Thursday, October 22, 2009

Time is flying by-

I keep telling myself I am going to catch up on my journal, my blog, the babybook, picture albums.. and I keep getting further and further behind. We just got back from a trip out East. We survived the car ride, barely. First stop was Folsom, PA where Aunt Linda lives, the next day we back tracked a bit and went to Myerstown, PA to see Gary's cousin Billy and his family. Back to Aunt Linda's for a day trip then on to Milford, DE to see Grandma and Grandpa Bruce. We had a great time and all too soon it was time to load up in the car and head home again. That was the longest car ride ever- 17 hours. Traveling with two kids isn't much fun in a Taurus.

Gearing up for Halloween now, Gunner wants to be a hunter, but can't take a weapon of any kind to school. I thought about finding a deer carcus for him to drag in with him, no really. I understand the zero tolerance policy, but come on, a toy bow and arrow on Halloween can't be allowed? Oh well. Guess I should have thought about that one sooner.

Gary is performing major surgery on the old plow truck. Agent Orange as she was so loving named is getting a new to her engine. Not something that impresses me, but I'm sure the snow will be deep and plentiful this winter so it has to be done. The new plow truck to be is not going to be used for that reason this year since it has a tweaked frame and the plow wouldn't even sit level. Good times all around.

We heard recently that Gary's oldest niece Sydney is headed for a "correctional" facility to be determined by the judge. That is a story in itself, but we won't go there. It is sad for the rest of the family but hopefully her mom gets the wake up call.

Emmerson is starting to go, she rolls over very well and scootches backwards. Yes backwards, she only has reverse. She plays well with her things and her hand eye coordination is great. She is starting to like vegetables and has had a few fruits. Today when her Nana gave her peaches after a few bites of green beans she burst into tears when Nana tried the green beans again. She then smacked her hands on the tray and hollered till she got more peaches. That is my girl, can't deny her attitude one bit.

Gunner had a double ear infection before we left for vacation. His allergies are giving him fits. We are doing breathing treatments pretty regularly to try and keep him on the upside of the season. No flu so far, knock on wood. He has an appointment on the 28th of this month to see the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to talk about tubes again since his from last year have fallen out.

And on a final note, we are down to one dog. Poor Kegger went to be with Jesus last Saturday. Gary and I knew we had to make the call and get it done, but it was hard. We didn't tell Gunner until right before Gary was ready to leave for the vet. We all said our goodbye's and Kegger had one last car ride with Gary to the vet. Gunner is sad, but on the flip side is happy for Kegger because he and Bear are together again and he just knows Kegger is running fast!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Professional Photos

We got so lucky and found a wonderful photographer! Dave from Davyn Photography- he is the absolute best. He and his wife Robyn run the business out of their home and do the most amazing work. I will be a customer forever- especially considering how affordable the prices are! Here are some pics from the session we had done when Emmerson was about 1 month old.

Some photos

First photo-

First visit by Gunner

Pretty on the pink blanket

Just Chillin in the incubator

First night home-

Those looks explain a lot

Sleeping prince and princess

Be careful Gunner- hauling a precious load

Mommy's girl

Making progress in school- or so we thought

Well the rest of last week went better for Gunner. The time out break down was as follows: Tues-3, Wed-1, Thurs-1, Friday-0! Started week number 2 off with a sick boy on Monday who couldn't go to school, and then on Tuesday no time outs and a report from Mrs. Doyle about "the best boy ever" then Wedenesday he got a time out for hitting someone! What to do? We think we are making progress and wham- he hits someone?

Princess- is still a princess. She didn't care for green beans and HATES peas. I gave her a few spoonfuls last night and she literally made a gagging, hissing noise and spit them out. I tried a few more spoonfuls with the same result and then later tried slipping them in between bites of cereal. She ended up crying. I gave up on the peas.

We are taking a mini vacation this weekend- off to Binder Park Zoo, a hotel with a pool per Gunner's request and then the Air Zoo. We wanted to do a weekend to the UP, but with little time and trying to save up for a trip out east next month, we figured smaller scale was good.

Gunner helped me stain the deck. It is a small one we put on off the addition, that isn't finished. Since there is still housewrap and not siding yet, I let Gunner have a paint brush and go to town. He loved it! And as long as I followed behind to smooth his work out, it turned out great.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where to begin-

It's been so long since I updated anything on here... Let's see hmm.... highlights

I went back to work June 10th- spent most of the summer doing nothing at work
Emmerson almost killed me, I was so exhausted for awhile I was dizzy and lightheaded.
I pump so much milk we currently have 4 freezers full- and I am giving at least 4- 8oz bags a day to a family who's baby was born March 18th and the mom has Leukemia and is unable to nurse.
Gunner turned 5 on July 27th! We had a very busy weekend- Grandma and Grandpa Bruce came out on the 24th, we had a great cowboy birthday party on the 25th, Emmerson was baptized on the 26th and we had some more wonderful pictures taken on the 27th.

August brought several nights of Emmerson sleeping from 11pm till 6 am- and then as suddenly as they came - those nights disappeared. She turned 4 months old and had a checkup- which went well. She weighed in at 15.4 lbs and got more vaccinations. On the 19th of August Nana sat her in the highchair for the the first time and on the 23rd of August I let her try sucking on a fresh pear which she LOVED! At the end of the month I attempted to get Emmerson to sleep in her own bed in her own room... bad idea! She will nap there but flips out when she wakes up alone. Gunner also played Flag football. It was only a 3 week season with 2 games, but he loved it and is excited for next year.

Sept. 8th Gunner became my Kindergardner. And received 3 time outs his first day. Was Mommy proud. Day 2 - only one time out, so at least we are heading in the right direction.
Emmerson is still extremely high maintenance, but is at least consoleable most times. She has Nana right where she wants her.

I swear I am going to be better at updates...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2 Months in to this Adventure

So our baby girl is 2 months old. She has managed to completely turn our lives inside out and upside down. Even though our lives are total chaos- we love her to pieces and wouldn't trade her for the world.

Emmerson rules the roost. She is so high maintenance that we are unable to do anything these days unless she is sleeping, which is rare. Gunner still loves her unconditionally which is amazing. It is my fault when she cries, since obviously I am doing something wrong.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

7 weeks out

So I finally published the post I wrote a few weeks ago... sorry! It has been so long already that I figured I would give you a run down

Fri May 1, 2009 - Emmerson came home from the hospital

Sat May 2, 2009- We took Emmerson to visit my grandmother Louise

Mon May 4, 2009- Emmerson went to see Dr. Rao and also had labs drawn to check

bilirueben levels... they were fine and we didn't need to use her

biliblanket any longer.

Stopped in to work to see everyone

Thur May 7, 2009- Gary went back to work and Gunner went back to Nana's (just us girls!)

Mon May 11, 2009- Emmerson went back to see Dr. Rao, her weight was up again and she

doesn't need to come back until she is 2 months for shots!