Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Like Sister, like brother....

Can you tell they are brother and sister?

Lawson has formed a very bad habit of sucking her first finger on her left hand (backwards). This is a picture of Lawson at 16 weeks old same age as Wes. Apparently it starts early. I am not sure which is worse sucking a pacifier, a thumb or a finger??

Also note Wes has battle wounds from daycare. Another child scratched him and we got our first "Incident Report" yesterday.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Breaker! Breaker!

I thought it might be high time this blog had a "Daddy's point of view." What I will probably accomplish is what I hope not to and that is to mess up what a great job Maridith is doing here in cyberspace. For my first official post, I would like to point out what a great wife and mother Maridith really is. She puts up with me, right? She is truly the engine that runs this whole machine. I regress, so back to the real reason you guys read this thing, our children. Lawson is growing like a weed right before my eyes. I leave her for one night, and it seems she grew a foot while I was gone. I fully expect her to ask me to borrow the car keys any day now. It make me appreciate a little more how you grandparents must see her between visits. Wes is not too far behind her, either. He kicks his feet so hard in the bouncy seat that it makes me wonder if he's not taking Kung Foo lessons. I'm not 100% convinced that Maridith is not supplementing him with 1850 weight gainer from GNC. We are truly blessed with two wonderfully exhausting children. I say that cautiously, because Maridith is the one still waking up in the middle of the night and not me. (If you want to ask her about it she will let you know.) I can attest to rolling my eyes a bit at the single and child-less fellow employees at work. Little do they know that the real job begins when you get home. That is all for now. I hope I have accomplsihed more than running this train off its tracks!

Wes and his Bear

Yesterday Wes and I stayed at home. He had a rough night and he was extremely stuffed up. SO I decided we needed some time together. He found comfort with is pacifier and his stuffed bear. Isn't he cute?!?! He is feeling better now and is back at school today.

Pictures from this weekend

Nothing stops this girl!! Look at her modeling for the camera!

Lawson taking care of her baby! (Don't mind the mildew we are not allowed to power wash yet)

Wes looking very concerned!

Dancing time!!

Collins' Fishing Trip

Here are some pictures from Collins fishing trip. These are bluefish, the one Collins caught was 13lbs.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

Please refer to me as 'Grace' and my daughter a 'Little Grace.' Today I got a call from daycare saying Lawson had taken a hard fall and hit her ear. They said she was crying really bad but the cut didn't appear too deep. I won't get into all of the details but when I arrived there her ear was twice the size it normally should be and the cut was about 1" long on the backside of her ear. Believe it or not I didn't panic. I thought very logically and decisively. (it is amazing how you can get in gear when there is a slight emergency.) Here were the problems-- Problem #1 Solved- Lawson needed stitches or glue so we were going to the ER or Urgent care. Problem #2 Solved- Collins is out of town and I didn't want to take Wes to the nasty ER. So I asked one of the teachers to come over after work and babysit. So off we went to the Urgent Care- first time ever!!

Lawson was a model patient. We were there for 2 hours. When we finally saw the doctor she never cried or even flinched while the doctor was gluing her up!!! The cut was deep enough to show cartilage so it was a good thing I took her. Her ear is pretty swolllen and black and blue but she will be okay.

She woke up a couple of times complaining about her ear. Wes must of been worried as well because in between Lawson waking up he woke up!! He normally sleeps through the night So it was a sleepless night for mommy!! Lawson is still asleep now (8:30am) so at least she is getting some much needed rest.

Gotta go- I hear bottom action from Wes!! Hope everyone has a nice weekend!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Just call me 'Grace'

I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about this because it is slightly embarrassing but I then I thought about it and since I can make fun of myself pretty easily I decided why not.

On Tuesday after a long boring day at the office I arrived at daycare. As soon as I drove into the parking lot the bottom fell out of the sky. Through the daycare window I could see (or so I thought) them holding Wes and preparing a bottle for him. By this time of the day I am ready to feed him. So I decided to go on ahead and trench through the rain to get to my baby. Mistake # 1!!

