Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dude Diaper Bag

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I love Camo for diaper bags for dads! Check out this cool website and this great deal on this diaper bag! We have a camo one for Derric that I bought him last Father's Day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pray for Baby Jaden

Yesterday I received a phone call from Nurse Beth the surgeons nurse from Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She had asked me a while back if she could call me to talk with other parents with the same condition that Hank was born with (Transposition of the Great Arteries). She wanted Derric and I to mentor them and encourage them, I told her that Derric and I both would love that opportunity. So she called yesterday to let me know that there was a little boy Jaden who had TGA just like Hank and would be having his surgery in the morning, and that his family would like to talk to me. We were so excited to be able to love on them just like we were once loved on and encouraged. As soon as Derric got home from work we went downtown to meet them. We felt so blessed to be able to show them our healthy baby boy! We met with the parents Kristen and Jeff and their families,they are both very nervous like any parents would be for their baby, but felt so much comfort by the story and pictures we shared of Hank. Jaden will be 8 days old for his surgery, he weighed 7lbs. 12 oz at birth and has only one corinary artery. Jaden is having surgery at 8:30 am by Dr. Douglas the exact same surgeon Hank had. I will be going down to the hospital to sit with the parents during the surgery. Please pray for baby Jaden, for his family, the doctors, nurses, and surgeons that will be taking care of him. I will be sending updates!

Surgery Update:
The surgery went flawlessly. I went down to the hopsital and stayed with the family all day. Nurse Beth came and gave us lots of updates and finally Dr. Douglas (Hank's same OR Surgeon and nurse) came and gave us the final word. Jayden has had amazing family support from Kristen and Jeff' as well as their family right by their sides. It felt really nice to be able to give back and encourage another family like we had done for us. You might call this a "God Wink" but.... the gentleman that came to see us Brian and share his son's TGA story was also named Jayden (click his name to read the story) just a different spelling! Jaden means- God has heard. The Lord has a plan and a purpose for these 3 strong boys, hopefully one day we can all get together for a playdate. That would be so neat. God is so good!

Kristen hugging Dr. Douglas

Jeff thanking Dr. Douglas

Kristen, Me, and Jeff

I brought these links for the family and friends to write a sweet note for Jaden just like we did for Hank. It is such a sweet memory for us to read, Hank's is in his room still we read it often.

We had a wonderful time with this sweet family, please continue to join us in prayer for a quick recovery for Baby Jaden!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old....

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!

When I was a little girl, my mom had this CRAZY friend name Linda Ha Ha, her last name was really Cole but she was such a silly lady that she had the nickname Linda Haha, at any rate she had a daughter named Alicia and we did dance together, and went on vacations together and were very close friends. Before my mom married my dad Linda was actaully my sister Stevi's kindergarten teacher. Small world huh? My mom and Linda have been friends for over 35 years!

Alicia was suprisingly pregnant at my wedding and found out she was having a little boy, we all freaked out because we just knew she would have a girl. Then the exact same thing happen to me, we thought I was going to have a little girl..... nope boy! Boy Oh, Boy I thought what would I ever do with a baby boy. I know pink and ruffles, and rhinestones, and I had no clue what to do with a boy. Well..... guess what I am loving being a boy mom, and so is Alicia and our momma's are in HEAVEN too!

We all went to a cute little Tea Room in Montgomery the other day all 6 of us. Chaz and Hank were so cute to watch together. Chaz is a little over a year old, it was cute to watch all the things he likes to do now, that Hank will one day like doing also!

Alicia, Dave, and Chaz live in Florida so we don't get to see them very often but hopefully we will see them back in a few weeks when they come back for their last visit for the summer.

We had a wonderful day and went and took a few pictures of course, while they were here!

Linda and her onderful grandson Chazzy Bear!Gramms and Hankster!

Me and Alicia with our sweet little boys!

Momma's Boys.

I don't think the boys were to into the pictures we were trying to take.

