Monday, November 14, 2011

Where we have been

Sorry I have been gone so long!  The past few weeks have been busy and really not terribly exciting to blog about haha.  So here is a small recap!

Gray had a doctors appointment a few days after Halloween and he is a normal, perfect little boy!  He is 50% for weight and 75% for height.  The doctor actually commented that he is an amazingly healthy boy (foreshadowing).  He did have to get some shots but he was quickly calmed by a gold fish cracker.
At the doctor's office

Ashley, our friend Melissa and I went to a holiday market in Abingdon, VA a few Saturdays ago.  It was ok-I was hoping for more cute things but not so much.  The only thing I bought was lunch and the most delicious cookie ever made!  (which I will be trying to recreate very soon!) While we were at the market, we ran across a booth that sold gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar!  We loved it so much we went to their store in downtown Abingdon.  IT IS AMAZING!!!  The whole store is actually a tasting gallery! If anyone is in the area I highly recommend visiting the Abingdon Olive Oil Company.  I wanted to buy one of everything but what does a person need with that many olive oil/balsamic vinegars?  Ha They even had a dark chocolate balsamic vinegar.  Sooo yummy! It is definitely a great place to find gifts for a foodie or a special treat for yourself.

I recently auditioned for another show with the Jonesborough Repertory Theater called S'Wonderful.  It is based on the music of George and Ira Gershwin.  It is amazing!  The show opens in February and will run for 2 weeks.  My friend Logan auditioned as well but she did not make it :(

Logan and I at auditions the first night

How adorable is this child?  
This is MacKenzie- one of my friend's granddaughter. 
She always wants me to teach her dance moves haha! 

*Back to the foreshadowing*

Saturday night Gray started running a terrible fever.  This was the first time he has ever had a fever over 100 degrees.  It was not fun.  He and I were up all night together.  Finally at 4am the fever broke and we both got a little sleep.  Sunday morning he woke up in not the best mood as you could imagine....


He also woke up with some sort of rash!  We called the nurse and she said if it did not go away to come in on Monday.  Well through out the day on Sunday Gray started feeling better but the rash was getting worse!  We kept calling him the polka dotted puppy haha!  

This was taken Sunday afternoon and 
you can kind of see his "spots"! 

Well the rash looked horrible this morning and so to the doctor we went.  It turns out that 2% of children have a reaction to their MMR vaccine...remember when we had to get some shots at his last appointment?  Yea- the MMR was one of them.  So now we have a baby with some extra decorations haha!  

 This whole month reminds me to be thankful but it also reminds me that I am not thankful enough ALL year.  I am going to try to do better.  I read a post written by my dear friend Faith today that jolted me into reality.  Go here and read it.         

I hope you all have a great week!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Can I please start off this post with a good cry?  Please look...

Where did my baby go?  

Our Halloween was indeed happy!  It started off by sleeping in cute Halloween jammies of course! 

He did not mind his costume one bit...I was a little worried about the ears!

Please let me note that I NEVER have any good pictures with Gray...

Second try....

We decided Gray was going to be a dog this year because his favorite word is "gog".  He says it all day long haha!  I really wanted him to be a cow but all of the cow faces were either too girly or kinda weird. He was the cutest little puppy in the land! 

He wanted to crawl in the bushes...obviously that was a no.  This little puppy was not happy about being removed from them.  

After pictures, we were off to see Artie's Great Aunt and Uncle.  They are both in their 80's and just LOVED seeing Grayson. We did not stay long because, of course, their house is not baby proof.  Grayson wanted to pick everything up and was even licking their storm door haha!  It was so cute because they told Artie that he was never that wild.  Oh dear...

By this point it was dinner time so we drove to my MIL's house to eat.  Once dinner was finished we let Gray walk down the driveway to the house across the street.  I thought he looked so BIG! 

The across the street neighbors were so sweet even though Gray was OVER IT! He was mad because he could not get down and run amuck.
(amuck! amuck! amuck!- name that movie)

It was rapidly approaching bedtime and Gray needed a bottle! He was half asleep when Artie loaded him in the car.  On the way home we stopped at his Aya's house for 2 seconds.  She had a sweet Halloween gift for him- Thanks Aya! 

Once we got home it was straight to bed for the little puppy.  He was more than ready!  It was a great Halloween...I can't believe that he has already had 2 of them!  Where has the time gone?  Now it is time to gear up for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  I love this time of year but it goes by too fast.  I am going to soak in every moment of this holiday season.  

Have a blessed All Saints Day!