Saturday, November 29, 2008

We have Returned

Hello All,

We just retruned from our Thanksgiving trip to Grandpa and Nana's house. Jackson rode really well. We wondered if we were going to make the trip after we had to take Jackson to the Doctor last Sunday. Jackson was diagnosed with RSV. If you don't know what that is-- it translates into REALLY STINKY VIRUS to take on VACATION!
He was a trooper. Dr. Parmer said it was fine for us to go he would just have a really snotty nose for a few days and will continue to have a horrible cough for about a month. He was just as happy as could be while we were there. You could tell that he was happy to be outside of Nana's house today on the way home. He was watching everything and everyone. We had kept him in the entire week just in case. Some babies are put in the hospital when they have this but Dr. Parmer said because of his age and his size he did not think this would be a problem for Jackson(one plus for having a BIG baby-- he weighed 23 lbs. last week). He loaded us up with breathing treatments (which he never had to use) and meds just in case but he was just fine. We'll post some pics of our trip in a day or two when we recover and crawl out from the mound of laundry!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Good Morning

This is what we found this morning. Cute huh? Austin had come into my room a little after 6 o'clock and asked if he could go and get on the computer. I told him that was fine. A little while later, Scott got up and got in the shower. I laid there sleeping. Never heard a thing. Jackson must have grunted and Austin went to get him before I ever knew anything. When Scott was done he woke me up and I proceeded to get out of bed and start getting ready. Scott started around the corner and this is what he found. Jackson was just sitting very contently next to Austin. When he notcied that we were watching he just flashed us one of his big smiles. He loves his big brother so much... and Austin loves him too.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Perfect Saturday

Today was almost a perfect day... read on to see why just almost!

We started out with Scott and Austin going to see Mr. Carwile on the square to get a hair cut at the Barber Shop, this has become a Saturday ritual for them every month or so. They go and get breakfast and head to the barber shop to get their hair cut. Austin really enjoys this time with his Dad. When they got home, Scott said that there was going to be a Veteran's Day parade downtown and wanted to know if I thought we could get ready and go. Jackson was taking a nap, so I jumped in the shower and got ready to go. We scooped up Jackson when it was time to walk out the door and headed downtown for Jackson's first parade. Being a small town it was a very small parade but Austin enjoyed it and Jackson looked like he was having fun too.

Here was the Grand Marshall of the Parade. Did you know that Athens has one of the oldest living survivors from Pearl Harbor? Me neither. Pretty Cool huh! Austin learned a lot from Mr. Crawile at the barber shop about several of the wars that have made out country what it is today.

After the parade we ran in the grocery store real quick and grabbed some ribs and a chicken and Scott put them on the smoker when we got home. Yum... dinner is cookin' and I'm not! Perfect.

Scott and Austin spent their afternoon playing wall ball... new favorite game, however I don't know how long my kitchen window will last?!? They also rode the go kart and played a little basketball. It was absolutely a beautiful fall afternoon.

And to end our perfect Saturday... LSU almost beat Alabama! That would have just been the icing on the cake.

It was a great Saturday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Can Feed Myself

Well....sometimes.... I held out some puffs last night for Jackson. I thought he would pick it out of my hand and put it in his mouth. He can pick one up off of the table and put it in his mouth so I thought he might do this with out a problem. The little goober looked at the puff, laughed, leaned over and grabbed my hand...not the puff... and shoved it into his mouth!! Hand, puff and all! He thought it was pretty funny.