As I was running towards the door I tripped over the curb and skidding towards the front door. All 6 feet of me was now on the ground. As I was on the ground Lawson’s teacher (the 20 year old who compared me to her mom) ran outside to see if I was okay. Humiliated I popped up and brushed myself off trying to play it off. Trust me…when you fall that hard you CAN’T PLAY IT OFF!! So I told her I was okay and thanked her for her help and rushed into Wes’s room. When I got in there Wes was asleep so not only was my knee, hip and body killing me- my chest was killing me now.

I proceeded on to tell Wes’s teachers and Lawson’s teachers first since I knew my fall would be the hot topic amongst all of the ladies the next day. Sure enough it was. I didn’t get two steps into the front door on Wednesday and the front desk lady said something. I am the first to laugh at someone else when they fall and appear to be okay-Ask my mother-in-law! So I can laugh at myself just as easily- I just wish it didn’t hurt so bad!!!

The damage report: Very bruised & scrapped-up knee, hole in my black pants, huge bruise on my hip and slightly damaged pride!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What Not to Wear

So yesterday I walked into Lawson’s class and Lawson popped up and starting running to me like she always does. But within a second she stopped dead in her tracks and said very loudly “take off those pants, I do not like them.” My fashion diva let it be known to all of her friends and teachers my pants were ugly. I was slightly embarrassed but mostly shocked. I laughed it off and the daycare teacher said “oh it will only get worst- I comment on my mom’s clothes all of the time.” I thought to myself - I’m I really in the same category as this 20 year olds’ mom??? I do not claim to be the most fashionable sole on the universe but I do try to look okay- I looked in the mirror before I left and thought I looked okay. But maybe I didn’t look hard enough….

Then my husband (Mr Funnyman Himself) said to me after I told him what happened at daycare “Lawson has a point- what are those jeans or pants? I guess they are jants” Then as we were going to bed he started saying they look like MC Hammer pants – can’t touch this and pretty much laughed him self to sleep. I laughed too and maybe Lawson and Collins had a point!!!

A little history on the pants…. See the pants I was wearing were my mother’s old pants!! She gave me some of her old pants to help me while I was losing my baby weight. My mom knows what a penny pincher I am and that I won’t go out and buy myself transition clothes so she gave me some of her old stuff. That should have been my first clue they shouldn’t have been worn out in public or maybe not at all. Don’t get me wrong my mom is a very well dressed woman. She keeps Talbots in business and always looks so sharp but she is also a little older then I and I do not need to be dressing in middle age, unwanted women’s clothes quite yet!!!

So moral of the story…if my mom won’t wear these clothes anymore then it is a pretty good idea I shouldn’t be either.

Thanks mom for helping me out but I think the “jants” have to go- orders from Lawson!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Recap of the Weekend

The Fitts Family- Wes's first train ride!!

Mommy and her snug bug!!

Lawson looking pretty in pink...check out the pink sunglasses too!

What a beautiful weekend!! I love the spring. Lawson was invited to Quinn's birthday party at Pullen Park on Saturday. Happy 2nd Birthday Quinn.

Lawson is really starting to enjoy playing with Wes. Wes is reaching for things and of course putting them in his mouth. So Lawson will say "look mommy he is grabbing it, good job Wes-e-ley James" His names is James Wesley but we don't correct her. So this weekend we got out all of Lawson's old infant toys so they could play together on the floor. It was so cute to watch. She really is such a good older sister. The only time she gets jealous is when she is tired and wants to snuggle. Who can blame her!!

Collins is feeling quite ambitious these days so after he cut the grass, then sprayed it to kill most of it (don't ask me he is the lawn guy), he started painting the foyer. Yeah!! I didn't even have to ask him to do it!! He volunteered! I bought this paint right before I found out I was pregnant almost a year ago. I was going to do strips in the foyer but I will settle for 1 color since I don't have to paint it myself. Normally I am the painter in the house but I think Collins would rather paint then have to deal with 2 kids!!! I think I got the easier job!!!

