and insisted on sitting in front of the back door crying until I took him outside. I decided to take him out to play in the kiddie pool in the back yard. (After all, I'm hoping we won't have too many 80-degree days left this year!) I changed clothes and put Bird into a swim diaper, swim suit, shirt, and hat; doused him with sunscreen; gathered the phone, toys & towels to go out; filled up the kiddie pool; and took Bird out to enjoy the sunshine. We were out there for 10 minutes when the sun went behind the clouds and it started raining. Pouring. We had to come inside. He was NOT happy. Sigh.

I was SO looking forward to Jacin coming home tonight. We were planning to go to the park to walk/run and then cook London Broil on the grill for dinner. "How did that go?" you might ask??
Well.....I JUST got Bird to go to sleep and Jacin is STILL at work. It's 10:00pm. 
Time to read the Bible, pray for patience, and get some sleep so tomorrow will be a better day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


The recent tropical storm has brought lots of rain and cooler temps! With that and our purchase of apples at Mercier's last weekend, it feels like fall! Since we've got so many apples (called Beni Shogun - close cousin to the Fuji - our favorites!), I made apple muffins and a loaf of apple bread tonight. The bread will be done in a few minutes, so I've got to hurry.

Here are a few pics from labor day weekend at the lake:
Driving the boat with Big Daddy

Showing Meme the moon

We ran out of gas in the middle of the lake.
Bird helped us paddle in. :)

Today, Bird was extra fussy, had loads of snot, and kept a low fever all day. Maybe it's his teeth? Who knows. Hoping he'll be back to his happy little Birdy self tomorrow.