Thursday, November 29, 2007

Feeling a little better, just not quite 100%

Cody and Cade still are having trouble with their allergies but it looks like they're feeling a little better.

Cody's face is still all red and in some spots, starting to bleed. I have tried everything and I think I'm going to have to take him to the doctor to get some type of steroid's the only thing I think will work.

He is just so tired and his face has got to hurt him

He can't even smile because it hurts his lips so bad. His face looks better in this picture but his lips have dry blood all over them. Poor Baby!

Cade is still clingy but not near as cranky. He will go play by himself now but still wants to make sure you're in his sight.

Today I was on the computer and Cade was playing with some toys right next to me. A few minutes later I noticed it got really quiet and I looked down and there was Cade, asleep at my feet!

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Ty's face meets the concrete

Over Thanksgiving break, Ty was playing flashlight tag at his mom's house and was trying to jump out of the back of the truck and tripped and hit the concrete with his face.

This picture doesn't show it justice. It was a lot worse but he was tough about it. He had been hiding in the truck and tried to jump out of it before his friend tagged him.

It hurt a lot when it happened, but I think he enjoys telling the story now!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Home Sweet...

well, let's just say we're back. We have actually been back since Sunday night but things have been a little crazy around here.

As soon as we got back to Oklahoma, the boys both got sick again. I'm telling you, they're allergic to this state. I'm not kidding with you, the second we crossed over to Oklahoma the boys started coughing and getting all snotty. Cody's face is all red and sore and Cade has snot coming out of his nose by the gallons. Not pleasant especially when I'm trying to finish up all the laundry and all they want to do is hang all over me. Cade is back on breathing treatments for the time being and is pretty cranky.

Cody was feeling well enough to kill a cricket for me today though. I hate those things, I'm not scared of them, just sick of them! They are everywhere and I can't get rid of them. I thought they would GO AWAY when it started getting cold, but oh no...I think they're here to torture me!

Cody was excited to kill the nasty beast.

Poor little Cade, he's not feeling well at all

Things are starting to get back to normal and we're getting back into the swing of things. McKinly and Ty were excited to have us home. Ty had a little accident over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I'll take of picture of him and tell the story later, Cade is driving me crazy needing my attention right now!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, we loved ours!

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our time has almost run out!

Our last few days here have been pretty busy. We have been trying to squeeze in as much time with family and friends as possible before returning to Oklahoma.

On Friday, my mom let the boys go ahead and open their Christmas presents since we will be in Chicago this year for the holidays.

Cody about to unwrap his first present of the season

My little Christmas Cade

Look at him go

I think Cade enjoyed the boxes more than the actual presents

After the boys opened their presents, we made the mistake of going to the mall on Black Friday. We didn't buy anything but T.J. and Cody had fun playing in the Apple Store.

I keep thinking of ways to stay longer but I just don't think my husband would fall for any of them. Oh well, I can just start counting down the days until we get to come back. Only 98 days to go until Spring Break...I'm thinking that's the soonest we'll be able to get back down.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we had a very busy Thanksgiving. We ate more food today than I think we have eaten all week.

We started out the day with lunch at my mom's house.

Cody sitting at the head of the table

Aunt Chandler, Daddy, Uncle Jonathan and Cody. Cade was taking his nap and Nana wouldn't get in the picture.

After lunch, we all rested a little and then headed over to my dad's house for round two! There were a lot more people there than there were at my mom's for lunch. The boys loved all the attention.

A quick picture of Cody before he ran outside to play with the big kids

Cade and Tyler

Look at all that food!

Uncle Jonathan and Auntie Tracy

A little fuzzy but it's me, Grandpa, Uncle Jonathan, and Uncle Clay

Uncle Mikey and Cade.

Since we were going to be around a lot of people who have never met Cade, I decided to put him in his name shirt I got from Stephanie. It was great because no one needed to ask me what his name was and for those who should have known his name, didn't feel uncomfortable because they had forgotten it.

Cody was so good today. He played really well with all the kids, was very polite, and was just a good boy all around. He even let me take endless pictures of him without putting up a fight!

Cade even got to play with a little girl who lives down the street from Grandma and Grandpa.

Uncle Jonathan, Tiffany, Cade and Heartly.

After all the food, we decided to get a little back scratch train going. I think I got the raw end of the deal. No one to scratch my back. Cade sure got it easy though, he didn't have to scratch anyone's back.

Cade with great-grandpa O.J. Can you believe my Grandpa will be 80 in a month?? He looks no where near that old!

Uncle Jonathan and Wanda

Grandpa and Cade
Grandpa and Cody
Cade held on as long as possible but just couldn't take it anymore and passed out on Uncle Jonathan!

Overall it was a great day. Tomorrow is the big Texas A&M vs. Texas game so we'll be watching that and hanging out with more family! I can't believe we have to go back to Oklahoma in three days! I wonder how I can convince my husband we just need to stay here??

