Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poor Cardinals..

It's Super Bowl Sunday and it's a bitter sweet day knowing that there will be no more football for another 6 more months. I have to admit that I was pulling for the Cardinals since they were the underdog and what a great story they have been. The game was a great one to watch even though I felt like I didn't see much of the first half juggling two kiddos. We attended a small party and enjoyed ourselves.

I realized the other day that I had some pictures on my camera that I have yet to download and I wanted to share them. Several are from a rainy day that we had a couple of months ago and Landon had a ball splashing around in the puddles.

It was cold so I had to bundle Kennedy up pretty good. This outfit is a little too big and I thought it was hilarious!

This is Landon's biggest playmate, our neighbor's cat

Busy, yet boring..

Has anyone ever asked you how your day/week is going and you say, "So busy!" And then they follow up with the question, "What did you do?" - "Ummmm, let's see. I really don't know. I really can't remember!" Yep, that's my week!! Both the kiddos are feeling good and we've been trying to get outside as much as we can with this cold weather. Fortunately, today was really nice and we got out after Landon came home from Mother's Day out.

I am looking forward to my parents coming over tomorrow to hang out with the kids. I just love their company and Landon goes crazy when they are near.

I thought i would post some cute pictures that I got of Kennedy this week (finally). She has been my early bird this past week and it's been wearing me out. I am ready for a full night's sleep!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

4 Months Old

Kennedy is just over 4 months old (16th) and haven't taken any pictures of her lately! I can see why the 2nd child doesn't get the same treatment as the 1st. With Landon, I would take special pictures of him on his 'month' day with a little bear and made a picture collage when he was a year old with a picture from every month. Well, poor Kennedy hasn't gotten the same treatment! Although, I still might do it since I have only missed this past month. No one will ever know, right?!?

I took her to the doctor this past Thursday for her well baby check up. Her ears were cleared up after double ear infection a couple of weeks ago. Yay!! No more giving her nasty meds that she hates. She is healthy and thriving so we are so blessed! She did, however, get her shots and poor thing has been running some fever the past couple of days. Here are her stats:

Weight: 14 lbs 6 oz
Height: 24 3/4 inches
Head Circumference: 41 1/2 cm
These are all in the 75% tile so we are pleased!

Happy (late) four months old to my little angel!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Weekend road trip

Now that I have the time and an awesome, adventurous mom, I can go on road trips to do things that I really enjoy. I have always wanted to visit other universities and see their basketball teams play on their home court and in their environment (as a spectator). Even though I no longer coach college basketball, it doesn't mean I don't still enjoy it. I definitely miss certain aspects of it, but not enough to get back in it.

Coach Barmore is now coaching with Kim Mulkey at Baylor (both are former coaches of mine) and I have been wanting to watch their team play and see their new facilities. So, we left Lance behind, loaded up the kids and took off to Waco. It was great to be in such an exciting environment and watching some brilliant coaches at work. It just so happened that they played Oklahoma State who is also coached by one of my former bosses, Kurt Budke. He has done a great job turning that program around. He has a great team, but Baylor handled them pretty well on their home court.

I was really impressed with:

1. the tailgaters before the game
2. Nice crowd (i would guess around 7,000)
3. Excellent facilities, including two practice facilities attached to the main gym. Players can get in there 24 hours a day using the 'hand scanner' security door entry.
4. Kim's balcony overlooking the practice gym
5. Two jumbo screens that show replays and even 1st half highlights during half time
6. Barmore and Kim's relationship during the game. I have always wondered how they would work together after the roles were reversed from the coaching days at Tech
7. How well behaved Kennedy was during the game (except for crying during the National Athem!! And we were sitting right behind the players bench!!). I can't say the same for Landon who had NO nap that day and had to sit still for a 7 pm, 2 hour basketball game! Yikes! Let's just say he had tons of candy and popcorn!

After the Baylor win, we stayed in Waco for the night and then headed to Fort Worth the next morning to attend a baby shower for my cousin. Then we were able to stay in Dallas with my brother before we headed back to Ruston. It was a fun filled weekend, but traveling with a two year old and a four month old can get tiresome!!

Here are some pictures from the weekend...

Oklahoma State Head Coach, Kurt Budke

Coach Barmore and his wife, Rachel

Landon and his cousin, MacKenzie

Landon loved jumping in the leaves!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Opps! Please don't call childcare services!

At Landon's two year doctor's appointment, our doctor suggested that we see a pediatric cardiologist to look at a murmur that she kept hearing. She really thought it was nothing, but just to be on the safe side, we scheduled one. Fast forward four months and we finally get in to see the doctor today! He said his heart looks and sounds great, but that he has pneumonia! Not a bad case, but needs to be addressed today before it really gets worse. He asked me if he had been sick or coughing a lot and I said, "Yes!" All through the holidays he had a cold and now it has turned into this.

So, I drove back to Ruston (about an hour away) to see if we could get into our pediatrician. Mom was watching Kennedy so we went by to pick them up and headed to the doctor's office. She looked him over and said that his tubes (that we put in back in August) are coming out and that he has an ear infection. Grrrr! Those are supposed to last at least a year. I guess this explains some super crankiness we have been experiencing with him!

Since we had Kennedy there, I asked our doc to look at her. She had caught Landon's cold over a week ago and her sleeping patterns were off. Soooo, it turns out that she has not only one but two ear infections. Yikes! Poor thing!

And just think, these were all discoveries that were made during a routine check-up! ;) Yep, that's me, Mom of the year! At least Landon was WONDERFUL with everyone poking around on him all day. He was a little ham and the doctors loved him!