Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dr. Whistle

Preschool has been learning about 'Community Helpers' this week. They have had a baker, pastor, vet, coach, and doctor come and talk to them. They have had/or will take field trips to the fire station, police station, and library. On the way to school this morning, I was trying to explain to Mati Claire what daddy does at work. No, not the first time we've had this conversation...but she still doesn't understand. For all I know, she thinks her daddy just dressed up like a doctor today...the only doctor she knows is Dr. Russell "Dr. Whistle". It was alot of fun. They made doctor bags/kits and got to use all of Matt's 'supplies.' Here are some pics from today.

Most of the entire preschool...i was sitting too close to get them all in it.
MC is 2nd from left with the orange bow in her hair.

Matt and MC's teacher, Mrs. Courtney. Mrs. Courtney doesn't know it, but she goes EVERYWHERE with us. "Mrs. Courtney come too?"

Our neighbor Jack was the first volunteer! Matt took his blood pressure!

I was told the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Miscellaneous Pics! These were too cute to pass up:

My funny man.

His cousin Kendall came over to play!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

6 months!

Mattox had his 6 month checkup last week:

  • He weighs 19 pounds (75%)
  • He is 27.5" long (75%)
  • Screamed like a little girl when he got his shots this time
  • Has an eye doctor appt soon about possibly opening blocked tear ducts
  • Was upgraded to a new car seat since mommy isn't a body builder
  • Has a kickin new car seat cover thanks to Pamela! (see pic below)
  • Has learned to give mommy and daddy kisses -- be still my heart...
  • Loves to jump.
  • Loves food. period. he will soon be eating ribs and chicken any day now. ;)
  • Loves to watch sports. In his mind he's 6 feet tall and bulletproof.
  • Um, did I mention he weighs 19 pounds?

Thank you Pamela!

his new toy

Where does the time go? He's driving a car and going to Lowe's. now that's all boy! ;)

I would feel bad if I didn't mention MC here. She loves preschool! She's not so crazy about waking up in the mornings. It exhausts me to even look at her school calendar. Oh, I signed Matt up to speak to the entire preschool as a 'community helper.' hahahahahahahahaha! he's loving me right now. pics are coming i assure you!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Rare family pic (thanks to Nell)
We have been so busy that I haven't had time to blog! I got to catch up with some friends last week that I haven't seen in 6 years! My friend, Sara, lives in Istanbul, Turkey now and she was home for 2 weeks. She and Joy met us at the lake for a great weekend! Joy brought her 3 little girls and it was so much fun! I attempted to ski for the first time in 10 years. Maybe I should just stick with tubing. Mati Claire went tubing for the first time!

Joy, Sara, and me at the lake

Me and MC tubing

We had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Our friends, the Hennon's from St. Louis, came to stay with us! Their twins are just a few weeks older than Mati Claire and we only get to see them once a year. We ventured over to Gattitown for the first time...interesting indeed. Fun though! After one last hoorah, we decided to close up the pool (as marking the end of summer) - I thought it was a bit cold considering how its been the whole summer. Oh but I saw leaves falling today, and I am SO excited about fall weather.

Colin, MC, and Jocelyn

Colin, Mattox, and Jocelyn

MC has been a complete nightmare the last 2 weeks. She cries ALL the time! She cries when she wakes up, cries when she has to do anything (i.e. putting her shoes on, brushing her teeth, going potty, getting dressed or undressed, etc), cries when she has to take a nap, cries when she wakes up from the nap, definitely cries over any meal or food, and cries over getting in the car for crying out loud!!! When I say cry, it could mean any combination of fussiness, boohooing, whining, actual tears flowing, or just pouting. But I am SICK of it!!! Someone please tell me what is wrong with her!!! I've tried nicely to discuss the issues with her, I've tried "beating" it out of her (spankings), I've tried yelling, I've tried ignoring...what else am I to do?
My little boy will be 6 months old tomorrow!!! My how time flies. Mattox went a week without sleeping last week, but thank goodness he is back on track! Amen! He sleeps 12 hours at night. Hallelujah! Can I get another AMEN??? He weighs close to 19 pounds now, and I can't carry him in the carrier anymore. He is a sweetheart - and total goof ball. Under all the serious exterior - is a funny little boy. Hmmm...reminds me of another Miley. He likes to eat every 2.5-3 hours during the day, but I'm not complaining if he's going to sleep all night! We have successfully tried all the veggie baby foods! He likes them all now! Squash is his favorite after cereal of course. He can inhale a huge bowl of cereal or oatmeal in about 1 minute. Ahh, redemption. Its sweet. I am still struggling with Mati Claire over food. She would live off milk if she could. But Mattox on the other hand LOVES food.

I am looking forward to another weekend that my hubby is off work and get to spend with more friends! Happy Birthday Miranda! My sil turned 23 yesterday!!! I remember when she was 15 getting her drivers license. I am working one day a week starting tomorrow giving flu shots. This will be my first official working day (as a pharmacist) in over a year and a half. Yall need to pray for me. It will be my first day away from Mattox. I hope we can both survive. We have literally been attached at the hip since he was born. Breathe...he's 6 months old now!