Friday, October 29, 2010

All Saints Day 2010

When I told H to go take a picture with Grandpa Gus,
he had something different in his head.
This is how he walked out in the parade

The cutest 2 1/2 year old class

Can you believe God is letting me have another boy?
I mean, look how handsome my husband and first son are.

Nana with H. Harrison's teacher thinks they look just alike.

Yesterday we got to celebrate All Saints Day at Harrison's school. They had a parade with all of the classes. They told us if we arrive one minute late, that we would miss it. They definitely were not lying. Harrison's class was super cute and so was he...even though he didn't do any of what he was supposed to do. He just stood up there with his fingers in his mouth. I think he had a bit of stage fright. Afterwards, we had a party inside his classroom where, hold your knickers everyone, I helped to provide snacks and treat bags. I know, people might start thinking I have some domestic ability if I keep this up. Truth be told, I signed up to help with this party because I know in about two months, I won't have the energy to help with anything.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tractor Bakin'

While I was out shopping the other day, I found a mold for a tractor. Adam was horrified that I spent $16 on a tractor mold, so I felt obligated to show him that I was going to use it immediately. And immediately, I did. Last night, Harrison and I baked the cake. And this morning, we decorated it. Having a 2 1/2 year old help you decorate isn't super easy, but it provided for some great entertainment (and patience practice on my part). It isn't beautiful, but it sure was fun. Like I told Adam, with our second boy on the way, I can see many tractor cakes in our future.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harrison's Growth Chart

For Harrison's birthday, my dear friend, Margaret said she wanted to give him a growth chart. I was elated as Margaret has more artistic talent in her pinky finger than I do in the rest of my body. We got it from her this weekend and tonight, we charted Harrison for the first time on it. He loves his chart and is probably going to want to measure himself everyday. I have to admit, I was a little reluctant to actually put a mark on it because it is so beautiful. If you are interested in a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, email me, and I will give you her information. She is amazing and can do anything that you want her to do.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

What's Been Happening

Our life is absolutely loco at this moment. Adam is really busy at work while he makes up for lost time for when he was training. And I have been busier than ever at work. I'm on the home stretch before I can't travel anymore! Yippee! Harrison also had a bout with hands, foot, mouth disease which sounds really gross. And I guess it really is. But pretty much he had a bunch (like probably 30) of ulcers in his mouth and then some bumps on hands. It is a virus that is super-common in pre-school age kids. The ulcers were preceded by a really high temperature. But the worst part about it is that it just lingered forever. Harrison wouldn't eat or drink (he lost three pounds in three days, which is a lot for a 35 lb kid). If he had gone another day like that we would've had to take him to the hospital for IV fluids, but thankfully he turned a corner just in time. These pictures were taken before he got sick. Now his face looks much skinnier. Anyway, he is on the mend now. Oh, and we found out he is a carrier for Strep throat...not sure what that means, but I suppose it is a good piece of info to have about your child.
On another note, Harrison has pretty much decided that he doesn't want to talk about baby Fisher. He has to bring it up. If you ask him about it, he pretends he didn't hear you. I'm sure this is super-normal, plus we have been talking about it forever (probably too long) and he probably doesn't believe that he is ever going to get to meet Fisher. Just yesterday I was asking about where he wants to sit in the car when baby Fisher comes. His response, "baby Fisher stay in momma's belly forever." Uh-oh. So, if anyone has heard of any great books or tips on preparing a pre-schooler for a new baby, please let me know.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Last Saturday, Harrison and I went to cheer on his dad compete in his first ever half-ironman. It was pretty intense. It required five hours straight of exercise. For me, that is hard to wrap my head around because the only thing that I can think of that I like to do for five consecutive hours is sleep! Harrison was a trooper and we cheered for daddy at all the points we could see him. Harrison really enjoyed cheering for everyone that passed by. In all of the madness at the end, I failed to get a picture of Adam with Harrison. Part of it is because Adam looked like he was going to die and I didn't want to catch that with my camera. The next day, Harrison decided to wear Adam's hat and metal from the race. Adam told me to snap a picture because when he (Harrison) does an ironman in the future, we'll have a picture of it. Really?
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