Monday, June 30, 2014

Is It Beach Time Yet?!

 Our beach vacation can not get here soon enough! I can't wait to smell the salty air, hear the sea gulls and waves and feel the sunshine on my face!! Ahh!! Why can't I just live at the beach? As much as I love the beach, so does my sweet Evan! He can go down in the morning and not come back up until time to eat. That's my kind of day! I am anxious to see how our little miss does this year. I hope she loves it just the same!

A few updates:
Evan did great with his tooth removal! He did not even flinch when they gave him the injections. I would have been a basket case, but he was awesome! Dr. Barrett did a wonderful job of talking him through the entire thing. The thing that got to him the most was that his nose went numb as well. LOL. He kept rubbing it, not really sure what was going on! I was prepared for him to be on soft/liquidy foods for a couple of days, but my tough guy was eating potato chips that afternoon! Wha?!?!Yes, potato chips! Here is a pic of him I took just after we got home from the dentist.

Six month pics of our sweet baby girl are still not completed. It is on my to-do list this afternoon! I will get it done, I will get it done! Maybe if I say it enough, it will really happen! We will see! Emie has this new way of smiling that even gets Evan tickled. She will wrinkle her nose and laugh so hard that she kinda sounds like she is trying to snort. It is the cutest thing! I hope she will make one of these faces in her pics! It is hard to believe that she will be 8 months old tomorrow. Trust me, birthday planning is in full swing! She does not like loud noises, she is fighting her sleep more and more (she is so scared she will miss something), she loves her fruits and vegetables and tonight we are gonna try a sippy cup!

My visit with Dr. Vaphiades went well. My sidekick Laura went with me (I think we talked the entire way there, while we were there, while eating and all the way home--much needed girl time) and I was so thankful to have her tag along. Dr. Vaphiades decided that because of some swelling of my right optic nerve, and after reviewing the results from my vision field test (this is the test that I despise!!), I needed to be placed back on my medication. With this medication comes the icky side effects that I don't care so much for. The tingling in my feet, fingers and lips has returned and so has the change in my taste buds. My most favorite things are not so yummy anymore (I don't guess this is all too bad when needing to shed a pound or two or more). He was very sweet about it all and I go back in 12 weeks for a re-check.

I must brag on James a little. Since I am sure he has never read this blog, I think it is safe! Saturday, I wanted to do some deep cleaning of the house...the kind of stuff that never gets done on a regular basis. He took both Evan and Emie to see a movie, to have lunch in the park, then to do some birthday shopping for me. He did not complain, just did it and even seemed to enjoy spending the time with them. I am so thankful to have a husband who does not view taking care of them as "babysitting" his children, but rather just being their daddy! I got a lot accomplished while they were gone. When Evan walked through the door, he asked, "Mommy, what's that smell?" I laughed and replied, "That's the smell of clean, son." Bless him!

It is birthday week for me and as I reflect back over the past 32 years, I am excited for where I have been and where I am going. God has blessed my life with amazing people along the way and I could not be happier that I get to share the next forever with these loves by my side!!

Until Next Time...