Saturday, March 5, 2011

Way Behind And A Whole Lot To Tell part 2: January & February

Things that happened in January.?.
  1. Aaron turned 28.  He had a pretty laid back birthday.  I asked him if he would rather go out to eat or have dinner at home and he didnt think twice before deciding he wanted to have dinner at home.  He asked for chili but because our life is crazy busy anymore that didnt exactly happen.  He and Drake came and had lunch at the office with me.  He already knew one of his birthday presents, simply bc I was not about to buy a $300 bow and him not like it.  So he got his bow for his birthday (even though he claims he forgot he was getting it) and then a pair of Jason Aldean's 'retro wranglers.' He loved his card from Drake. It was super cute and with the help of mommy, he wrote a very nice note.
  2. The Jason Aldean concert was January 22.  And I must say... that man is AMAZING.  I could very well be in love with him.  Aaron and I dropped Drake off with his Aunt and Uncle and headed to Fayetteville.  We have left Drake before to go to work and I think once or twice to run an errand or two.  But we had never left him at night time before.  I cried on our way to drop him off and was quite teary eyed once we left but I'm so glad that Aaron and I got to spend much needed time together ALONE!  The line to get into barnhill arena was INSANE, it was forever long!  Once we got inside and found our seats (15th row on the floor) we headed to the tshirt stand!  I really wanted the shirt with his picture on it but Aaron reminded me that might be a little strange so I settled for one with just his name and tour dates on it.  I <3 my Jason Aldean shirts and I'm always telling Aaron that I wish I could wear them to work. (I told you that I could possibly be in love with him - that could also be translated into possibly be obsessed with him).  But back to the concert... it was AWESOME!  His new songs rocked and dirt road anthem is definately my favorite.  I took a ton of pictures and a couple of videos!  The nigtht was great and spending it with my amazing husband made it that much better.  Getting home to our baby was great though.  I missed him and thankfully he slept pretty good for us that night. 
  3. Thanks to Nate and Bonnie... we found the PERFECT photographer for Mr. Drake.  We have started taking him to Eryn Salley Photography in Bella Vista!  She is amazing... she's really good with Drake and has a fun personality.  Aaron and I like her work so much that we have decided that we're going to have her take Drake's pictures every month for his 'month birthday.'  3 month pictures were a hit!  I love them and I cannot wait to get his 4 month pictures back! 
  4. Poor Drakey baby had his 4 month well baby check on the 17th.  He weighed in at a whopping 11 lbs 9 oz.  He had to get those mean old shots again though!  He did well with them, probably better than the first time.  I decided this time I would just stand outside the room when they gave him the shots so that way when they were done I could help get him dressed since Aaron was still in uniform.  Standing outside the room and hearing my baby cry was a horrible feeling...mommy cried too!  But after we got him dressed and fed he was good to go!  His next appointment will be his 6 month appointment in March.
February seems to be lasting FOREVER.  We had 2 BIG snow storms.  We saw more snow in a two weeks time than we have seen in YEARS.  We took Drake out for a quick photo shoot one evening when Aaron got home from work.  He wasnt too sure what to think about it.  We got him all bundled up in his gap snow suit for a whole 7 minutes.  I think it took us longer to find his clothes, hat, gloves, and get him ready then it took us to take a few pictures.  But now we will always have pictures of Drake in his 1st big snow!  The 2nd snow storm was slightly different... we couldnt leave our house for a couple of days.  The weatherman was calling for 4-6 inches and we ended up with 16.  In some parts of the county they saw up to 30 inches.  It was CRAZY.  It reminded me of living in Idaho again... which I dont care to do.  We didnt take Drake out in this snow because we probably would have lost him in it.  I tried to take a tape measure outside to measure the snow and dropped it - TWICE!  I came back in and told Aaron "um... I'm sorry but I dropped the tape measure in the snow and I cant find it."  He said "um...I'm sorry but you better go find it before it rusts."  What a mean husband I have :)  The snow days off together were great.  We work opposite days so we NEVER have a day off together.  Spending time as a family of 3 all day long for a couple of days was wonderful.  I made breakfast, lunch, and dinner for my boys and Drake got to have his mommy and daddy with him all day long!  Valentines Day took forever to get here but now that its over the month is flying by.  Drake had Hershey hugs Valentien cards this year.  He took 1 for all of his buddies at daycare, 1 for his teachers at daycare, he sent 1 to Grammie & Grandpa, 1 to Asher, 1 to Grandma & Papa, 1 to Joel & Lola, and then 1 to Micayla, Dillon, Bailey, & Peyton.  Grammie and Grandpa sent him a BOX of stuff.  Everything from stuffed animals to toys and clothes!  Mommy and daddy got him a 1st Valentines Day Book and card and a chatter box elmo doll.  He loves when Elmo laughs!


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