Friday, February 29, 2008

Asher has been born

Asher was born at 4:34 this afternoon. He was 2 lbs8.8 oz and 14 inches. He is in the NICU and is doing good for now. We will get more info tomorrow.
Thank you all for your prayers.

Prayers for Dear Friends

Our good friends are in the operating room this minute delivering their second child. There have been some complications and he is coming at 31 weeks. There was some concern earlier that he had a lethal form of skeletal dysplasia but now they say he has just had restricted growth. Please pray that is all it is. Marco and Shannon are the parents. Please lift them up in prayer. I will update here after I know something. Thank you all so much.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Prayers for Amy.

Amy is a great mommy to 3 little boys. She went to the hospital with a Kidney Stone and there have been bad complications. She has a really bad infection and the other day she had strokes in BOTH of her eyes. Please pray for her and her family.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stand up and be counted.

I have been really curious lately about all the people who are coming to my blog. I do get some comments, but mostly not. That is fine because you might not feel that you need to comment on a particular post.

I would really love to know who you all are, though. Please post a comment, if it is anonymous, then put at least your first name and the city from which you are commenting from. I want to see how many true readers I have out there. If you want to comment further, please do so, but for this experiment just a simple comment under this post will do.

Thank you all. I can't wait to see who has been here!!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crazy Basement boys

Walker and Carter had some fun tonight in the basement. They were having so much fun I just had to take a video.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Manic Mondays

I was woken up this morning at 1 am by a dog who was very upset. Carter got up with her and both dogs were very anxious. They are not like this at all. We let them out and they ran all around the yard barking and pacing. We got them back in the house and poor Nora just couldn't settle. She was really nervous and Carter finally got her to calm down and we got back to bed around 2.

Walker got up at 6:30 and climbed into bed with us. He said he wanted milk and some "honey bears". I got up with him and Truman right after 7 and got Walker some cereal and Truman some milk. Walker wasn't acting right all morning and after his bath he felt awfully warm. I took his temp and it was just over 99. He kept acting strange, though. By 10:30 he had a full blown fever. He was miserable. After some Motrin he felt better but he never did take a nap.

We had a lazy afternoon and while I was feeding Truman around 5 my mom came over with some dinner for us....yummy chicken noodle soup and cornbread (thanks mom). I took Walker's temp and it was 103.1. I texted Carter and he called immediately. He came home early and helped with Walker. They played after he had some more Motrin and by 8 it was bedtime and he went down without a problem.

He isn't going to get to go to school tomorrow. Carter will be a good Daddy and watch both boys while I work.

Ok here are some pics from the past few days.

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Walker loved beer bottles, too. I guess it is genetic.
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Aunt Becky meets Truman
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How fast can you type

Kellie had this on her blog. Let me know how you do in the comment section. This was fun.

53 words

Speedtest

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A wonderful family

I have, over the last 5 weeks or so, been praying for this family. The dad has posted a wonderful snapshot of their story. It isn't very long and it is well worth a view. Please take a look at what Nathan has to say.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Howdy

We have had a pretty good week here. On Wednesday, it snowed, ok, well, it flurried in the morning. Walker was so excited when I told him it was snowing. He said, "I go outside and catch it in my mouth?" I sent him out and Carter took some pictures of him before I took him to school. You know here in Alabama they close everything down for a small amount of snow so this is how little it actually was since nothing was closed.

Snow!!
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We had a nice Valentine's Day. Walker got some candy at school and daddy took some pictures of Truman.
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My grandparent's gave Walker $10 for Valentine's Day. He was so excited. I asked him what he was going to buy with it and he said an alligator. We took him out yesterday and he got one. He is so proud. He has named it "Crocodile" and it slept in the bed with him last night. He even walked it in the mall and last night I had to make it a leash.
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Today was nice and we took the boys to the park to feed the ducks. Walker had a blast.

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Truman just hung out in the stroller.
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Walker wanted to stop off at the fire station to see the trucks. They put him up front and they also turned the lights on for him.
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Here is a video from today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Some Videos

My sister wanted to see a new video of Truman so here it is. He has started shaking his head no. It is really cute.



Walker wanted to say some stuff to his Mema. Well, ok, I made him say it, but he really does miss her and love her.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The word I have been dreading... :-)

WHY????

