Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This has been the craziest week ever. It all started last Friday when Jacob became sick with a sinus infection, so we took care of him all weekend. Then Monday came and we thought OK, he needs to see a doctor. He got on an antibiotic and went back to daycare on Thursday.

However, around late Tuesday I got the sniffles which then turned into a full-blown allergy attack. But that was soon followed by a crazy roller coaster fever and body aches and cough and you name it. I thought I was getting better Thursday, but I woke up today and thought I HAVE to go to the doctor.

I was at the clinic at 8am and there was already a line. Luckily I only waited 10mins if that. They did a flu swab and it was confirmed type A FLU! Uh hello, H1N1!! They put a mask on me, which I had to wear walking back out through the lobby but I didn't care. I could not believe that! I actually feel better than I have all week, so hopefully the worst is over.

Oh, and on top of this, my precious niece Kate was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday with Type B Flu and spent too many days/nights there. Happy to report she's home now.

What a whirl wind week! Ready to be completely healed! And hopefully not give anything to Jacob or Kris.

Oh, in the midst of all of this, we tried on Jacob's Halloween costume and it's too tight and too short. However, I didn't really mind because I knew that we probably wouldn't be doing Halloween this year since there's been sickness in our house. But the thought of not having at least a picture of him in costume for the files seems inconceivable. I may go to Walmart and get one once their marked down (HA!).

At least one of us will be in costume. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Dateline: Halloween 2007 & 2008
Age: 7mos & 19mos

Friday, October 23, 2009

To My Favorite Niece

Today is my niece Kate's 3rd birthday! I love this little girl so much! She just lights up a room and makes the entire family laugh. She is such a smart, loveable little girl. I hope you have a great birthday Kate! Aunt Sissy, Uncle Kris & Jacob love you!!!!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Kate:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Patch: This Year vs. Last Year

We went to The Right Choices Corn Maze on Sunday with the Pittmans and had a great time. The weather was beautiful - a good day to be outside. We went last year, and so I thought I would compare pictures. Jacob was 19mos last year, and this year he's 2 1/2.

This was his favorite event last year and this year! He loved it!!

This is what they refer to as the Cow Train. Last year we thought Jacob was too little to ride by himself, so I squeezed into the little cart with him. This year, he rode by himself!

Attempt at a family photo

We just might have found a tradition! I love comparing... Jacob that is, not me!

For fun, here are the Pittman munchkin comparisons:
Love Kate's pigtails. She was in a stroller last year, this year she's riding a pony! She was close to being 2 last year, and she's close to being 3 this year!

Sweet Luke. We were worried it was too chilly for him, so he wore this adorable hat. This year Beth got to squeeze in the cow train. HA! :)

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: October 2007
Age: 7mos

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Can't believe I did this!

Got to work today and realized I had on 2 different shoes!! The one on the right is clearly the older of the 2, in fact, I bought the pair of the one on the left to replace them. I've always had the fear I would do this. Note to self, turn closet light on.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Kris did not want me to post this, but I am anyway. Out of the 30 candidates in his department, he received an award at work. I know he works hard, and I'm so happy he was recognized. I asked him to hold his award while I took his picture, but he wouldn't oblige.

Way to go Kris. Jacob and I are so proud!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 Cute Stories

My niece Kate is so funny, she cracks me up! I went over to her house yesterday for lunch and I got a good laugh. Beth laid Luke down for a nap, and so then the 3 of us went into her master bedroom so we didn't have to be so quiet. I asked Kate if she wanted a nap and she said no. I said I wish I could take a nap right now. So she jumped on the bed and tried pulling back the covers so she and I could lay down together. Beth didn't want her messing up the bed, but she did anyway. She said c'mon Sissy, lay down with me. I told her I couldn't get in there with her. She kept asking and finally she said "I don't have time for this." Made me laugh!

Jacob loves The Little Golden Book - The Story of Jesus. Tonight he would ask Kris... "Daddy, where's Jesus?" He asked over and over, and Kris went into Jacob's room to get the book out of his toy chest. He brings it back into the living room and Jacob says... "You found Jesus!!" So cute!!

Who knew having toddlers was so much fun? :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: Circa 1978ish (?)
Age: Beth 4, Me 3
*miss you Papa

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekend Recap

We traveled to Dardanelle this weekend to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday. My mom planned a great party with a few close friends and family. We had a great time, and it was good to see everyone!

Here is the cake. That is a dump truck in the middle since that is how he has earned a living the last 30+ years.

Blowing out all 60 candles.

He did it with one quick breath

Everyone enjoying the BBQ.

His grift from me and Beth - a pic of the grandkiddos.

Here is Luke's new thing. So cute!

Our first attempt at a family photo. We all weren't quite ready. :)

Here is the best we could do.

Good times had by all. :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Strike a Pose

We had the cousins pictures made, and we're giving this group shot to my dad for his 60th birthday, which is tomorrow. Getting all 3 to look at the camera and smile was not happening!
We thought this one of Jacob belonged in a magazine. :)
This one of Kate makes us laugh. Hers a pretty puppy.

Here is sweet Luke - he's getting so big!
Speaking of Luke, not sure where he was when this one was taken. Maybe it was when he walked straight into the water. Notice the bottom of his jeans are wet in the pic above. :)

Good times!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: October 2008
Age: 19mos

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gone Baby Gone

Jacob, Kate and Luke are getting their picture made together tomorrow, and since this was planned spur of the moment, John gave Jacob a haircut this evening with the clippers. He's had 2 haircuts before with scissors, so I wasn't sure how he'd do. But he did great despite all the hair in his mouth. This picture makes him look like such a big boy. My baby is officially gone.