Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
1. Where did you meet? After I graduated I was living in Houston and working for Ernst & Young. One weekend we were watching a football game on tv at my brother's house and my brother's wife's mother Becky said "Oooh Lindsey, you've got to meet my yard boy, he's such a nice young man!" Yard boy? I immediately thought "thanks but no thanks" and didn't give it another thought. Then a few weeks later I went back home to attend a football game and on my way to a pre-game party at Becky's house and found out he was going to be there to meet me. I tried to back out but we were already on the way there, me and my ENTIRE family, cozy. Well despite my reservations he was really polite and we chatted despite all the stares from our audience. I gave him my business card, which is very much out of character for me and I'm not sure what possessed me to do that ;-). Well he called me practically the next evening and set up a date.
2. How long did you date? We met November 1, 2003, we got engaged April 16, 2004 and were married November 20, 2004. It was quite a whirlwind of a romance and very exciting time.
Wedding Rehearsal 11/19/04
3. How long have you been married? 4 years as of last week
4. What does he say that surprises you? I always am touched to hear him pray for us and our boys, so sweet.
5. What is your favorite feature of his? Definitely his eyes!
6. What is your favorite quality of his? I love that he is ferociously protective over his kids. Sometimes to the point of being too overprotective but I know it's because he really loves them and has been deeply impacted by what they went through.
Daddy's Pinkie Finger & Andrew's Baby Feet
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Baby, or Sweetie if he's mad at me
8. What is his favorite color? Blue or camo depending on where he is
9. What is his favorite food? Probably gumbo, a crawfish boil, anything cajun and fajitas
10. What is his favorite sport? Are hunting and fishing sports? In highschool he was a stand out football player. He also loves to play basketball.
11. When and where did you first kiss? I was getting very impatient because he was definitely taking his time! It was on a cold December evening outside my townhouse in Houston about 6 weeks after we started dating.
12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? I'm not sure how he would answer this but I personally love to watch movies together in our bed at night. But it's been a long time since we've done that since our DVD player broke, note to self: get a new dvd player!
Our 1st Married Christmas 2004
13. Do you have any children? Our twin sons Andrew & Adam will be 2 on Monday, YIKES!! And since we did IVF there was a third embryo that was supposed to be stored on ice for the future but ultimately didn't make it and I always wonder who they would have been, does that count??
14. Does he have a hidden talent? Kenny played the tuba in the band and he also has a double black belt in karate but refuses to demonstrate any of his moves for me. He's also a fantastic cook.
15. How old is he? He turned 27 in October, making him still a young man compared to me since I'll be 30, YIKES, in January.
16. Who said "I love you" first? He told me he loved me about 3-4 months after we started dating but I just said "Thank you", he wasn't very happy about that. But I told him that I had never and would never say that to anyone unless I was marrying them. So after he proposed I said it three times in a row!
17. What is his favorite type of music? He likes Texas country.
18. What do you most admire about him? I admire that he is THE most honest person I've ever met. Even though I think he can be painfully honest at times I know that I can always count on him to tell it like he sees it.
19. Do you think he will read this? If I tell him I blogged about him, I'm sure he will!
20. Where did you go on your first date? He came to Houston and took me to Little Pappasito's then we went to Marble Slab for ice cream. We should have called it a night at that point because we'd had a perfect evening but then we made a bad choice to play "Moon Golf" and it was incredibly hot, humid, way too slow, and we were surrounded by a herd of junior high kids. Oh well, we still went out on a second date!
Monday, November 24, 2008
My budding artists! We met friends at the Children's Museum Friday and the easel painting was a hit. And by "easel" painting I mean literally they painted the easel, I guess their artistic passion couldn't be tamed by just a small sheet of paper.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I'm supposed to pass this on but I'm a rule breaker and just can't choose only a few people whose blogs make me smile. According to Bloglines I follow 117 blogs plus about 5 more that don't have public feeds. That's why I stopped adding blogs to my sidebar about a year ago. So if you aren't listed, don't take it personally, chances are I am keeping tabs on you!! Is there such a thing as Bloggers Anonymous because I might be addicted! Thank you to everyone that opens up a little window into their lives for us to follow, it truly is a joy to see so many lovely people out there!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I love how Adam & Andrew love each other:
But I don't think it was nearly as good as the dessert our boys (Grandma) got for us:
Here are some random pics from before my laptop went offline:
They climbed in this themselves, these two are double trouble!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Andrew's greatest delay right now is in his fine motor skills. Cerebral Palsy, although very very mild, still effects the muscles in his hands and arms and makes it hard for him to grasp and release and maneuver his hands the way he wants and leads to lots of frustration for him and makes occupational therapy his very least favorite activity. He especially has difficulty holding a spoon or crayon and uses what his therapist refers to as a "reverse dagger hold".
Anyways, all this to say that before today he's never stacked the small wooden blocks higher than 2 high because his aim and release is just not there. Well today he amazed us by building, with some minimal help, a tower 6 blocks high. We were so proud of him and so was he. He threw his arms in there air and yelled "Yay!!"
