Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break Week

Last week was spring break. Mattie was out of school. Never before had Matt and I had to worry about childcare during this week because she has always been in daycare and thankfully they are open year round. So, to remedy the situation and not have to ask Pop-Pop, you know the grandfather with no job (per Mattie), I mean, the grandfather who is retired. Matt and I decided to split the week. He took off Monday and Tuesday. I took off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in which Thursday was my birthday. It was a year ago, on my birthday, that I started here. Where O where does the time go? But I digress.
On Monday of spring break, Mattie and daddy headed to the Huntsville Public Library. Way to go dad, first day out of school and lets head to the library, the closest thing to school possible. On top of that, Matt said the air was out and it was a very stuffy situation. Mattie checked out 2 books, and my first thought was...who is going to have to take them back, um, that would be me. Thanks again dad.
So Tuesday rolled around and I am not recalling what they did on that day, probably went to every sport store in this town. I remember meeting them for lunch at Jason's Deli, one of Mattie's favorite spots. She is a salad freak.
Moving into my days with said daughter. Wednesday, we went shopping of course. We ended up at the mall and there, before our very own eyes, was bungee jumping. Well, not really, but the kind where they put you in a harness and attach you to some poles and you jump on a trampoline and such. So, after years of begging, today was the day momma said YES. It's spring break for crying out loud. She gets all hooked up and they raise her into the air, higher and higher, and I see "the" look on her face. I see her lip start to quiver and I quickly notify the boy in charge to "bring-er down a bit". Whew...that was a close call, and for 3 minutes she jumped until her heart was content or until the 3 minute time limit was up. We headed out to eat lunch with Matt and mom had rocked the day for a measly 6 bucks.
Thursday was another day that mom rocked. It was my birthday and I treated myself and Mattie to a pedicure. Of course she did choose the most awful purple polish with purple glitter on top, but it's spring break for crying out loud. She sat in the massage chair like she had done it a million times before. We had a great time, but I think I have created a monster. She fell in love with pedicures and she suggests we do this all the time.
Friday, Mattie and I did what she loves to do best of all, we went bowling. For some reason or another, the child loves to bowl no matter if it's on the Wii or at a real bowling alley, although the 2 are worlds apart. So, yet again, mom rocked the day with bowling and Chuck E. Cheese. Don't ask, because I don't know why in the world I let her talk me into going to that place. But she loves it and I love her, so that's what we did. As for brother, he got picked up early everyday right after his nap and we headed home so we could get some great playtime in with him. It was an awesome week, even if I do say so myself.

Until next time~

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Emily

Today, my niece Emily turned 2 years old. Her mommy and daddy (my brother Clint) took cupcakes to the daycare for Emily and her class. These are the pictures I got on my phone from Clint.

Happy Birthday Sweet Emily, your Aunt Vikki loves you SO VERY much!

Where does the time go? Stroll down memory lane...

I just ran across some pictures that my mom took (with her phone) the day of Nathan's surgery, he was only 4 weeks old. That day/whole time frame is somewhat of a blur to me, so I am very thankful for these pictures.

At about the 3 week old mark, Nathan started "projectile vomiting", literally across the room. After a week of trying to eliminate other things that it could have been from, he was diagnosed with Pyloric Stenosis. A thickening of the muscle between the stomach and intestine, so his milk was unable to pass through his system therefore it got backed-up as far back as it could be held, then you know what happened next. I am very thankful that is situation was not life threatening or a long-term problem. But every time I look at his scar on top of his belly button, I am reminded of my 4 week old baby. I can't believe he is already two. I just don't know where the time goes. I sure wish I could slow it down.

Well, I can't leave out YOU KNOW WHO...and I really can't believe she is coming up on the 6 year old mark. We have loose teeth, what a major milestone. Here are a few pictures of Mattie, day one.

I don't know the reason for my stroll down memory lane. Maybe because I am about to turn another year older and I just can't wrap my brain around how fast I have reached this point in my life. I am not old by any means, but my eyes get wider as I get older, just trying to take it all in. I am very blessed and very thankful for where I am in my life, and I give all the praise and glory to God.
Until next time~

Monday, March 9, 2009

Camera Clean-Off

OK, it's been a while since I posted a blog with pictures. Somehow life is flying by very fast and I do good to take the pictures let alone, download them, edit them, and upload them to blogger, you get the idea. And, I am NOT one to want a bunch of pictures on my camera. I like to take a batch, upload them and order hard copies of them so I can delete them off my camera, again, you get the idea. So without further delay...