Alicia and Chaz with the TEXAS CACTUS!

Chaz was pooped!

Hank in the grass!

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

JOHN 15:13

I Like to Play

Here are even more pictures of Hank from his 6 month birthday. They were so cute, I thought they deserved their own post. This just goes to show, he doesn't sit near as still for me as he used to while I play Paparazzi with him.

Sidenote:Derric told me someone told him that Hank makes Angelina and Brad's kids jealous from all the pictures that are taken of him. Haha!

I think he is saying
"Mom, I have already taken 75 pictures,
I am not going to stop playing for you to pose me into perfect position."

Run, run as fast as you can....
You can't catch me I am the gingerbread man.

"This toy is totally awesome"

Hank loves to swtich his toys from one hand to another. He is trying to pick up little pieces and of course attempt to put them into his mouth. He also just learned to wave bye, bye!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

6 Sweet Months


Hank is growing so fast it is so hard to believe he is already six months old!

Here are a few new things he is doing now:

He is sitting up so well for such long periods of time .

Sweet Potatoe Puffs, he makes this awful face then wants more, haha watch this clip but don't forget to mute the music player at the bottom of the page!

He trys to put them in his mouth by his hands but they stick to his hands,
then he just gives up and eats them off his tray.

He holds his own bottle now.


He really likes to swing in the backyard.

He gets into everything he can reach, he loved the icing....

and so did Pico.....

Our boxer Pico decided that the fondant Mickey Mouse Head and Ears would be a great midnight snack. The black icing wasn't so bad but the red was. I called the carpet cleaning people asap, they came out to our house by 2 pm that day but it still didn't come out.

This birthday was expenisve:

Cake 30.00

Plates 1.50

Napkins 1.50

Carpet Cleaning 312.00

Total: 345.00 plus a stain in the carpet as a party favor!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hank and Grandaddy

(Turn the music on mute at the bottom of the page to be able to hear the video.)

This is Derric's Grandaddy playing with Hank too cute!

Cute Little Clip

Hank is really sitting up well, even though you really can't tell in this clip! He does show his flexibility from almost going into a split then sitting right back up! I am updating my blogs so I should post more today!

(Turn the music on mute at the bottom of the page to be able to hear the video.)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Two Peas in a Pod

Hank and Hayes got to meet for the first time a few weeks ago! When Hayes came home from the hospital Hank had a stomach bug so we kept them apart for a full week just in case. No one ever has to worry about me bringing Hank around any other kiddos sick. I was so upset when sick people would try to come around Hank that I think I probably go a little over board when it's on the flip side but hey never to save! Hayes has the longest arms and legs, it is so cute.
He is actually much bigger than this now, he weighs 7 pounds now! Yea Hayes, he is going to pass up Hank before ya know it. He's gonna be big and tall like his daddy. We are so blessed to have these two boys so close in age, we are going to have so much fun!

Awesome 80's party idea!

Move over paper lanterns, glowsticks are here. What a cute focal point for a party right? That would be easy to make and pretty cheap too! Read more about it here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


So my pretty little pink laptop hit the dust, that's right it crashed. All my pictures were deleted, well he saved like 100, but that is nothing compared to the 5,000 pictures plus I had. All of Hank's pictures, pictures of Derric and I dating and our first year of life together, etc. Ouch! My heart sank down, down, down, and I had a big lump in my throat. At least it happened when Hank was really little. It would have been worse any older. I was able to save my pictures from the blog, I printed all 370 of them immediately but they are all pretty pixelated :(

Anyway from now on I will back up my computer, I will back up my computer, I will back up my computer! This was a lesson to learn the hard way. For all of you camera happy momma's out there, print your pictures and back them up! You don't want to lose all those pictures like I did. The worse part is.... we had a back up drive to do that with. I just never did it!

So sorry about the slacking that was the problem, pink was in the hospital, she is back and has a new operating system now! I will be updating lots this week.