Friday, June 29, 2012

One Year Checkup

Fisher had his one year checkup with Dr. Catherine on Wednesday. He did great! He is growing right on track. He weighs 20 lbs, 6.5 oz (less than 25th percentile), and is 29 3/4 inches long (50th percentile). I'm n ot sure of his head circumference, but he's stayed right on track with it (25-50th percentile).

He had to get a TB skin test, which he did not enjoy, and one immunization. He was also supposed to get his chicken pox vaccine, but I elected not to get that one for now. I would much rather him develop natural immunity by actually getting chicken pox, but if he doesn't by the time he starts school, then we'll vaccinate.

And now, pictures from our appointment. :)

such a big boy!

TB skin test :(

all better now


playing with Daddy

hugs from Mommy


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

40 Things You Should Know...

About me! Ashley did this a while ago, and I thought it was a great idea. I don't know that I can come up with 40 interesting things about me, but I can try... Warning: this will probably be very random!

1. My husband is convinced I'm on crack. Apparently, I am just that weird.

2. I have a master's degree (nurse practitioner) that I'm not planning on using anytime soon. It's more important to us (as a family) that I be able to stay at home with Fisher as much as I can, so I'll use it later!

3. Speaking of degrees I don't use, I also have a BA in criminal justice. It was my original major in college until I decided (my last semester) that I wanted to be a nurse instead.

4. I love smooth, soft things (this includes fabrics, earlobes, Fisher's skin...). Fisher has inherited that gene. Just look at him and his love of his Lovey.

5. I am very organized and on the ball about things when it comes to work and school. I hate procrastinating.

6. Sadly, that does not translate over into my home life. I put things off all the time.

7. I hate housework. That's your warning. If you come over, don't expect my house to be clean, unless I happened to have a burst of energy and cleaned everything. It does happen, just not very often.

8. If I wasn't a nurse, I would want to be a wedding planner. I LOVE all things about weddings.

9. I love cake and cupcakes. I've been known to want to go to a wedding reception just for the cake.

10.I love to travel. While I haven't gotten to do much traveling since I graduated college, I'm hoping that I'll get to go again one day! International travel is my favorite. I've been to Mexico, Brazil, Romania, Uganda, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.

11. One of my pet peeves: people using words incorrectly, such as your/you're, their/they're/there, its/it's, to/too. Drives me up the wall!! Particularly when I catch a mistake in a published work. Really?! How does that happen?

12. I have a very laid back personality and am not easily offended. Usually.

13. I enjoy being driven around. Which works out very well, because Hubs loves to be the one driving. I much prefer relaxing and not paying attention to what's going on.

14. I LOVE to read. It is my most favorite thing. I love to read anything I can get my hands on. Well, maybe not most non fiction things.

15. I love history. The Holocaust is the time period that I find the most fascinating. If I had a different major, I might have majored in history.

15. I'm realizing it's a miracle I graduated at all, with all of my likes. :)

16. Fisher doesn't get any sugar, with the exception of the cake he tried for his birthday. I have no idea when we'll introduce it, but for now, he doesn't miss it. The same goes for juice.

17. I'm still breastfeeding and have no plans on stopping anytime soon.

18. We cloth diaper and love it! Well, at least I do. Cloth bums are so much cuter than disposables.

19. I like to "wear" Fisher. He rides in his sling when we go out anywhere, and sometimes I wear him around the house in a carrier. He enjoys it, too. And, he's closer to me than he would be if he were sitting in a basket, which means I get to kiss him more!

20. We don't iron. We own one, but our preferred method is throwing the clothes in the dryer. Lazy, I know.

21. My work prerequisite: a route 44 diet coke. It lasts me all night.

22. Because of where I work, Fisher will probably be very sheltered. Things he will not be allowed to do/we will not have: no pool, no riding ATVs, no riding anything without a helmet, no TV in his bedroom, etc. I could go on and on.

23. Also because of where I work, I'm always convinced that Fisher is dealthy ill-like he has a brain tumor or leukemia. Hazards of the job.  

24. If the only clothes I wore for the rest of my life were scrubs, sweats, and pajamas, I would be a happy person. I would much rather be comfortable than look nice.

25. One of my goals for next year is to have a small garden. I'm hoping I can pull it off. My thumb tends to go more towards black than green.

26. I haven't cleaned or vaccuumed out my car in forever. Like, maybe since I got it. Which would only be 8 years ago. Ok, it hasn't been that long. Are you getting the idea that cleaning is not my thing?

27. I would love to have a cleaning lady, but I don't want to pay for one.

28. I really like movies, but we never watch them. It's too expensive to go see one in theaters, and with our schedules being so different, it's never going to happen at home.

