It all started on Sunday morning when both of the kids and I woke up sick coughing and throats that were sore. Then by Tuesday all three of us were feeling much better. On Wednesday Parker began running a fever again and Josh came home sick from work. By Thursday both Josh and Parker we think had the stomach bug plus Josh's throat was hurting. Friday we all were feeling back to our normal non-sick selves and we were ready to get out of the house . So Gigi an Poppy came by and picked up Peyton to take him to the new Chuck E Cheese in Rogers. Josh and I hopped in the car and were on our way to drop Parker off at my parents so we could go to dinner and do some last minute Christmas shopping without the kiddos. But before we could get even a mile from our house we ended up being in a car wreck. Not fun! Two cars collided and then rolled into us. Yes, everyone was okay. My neck and back hurt but everything checked out fine. Praise God it wasn't any worse than it was and that we were in my Yukon and not Josh's car because it probably would have totally trashed his car. Needless the say, we got no Christmas shopping done that night and didn't have dinner until 10:00pm and it was fast food. Now we are stuck with just one car until we get mine fixed or we get a rental car after Christmas since everything is shut down for now because of the weekend and the holidays. Yes, it was an eventful week but definitely not a fun one.
We have been supper busy the last couple of weeks as I'm sure most of you are this time of year. Out of the last 13 days we've been out of town 8 of those days, with 2 trips to Little Rock and one to Dallas. We are finally back in town.
Parker is still trying to roll over by himself. However, when Peyton sees him trying to roll over, he runs over and tries to give "buba" a push and says, "Yea, baby did it!" Maybe he'll learn soon without help. Parker has mastered taking his passy in and out of his mouth by himself within the last few days. He's also beginning to reach out for his toys and play.
Peyton did something really exciting 2 nights ago....drumroll please....he went #2 in the potty-two different times in one night! He came and got me and said he needed to go pee but he surprised us and did the other. We had a big celebration in the bathroom. Peyton kept jumping up and down saying, "Horay, I did it." It was pretty funny.
Peyton, Parker, and I have all been sick since Sunday. We all had upper respitory and ear infections. Peyton's fever got up to 104.8 degrees last night which was pretty scary for us all. I've never seen him so sick before. But this afternoon we all three took a turn for the better. Everyone's fever seemed to be gone and acting somewhat back to normal. Thank you Mom and Jeana for helping me with the kids and here at the house with laundry and grocery shopping. I really apprecitate it and I am so blessed to have you both in town. Also, thank you Josh, he has been such a wonderful husband and Daddy while we have all been sick. You're the best, thanks for all your patience!
Before I forget, congrats Nick! We are so proud of you for graduating from seminary last week! We know God will use you and Meredith in a mighty way. We love you both and Reese so much. We had a blast in the "big D" with you guys.
This morning Peyton started saying "I la you!" (I love you) It is the sweetest sound. Of course we had to call Daddy and all the grandparents and have Peyton tell them on the phone, "I la you!" He can talk up a storm but can be hard headed when you want him to say a certain word or phrase. So we have been waiting on this for a long time. Another note, Peyton and Parker have started to really entertain one another which has been nice for us all. It's so neat to watch them smile, coo, and giggle back and forth at each other. We still have to keep a close eye on Peyton b/cs he is a true boy and can be rough at times. Also, Parker is about to start rolling over. He tries so hard and at times get frusterated because his shoulder is in the way. I keep thinking it's going to happen anyday. He's so close.
Friday night we beat Bauxite in the state semi-finals, 66-34, and now we are going to the state championship game this Saturday in Little Rock. Yea! We will play Glen Rose. Last year we won state and are hoping to repeat this year. Shiloh has 4 football state championships so this year the slogan has been "Drive for Five." Here are some pictures from Friday night's game. It was so exciting!
Sweet Blaire!! Our husbands coach together and we always have so much fun in the stands together.
Peyton and Grandad. Peyton hates coats! I promise I have him layered up with plenty of Under Armor on from head to toe. He hates hats too but I told him he had to wear it or go sit in the car. Luckily he agreed but still not happy about it.
I'm not much of a morning person but there's one person around our house that is! When his feet hit the ground he takes off running. (We have a new baby that is a wonderful sleeper but a toddler that isn't-go figure.) Bright and early this morning, I noticed Peyton doing a trick that Uncle Rick taught him this past weekend.
Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
This past Sunday we had baby dedication at our church. It seems like just yesterday we were up there with just Peyton. God has blessed our family so much. Here are some pictures from the day when we gave back to God what He has given to us. I'm so glad Jeana was able to get a picture of Poppy kissing Parker. How sweet! Both sets of my Grandparents came to church with us this special day. It was so neat to have Peyton and Parker's Great Grandparents with us. After church we had a big lunch at my Mom and Dad's.
