Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Last Day of School

I can not believe that Jackson's school is out for the summer!  Actually I am surprised we made it through the year!  

The first day

 The last day:

We started off rough but with the help of all of the amazing teachers at Crossroads Weekday Preschool, they helped Jackson adjust to being away from Mommy.  I am so proud of my little man.  He has grown up so much in a school year, learned so much, and made some great little friends!  Jackson is sad not to play with his friends but we are looking forward to summer play dates with our friends.  Since my surgery we have been blessed to have Pappy be able to take Jackson to school so that he could enjoy his last few days.  

Today was Jackson's last day and his teachers were throwing a party.  I have been off of my pain meds a few days so I was able to go to his party and pick him up!  It was so nice to catch up with friends I have missed.  Jackson, Eva Kate and I had so much fun! 
Jackson got to give his teacher's their Thank You presents and his teachers gave him one of his favorite things: a puzzle! 
Also they had made a book in the same boat as "Brown Bear Brown Bear" but had pictures of Jackson.  It was crazy how much he had changed in a year.  You can also see the progression of him not liking school because Mommy wasn't there to him loving school!  Reading through this book brings back memories, read above each photo. 
  This is the day that the teachers made blue Jello and Jackson REFUSED to taste it.  I remember thinking "what kid doesn't like jello?"  After his teacher told me that he wouldn't even try it I asked Jackson why and he said "mommy I don't eat blue jelly"  Gotta love him!
 So at the beginning of the year Jackson wouldn't color, paint or participate in art (which was weird because that is all he does at home!)  I believe this was the first time they were able to paint his hand and you can tell he was still a little upset about it (my little clean boy doesn't like to get dirty) 
One night we had open house and the teacher showed us Jackson's photo they use for morning activities and when we saw Jackson's we couldn't stop laughing!  We had never seen him make this face before but think it is so adorable.  Since then if you ask Jackson "what face did you make at school?" he will make this face:)
After school I told Jackson I would take him to lunch so he chose of course: French Fries.
Eva Kate had lunch too and she was pretty tired from all the excitement of the party!
On that note I think Jackson is going to take a nap too so I can do a little bit of relaxing.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I am glad to report that I am doing much better than I was doing last Sunday!
I think that I have healed up nicely and I give the credit first to God and then to community.  When I say community I mean my group of family and friends.  I have had someone here with me every day since I had my surgery! More than that I have not cooked dinner since!  Our wonderful family and community group friends have kept us well fed!  I truly believe being surrounded my God and His people have made my healing so successful!  

So even though this has been a hard, stressful, painful week, we have still had our great times! 

Eva Kate is still attempting to crawl but nothing yet. But she does try to pull up!
Her new favorite snack: Gerber Graduate puffs.  SHE LOVES THEM!

Jackson and Eva Kate's relationship continues to bloom and I love more than anything to see them interact with each other!  
My wonderful Grandmother that lives in North Georgia couldn't come down to help me so she sent me a care package.  Of course she included fun things for the kids. Jackson loves his new animal hats!

 I even joined in on the fun!

I hope you enjoyed as always and I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One Less Organ

Friday night I started having horrible stomach pain along with nausea and a fever.  That lasted throughout the night and I woke up with the same horrible pain on my right side which was very sensitive to touch.  After an hour or so at the Summit Urgent Care, the doctor sent me straight to the emergency room.  Luckily the wait was not bad.  I still felt bad "wasting" an awesome Saturday in the emergency room if nothing was wrong.  The doctor examined me and scheduled a CT scan.  I had to drink a not so bad drink and then wait two hours for the scan.  After that whole ordeal a surgeon came in and told us that they could compare my CT scans (I had one a year or so back) and that my appendix was significantly larger.  So literally after being diagnosed I was being prepped for surgery.  The surgeon told me that it would take about 30 minutes, I would be in recovery for about 45 minutes and then could GO HOME!  Everyone at Piedmont Fayette Hospital was incredible.  The doctors and nurses were amazing (as usual).  

So now I am at home and recovering.  I am in alot of pain but I am getting better every day and pushing myself to see the positive. It is really hard not being able to pick up my kids but I want to do what is best for me.  I have also realized how blessed I am and God has shown me the wonderful people he has blessed me with to have in my life.  My family and Andrew's family has be INCREDIBLE!  They have taken turns watching the kids, making food, and just making sure that we are making okay with out Momma (me) being 100%.  We have also been blessed with an amazing community group through our church.  They have prayed for us, brought us meals and just been there in our time of need.  I cannot thank them enough for all they have done!  
I can't leave this blog without adding a few photos of the kids.  I mean that is why you read it right?  You don't want to hear my problems, you want the cute kids:)  Enjoy!
Eva Kate and her funny faces she makes:
Also Eva Kate has become mobile in her walker, which drives Jackson crazy because she pulls off everything in her reach! 
 Being on a "liquid" diet the first few days Andrew and I made Potato Soup!
If you would like the recipe it is so easy and sooo yummy! Here it is and you can thank Paula Deen.  Now I did not add shrimp just a basic potato soup and it was so yummy!

Jackson has loved having his Aunt Sarah around the past few days!
Hopefully I my next post will be about how great I am feeling!  Keep up the prayers!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Fun Times Together

We had a great day yesterday.  Little Eva Kate is attempting to crawl.  She can get her arms up and push up but then can't get her legs up.  Then she can get her legs up but not her arms.  Even though she isn't "crawling" she can get anywhere she needs to by rolling and sliding:)  Love her!

They are so sweet together!

This morning Jackson's class had a special Mother's Day snack.  I had so much fun going into his class and spending time with him. 
Jackson made me this sweet bracelet (that he insists I do not take it off) and this adorable print of his hand.  
I just love this kid! Eva Kate even had fun...I guess this was her date to the party :)