Walker uttered this word for the first time this week. I can't believe it hasn't happened before this, but I guess I am happy that I got to be free for this long. He really likes to ask this question now. I have remained strong, but I know it is only a matter of time before the words, "because I said so, that's why" are uttered from my mouth.

In other news, we have been sick. By we, I mean Walker and myself. I woke up Thursday morning with a sore throat, and fought all morning to convince myself that I wasn't getting sick. By lunch, I was fading fast and dragging. Walker had been complaining all week that his eye was hurting. It didn't look like pink eye and Carter said it was probably because he had been rubbing them. I drug around all day and Walker refused to take a nap. By 7 Thursday night both boys were sleeping and I was the walking dead. Walker proceeded to get up in the middle of the night and refuse to go to sleep for 2 hours. Luckily, my wonderful husband knew that I was not feeling great and was up with him. We finally got back to sleep and Truman got up at 3:3o because he thought it would be fun to join in the party. I got him back down and got to sleep until 6:30 when Walker came back into our room. Bless Carter, he took him away and I got to sleep until almost 9.

Friday was tiring for me, but I was feeling ok. Walker seemed to be fine, but his eyes still looked red and pink. He had a really swollen lymph node on his neck and Aunt Erynn suspected he might be getting sick. Sure enough, right after lunch he started running a fever. He took a nap and I played with Truman (who decided that playing with mommy was much more fun than napping) and while we played I accidentally let him fall on his face. He got a bloody nose and as I was talking to Carter about what I should do about it (nothing), Walker got up and was even more feverish that before. We called the doctor and the nurse said we should bring him in on Sat. morning as our doctor was leaving early to take his daughter to a dance.

Walker seemed better by bedtime on Friday and woke up happy Saturday morning. He didn't have a fever and was running around. Carter said we should keep his appointment anyway to check his eyes and make sure he was good. Well, Aunt Erynn was right, he has an ear infection. Apparently his eyes hurt and not his ears (the doctor said this can happen). He ran another fever Saturday afternoon, but we gave him motrin and went on to some friend's house. A wonderful time was had by all.

Carter played in a soccer tournament this weekend and they won their division (over 30) and I am still nursing my nasty cold. Tonight we went to a Chinese New Year party and I ate my body weight in scallops, crab legs and shrimp. My dad watched the boys...I mean slept in the floor and we had a great time. Here are some pictures from this weekend.

Walker swinging before the sickness
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Truman enjoying a beautiful day
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Nora going after the ball
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Walker was quite excited that the army helicopters flew over the house many times on Friday
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Walker at the soccer tourney
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Truman at the game
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Soccer player Carter
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The climbing wall at the playground
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Truman at the playground
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Our babysitter
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Friday, February 8, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Pictures

It was nice on Tuesday afternoon, in the 70s. Walker played outside.
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2 year old in motion
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The nut wanted his swim suit on and he decided to go fishing.
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Man, it is sure hard to get a picture of the two of them together.
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Carter took the next pictures today of Truman.
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

And what fun we had!!

Friday afternoon, our friend Vicki called and asked us if we wanted to go to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga with them and some other friends. I called Carter and he said, "Yeah, I guess." and so we did. We left here a little after 8 on Saturday morning and went to the aquarium.

We all got there within about 10 minutes of each other and met up.

Here are the kids before we went in. from l to r, Walker, Truman, Ava, Will (s), Charles

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The boys had fun in the cave
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Walker go to meet "Mr. Ray"
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Will, Ava and Walker wait to pet the Sturgeon.
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We all went to eat at the Mellow Mushroom after the first half. It was a long wait with 5 kids, but the food is so good. Truman fell asleep in Carter's lap just as the food was coming. Here he is before, waiting like a good boy.
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After lunch the others were tired and went back home. We went on to the next exhibits. Walker actually got to pet some stingrays. He thought that was great.

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We also saw some sharks. Look at those teeth. Walker said they were his "favwit"
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They have a new penguin exhibit. It was really neat.
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Jellies
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Walker was asleep before we got back to the interstate and slept the whole way home. We stopped at Carter's friend, Tracie's house on the way into town. Walker got to meet her dogs, Bailey and Moses. He wanted to take Moses home with us and talked about him the whole way back. Truman was a great boy the whole trip. I was impressed with how good they were.

The boys were dirty when we got home so into the bath they went. Truman loves taking a bath with his big brother.
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