29. I have packrat tendencies, which I most definately inherited from my grandmother. I always convince myself that "I'll use it later", but later never comes. Case in point: I have 529,497 pieces of tissue paper and bags that I have saved to reuse, but I know there is no way that I'll ever use all of them.

30. I've already started Christmas shopping. And even though I've already started, I'll still be rushing to finish up right before Christmas.

31. Some of my favorite vegetables are asparagus and brussel spouts. Yum!

32. Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits.

33. I think Twitter is silly. Are you really that interesting that you feel the need to constantly tell people what you're doing? And hashtags (##) drive me nuts.

34. I want to take a photography class so I can use my camera in manual mode.

35. I want to learn how to sew. It's been a wish of mine for years, but it's never happened. My grandmother is a wonderful sewer, but we still haven't managed to make the time for her to teach me.

36. If I'm eating a hamburger made at home, I put mustard on it. If I get a hamburger out, then it gets mustard and ketchup on it. No idea why, it's just what I do.

37. I'm not a jewelry person. The only thing I wear on a regular basis is my wedding rings and my cartilage earrings. I would love to have jewelry for every outfit, but then I think about all the jewelry I would have to buy, and I get overwhelmed.

38. I'm not a makeup person. If I even wear it at all, it's usually tinted moisturizer and some bronzer stuff (I'm not even sure that's what it's called).

39. I spend entirely too much time on facebook, mainly because it's on my phone. I've been feeling convicted about it, particularly when I do it instead of paying close attention to Fisher. I'm working on it.

40.  Talk radio makes me want to scream. Even on regular music radio, if they play too many commercials in a row or the deejay talks too much, I get annoyed/upset enough to the point that it makes me jittery.

And, there's 40! That was kind of hard. I am a lot more weird than I thought. Maybe Hubs has it right, and I am a crackhead. :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Family Pictures

This past weekend we were able to have our family pictures/Fisher's one year pictures taken by Brandi of Daisy Lu Photography. We go to church with Brandi and were so excited to have her take our family pictures! we had them taken at Oaklawn Gardens in Germantown. I was a little worried that we wouldn't get any good shots-with a one year old, you just never know!

All my worries were for nothing, though. Now I have to be worried about which pictures I'll choose! If you need an affordable photographer, I definately recommend Brandi!

Now, for some of my favorites...

those blue eyes...

still not a big fan of cake!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Life is Tough

He parties hard...

He struts his stuff...

And he crashes...

Oh, to be a one year old... :)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Celebrating Fisher's Actual Birthday

We had a wonderful day on Friday, which was Fisher's actual birthday. We enjoyed our family time a lot. It's so nice to just be together without an agenda!

First, we greeted our birthday boy with a birthday song!

love that bed head!

Then, Fisher ran errands with me while Daddy got some sleep. Then, Fisher and I had his birthday lunch-grilled cheese. We also played in his room.

picking out which books to read


his birthday picture, taken at exactly 2:09 PM-the time when he was born :)

After that, we went to a splash park for the first time. I wasn't sure how Fisher would react, but he loved it! He had to get used to it at first, but then he was all over it! He did not enjoy it when water would suddenly come on, but he did like splashing in the puddles.
he's ready!

After he got tired of the water, we pushed him in the swings at the park. No pictures from swinging, but he has a lot of fun. :)

Then, we went to Yaya and Pops' house so they could see the birthday boy! He ate turkey and squash dressing (loved it!), and played with Asher.

Finally, we opened up his presents from his Gama and John Pop and Nina that he had gotten in the mail. They all live out of town and weren't able to make it to his party, so we saved their presents for his actual birthday.

reading his card

looking at his new ride :)

We had a wonderful day just celebrating our favorite birthday boy!

Loving on Allie

Fisher loves dogs. However, they don't always love him back! My parents' black lab Allie is the exception. She lets Fisher climb all over her, lay on her, and just love on her. It is too cute!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

We celebrated Elizabeth's first birthday this past weekend. She and Fisher are only 2 days apart. Fisher loves his girl cousin-he's always surrounded by boy cousins! E had a "tweet" birthday party, and we're so glad we could celebrate with her! Happy birthday!

Jamie, Asher, Fisher, and I rode in the back of the truck across the field to my aunt's house-what a way to arrive at the party! :)

Mom, you're squeezing me too tight!

sweet little bird theme

the birthday girl!

my handsome boy :)

Fisher loves his Pepaw!

playing with the pink light up sceptor-ha


Fisher and Pops

some of the babies-Asher was over the party!