Monday, January 30, 2012

On the Mend

Last week the Howell house was under the weather. It started with Jason seeming like he had a cold on Friday/Saturday. Sunday night AM woke us up with a scalding hot fever, she was weak and couldn't breathe very well. We ended up in the ER, everything was fine (well at least nothing major was wrong). After 2 days of breathing really fast and heavy and a fever that would not break we went to the pediatrician Tuesday and found out that she has brochiolitis which was caused by a virus. She had to do a breathing treatment in the office and was prescribed one to do at home every several hours. She seems to be doing great now but last week was horrible. Jason seemed to get better and never really got that bad. Just a few doses of Tylenol and he was ok. Thank goodness! We're still having to do her treatments- and she still obviously needs them, but her spirits are back to normal and for that this mommy is thankful! It's so hard to see your babies not feeling well. 

Saturday we were so excited to see some sunshine and spent a little time in the back yard. 
AM still loves to play golf and is getting pretty good at her swing and making contact with the ball. She and Trey like to hit tennis balls for Mollie to chase. 

Sweet Jason, he will be 6 months old on Thursday!

Not sure if you can tell, but she lost some weight when she was sick. 
She can hardly keep her pants up!

SO happy to be outside!

My child who never wants her picture taken actually said to me right before this 
"Take my picture, Mommy! Over here! This side!"

Then she wanted to help Daddy pull some weeds. She was really good at it too. She even knew to pull of the root of the weed! This is going to really come in handy :)

Jason is trying so hard to crawl. He knows that he wants to move, and in more than just the circle that he turns himself in, he just can't figure it out. Here's a video!

We went to Pike Road yesterday afternoon. We left AM and Jason with Gic and Chelsi while Trey and I took Mollie duck hunting. Well, maybe I should rephrase that. Trey and Mollie took me hunting. I've never been duck hunting before. And the only thing I shot was the camera. That is for another post, I took about 400 pictures so I need to sort through them but it is definitely worthy of a post. It was a lot of fun and so cool to see Mollie doing what is her natural instinct. Remember she is an on-the-couch, sleep-on-the-pillows-on-the-bed kind of dog, not your typical hunting dog!

We have a SUPER DUPER busy week ahead and that is not such a bad thing since we were cooped up all week last week. The weather is supposed to be PER-FECT and I plan on spending LOTS of time outside with the kids and Mollie. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Iphone pics

I don't have much to post about other than to give you a bunch of random Iphone pictures so here you go...

We LOVE going to the Auburn basketball games. We don't get to watch the games as much as we used to or as much as we would like, but they are lots of fun. We have fun chasing AM around as she runs around crazy with her friends. It's so awesome to see her anticipate and get excited to see her friends. Yesterday when we walked into the arena, she put her hand up over her eyes (you know, like you do when you are shielding the sun looking for something) and started calling her friends names. We are so blessed to live in Auburn, I hope we don't ever have to leave!!! Here is a picture of Jason and Trey this past Saturday, isn't he (Jason) getting so big?! 

Sweet friends watching a dog catching frisbees at halftime

Anne Morgan and Merrill sharing some popcorn and watching the game 
(sitting down NEVER happens! haha)
We missed you Allie :)

Sweet boy

How does she even find room to sleep in her bed?

Kisses for Daddy!

AM found Daddy's baseball glove the other night (not sure why it was out) but she knew just what to do with it! I couldn't believe it, it's not like we've played with it. Although, she did love watching the Braves so I guess that's where it came from. She told Daddy she wanted to throw and catch the ball. It was a bouncy Dora ball that was the size of the glove so it was safe. hehe!

I walked out of the bathroom for a second the other night and this is what I came back to...chillaxin'

AM was watching "Einsteins" and wanted a "princess dress" like June was wearing. We don't have a princess dress since she's never been interested (but has LOVED her "princess slippers", but this is what she came up with. She's worn it quite a lot since this 
 My little artist. Maybe she will take after my Grandpa. She LOVESSSSS to paint!
 She was hysterical...AM hates to have her picture taken, but this time when she was painting and I was taking her pictures without missing a beat or taking her eyes off of her painting, she would say "thank you!" every time she heard the click of the camera...WHAT?!!! Sometimes she is just too much. 

