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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday already?

Around Landlife, we are in disbelief that my week off is coming to an end at a rapid pace. Tomorrow is Sunday School, Big Church, Children's Choir Meeting, Children's Choir Rehearsal, and Hanging of the Green, so tomorrow is pretty much gone.

Reed was super sweet today! Abbey woke up and went to the grocery store this morning while Reed and I got ready for the day! When Abbey got home, Reed and I brought in the groceries while Abbey put them away. Then, we head to G'ville to go to Target, Hobby Lobby, and Home Depot.

We got almost everything we needed including $60 worth of energy efficient light bulbs. (The ceiling fans in our house have "intermediate" sized lightbulbs which are MUCH more expensive (and harder to find) than normal bulbs!)

When we got home, it was time for Reed and I to take our nap. Abbey worked on some of her writing.

Tonight we had soup and then chilled out in the family room. Reed was full of happiness today and that didn't stop at bedtime!

He laughed and played and wouldn't give it up! Finally, I had to call for reinforcements and get Abbey to help.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Reed was excited to get to see the "dawgcks" this morning.

After a delicious Thanksgiving spread, we took a little time for some family pics before nap time.

Reed has been full of smiles since we arrived at Pop and Lola's. We hope that it will carry on after we go home. It's great to have our sweet little guy back.

Of course, there have been a a few moments where Reed has had to turn on his charm.

Aunt Ava and Uncle Brookie had to get back to Jackson for UB to go to work tomorrow.

But, we took a few pics of them before they left.

I went to CVS early this morning.


Technically, the griddle was not completely free, but I paid for it with ECBs and a giftcard that I got for having a Rx filled, so it was free, that makes everything FREE!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Aunt Ava

We arrived at Pop and Lola's late this afternoon and soon after, Uncle Brookie and Aunt Ava arrived.

Reed was excited to see Aunt Ava.

Aunt Ava was excited to see Reed.

They played alot.

Reed laughed alot!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Diagnosis: Tantrums

Saturday, Reed woke up from his nap in a terrible mood. He was pitching the worst fit he has ever had!

Unfortunately, the fits just kept coming! He was throwing tantrums over every little thing.

He continued to throw tantrums and we continued wonder what had happened to our high-energy, but normally happy child.

Maybe it was an ear infection??? Yes, that was it, surely!

So, I called the Peds first thing this morning and got an appointment for us at 1:00.

We all fell asleep around 11:00 and Abbey just happened to wake up at 10 til 1:00!

We quickly put ourselves together and headed to the doctor to get some medicine for the presumed ear infection.

We saw the new pediatrician and she was very thorough. She looked at his ears, throat, and nose. ALL CLEAR!

Hmmm ... "So," she says, "I think maybe you have a case of early onset terrible twos."

This was the same point that Abbey and I started crying! Well, we thought about crying, but really we were glad he was okay.

We were not thrilled to find out that we had reached this dreaded stage.

The Peds recommended that we not give into his tantrums. She said that we had to let him cry it out or divert his attention.

We decided to have lunch at McD's since we slept through our normal lunch time.

Then we came home and I put on my Clark Griswold hat and went to lighting up our house.

We had a meeting at church tonight, but I was thrilled to see on the way home that on the main road near our house that you could see our home shining liking a beacon in our 'hood.

I guess you know how to pray for us right now at Landlife! Pray that our uber-independent son will make it through the terrible two's quickly!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Reed has had a busy couple of days.

He was busy dancing and playing.

And riding his horse!

He went to a photo shoot yesterday for a catalog! He is so not a model! He will never smile when he goes to a photo shoot!

They said they got a couple of good shots though.

He went with his Mama to an uppercase living party last night since I was speaking at preteen conference.

He was supposed to go to a party this afternoon, but he woke up from his nap in an incredibly bad mood.

He got over it finally.

He loves toes!

He loves his horse!

And now, for the title. Enjoy Reed's "bobble" bath shots!