Thursday, August 27, 2009

Morgan's Check-up

Baby Morgan had his check up the other day... at 4 months he is 15lbs 1 oz, 25 3/4 " long and has a head circumference of 16 1/4" -- making him a solid 50%, 75%, 25% in the percentiles -- also meaning his is the tallest member of the male side of the family --at least when taking into account the age to height ratio. Go Big Mo!

Morgan also got shots at his check-up and then promptly slept the whole rest of the day and into the next, waking before lunch REALLY hungry, and probably several ounces lighter than the day before. A bit of baby Tylenol for a fever, some projectile yuckies and light snack and the kid was out again. We have not gotten our happy baby back yet, even tonight, the child is still quite sleepy and a bit grumpy, but the fever has broken and Jason has only changed shirts a few times today, so we are considering it a good day.

On other topics: I had my early morning BNI today, but then came back to the house to work with my friend Rob on some home improvement projects. I will post a couple pics of my "lighted nook" when it is finished -- but it is my new favorite feature of the house. Admittedly, I should have been working, but spackling and painting and cutting holes into walls was way more therapeutic, and I needed it.

Unfortunately, Rob will have to finish the big project on his own since I have an ALL day 8-5 seminar tomorrow and Saturday on Phonics....yippeee. (Which I am sure I will learn is spelled incorrectly tomorrow). Nate's school requires it of all parents since we are teaching to a "University Model" and ... well, I have gobs of work to do to learn phonics since it wasn't how I learned to spell, but hopefully the blocks will fall into place for me and perhaps increase my ability to convey my message without getting slowed up by pesky spelling questions. But even better, if I can give Nathan something that I did not have and make him a stronger student, better learner and more capable human being in the end, I will endure a couple long days and time away from my family.

Nathan loves school but has come home each day this week exhausted. Tomorrow is a day off since all parents and teachers are doing the phonics workshop. Nate needs it. School is going to be quite an adventure for all of us!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cool pic of Nate


New pic of Nathan Swimming at the pool in Hilton Head

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cousins on a boat and The family on vacation



This picture was taken abord a big sail boat we rode on the other day. I am pretty sure the guys who sailed the boat did not know what they were getting themsleves into when they agreed to having 3 infants and 2 year old and a 5 year old on board. There was a lot of climbing around, baby swapping, infant soothing, nursing, drink fetching, and a ton of photography. This was probably the one time all 5 cousins were generally content.













This next one is of the three babies. Ella, Morgan, and Xander. They were never all happy at the same time - so we abandoned this idea of having them photographed in the grass with their matching shirts....




This is one of Jason, Jake and George with the little ones as we walked back from the beach this morning. It was super hot and the guys were eager to get back to the AC in the house. There are a ton of great pics that Jake took of everyone on the beach, and hopefully I can get a few posted soon.
Check out Erin's blog for a couple more pictures.
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