Though I did get her to turn around at one point for a picture and this is what I got! 

Her finished masterpiece. She was so proud of this one.

Just like big sister, Jason LOVES to jump! He can't get enough!!

(I wish I knew why it was so blurry, sorry! but you get the idea)

One last one of my sweet boy. Y'all- I just can't tell you how sweet this little man is. Though I think you can tell just by looking at him. He is just precious! He is sitting up and playing so well these days. I don't think it will be too long before he is crawling. He is getting there, where does the time go?

I really do hate that I give you a bunch of pictures from random times, but I guess you'll have to take what you can get. :)  I can't say that I resolved to be a better blogger this year, but I will try. Life happens so fast, that sometimes I just want to soak it in and enjoy it (or sit down a try to relax when I can). I wish I could have every moment recorded on here because I do love to go back and look a past posts when I can. I live such a blessed life, God has given me so much and for that I am SO THANKFUL!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2 1/2 and 5 Months

We had a wonderful New Years and I hope you did too. We are excited to see what 2012 holds. Trey and I had a few days to the two of us to close out 2011 and it was really nice. We went to dinner and a movie one night and then to Atlanta for the Auburn game too. AM and Jason were at my parents house and it sounded like they had an absolute blast. My sister and kids were there for a couple of days too so I can only imagine how much fun was had. 

Here is a picture of Sophie and AM sleeping in the same bed the first night. You think they were worn out or what?! I just wish I had been a fly on the wall in that room that night. This was AM's first time to share a room with someone other than her parents. 

It's hard to believe that she will be 2 1/2 this month. In some ways I can't believe she is already that old but in others she seems much older than she really is. Her vocabulary expands every single day and she is so funny, and observant, with the things she says. School has been a great thing for her and I love to see how much she is learning and the friends she is making. She has the sweetest little friends and I love to hear her talk about them. It's even cuter when she sees friends out and about around town and they get excited to see each other. This is such a fun age. 

She has done so well with her potty training. It was really not that bad at all. That is except for going #2. We are still working on that. The problem is not accidents but getting her to go. She's scared to go so the problem just compounds itself. We're getting there though and I am so proud of what she has done already. I never imagined we would already be in panties at 2 1/2, not to mention have been for several months now. 

Here are some pictures of the past few days.

She is still obsessed with all things Mickey Mouse, Little Einsteins and Clifford. Here she is putting on a little concert while watching "Einsteins" She was gettin' down!!

(here is the new wall in the's a work in progress. Still need to frame it out)

I love seeing what she makes at school and brings home. I have saved every single thing that she has made. This ornament in particular has a special place in my heart. It is so sweet and I still don't know how they pulled that off. I will save it forever! I had a teacher friend laminate the picture for me. 

She got a life size Minnie Mouse for Christmas from her aunts Chasidi and Chelsi. 
Needless to say, she LOVES her! 

Now this is a cute little dog that my crafty dad made for me. We love it around here! My 5 year old nephew saw a wooden dog somewhere so he told Pop that he wanted to make one. Not having anything to go by, the two of them came up with this. Isn't he cute? His legs, head, tongue and eyes move and his tail even wags! That was Christopher's idea. He told Pop that the tail needed to wag so Pop said "let's figure out how to do that" to which Christopher added "use a spring!" Smart kid!

Jason is 5 months old already! He is so precious. He's a happy little boy and I love him so much. He is just so sweet. He is sleeping great (8-7 or so), rolling over both ways, sitting up (longer periods each day, still have to really watch him), starting to pull his legs up underneath him as he reaches for things, and ADORES his jumper! Remember AM in the jumper? Well...he is the same way. He could stay in there all day I believe. He gets so excited...and gets good exercise. He is so content when he is in there, I have to eventually take him out and lay him down for a nap. He won't fuss, but when I lay him down he goes right to sleep! 

He is such a blessing. He is the little boy I've always dreamed of. 

 While at Grammie and Pop's he had his first lawn mower ride. We've got pics of each of the grandkids doing this, so far I think every single one has loved it. 

Such a big boy sitting up!

He loves Mollie, they are becoming best friends. 

Last night he tried his first real food. I started with sweet potatoes and he LOVED it!