Monday, March 28, 2011

Dear Hank

Dear Hank-
     You make my heart overflow with joy.  I am absolutely crazy about you. I pray that you will stay as sweet to me when you grow older as you are now.  You are such a wonderful child, and you love me and your daddy so much.  I keep thinking you are the cutest kid I have ever seen and then you wake up even cuter the next day.  I am so excited for you to start Mother's Day Out at church next week, you are going to make so many new friends to play with.  I pray that you stay healthy while you are in MDO, and that you have so much fun, while mommy works.  Thank you for all the great memories you have given me, they are cherished deep down in my heart!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One Ish, Two Ish, Red Ish, Blue Ish

We really didn't catch any red fish or blue fish, that is just taken from Cat in the Hat which Hank loves.   But, we did catch 7 fish total.  We took Hank for the first time to our favorite little fishing spot in Del Lago to catch some fish.  Me and Derric always have a competition, and guess who won...... I did.  I caught 4 Derric caught 3, although he does have a disadvantage because he has to stop fishing to take my caught fish off the hook, I am too chicken.

Hank loved being outside we kept him in the jogger most of the time for safety, but we got him out for a bit.  We did all of this fishing in a little over an hour. 
Hank even touched one of the fish we were really surprised. 
We are working of the word fish, he says "ISH", it's soooo cute!

 Derric would always tell me what kind of fish we were catching, he said this time we caught
 Perch, Bass, and Crappie. We didn't keep any this time, they were kind of small.
 Derric showing Hank the fish, I don't like to hold them.

We had a wonderful time and plan to fo back soon!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just like My Daddy

I remember babysitting a little boy a few years ago he wanted to be just like his daddy, and I wanted that so bad for Hank.  Well, I think we are off to a good start.  It is so cute to see Hank want to do all the same things that Derric does.  I pray that he will learn to love Jesus as much as his daddy too! 
What a proud mommy!

Mowing the grass at dusk!

I think he has gotten all the grass on the driveway.

It didn't take long for him to long to want to carry daddy's bats too!
Grandaddy bought him his first bat and ball for Christmas, it was really pink which I thought was soooo cute because Hank's 76 year old great grandpa picked it out all by himself.  SO SPECIAL... Derric couldn't allow Hank to have a pink bet so I switched it for a red one,
I think Grandaddy might  have thought it was red.
Hit the ball and RUN!!!!

Such a special bond, I love these two boys!

Friday, March 18, 2011

My new Mommy Role

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hank's 1st Vintage Firetruck Birthday

Well this year we had a very happy little year old, he knew this party was just for HIM. I thought this was already posted.... oops, it was sitting in my drafts, his birthday was Decemeber 8th.  He enjoyed the company as much or more than all the gifts, and boy did he like the firetruck coming to the party. We did a Vintage firetruck themed party, it was a real hit! I had a few friends help me find all sorts of goodies to decorate with too! It was a true sucess, everyone even brought a gift for the sick children at the hospital Hank stayed at last Christmas, it was so sweet. I hope you enjoy all the pictures!

The invitation lady ended up using Hank's picture on her website
so she changed all the info so his new name is Jack, haha!

My niece Paxton made this canvas wall hanging for Hank for our front door!

 These are all the toys our sweet friends brought for us to donate to the Children's Hospital.

Hank approved all of them as wonderful toys, that others would love to play with.

 The kids loved decorating firetruck cookies.
 The proud Parker with his shiny red firetruck.
 Katlyn, Ally, and Joshua working on their cookie Master Piece.
 Look who it is the Montgomery Firefighters coming to wish Hank a Happy Birthday!
All of Hank's special friends.
 Hank posing with his little firetruck next to the big one.
 He sure liked opening the presents too!
 Hayes Man enjoying the ball pit.

My parents made this vintage firetruck for the yard for Hank's party, isn't cute?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Straight from the Heart

We went for Hank's cardiologist appointment a few weeks back.  Hank was a little more aware of what was going on this time around, so we definetly had some "stranger danger" going on.  Hank cried everytime that they stuck something on him or blocked his view of the television.  Dr. Numan gave us a positive report that Hank looks great.  He did find a trivial leak in his heart, he said this is nothing to be alarmed about yet, but that we would keep an eye on it in the years to come.  Here are a few pictures of our visit.  Thank you for continuing to pray for Hank's heart, we know that He hears our prayers.

Hank palying chase with his new cardiac friends in the waiting room.

Hank thinking the chairs would look a little better in another
 section of the room, totally his mother's child.
Our little friend the "pulse ox" this saved Hank's life in the NICU
and told us that Hank didn't have enough oxygen.
Hank hated getting his blood pressure checked.
Getting ready for the ECHO
Now, waiting for the EKG.... while watching Mickey Mouse.

He really hated getting hooked up to all those wires!
Now he's all better.
So thankful for my little man. 

May the Lord bless you and keep you;

May the Lord make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26