Saturday, July 9, 2011

And Baby Makes 4!

Yes! You guessed it – Jake is going to be a big brother!  Greg and I found out we were expecting number 2 about 6 weeks ago.  It was a surprise to both of us, but obviously – we couldn’t be more excited!  I had actually gone to the doctor for a nasty cold, but Dr. Merrick wanted to do a quick pregnancy test before prescribing an antibiotic.  It took me MONTHS to get pregnant with Jake, so I thought – “NO way.”  Well, about 15 minutes later, he walked in and shook my hand.  Wow. I came for an antibiotic and left with a baby!!!   Looks like my due date is Feb 13, 2012, but I’ll have he or she a little earlier, because of it being my second c-section.

1st ultrasound

In other news, we’re busy planning Jake’s 2nd birthday party. I still can’t believe it, but he is going to be 2 in a few weeks.  It really does seem like we were JUST watching him learn to walk.  I remember the first time he took off across the living room.  Thankfully, I was recording with my cell phone!! 

jake and mom 23 months

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Well, we celebrated 2 things this weekend! First, and most obvious, our country's freedom. We certainly celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, but also the men and women who put their lives on the line to defend those freedoms. Since moving to Cabot, we've met many military families. ALL of which are incredible people with a heart for service...of all kinds. We're so lucky to be surrounded by people who inspire us to be better Americans, Christians and parents.

The second celebration was that GREG IS HOME! He's been gone for two weeks and got to take a break from training to come home for the holiday. Greg got home around 9 pm on Friday night and less than 12 hours later we were on the road to Hot Springs. We spent the next 3 days on the lake and enjoying the sunshine and our family. Jake is getting more comfortable with the water with each visit and this time even did a little pretend swimming. We had a great time and LOVED having Daddy home. He leaves tomorrow morning at 6:30 am for another two weeks. BOOOO...but the training is going great and he is loving his new job! And that, my friends, is worth the 7 weeks of "single-mom'n it."

Here are a few pics from this weekend...

Jake and I hanging out in the pool eating popsicles!
Momma's sweet boy!
I love this picture...look at Greg!
A little stop at Chickfila to play in the AC
This boy LOVES their playground. When we pull into the parking lot he starts screaming "PLAY!"
And they say Jake doesn't share!
He and Roxy are such great friends...well, actually, Roxy tolerates him and Jake LOVES her!
Jake and his daddy!
Jake and his Daddoo - Greg's dad