Nathan wearing mommy's boots after a long day at work.
Can we say future football player?
Until then....

Mattie on a balance beam at The Little Gym for a birthday party.
Mattie/Mommy pose
My precious Niece, Emily. She spent the night with us this weekend.
Nathan and Emily are 4 months apart.
Emily playing in the playhouse.

Mattie being her typical primadonna self. Another shot of Emily having fun in the house.
Look, ma, I'm a big boy about to jump off of these bricks. Just check out the drool and pappy (pacifier).
Until next time~

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekend Update

I just know everyone is anxiously awaiting to hear how the Jonas Brothers 3D movie turned out. Well, we dropped off brother at Mimi & pop-pop's house because we have learned from a past experience that a 2 year old is not so much in favor of keeping the 3D glasses on the entire movie and not that interested in watching a fuzzy movie either. So off to the show, mommy, daddy & Mattie. We get there pretty early and make our popcorn purchase and head to our seats. After seeing the advertisements roll through several times, it was showtime. Mattie was mesmerized, I was enjoying the entertainment and the 3D experience and I think Matt was enjoying his eyes being closed, pretty good for a $15.00 nap. Yes, tickets to a 3D movie are 15.00 each, so 45.00 for tickets and 15.50 for a medium popcorn and 2 large cokes = 60.50 for 3 people to go to a matinee....go figure? We enjoyed our one-on-one time with Mattie and loved how excited she gets about stuff like this. Props to daddy again, for taking one for the team. Mattie will always remember her daddy doing these things with her. Moments she will cherish and treasure forever.
So we head to get Mr. Nathan and stop by the house to pick up some items to drop off at a consignment sale.
We drop off the items and decide to run a few errands.
First stop: cell phone store. If anyone has ever been in a cell phone store with 100 other customers and 2 small kids. I feel sorry for you. We put our name on the list...I think we were customer 99 or something. To waste time, we are looking at all the phones, Matt is trying to decide which one he wants. I am picking up phones, Matt is picking up phones, and all of a sudden the loudest siren I have ever heard is sounding. I look around and see Mattie's face covered up by her hands. And I knew that instant, she sounded the alarm. EVERYONE in the store was looking at us. I have Nathan on my hip, he has my hair, and Mattie crying and everyone still starring. Matt and I apologized to the manager and he assured us that it was not her fault, and that it was a faulty wire and it had sounded several times before on the same day. That is all fine and good, but it did not take the embarrassment away. And with that, we left the cell phone store.
After the crying stopped and we convinced her that they did not think she was stealing the phone, we had worked up an appetite. We enter an eating establishment. We are waiting in line. I am looking up at the menu behind the cashiers. In the corner of my eye, I see Mattie lean down and put her face in Nathan's face. I hear a slap, and I am sure Nathan took both hands and slapped her face together with his hands, because I hear her piercing cry again. So, I take Nathan's cheeks in my hand and scold him on how he should not slap his sister's cheeks. Mattie is still crying, so I look at her and blood is pouring out of her mouth. Huh? Did he slap her that hard? So Mattie and I sprint to the bathroom leaving an unsuspecting daddy clueless to what is going on. He had been staring at the menu the whole time. When we got to the restroom, I see one of Mattie's front bottom teeth protruding out, so I did what I thought was best in the time frame I had to think, I just pushed it back in. We got a cold, wet paper towel, the bleeding stopped and life is good again. Except for the constant reminding from Mattie that Nathan knocked her teeth loose. She had no idea the extent of the situation. So, again, we get Mattie to stop crying. She decides that she cannot eat. We did not order her anything per her request. So who ate all of Nathan's, Mattie did. OK, 2nd situation handled. Why do the Boyett's ever leave the house?
Moving right in to Sunday. The day of the snow. The kids really wanted to go play in the snow. Matt and I assured them as soon as we got home from church, they could play as much as they would like. As soon as Mattie left the church building, she started crying, there was no more snow. Ok, mom and dad will take the blame for this one. That just didn't turn out like we thought it would. Sorry kids.
So, here we are at the beginning of the work/school week, in which who knows what will hold......

Until next time~