Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mommy & Me

Jack and I had a long weekend alone. Actually, it is 8pm on Sunday and Jason still isn't home. (Which is the reason we didn't go. I hate getting home late on Sunday nights) Here is what we did...

1. After school on Friday, we went to our neighborhood park.
2. When we got home, the power was out. So, we went to Walgreens to buy more batteries and then IHOP for dinner. Jack ate all of my pancakes.
3. Saturday morning, we went to Aldridge Gardens. We walked the trails and watched the geese and turtles.
4. Saturday afternoon we washed my car. Jack accidentally sprayed me, in the face, 3 times while I was washing the tires. So, I deliberately soaked him with the hose. He loved it.
5. Sunday morning, we went to visit our friends at Oak Mountain for a bike race. Jack got to play in the creek, with Holly.
6. Sunday afternoon, Jack sat (for an hour!) on the desk and played with markers, while I prepared for the Professional Development I will be giving at work, Monday. I was sitting at the desk working on the computer.

Pointing at the turtles.

Splashing in the Mud

Watching the Geese

Pizza and Ice Cream for lunch!!

P.S. Jack and I get another whole day, together, tomorrow. I have to go to work 3 more days, this week, but Jack starts his summer time, tomorrow. That's Monday - Wednesday, 9am - 3pm. I'm just going to take him with me tomorrow. Holly is going to play with him, while I am providing some Professional Development to so me teachers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Well, it was a fairly wet weekend, at the beach. However, not as wet as we expected. Even though we did get some good sun, Jack only spent about 30 minutes on the beach. Luckily, he was able to play in the yard.

The swimmie's were some leftover from last summer, so they are a little small. I included one picture of Jack's bed. It was the first time he slept somewhere unconfined. We had a little episode, the first night (from 2am-3am). I ended up sleeping with him the rest of that night. But, he did fine the other nights. However, he did take a 3 hour and 15 minute nap, when we got home.

When we were about to leave, I asked Jack if he was ready to go home. He waved his hand toward the ocean and said, "bye bye water".

It was a downpour, outside. Jack took a nap on the porch.

Friday, May 22, 2009

And, we are off...

We are headed down to the beach, this afternoon. It is most likely going to rain all weekend. Now that I get to go the beach whenever I want, I don't really care if it rains. I just find it so relaxing being there. Luckily, we'll have some friends down at their beach house, which is a couple of miles from the Lee's, so we have plans to go out one night.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

He Never Stood a Chance...

I was a typical, messy room, teenager. There wasn't much neat and organized about me. I still don't think my mom believes me, when I tell her that I've become obsessive compulsive about cleanliness and order. On the other hand, Jason knows all too well. I always say that I think I'm a bad mother because I won't let my son get his toys out to play with them. That isn't true, but I always catch myself shoving them back into a corner as soon as he moves on to something else.

Jack is starting to exhibit a few of these traits. Are they inherited or learned? Here are a few examples:
1.He loves to get out the broom and dust pan to clean the kitchen floor.
2.All he needs it one wipey and he'll dust the entire house.
3.One morning (before getting out of his crib), he pointed and fussed at his book shelf. Jason didn't know what he was talking about. He carried him straight to the high chair for breakfast. As soon as he was finished, Jack ran back to the bedroom. There had been ONE domino out of the tin box and he put it away.
4.Today, he started to empty a drawer in the kitchen. We've been way past due locking the top drawers. Well, since I was cooking dinner, I just removed anything dangerous and let him have at it. After a few minutes of noticing him walk back and forth across the kitchen, I decided to investigate. He had all the utensils line up in front of the door. He would pick up, play with it, then put it back in its spot.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

On their way dancing...

Jack's great grandmother and great Uncle James...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fever Free

Jack has not had a fever, since Monday. But, I kept him home, today, since I already had a sub lined up. I wasn't going to take any chances and send him back to daycare, before he was ready.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Reliving the Past

Once again, Jack is very sick. He was fine all weekend long. Then, Sunday morning when we picked him up from the church nursery, he was white as a ghost. By the time we went we got home, he was burning up. The doctor ruled out mono and said he has a virus, which could take a day or many days for him to get over.

I can't wait for this summer. I am running out of sick days, fast! Only 2.5 more weeks!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Good Laugh

We grilled out for my parents, my grandmother, and my uncle, this evening. After we finished eating, Jack crawled into Kiki's lap and spent a good 10 minutes chewing on her corn cob. It was hilarious to watch. He loved it!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Nice Weekend

All things considered, we had a nice weekend in Andalusia. We spent a lot of the day, Saturday, in Enterprise for the funeral. Jack did great all day. He sat, still, in my lap during the service. Then, after the service, I chased him (in heels) through the cemetery. It was a little bit dangerous for him because a lot of the headstones were still turned over from the tornado that went through there about a year ago.

When Jack says, "I don't know", he looks at you and puts both of his hands up like in this picture. It is one of the cutest things that he does. Sometimes, I'll ask him a random question just to see him do it.

About 30 minutes after we got home, we heard the tornado sirens. That shocked us because we didn't know the weather was going to be severe. Anyway, about 20 minutes later James Spann was telling people in Riverchase to "go to their place of safety". We didn't experience a tornado, but for about 30 seconds we saw some unbelievable winds out of our basement window. The trees were bent way over. They said that some of the straigt line winds were 80 mph! I took a picture of the big limb in our front yard. Anytime we have a strong storm, all of our neighbors have big piles of limbs and sticks on the curb for pick up...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Keep the Lee's in your Prayers

Jason's grandmother passed away, last night. She was in her 90s and was very lucky to live such a long life. We are headed to Andalusia, this evening.