Friday, October 31, 2008

Fun in a Box!

I got a little bit bored yesterday after the doctor's appointment. So I decided to put Archer in a diaper box. Watch the video to see David help Archer drive around his box!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

6 Month Doctor's Appointment

Archer had his 6 month doctor's appointment today. He is a growing boy!
Here are his stats:
  • weight - 18lbs 9.5 ounces (50-75 percentile)

  • height - 27.5 inches (75-90 percentile)
  • head circumference - 17.5 inches (50-75% percentile - why this is important, I do not know)

Here are his stats from 2 months ago:

  • weight - 16lbs 2 ounces (75%)

  • height - 25 and 7/8 inches (75%)
  • head circumference - 17 inches (75%)

Archer also got 4 shots and Dr. Lang said he was a joy of a baby. I think he is too.

Here is a picture of him in his Halloween outfit that mom and I took yesterday. I love it when Granny Goose comes for a visit. She is so much fun! I love that she thought we should dress Archer up in his dragon outfit before we took a walk in her BOB stroller (purchased by his Boo Daddy for his 6 month birthday present. Thanks Dad! I had a very happy childhood which I will definitely write a post about soon.)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Very Good Sunday

For the past 2 years, I have not liked Sundays that much. I always had papers to grade or lessons to prepare for, but this fall Sundays are for fun. (Just for the record, I do have some homework for my AU grad class, but it usually doesn't take too long).

This Sunday David and I took the usual morning walk with the dogs and the baby. He watched Meet the Press and I took a nap while the baby slept. Then we went to get some coffee and watched people walk dogs of all sizes. Next we went to the library. I got my books for my Children's Lit. class and Archer drooled. When we got home we carved our pumpkins that we got last weekend. David's was a sweet, cute pumpkin and mine was a scary, mean pumpkin. Finally, David watched football and played with Archer. I had to work on my homework a little bit, but I was relaxed.

I may not have been at my college 5th year reunion at Sewanee this weekend, but I feel pretty lucky. I think I am living the high life. I love my family and I especially love my husband.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Clothes!

Archer and I have been racking up the new clothes this week. Thanks to Archer's Granny Goose and Boo Daddy, his Gran and Grandad and his sweet Daddy, Archer has lots of fancy clothes.
I also got to go shopping for the first time in 6 months with my wonderful mommy at BCBG (Bettie Cool, Bettie Good). I got a shirt and a dress for my Granny's 85th birthday party and for Christmas. I never would have been able to go shopping without my mom. Thanks Mom!!! We also got a pretzel hotdog. It was really really good.

Over the past week or so Archer has gotten...

  • an awesome bomber hat

  • 2 warm Christmas turtlenecks

  • a pair of black corduroy pants

  • a pair of green Patagonia booties

  • a pair of wool Emu booties

  • a beautiful and sweet Christening outfit

He will be one well dressed boy this winter. I like dressing my baby because it's like dressing a doll baby. He might not like it that much though.

Here are some pictures of Archer in his new clothes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sweet Potatoes

Archer has been eating solids for about a month now. He's had rice cereal and oatmeal. He's also tried avocado (something I dislike because of the texture) and sweet potatoes. Here is a picture of Archer with the sweet potatoes all over his face. David says it looks more like he is Hannibal Lecter than our sweet baby. That kind of makes me want to gag.

On another less icky note, the principal of DC Prep called me yesterday wanting me to come back to work because they have a 6th grade teaching position open. I miss teaching a whole lot. I miss talking to my friends at school. I also would probably feel better about myself if I was contributing to our finances. However, I really don't think I could leave Archer yet. I may tell the school I am not ready now, but may be ready after Christmas. I don't know if I will be ready even then though. I just feel guilty for not working. I know being a mom is a job. Right now I am having such a good time, it doesn't feel like work. I love my baby and would be so jealous if someone else were to witness him doing things for the first time. I just don't know how the money situation will hold out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Punkin Patches

I know I said I would write everyday. So far I haven't been reaching my goal. One excuse is that Archer could nap a little longer. Another excuse is that I also had a very busy and very fun weekend with Prather.

Let's talk about the weekend. Prather, Archer and I left David with the 2 crazy dogs while we went to a pumpkin patch/ petting farm. Can life get any better for me? We debated whether to go to Cox Farms or another well known pumpkin patch, Butler's Orchard and finally decided that a petting farm really added that extra zing to the Halloween experience. We thought Clark's Elioak Farm sounded weirdly religious, but gave it a try. It was fabulous! We loved that the clientele was "a little different" than the mainstream farms.

We petted small goats, a pony, and some sheep. We saw an emu, some bunnies and a turkey. We even took a hayride through the enchanted forest to get to the pumpkins. Archer's favorite part was trying to eat the grass next to the pumpkins. Prath is a dynamite photographer and took these pictures. Thank you P!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's time to stop reading and start writing

As soon as I had my son, Archer, in April, I started reading a friend's blog about her 2 little girls. Finally, almost 6 months later, I have gotten up the nerve and the gumption to publish myself on the web. David wants me to make a ton of money writing a children's book, but I think I will start by writing down the mundane details of my life with my 6 month old adorable son and my 2 crazy dogs, Scout and Brandy. (Both are rescue dogs and, no, I did not name Brandy). I will discuss the dogs at length later.

So, here I am world! Archer is now napping and we have exactly 43 minutes to get to Home Depot before the carpet man leaves. Will we make it...?

My goal is to write once a day, keep track of our lives and become more blog savvy.