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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sick baby....

Well friends I hate to report that yet again we have been dealing with a pretty sick little William. He caught a cold we've been fighting but came home sick last Monday with some sort of stomach bug, lets just say it was not the kinda that makes you throw up.... the brat diet begun and he was home with his Gigi on Tuesday. On Wednesday with plans to go back to school and work he woke up with a 101/102 fever, He was very lethargic and had lost a lot of energy from this bug. I made the call stayed home and went to the doctor. Ear infection, again, bad. Right ear, again. After a failed trip to Walgreen's and a helpful hubby meds were started.
I got to work Thursday and things were looking up, I was worried because sometimes the antibiotics also give him the same effect the flu was but we were on brat diet day 4 and things were looking up, Poor baby's butt had never been so red. Friday night my grandpa came in town to wish us a merry Christmas, after we got home Will woke up around 9 pm (which he never does) and cried, screamed and suffered on and off all night. I finally called the doc again at 10 am {in an effort to minimize the crazy mommy} and she called him in numbing drops for his ears. His ear infection moved to both ears and I believe he was cutting a back tooth on the right side. Needless to say last week was very rough, even with everything I have been through with Will it was one of the hardest weeks. He was just in so much pain it and it was very hard to try and comfort and watch him go through that. He was able to enjoy Christmas and is feeling much better now!
Though... we may be talking about tubes sooner rather than later if this keeps up....

I don't know what it is about a sick baby, while I HATE it, I love that he snuggles me so sweet on the couch. Sorry for all the annoying pictures, I couldn't resist.... thank god for phones ;)
 Home from school Monday.
 Wednesday morning... fever
 Wednesday afternoon, poor kid was so sick of bananas, bread etc we resorted to yogurt with probiotic
 Michelle got some smiles from him Thursday
 And I got more sweet snuggles


All better for Christmas eve

Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa baby....

 Had to post some pictures of my little Santa baby, he wasnt quite sure what to think of santa and was mostly wondering why momma handed him off to an old hairy man, ;)
But man does he love the fishies!


I'm playing elf today at work and getting my presents out to customers, Happy Holidays everyone!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Give them what they really want!!!

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This awesome soiree ring was just featured in the Real Simple, gift guide!


Weve got handbags now, and also these cute little clutches, perfect for holiday parties

Our charm collection cant be beat, who doesn't love something personal. What a great gift!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Memories 2011

I love Thanksgiving, seems like it is always the time of the year I am starting to miss family and crave good home cooking! I cant believe this was my little turkey ONE year ago! Boy ohh boy does time fly!
 
We had a great thanksgiving with my family as usual, my sister even started some new fun family traditions, glad she is on top of things my brain may have been in Mexico. 
 Will wants to play like a big boy so bad, but lately I think all he is doing is getting on Bennetts nerves.
 So sweet.
 But Bennett did decide to give a big hug.... or he was moving him away from the toys, however you want to look at it ;)
 And of course thanksgiving is not complete without some whip cream squirted in the mouth!
 Lil will keep signing and saying... "more... Please!"
 My sweet boy in his monogrammed thanksgiving outfit, love.

 OK, momma you got two pictures and two pictures is ALL you get!
 We actually got a family photo this year, that is unheard of in our family!
 Will eating his Turkey dinner, after his awesome nap that allowed momma and dada to enjoy THEIR turkey dinner! What a generous little boy.
Yummmmm!!! 

OK, it is December 12th and I finally updated from Thanksgiving, I should be all caught up now!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Our Mexican fiesta!

Mexico was great, up at 4 am made all the plans happen, and a 2.5 hour direct flight and we were outta dodge...footloose and fancy free, carefree parents for the next five days! It was great, we ate TOO much, laughed a lot, slept in and I even took a nap or two. Our friends from Texas met us down there which was great since we don't get to see them a lot. We missed Will, especially at the end, even though it was only a five day trip we were both ready to come home and get some sweet snuggles from our lil sweetheart.
I know I for one will not be going on a trip with our him for a long time, it was very nice but I definitely felt like a peice of me was missing the entire time. Now its home and back to reality, I hope Luke enjoyed his birthday trip, he got lots of cards and I got him a new cardinals pullover for something to open and tomorrow we are having all of our friends over.... Is his birthday over yet? ;)








Thursday, December 8, 2011

Parents as Teachers visit 14 months old

I know I am a biased mom, my mom is a biased grandma... this I know. But Will is a bright kid, he is walking, talking, understanding, signing, and communicating very well for a 14 month old. I don't think too much about this just thank God everyday for my amazing son and of course give most the credit to our amazing sitter.
Tuesday night we had our parents as teachers visit, I am so grateful our community still does this and I've put off and rescheduled this visit 3 times now! It really made me sit and think of how much Will knows and has learned in just 14 months. I want to keep track of some of it and I know I will want to look back at this if we are ever lucky enough to have another child. 

