Friday, October 17, 2014

Few Things

After our short trip to Tennessee, we headed back home for a few days of rest before starting school back. Mimi came back with us so we enjoyed having her here with us. Easton always loves when she's here.
She was able to go with us to our Wednesday night service for children. During the service, our preacher began to pray and asked the children to put their hands together to pray or they could hold their hands like his. Easton chose to hold his hands like the preachers and I captured this beautiful picture. It is so dear to my heart!
Fall Break came and went so fast, but it was so nice. I loved spending the days with Easton. After being a SAHM mom for half a year to working full time (even though I love teaching!) has been a hard transition some days/weeks so I loved our time together.
This week Easton has been sick with the dreaded stomach bug. His school called me Wednesday at my school and said he had been throwing up and was complaining of a stomach ache and a sore throat. I picked him up and he was oh so pitiful. We came home and rested until his doctor appointment at 3:20. Until that time, he hadn't ate anything and had only drank a cup of juice. He really complained of a tummy ache on the way to the doctor and the minute we walked in, he threw up everywhere. I got him cleaned up and the area cleaned up with the help of a nurse. He tested negative for strep and flu, but we are still treating him wit antibiotics for strep since his throat was red. We are waiting on the culture they sent off to come back. He was also given medicine for nausea. Thankfully they gave us a "puke pan" (as they called it) for the drive home. Sure enough, we needed it. Needless to say, I've taken off all week to stay home with it. I think we are finally seeing the light at the end of the stomach bug tunnel.
Up until today, he's only ate blueberry waffles. Yesterday I made him a Mickey Mouse waffle to brighten his spirits and he was so excited.  
This morning he cuddled on the couch with me for quite a while, but has started playing more now. It is just pitiful when your baby is sick!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fun Sunday

Last Sunday we were still in Tennessee visiting family. We started the day off by going to my home church. Easton looked so cute in his button down shirt and boots.
After the service was over we went to the new church site. All of the children were able to put their handprints on a wall in one of the children's rooms. There is a beautiful tree painted and the children's hands were the leaves. I was so glad we were there so that Easton could participate in it.
After that we headed to lunch to celebrate my mom's birthday, which was the next day. Love these sweet kids so much.
Easton went home with his Uncle Justin and KK and had so much fun playing! Love this picture of him and Gracie. Those denim jeans inside his boots is just too much! :) 
He had his very first sleepover that night! I was so excited for him and I know he loved it so much!
He stayed about 1/2 of the next day before he came back to Mimi's house - pajamas, boots, and all! I love seeing sweet cousins make fun memories!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cousin Birthday Fun!

Last weekend we headed to Tennessee for our nephew's birthday party. Since I had Fall Break last week, we were able to stay through the weekend and a few extra days.
We had so much celebrating Banks' birthday! The theme was farm animals and everything turned out so cute.
One of our favorite parts was a hayride! It was cold so we all wrapped up in blankets. So fun!
The kids had the best night playing and having so much fun together!
My brother captured this picture of Easton - what a little cowboy he was! He was thrilled to wear his boots and show Uncle Justin! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Exciting Trip!

Although we aren't going for a while, we have our first family trip planned for Disney World and I could not be more excited!
When Easton was a few months old, we went to Disney with Joe's family. At that time we rarely got any sleep so I don't remember a lot about the trip and I didn't do any planning. So, in a way, this is our first real trip!
I have picked up a few Disney goodies here and there and I am saving them all for Disney. Easton hasn't seen any of them yet. I thought I'd share some of my fun finds! All of these are from the Dollar Tree.
One thing we plan to do is see the night parade at Magic Kingdom. I've read that people suggest buying and bringing your own glow sticks. These Mickey Mouse ones will be perfect!
Each day while we are gone to a park, I am planning on surprising Easton with one of these figurines when we come back to the hotel. My thought is that the figurine will be sitting somewhere in the room with a note from that character (that I'll make prior to going). Something like, "Hi, Easton! I am so glad I got to meet you at Chef Mickey's this morning. I brought you a surprise toy to help you remember our fun time! Love, Mickey". 
I know lines can be long and I've read that you should bring goodies for your child to do during line. This small Mickey Mouse dry erase board will be perfect. I also thought it would be good for the plane ride, but I'm not sure if you can bring a dry erase marker on the plane. We may have to pack it in our luggage.
I bought this cute Mickey Mouse picture frame to frame a picture from Disney and put it in Easton's room. It'll be a fun reminder of our vacation.
I've also purchased a few random things to take with us:
Disney hand wipes (hopefully they won't be dried out by the time we go!), a Mickey Mouse water pouch, two Mickey wash cloths, a Mickey lanyard, and a Mickey keychain.

Although our trip isn't for a long time, we are so excited about it and are having so much planning it! 

Fair Fun!

One of my favorite fall activities is going to the fair. I remember going to the fair each fall growing up and I have such fond memories there. This is one of my favorite traditions to do with Easton. A few weekends ago we went to the fair and had such a FUN day!
Easton loved the rides and would have ridden some of the bigger rides if he'd been tall enough! He was so adventurous and not scared at all.
Of course we had to play a few silly fair games. Easton won a prize all by himself throwing darts at balloons.
We had to take a break and enjoy some fair food! Easton opted for a vanilla ice cream cone while Joe and I shared a funnel cake. I took home caramel apples and they were SO good. That is my favorite fair food!
We had Easton's picture drawn while we were there. Joe wanted it for his office.
Our last stop was to see the farm animals!