Me I am just tired!! I feel asleep at 8:15 Saturday night. Wes started waking up in the middle of the night again. I am not sure if he is having a growth spurt or if he is going to bed so early he just can't make it all night. Either way waking up in the middle of the night is tough!!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Newest Addition to the family

As if our house wasn't full enough 2 adults, 2 kids, 1 90lb dog, 15 fish we have added 2 ducks!! Oh what a lucky girl I am!! If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would hang ducks in my house I would tell you no chance in h*&$. So it made me think of other people in my life who have "stuffed animals" in there home. My grandfather (my dad's father) had a deer head in his den, 2 bass fish and antlers. They didn't seem to bother me but that wasn't my house. My grandmother is a wonderful women with 1000x more patience them me, which reminds me that soon after my grandfather passed the deer came down. Makes me wonder how much she really liked that deer!!! Now the deer head and fish reside in my father's basement but they are tucked away in the farthest corner of the basement.

I always knew there was a possibility that Collins would want "animals" on our walls but I made it clear early in our marriage I do not like stuffed animals. They are creepy. Now 7 years later 2 (soon 3) are hanging in my family room. Maybe my grandmother's patience is rubbing off on me! The ducks aren't that bad and don't seem to bother me. So welcome wood ducks to our wall. Sorry for your tragic end but you look good as decoration!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Did someone say cake???

Children's Baptism

Lawson being a little camera shy

Mommy, Daddy and Wesley
Pastor Sam and the Children

The Fitts Family and Grandparents

Wes's Great-Grandmother (he is a little tired)

Here are some pictures from this weekend. We had both sides of our family here. It was the first time they have seen each other since Lawson was born. Everything went perfectly. We couldn't of asked for better weather, the ceremony was perfect and everyone had safe travels. Thank you to our parents for making a quick trip to Raleigh and a special thank you to Mamma 2 (great-grandma) for coming up after your long trip to Texas.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Just hanging out!

This morning no one was quick to wake up!! So I thought we would all hang out in our bed. I couldn't resist but take their picture.

Yesterday Lawson was goofing off with a laundry basket (flipped it over and was jumping off of it). I told her Lawson you are going to hurt yourself please get off. Does she listen....noooooo.....So she proceeds to fall off. She started crying and since I could tell she was okay I said "Lawson I told you- you are going to get hurt playing on that laundry basket" She immediately stopped crying shook her hands and said "oh that right, you did" Picked herself off the ground and moved on to the next task. ????????????? Okay, if only it was always that easy!!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Our Baby is 3 months old!!

(Happy 3 months Wes!!)

Wes turned 3 months old yesterday. Of course on his 3 month birthday he got his first runny nose. It didn't seem to bother him too much. I did the normal precautionary steps last nightand no runny nose today!

Everything else is going wonderful. We have the childrens' Baptism this weekend. We will have both sides of the family here. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Lawson loving on her baby brother!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ready to hit the road!

I have my baby and Lawson has her baby ready for the car ride.

We Survived!!

Wes telling Daddy all about his first day at school.

We all survived Wes's first day at school, and the second, and the third, etc.... It was a very rough day on both me and Collins but we survived. I only called 5 times. The head lady in the nursery also took care of Lawson so I was comfortable leaving him with her. However, she was shocked that I was still so uneasy leaving him and couldn't believe I called so much. I don't care if it is your first baby or your fifth baby as a mother I have carried him for 9 months then had him 24/7 for 12 weeks- the separation is hard!!

With all that said- Wes seems to enjoy his daycare. Wes is now taking a bottle like a champ. While he is at daycare he is drinking about 20oz of milk!! And he is starting to take longer naps. Apparently, on Tuesday (12 weeks old) he flipped from his tummy to his back for them several times (he hasn't done it for me yet) So I think he is adjusting nicely. He is so happy when I pick him up, and ready to watch all of Lawson's evening antics!!
Thank you to everyone who was thinking of us and praying for us!! We really appreciate it!!