Words Will says: mama, dada, all done, bye bye, more, dog, boomer, no, baby {animal sounds} 
Signs Will does: please, more, drink, all done
Animal noises Will does: dog, sheep, cow, owl, duck, lion/tiger, bird, monkey

She did his evaluation which he scored the best in each category and observed him playing for a while. He loved two of the containers she brought over and trying to figure out how to transfer items between the two. She got out a book to see his language {because they cant just go off what you say} and she was blown away. Every time she turned the page he would point to the animal and make the noise, she tried to stump him with the owl and in full showing off mode he hooted his best WHOOOO. 
Sometimes it gets difficult because I feel like he gets bored easily and gets bored with the same toys so she gave us some new activities to try with him which is great.
One of the things that he is loving is trying to get lids on and off of things, it gets frustrating but he loves doing it and how great for his fine motor skills. Will continues to love Einstein and we usually save it for right before bed, a lil show watching and a sippy of milk made the transition to no bottles super easy, seamless!

One of my favorite things to do is to watch Will think, if you show him something he usually sits there for a minute and looks at you and thinks before trying it on his own. It's so cool kinda like you can hear/feel him learning. I'm absolutely loving this stage everything about it. He's still a chunky monkey baby boy, but he can play, learn, and interact. He is mischievous and into everything, but not on purpose he is just a little explorer. If I ask Will if he is hungry or wants to eat he walks over to his highchair, and if I ask if he is tired or ready for a nap he walks to the stairs. Ohh the stairs.... we have mastered up and down now but still have a house full of gates: 4 gates and 3 doors that stay shut, I long for the day when Boomer, Luke and I are not living in an obstacle course. It's just amazing that in 14 short months Will went from a tiny little newborn completely dependent upon me for everything to this walking, talking little man.

Will got his second haircut last week, we went to the hairy elephant. He got to watch mickey mouse and sit in a lil golf cart while he got pampered :)


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's December!

We'll its December and that can only mean one thing, busy, busy, and.more.busy!!! We did thanksgiving, went on our trip, and now were home and back to reality. My friend Ashley was in town this weekend and now this week I have something going on every single night after work. The weekends are all fully booked until after the new year so whats a momma to do? Well online shop of course! Get groceries during lunch, multitask and do the best we can!

My parents had Will for a few days while we were gone and named him: The Genius! They were so impressed with how much he knows and how advanced he is... tooting our horn of course, but why not ;)

Started the week of wonderfully with a crib full of puke! Hoping it was a fluke I took him to the sitters and wouldn't you know it an hour later I got a call to come get him, he had the pukes all morning but then was fine. It was pretty weird, but I sure am glad my little snuggle bug is feeling better!

Michelle is doing a Christmas theme every week this month, last week gingerbread man, this week snowmen, I love all of the fun christmasy characters!

After much contemplation we've decided to forego the tree this year, reasons being: 1. Will, he WILL get into it and we will have like 10 ornaments up. 2. We are exhausted and putting up and pulling down when we could catch a cat nap or clean up the house seems silly 3. I don't remember being 13 months old and looking at a tree 4. for the rest of my life basically I will HAVE to put it up so this is the only year I can get away with it. and lastly 5. we are not hosting anything this year, I really hope one of the families will let me host something next year and you know the house will be decked out!

Lots of posts and pictures to come! Happy Holidays everyone!
 Will's St. Nick gift... I love this tradition kicks off the season!
 Will has been obsessed with his bunny "Henley" lately, even inststed he eat snack with him.
We went from wake up around 6:30-7 normal, to about 5:30 UGH it is so hard to get up and it still be dark for about an hour and a half, we are some TIRED Wilson's lately!