Both of our families live here in town and Shiloh played at home on friday so luckily there was no travel involved this year. We had a great time visiting with friends and family and eating way to much good food. Thursday morning we went over to Ronnie and Jeana's. When Shiloh is in the play-off's over Thanksgiving week they have all the coaches and their familes over for lunch. We had a pot luck turkey lunch. It's a great Floyd family tradition. Then that afternoon we headed over to my parents house. There were 23 family members there and we had our 2nd turkey dinner with them . Many of them came in from out of town so it was nice to visit and introduce Parker to them. Friday night Shiloh played Lavaca. We won, 48-7! So this coming Friday we play at home against Bauxite. If we win that game we will play in the State championship game in Little Rock. Here are some pictures from our lunch at the Floyd's. I guess there were so many people at my parents I was too busy talking and eating that I forgot to take pictures.
This weekend we had a lot happen. Some of Josh's family was in town from Texas and we had a great time hanging out with them. Friday night Shiloh won the 2nd round playoff game. Yea! This coming Friday we play at home against Lavaca. Saturday night we took Josh's cousin, Kristy, and her daughter, Macy, to the "Lights of the Ozark" parade on the square in Fayetteville. There were a ton of people there and we ran into a few people from our connection group and let the kids watch the parade together. The Christmas lights were beautiful. I'm sure we will go back a few more times. I remember going every year when I was growing up however, this was the first time for us to see the parade. Last but not least, this morning I was baptized. Our Lord is so faithful and I praise Him for all he is doing in my life! Here are some pictures of the boys with Kristy and Macy....and a car that looked like a razorback-ha!
Once you have kids everyone is always telling you who they think they look like. We get mixed opinions on who Peyton looks like but a majority say he looks like Josh. A few say he looks like my brother. (Josh and Rick really do look like they could be brothers, which is kinda weird to me.) Parker mainly gets the comment, "Wow, he doesn't look like Peyton!" (Peyton has dark brown eyes and his skin always looks like it's tan. Parker has beautiful blue eyes and fair complected.) Most say Parker looks like me. Anyway, I found this website and was curious to see what it thought. What do you think?
This morning my good friend Erin brought her son, Easton, over to play while she took his sister to dance. Peyton loved having his buddy over. They pretended to play football and then "break" for half time and play in the band then go back to playing football. It was the cutest thing ever. They also enjoyed playing with the cars and train set. Thank you Easton for coming to play and thank you Erin for letting him keep my child entertained and Tim's pizza. :) I thought this was such a cute picture of them I just had to share it.
The picture above is Parker getting extra attention from the Kennedy kids. He loved it.
Peyton said his first big (7 word) sentense this week! He's been talking for awhile now but it's like in the last couple of weeks it's really picked up and you can understand him more and more each day. It's like a switch has been turned on. The other day I went by Mom's house to pick up Parker's football outfit and she asked him, "Peyton, did you go to the football game last night?" He replied, "Ya, I went to the football game." He said it so clearly. Mom and I looked at each other and couldn't beleive how big he sounded. He normally would have just replied, "ya" or "no." I was proud of him saying a 7 word sentense, however the funny part was his first big sentense was actually a lie. We did not go to the Jr. High football game the night before that she was referring to. I guess I'll next have to teach him not to lie. Oh and by the way, he now can spell the first 3 letters of his name. You ask him how to spell Peyton and he says, "P E Y." We'll work on the rest later.
Tonight we took the boys to the fall carnival at our church. Peyton was a Chicago Bears' player and Parker was a football. It was a lot of fun. (For those of you that don't know, Josh is a big Bears fan.) I think Peyton was pretty overwhelmed with all the games. Parker had fun ridding around in his stroller with lots of people leaning over him and telling him how cute he was. After the carnival we went to my parent's house to let Peyton Tick or Treat. When they opened the door he said, "wick or weet." It was so cute. They gave him a bag of M & M's and he got so excited. I also need to give a shout out on here to my Mom who was able to put together Parker's football outfit this morning. Thanks Mom. You're they best!
Here are some random pictures from this past week. Parker is now 11 weeks old and growing so fast. He's smiling and cooing all the time. He has Josh's dimples, which I love! Peyton is such a good big brother and loves to entertain his bubba.
Today the weather was perfect and it was so pretty outside! Mom and I decided to take the boys to the pumkin patch that is down the road. Peyton had fun playing and running around. He helped Nana pick out her pumkins and I had fun taking pictures. I love this time of year!