Andrew, you've taught me to never take things for granted and even small tasks can be like giant mountains sometimes and I'm always amazed and blessed to sit back and watch you slay the giants in your life. Thanks for working hard and never giving up!
Monday, November 17, 2008
In other news, Andrew continues to make amazing progress with his walking. 6 weeks ago he could barely walk without his afo's and now you almost can't even tell a difference when he's not wearing them. So much in fact that his pt wants him to only wear them on week days now so he gets practice with and without them. This is amazing since they originally thought he'd need them through kindergarten. He still has an odd gait and falls often, they think this is due to his left femur which is still shorter than his right femur. We go back to the orthopeadic surgeon in a few months for repeat hip x-rays and to discuss getting him a lift for the left leg.
The local March of Dimes has asked Adam & Andrew to be the Ambassadors for this area and I'm working on writing their story for print media and it's been very difficult getting started, I guess it's just that time of year when I relive everything that happened in the days preceding their birth. It's all still so very fresh. Get over it already!, I'm sure people think that. I know most people can't understand how the pain still simmers despite the fact that I have two handsome healthy little boys running around me. I know how blessed I am, I do and I'm so very grateful.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We will be released from speech therapy at the end of this calendar year since they are way ahead now (though I hate to lose the momentum). When we started in August they only had a couple of words. The average 24 month old has 50 words so they are really doing amazing. Praise the Lord!
In addition they also sign: thank you, all done, bye, help, more, cookie, & please
Andrew has said a few phrases: "What dis?" "Gig'em Aggies" & "Me do it". When you ask him what his name is he says "An-doo".
When I ask them how old they are going to be, they stick their hands out and shout enthusiastically "Twoooo"! They both like to say "Hi Baby" to every stranger passing by, "Hi Daddy", "Hi Katie" (my cousin who babysits), etc..
Now that we've passed 100 I'm going to stop counting because it's too hard to keep up with!
“Ooh Ooh” (Monkey)
Shannon (the pt)
A-new or An-do (Andrew)
Marney (smartie candy)
Peek a Boo
Ooo Weee (kiss)
NyNy (night night)
The boys are going in to the pedi's office this afternoon, it looks like they may have ear infections and Adam has some sort of an infection in his big toe. What's the deal with us? I'm ready for everyone to be better!
UPDATE: Well both boys have major ear infections and Adam has a staph infection in his toe. They cultured it to make sure it's not MRSA but they feel that's unlikely. So now Adam is on 2 antibiotics and Andrew is on 1 and I'm on 1. Sure hope these things kick in soon or Granny is going to wish she didn't live so nearby!
UPDATED Update: I heard from my doctor this afternoon and I don't have mono Hallelujah! I do however have some sort of yucky bacteria growing but they aren't sure what yet. I haven't gotten any better since I started the Zpak and my white blood cell count is pretty high so they are switching me to a stronger antibiotic. The doctor said to go to the ER if I'm not doing any better this weekend. But I highly doubt I would ever do that for a sore throat, I mean I have sick kids at home.
Anyway, tomorrow is THE day I start to feel better! Please Lord!
The boys are going in to the pedi's office this afternoon, it looks like they may have ear infections and Adam has some sort of an infection in his big toe.
What's the deal with us? I'm ready for everyone to be better!
Well both boys have major ear infections and Adam has a staph infection in his toe. They cultured it to make sure it's not MRSA but they feel that's unlikely. So now Adam is on 2 antibiotics and Andrew is on 1 and I'm on 1. Sure hope these things kick in soon or Granny is going to wish she didn't live so nearby!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thank goodness for my mom who took Adam from me after I dropped Andrew off at school, so that I could go to my doctor's appt. My lymph nodes are so swollen that my neck feels huge to me. The doctor doesn't think I have a viral throat infection but either strep throat, tonsillitis, or worst of all Mono which won't be helped by the meds and would really be lousy. They sent off a throat swab and ran some blood tests and started me on a Z-pak. And then I might have to go on penicillan afterwards depending on the test results.
My wonderful mom brought me some soup, throat spray, my prescription, picked Andrew up from school, and then took both the boys home with her for the night so hopefully I can get a good nights sleep. Thanks Granny & Pa! I REALLY hope I wake up feeling better tomorrow, being sick is the pits.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
If I could narrate it, Adam would say:
"I wonder how I can get them to let me out of nap time early."
"Maybe they'll feel sorry for me if they see that all my stuff "accidently" fell out of my crib"
"Time for the waterworks"
"Oh good, Daddy fell for it ;-)"
In other news, I've had a really rough day. My throat feels like it has razor blades in it and my body is weak and achey. I'm praying tomorrow I wake up good as new!
Monday, November 10, 2008
The boys have all bounced back pretty quickly so I'm hoping I will too.
Sunday, November 09, 2008