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!

1 comment:

Sara said...

It's amazing how girls and their hormones/mood swings start so soon. Addison went through a phase of whining about everything too. Has she had a lot of changes recently? Maybe starting preschool and ballet? I have no clue...just taking a guess...