Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

We had a GREAT weekend here in Northwest Arkansas, despite an absolutely heartbreaking Razorback loss. Why was it so great? Well because my best friend from back in the day (like 8th grade) came to visit and finally meet her 'niece!' She lives in Savannah, GA, and despite that we still try and see each other once a year. Last Labor Day weekend I flew to Savannah to visit, the year before that we traveled to Maine together, the year before that we traveled to Lake Tahoe together, the year before that Chris and I drove to Savannah, and the year before that is when we got married. You get the picture. :-) Anyway, we've been trying to plan this for a while now and we (thought) we had extra tickets to the Alabama game so it was gonna be the perfect time. Laura and Leslie got here Thursday at noon. We had lunch, went to the mall to get them Hog shirts, and then to the house so Laura could meet Sara Kate. How sweet that finally was!! We grilled out here at the house and just hung out.
For some reason, this is the only picture I took Thursday, but it's so sweet...
Friday we went ahead and took Sara Kate to school and decided to go to Eureka Springs for the day. We went to Thorncrown Chapel (which I had never been to before), the big Jesus statue (also known as the Christ of the Ozarks), and come to find out there's a winery in Eureka (we have a history in all our travels to do wine and beer tasting together).
Saturday was GAME DAY!!!!! We got up and hung around the house. Sara Kate played with Auntie Laura.
She had just woken up from a nap in this picture, and I think she looks like a little doll!
Then it was time to get ready. One of Sara Kate's teachers mom's (get all that? Ha!) made her this adorable dress and I couldn't wait to get her in it!! She looked ADORABLE!! We picked up some BBQ and headed to do a little tailgating. Chris' mom picked up Sara Kate while the rest of us went to the game. We almost weren't all able to go but at the last minute, we got a couple extra tickets thanks to our friends the Guthrie's. So it all worked out.
Tailgating wears me out!!
I have game pictures on my phone but I don't have time to load any up right now. The game was great, until the end. We were thisclose to beating the #1 team in the country. And really, Alabama didn't beat us, we beat ourselves. Hate when that happens, and it seems to happen alot to the Razorbacks...unfortunately! But we still had a great time. We ended up getting home late, eating left over BBQ and pretty much going to bed! Today was church, and we got a great surprise that our friends Jack and Erin were in town (they are our church friends who moved to San Antonio this spring). It was great to visit with them.
And a few more pics from church this morning...
We had lunch, the girls got packed, we wasted a little time, and unfortunately it was time to head to the airport. It's always sad to leave Laura but I feel so blessed to have the kind of forever friend that I found in her years ago. Love you, Laura!! And Sara Kate misses you and Leslie already! :-)

Time to finish up laundry and get ready for the week. I need a weekend to recover from my weekend...ha! Hope ya'll have a great week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our Saturday

I didn't think I would blog again this weekend but Chris took some great pictures yesterday so I thought I'd post some. We sat around the house yesterday morning, did some cleaning, hung out with the babe, and of course watched the Hogs WIN!! YAY!! Go Hogs!!! We then watched Ole Miss lose, well we watched the end of the game....YAY!!! Then we headed to Pinnacle to meet the rest of Chris' family at the mall. Bob, Sharon, Jenny, Jason, and Hannah were all there. It was hot and muggy, but we had a good time.
Aunt Jenny had Sara Kate smiling up a storm! It was so cute!
My beautiful blue eyed babe!
Hannah and her daddy...such a cute shot!
Hannah had fun throwing pennies into the fountain...
While Sara Kate watched...
Then both girls just looked at the fountain...
Then Meme decided to press her luck and see what Sara Kate would think of dipping her feet into the fountain...she did alright...
Then Poppa saved her...
But Hannah still thought it was super fun!
Then Chris got busted by the bike 'cops' at the mall for taking pictures of store fronts. He was actually taking a picture of the sun behind the mall. Chris said, you want me to delete it and the guy was like , I can't tell you what to do nor can I do anything. Then why say something?!?! Ridiculous! But we all got a good laugh out of it. My husband, the trouble maker! Ha! When we were heading out we saw this super crazy looking car. It was funny because all these other cars driving by were stopping to take it's picture, too. Maybe that's what the guy was going for.
Finally we all headed to Chick-Fil-A for dinner and then back home! Turned out to be a great day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Week Wrap-Up, plus sickness update

I feel like I haven't blogged about anything substantial lately. And yes, weird title. I just wasn't sure what to title this blog because it's kinda all over the place. I've been meaning to write all week but have just been exhausted. The last few weeks have been busy in the Michaels household. Not only have they been busy, seems like everybody in our house has been sick! I posted last month about me having a stomach bug, and then I wrote about Sara Kate being sick for the first time. Well right after that I ended up with an upper respiratory infection, so said the doctor. I was completely miserable for about a week. For me to complain and want to take medicine, Chris knew it was bad because I don't complain about not feeling good and I hate taking medicine! I was dying for medicine this time, and nothing worked. Well, the Tylenol Cold and Sinus didn't touch it. I finally called my OB's office asking what I could take that would be safe for breastfeeding. The nurse said a Benedryl product and night and a Sudefed product in the day...that those were safe for the baby but they would affect my milk supply. So I tried the Benedryl at night and it didn't work at all...and my milk supply went down! When I finally got in at the doctor, I got a steroid shot, some antibiotics, and a cough medicine. After a few days, I was finally on the mend. Now I think I have some allergy issues. Ughh!!! Last weekend, Sara Kate got a runny nose again and she still had the cough from a few weeks ago so I finally filled her antibiotic prescription. She's doing alot better! Chris went to the doctor this week with a sore throat and he has some kind of inflamed tonsil so he's on antibiotics, too! Seriously, I need to disinfect my house! HA!!!

Let's see, what else is going on...

Sara Kate is adorable as ever!! And since starting her on antibiotics, her sleeping has gone back to normal. Sleeping through the night like a pro! In fact, today she slept until 7. Chris got up with her and she played like a good girl until about 8:40. I heard her start to get fussy so I got up and fed her. What a good girl to let her mommy sleep in! And it was glorious!! I needed that!
And she just took about an hour nap. We learned from her school that they key to getting her to take good naps is to SERIOUSLY swaddle her!! We have always swaddled her at night but not for naps. They do double blanket, arms works because she went right to sleep!
My little Sara Kate burrito!
Now I'm gonna back up a little bit with some pictures! Last Sunday night Chris planned a little party for me for my birthday. We went to Jose's and had a nice dinner and celebration with friends. I knew we were going out to Jose's but didn't know anything other than that. So it was a nice surprise.
Like I already mentioned, this week was full of nothing...just work and school for Sara Kate. But yesterday was a special day for my in-laws. They celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. They, like my parents, are great examples for Chris and I. They stopped by before they went to dinner to see Sara Kate but mainly so Chris could take their picture. Here are a few pictures from last night.
A hug for her momma (that's a new thing she does)! My sweet girl!
Happy Anniversary to Bob and Sharon! We love you guys!
What a loved little girl!
A little later last night we had to have a little photo shoot because Poppa (Chris' dad) brought Sara Kate a fabulous new accessory from the Kansas state fair! Yep, check out that awesome headband!!
Daddy makes me giggle!
Hangin' with mommy!
Riding on daddy's shoulders is super fun! His hair are the reigns!
And finally, a little sit and stand action!
Time for me to get off here. Hogs vs Dogs are on and I keep getting up to watch. Plus it's time for me to feed the babe. Hope ya'll have a great Saturday! Go Hogs!