Friday, February 20, 2009

No Tubes Needed...yet

Yesterday, I took Nixon back for his two week check up on his ears. This was a scary appointment for me since the doctor informed us we couldn't have another ear infection without going to the ENT. Anyway, luckily, the ear infection was completely gone, but the doctor says there is still alot of fluid in his ears. She told me it's pretty normal to have that fluid up to 3 weeks after an infection. The bad thing about that is, given his history, if he gets another cold, he'll more than likely get an ear infection. She told me not to wait like I normally would to bring him if he gets sick because he's so prone to get them. Anyway, in the mean time, we're celebrating our small victory (yea!), but scared to death to get around anybody with even a sniffle. Pray with us that we can make it the rest of winter without getting sick. We certainly don't want to have our baby put to sleep to get the tubes and I definitely don't want to fight him with the ear plugs until they fall out. Come on summertime!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Look how little Landon is...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day!! We love you all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

8 Years Ago Today...

Chris proposed to me. I still remember it like it was yesterday. Well, heck, it feels like yesterday. Time has flown by and we've been through many things, good and bad, in that time. My love for him grows everyday and I don't think I could've found a better husband or father. I love you bunches pooky! Here's to 80 more!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Can you tell Nixon was excited about being at the circus? Too cute!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good News!!

Chris passed his Praxis!!! As soon as we can get the school his test scores, he'll be getting a pay increase..woo hoo! The crazy thing is he didn't even study and was actually nervous (for maybe the second time in his life). Anyway, me and the boys are very proud of him. Way to go Pooky!! All that hard work is finally going to pay off.
I wasn't there when he found out, but I'm sure there was dancing involved..similar to this picture:)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Well, here we are again..with a list of things I absolutely didn't do this past week. I feel that I am close to perfect when it comes to mothering and being a wife, so it's really hard to come up with this list every week! (Insert laughter here)

Well, for starters, I didn't eat a big bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate and nuts on Tuesday while watching Biggest Loser and thinking how they really needed to change their eating habits. I also didn't eat another heaping bowl on Friday and Sunday, since I'm on a diet after all.

I didn't leave work early on Tuesday to let the cable people in to install our digital phone. I also didn't get mad at them when they didn't show up until 3:00. Our install time was scheduled from 1 - 3, so they did make it there in time. No reason to get mad. I absolutely did not get addicted to a new show "The Real Housewives of Orange County" while waiting on Time Warner to show up!

We all know that Landon is my pride and joy and has me wrapped around his little finger, so I did not promise to keep it our little secret when he told me he got in a fight at school. And when Chris got home from work, he didn't cuddle up to me and tell me to tell his daddy for him.

Nixon just loves his Baby, so I didn't get mad at the daycare when they lost it this week. I also didn't go out and try to find a replacement, only to get his real one back the next day.

I did not completely forget what a birthday party invitation said about lunch. Which means when we went on Saturday, I did not let my boys have ice cream and cake as their lunch.

And finally, I did not freak out when Landon had a temperature on Friday night and I absolutely did not assume the worst and think we would miss the party and the circus on Saturday. After all, I'm a calm and rational mom.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Who's Ready for Spring?

We are! We are! We are so sick of cold/flu season here at the Walters' house. I took Nixon for his re-check on his ear infection yesterday and of course he has another ear infection in both ears. Well, it's hard to tell if it's another one, or the first just didn't go away because there is another cold working it's way through our house. The doctor looked at his record and he's had an ear infection in September, October, November, December, 2 in January, and now this one in February. If this one doesn't go away or if he has another one, the doctor told me she'd send me to an Ear, Nose, & Throat doctor. We definitely don't want our little butterbean to get tubes, but if that's what it takes, I guess we'll have to. So, in the mean time, we're just praying for an early Spring, so everyone can quit getting sick!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Check Out the New Blog!

I just wanted to say a special thank you to Amanda with Blog Savvy. My new blog looks great! Just click on the link if you'd like her to do a new layout for you!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Can I Just Say...

How cute Nixon is with his favorite thing in the whole world, his "Baby".
He takes it with him everywhere he goes and somehow it got lost at the daycare on Monday. We had six teachers searching for it, but finally we decided to go home without it. On Tuesday, I was hoping someone had taken it home by mistake and had brought it back to school, but no such luck. The boys and I set off to Wal-Mart to try to find another one. We found one similar, but he could tell that it wasn't the same one. When I dropped Nixon off on Wednesday morning, his favorite teacher was there, so I mentioned it to her. Wednesday afternoon, it was back in his cubby. Thank goodness! Wednesday night was the first night that he slept through the night since "Baby" got lost. Coincidence? I don't think so!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

One of my all-time favorites of Landon - only 3 months old here.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Well, I think we all know I'm perfect (that's what my moma used to tell me anyway), but just for fun, I'm going to name some things I absolutely didn't do this week.

I would never pretend not to hear Landon calling me during the middle of the night so that Chris would have to be the bad guy and tell him he couldn't come to our bed. Nope. Not me.

I would never give in and let Landon just eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because I didn't want the hassle of fighting during dinner. Nope. My boys eat healthy, balanced meals.

I would never let Nixon run around in just a diaper in the house during winter because I didn't want to dirty another outfit. Nope, not me.

I would never let Landon stay up until 10:00 pm watching cartoons in his room while Chris and I caught up on all our DVR'd shows. No, that would be irresponsible.

I also would never keep my boys up until 10:30 on a school night just because we had a Super Bowl party to go to. Nope, not me.

And finally, I would never be doing this blog while working, with taxpayers paying my salary. Nope, not me!