Monday, August 25, 2008

We Made It!

I've been back at work for a week and Hunter and I are doing fine. I actually did a lot better than I expected. I cried a little before I went back, but once inservice started, I was okay. I think about Mr. H all of the time. I have my digital frame sitting on my desk filled with pictures of my sweet family. If someone walked in during quiet times in my days (which are few and far between) they would think I was crazy talking to the frame on my desk! I just can't help it!

Hunter is doing great with his Granna. We are still working on getting a new schedule going. Naptime has been a struggle. Mr. H doesn't think he needs one, Granna thinks he does. What to do?! I get to go see him at lunch almost everyday which is a joy and blessing.

One day, I walked in after school. Hunter and Granna were playing on the floor. When I said hi to Mr. H, he grinned a big fat grin and put his toy down and came right to me. He pulled up on my leg (so big) and I grabbed him. He gave me a big fat juicy slobber kiss. (He gives the best kisses!) That made my day! He is such a happy kid! We are so blessed.

Thank you for your prayers as I went back to work. I could definitely feel them covering me. I think we'll make it!

My New Favorite

All of my blogs so far have been about my sweet baby boy. This one is not a Hunter blog. Some of you may stop reading now and that is okay and won't hurt my feelings. I would just like to share one of my new favorite things with you. . .

Sheridan's Frozen Custard has won a very special place in my ice cream loving heart. I have discovered the Honey-Nana-Nut Wowiechino, the most delicious of all! It is a frozen coffee drink with honey, bananas, and peanut butter. With each drink, you get a different explosion of flavors in your mouth. It is a very layered dessert. At one sip, you will taste the peanut butter, but wait a second because here comes the bananas, then after another second, the honey pops through. Delicious beyond delicious! I crave these things! Sadly, Jimmy and I are trying to watch what we eat and my Honey-Nana-Nut is not on the menu. We do splurge and treat ourselves occasionally. Thankfully, tonight was one of those nights. My mouth is very happy!

Our Oscar Bob and Dixie have also fallen in love with Sheridan's. They have puppy cones! How cool is that?! Puppy cones are little tiny cones filled with vanilla custard. Our babies loved them! Oscar went crazy over a little ice cream. Just like his momma. We can't wait for Mr. H to have his first ice cream. (Okay, I had to get a Hunter mention in the blog, I couldn't help it!)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Busy Week for Mr. H

Since last Friday (8/08), Hunter:

1. Cut 2 teeth. It hasn't been too bad. He's been quite a trooper! We still haven't actually seen the teeth because Mr. Stubborn won't open his mouth, but we can definitely feel them.

2. Begun crawling on his knees. No more "army crawl" for this kid!

3. Started "cruising" the furniture. He doesn't move too quickly, but he gets where he wants to go. He gets stuck at corners and ends of furniture. He hasn't figured out how to master turns yet!

Yeah for Hunter!

Momma is so happy that these 3 major milestones came in her last week home with the kid. Hunt has promised that he won't take his first steps without me. I made him promise! Ha!!

Back to work on Monday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hunter at 7 Months

Hunter is getting so big! I am so thankful that I have gotten to spend this summer with him watching him grow and learn and change! What a huge blessing. Sadly, school starts in about 2 weeks so my time with him has entered the countdown. *Sigh*

Here's what's been happening since the last post:

Hunter has found his voice. He loves to scream at the top of his lungs. I truly think most of the stages he has gone through are precious. . . this one, not so much! He does love to scream though.

Mr. H has learned how to pull up. He is standing up all over the place. His balance isn't too bad! Yesterday, while I was getting dressed, he pulled up on his vibrating chair (which is just collecting toys in our room since he is too busy to be strapped down anymore!). While standing there, he decided he would try to climb in. With mom right behind him, Mr. Independent had both feet off the ground. Once he realized he wasn't quite ready for this big move, Momma grabbed him up and gave him a big hug. I can't believe how big he is!!

He can also sit up from his tummy. What a surprise to have your kid scooting around on the floor playing and you look away for a second and the next thing you know he is sitting on his little tiny hiney. I am just astonished at his growth and achievements recently. I know they are little things, but big in our world.

Little Man has gotten his knees under him a few times as he attempts to crawl, but it is still mostly army-style. His Sunday School teachers have mentioned several times how mobile he has become! It seems like in a matter of weeks he went from being the littlest in the class to being in the middle and getting to play on the floor with his friends. He is a busy busy bee!

Hunter is now eating all of his green and yellow veggies and some fruits (we are still introducing a few of these). He can be a little bit of a picky eater, but we are praying that it passes.

I truly think being a momma is the best job in the entire world. I eat up this kid every day. I live for his laughs and slobbery, open-mouth kisses. I love sitting on the floor watching him play and tickling him. I cherish bath time and bedtime. Thankfully, God has given me a job so that I can be home with him as much as possible. Being a teacher is a great thing! I just wish summer would last a little longer.