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Day Four!

We finally got to have a slower day today. I think the boys needed it considering Cade slept until 11:00am this morning and then turned around and took a two hour nap.

We went and had lunch with Uncle Claydough at his school today. The boys really had fun and Uncle Clay liked showing all his friends his nephews.

Cody at the lunch table

Uncle Clay with Cody and Cade

After lunch, the boys and I went back to my mom's house to take a little nap so we could stay up and wait for Daddy and Uncle Jonathan to get here.

While we were waiting, Cody had fun playing with his Nana

Cade didn't last long and went to sleep way before Daddy showed up but not before hitting his head on the tile floor. Poor little guy, he was just trying to follow his brother around and slipped and bumped his head!!

Cody was so excited when his daddy got here. T.J. called when they were close so I took Cody outside to wait for him. When T.J. pulled up, Cody ran as fast as he could go and gave him a big hug around the neck and wouldn't let go! That little man sure loves his daddy!

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Day Three!

When I said today was going to be a little slower than yesterday...I lied!

The boys and I woke up this morning around 9 a.m. We got dressed and went to have lunch with Nana. The boys got to meet some of my old teachers because Nana teaches at the Junior High I went to.

After lunch, we had a couple hours to spare before we had to pick Aunt Chandler up from school so we did a little Christmas Shopping. Then, the boys fell asleep in the car so I wasn't about to take them back to my mom's house and take the chance of them waking up. So, I drove around for the next hour to let them sleep.

We picked Aunt Chandler up from school and then went to visit some of our favorite teachers. Every year we go back and see our old fourth grade teachers. Mrs. Luton and Mrs. Paling both taught Jonathan, Chandler and me. They call Cody and Cade their Grandstudents!

Cody waiting for Aunt Chandler to get out of school

After we visited with the teachers for a while we took Aunt Chandler to Dance and then headed to Auntie Tracy and Uncle Mikey's for dinner.

Cade crawling on the driveway, he thought he could hang with the big kids

The big kids were too fast for him so he played with Champ

Cody loved playing with Taylor and Mikey

When he wasn't playing with the kiddos, I caught him playing with the princess kitchen. Daddy would be so proud!

Tyler and Uncle Claydough didn't want me taking their picture

Grandpa Buck and Cade had too much fun, they were passed out on the couch before dinner was even on the table!

Maybe tomorrow will be a little slower, I won't count on it though. We're having too much fun, we'll have plenty of time to sleep when we go back to Oklahoma! T.J. will be here tomorrow night and we can't wait. We've had a lot of fun but it's just not the same without daddy here!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Day Two in The Wood Hood

Today was another busy day. Lots of people to see, not enough time to see everybody.

Aunt Pammy came over this afternoon to see us before we all headed over to Tasha and Curt's house for a little get together.

Aunt Pammy and Cade

oh wait, I lost my camera so until I find it, I don't have this picture. I'll have to keep using my mom's camera until I either find it or convince my husband I need a new one.

After we left Tasha and Curt's house, we got ready to go out to dinner with Aunt Leslie, Uncle Brent, Shelby, Andrew, and Meghan.

Shelby and Cade

Uncle Brent and Cade playing pass the binky

Cody and Meghan UNDER the table

Aunt Leslie, Shelby and Cody playing in puddles in the parking lot

Tomorrow should be a little slower because all the kids are in school and everyone is back to work for the short week. We are going to eat lunch at school with Nana tomorrow. The boys will get to see what it's like to be in Junior High!

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Day One in The Woodlands

We arrived in The Woodlands at about 9pm last night. The drive down wasn't so bad considering we were in the car for 8 hours . The boys were great and didn't really complain that much during the trip which made it a lot easier on mommy! They couldn't have been much better and they were even good tolerable when we got stuck in Dallas traffic for AN HOUR AND A HALF!!

This morning we woke up and got ready to go see Aunt Chandler cheer at her high school playoff game. The football team ended up losing 42-59 but the boys were a huge hit in the stands with their matching College Park High School Cavaliers shirts Stephanie made them for the game!

Cody in his College Park shirt.
His poor face is all dry and red from his allergies. The humidity is helping quite a bit. It was really bad a couple days ago.

The back of his shirt

Cade modeling his shirt

The back of Cade's shirt

Cade fell asleep during the game, my child really can sleep through anything

Cody acting silly

Aunt Chandler and Cade were both warn out after the game

We're having a lot of fun other than the fact when we got up this morning I noticed I had a flat tire. I drove over a nail when I ran to the grocery store last night but I'm just thankful it happened after we got here rather than on the freeway last night. I do have to admit, it would have been quite comical watching me change a tire on the side of I-45 with a two year old and 8 month old helping me out.

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