Monday, August 31, 2009


While rummaging through all of Hunter's shoes I came to realize that he no longer had any that fit him. For the last couple of months we haven't even put any on him because of the warm weather, but now that it is getting cooler out I decided we better start making a habit of it. While some of the shoes we have for him may have fit, they just don't allow for that extra chubs Hunter has on the top of his feet...all you parents out there know what I am talking about. We'll after a lot of research I found the answer to my prayers....

Aren't these super cute? These are pictures of the two pair I bought Hunter. I bought one pair at a local store and then I got another off of E-Bay. They are so flexible and allow for Hunter's chubby feet. They are great! They actually have leather soles instead of big bulky rubber soles which are apparently better for a child's foot. They are more expensive than your average children's shoe...but I was just greatful that I could find something that finally fit.

My Vote: Two-Toes Up for Pediped!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ear Infection

This morning I got up to take Hunter to the doctor...and of course he wasn't running a fever. So I contemplated whether or not to still take him to the doctor. I decided to go anyway, and I am glad I did. The doctor diagnosed him with an ear infection and prescribed him the good smelling/tasting bubble gum flavored antibiotics. Why can't adult medicine taste like that? Anyway, we've got the diagnosis and Hunter is on his way to recovery! Yay!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Heading to the Doc!

Hunter has been running a fever the last couple of days which I wasn't too concerned about until the babysitter called me to tell me that both of her children were tested positive for strep throat. She seemed to remember that she heard that babies under a year old didn't get strep throat. I called the doctor and told them what was going on and they said while it is unlikely he got strep it doesn't mean it is impossible. So because of his high fevers and his exposure to strep, we are heading to the doc in the morning to have him checked out. Better safe then sorry!

11 Months Old!

My baby is 11 months old today! I can't even believe it. Anyway, for your viewing pleasure here is Hunter enjoying some daddy time. Enjoy!

Good Nap...Bad Hair!

You know it was a good nap when he wakes up like this!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

10 Years Ago!

It just hit me awhile ago when I was thinking about kids returning to school in Vienna last week, that I have lived in the Vienna area for 10 years now. It was 10 years ago I moved in with my aunt and uncle while our house was still being built so that I could start school on time, it was 10 years ago that I returned home from school on the first day and cried because I wished I was back in Jeff City with my other friends, it was 10 years ago that I was forced into a life changing expierence that I wouldn't even think about changing today. I can't imagine what my life would have been like if I never moved here. No Andy....No Hunter! This is why me and Andy's first dance at our wedding was to "God Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts. Even though at the time 10 years ago it felt like my life was being turned upside down...if I only knew if was going to be one of the best thing that even happened to me!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vacation Recap

This is just a little recap of what went on while I was on vacation:

The Thursday Evening before I went on vacation we went to a local restaurant called Morelands for my mom’s 50th birthday. We had a great time! Here is a group picture of some of us that were there.

Friday after work, Andy, me, Kevin, Kelly and Holly went to Columbia. We started off at Bass Pro because they were having a huge sale! There was a crazy amount of people there and poor Andy didn’t walk away with much because of his up coming birthday he didn’t want to buy something that I had already got him. After shopping there we headed to HuHots, of course! It was wonderful as usual!

Saturday I had to work at the bank that morning and then afterwards I headed home to get ready for Holly’s bachelorette party. The party was a lot of fun. We rented a large van (that we decorated pretty inappropriately) and headed to Columbia. We ate at the Olive Garden and then went to Déjà Vu for a comedy show and dancing. The comedian was hilarious! The dancing portion of the night went by way too fast, before we knew it, it was 1 o’clock and they were shutting the place down. Time always flies fast when you are having fun.

Sunday we headed to the river for Andy’s 30th Birthday party. I made a lot of tombstone signs with funny sayings and pictures of Andy on them that were placed along the road for Andy to see as we headed to the river. We went on a float trip for awhile. Hunter stayed in the boat with Andy. We brought along a little inflatable pool for him to play in while he was on the boat. It worked out perfectly! Here is a picture of Hunter playing in another pool up at the lot. Notice his lovely HuHot’s tattoo we got for him when we were at HuHot’s Friday night!

Monday (the official start of my vacation) I spent the day cleaning out both of my deep freezes! I know, I know I my life is way too exciting. But this job was way over due and plus I was needing to make room from my Sam’s trip.

Tuesday I went to Columbia. I first went to the Mall and looked around a little. I ended up buying some shoes and flip flips for Holly’s wedding. After leaving there I went to HuHot’s for lunch. Listen, I can’t go to Columbia without going to HuHots, even if it means sitting in a booth all by myself…it is worth it! Afterwards I went to Sam’s. I made one mistake; I didn’t make a shopping list. I literally went up and down every isle, grabbing stuff as I went along. Needless to say, my cart was over flowing by the time I was done.

Wednesday I stayed at home and did some house cleaning.

Thursday I headed to the lake. I did a little shopping at Target and then I went to the Outlet Mall. I love this place, especially when it comes to buying stuff for Hunter. They have a Carter’s, Gymboree, Osh Kosh, and Children’s Place. So in the end, Hunter loaded up with a lot of clothes for this winter. I then made my way to Wal-Mart to buy all the groceries I wasn’t able to get at Sam’s. Our house is fully stocked with food…for now!

Friday I attempted to do more house cleaning. That evening Andy went to a Bachelor party for Abe, so Hunter and I hung around the house. Kelly, Aubrey and Holly later came up to hang out for awhile.

Saturday we had Holly’s Bridal shower. She got a lot of wonderful gifts. Afterwards we went to Donnie and Shanda’s to hang out with some of the family that was in town for the shower.

On Sunday, Andy, Hunter and I went to the Lake of the Ozarks to a family cabin. We had such a great time. It rained on us for awhile, but then it cleared up for everyone to take rides on the boats and jet skies, plus go off the rope swing. Andy finally convinced me to go off the rope swing. It ended up being a lot higher than I expected, but it was still a lot of fun.

That was the conclusion of my vacation. Reality has kicked back in and now I am back at work. Booo!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It Was Bound to Happen!

There are hundreds of toys that make up our living room, but the object of Hunter's affection has always been our DVD tower. We are constantly telling him "no" and moving him away from the tower as he proceeds to pull the DVD's off one by one. Well, the other morning as I was getting ready in the bathroom and Hunter was playing quietly in the living room (quiet usually means trouble) when I heard a loud crash. I knew instantly what it was....and this is what I found.

Up Coming Events

As you saw on my previous post, today is my mom's 50th birthday. So we are heading to Moreland's tonight to celebrate. I would have loved to of had a big surprise party for her, but my life was pretty well threatened by her if I decided to do so.

Tomorrow night, we are going to HuHot's because not only are we way over due, but we are going to celebrate Andy's 30th birthday which falls on Sunday. Two milestone birthday's within days of each other, crazy!

Saturday I have to work at the bank until noon....AND THEN I AM OFF OF WORK FOR A WHOLE WEEK! All I can say is THANK GOODNESS....and I'll just leave it at that!

But that night is when the party begins! We are having Holly's bachelorette party! I can't give you any details at this time because Holly has no clue what we have in store for her. But I can guarantee it is going to be a great time!

Sunday (Andy's birthday): we are heading to the river to celebrate. I hadn't planned on it being a surprise since it is the actual day of his birthday, but as of right now he is oblivious to it. So he will be surprised (hopefully not mad) when he sees the cake and decorations.

So it is going to be a fun and busy weekend followed by a week of relaxation!

Happy Birthday MOM!!!