This is the big redfish that Brad and Kevin Lawther caught behind our house...He was a big mama jama. The boys didn't have a camera so they raaaan up to the house so we could take a picture and then he was thrown back. One could saw he went to swim with the fishes...but alive. Brad loves to fish and sometimes that man stays on the dock for hours just casting and casting. I have a hammock out back so the bebe and I can swing and relax while diddy fishes. I used to love to fish too, but it's too hard with a baby in one arm. This redfish was the fish Brad has been trying to catch for 2 years. He was too big to keep since in Florida there is a limit. Kevin caught one too...unfortunately, his got thrown back as well. Brad recently won a contest at Bass Pro! They sent him a letter and he won over $500 worth of fishing gear...really! It was not a scam and we picked up his goodies already. My only complaint is ... where is the day spa package for the wife? Dang.
I have been making all of Jack's food and I will never look at a piece of chicken the same... AGAIN! Poor babies, pureed meat makes me gag. There is something barbaric about boiling chicken and then putting it in a machine with razor sharp blades until it comes out as mush. Barf. We have been really lucky in the food department. My little monster is a garbage disposal...just like his mama and diddy. His favorites are avocados and sweet potatoes and loves chicken! He is approaching 8 months old and eats green beans, sweet peas, carrots, squash, apples, bananas, chicken, avocados, pears, cereal and his feet. Yep, loves to eat those little toes! We have been working on those Gerber puffs... I am a little embarrassed to admit I love those. When I feed them to Jackie, it's one for you.....one for me! What a couple of piglets we are! He cracks me up daily. He is such a flirt and has enough personality to fill a room. He loves girls and he will look at a pretty lady and lift an eyebrow, tilt his head and shy away! That eyebrow gets them everytime. Also, he can pretend to be modest and if you pay him any attention, he will close his eyes, grin and shove his hands in his mouth! Then he reels you back in with the eyebrow and says ..."eh". He is not allowed to date until he is 30...35 maybe. He has girlfriends already and prefers the older girls. What a toot that booger is. Here is some of our spring time pictures!
Is anyone with me that the American Idol contestant Adam Lambert looks a lot like our old buddy Jason Dollar? Come on girls...eh? See the resemblance? So cute huh? Did you hear that Jason has his own squad in Addison? The Pride All Stars!
Oh boy was last night a hard night for us! First off let me say I am super paranoid when it comes to Jack. I pretty much have thought he has had a fever for ...7 months. I always freak out and say, "Brad, he has a fever, right?" Brad is so wonderful and just calmly kisses his forehead and says, "no, he feels just right." Ok so here is where I got myself into trouble. On Sunday we spent the entire day on the boat so when Jackie was super tired Monday, I didn't think anything of it. He felt really warm to me and wanted to cuddle. I put him down fora nap and he didn't wake up for like 4 hours. I thought I was being silly so I just let the booger sleep. When he woke up at 4pm, I took his temp. and it was 101.4! This was his first "real" fever so I flipped! I called the doctor and they said take him to the ER. I took his temp. again and it was 101.8. When Brad got home from work we went straight there. Poor little guy, he had no other symptoms and was laughing and entertaining the whole crowd...for nearly 8 hours! Everyone was put infront of us and when we were finally giving up, we were called back. I made friends with the sweet, exhausted, over-worked triage nurse and it payed off...I think. Turns out my little guy had an ear infection! WHEW! I was sure it was menigitis- because like a moron I googled babies and fever. NEVER read too much into the internet. He got a bad shot and some tylenoly and motrin and he was all better! He wailed when he got the shot and I boo-hooed too. Terrible. Apparently ( as you other moms prob. know) his fever was not really that high or a baby. I freaked out and that sweet nurse just was so nice. She loved Jack so she took extra time with him and took his temp. several times in Triage for me. On the other hand, the male nurse before her was a punk- and he got what was coming to him!! He got beat up by a patient while we were waiting! Ha ha, karma. Oh, you should have seen the weirdies that were in that waiting room. Some looked close to death, others were just looking for a fun place to hang out on a bland Monday night. The entire trip was worthwhile when we got to experience the gentleman in the room next to us. He moaned and groaned...Oh God, oh Lord, help me Jesus! It's just too much, help me, I can't do this...ooohhhhhhaaaooooohaaa. Holy potatoes we thought he was in serious trouble. NOPE, turns out he just had bad gas and we got to be in earshot for his "cure"...and large audible release! Ha ha, if we had been in California I would have darted under a doorframe for protection from the earthquake! Oh boy, gotta love people.
Jackson posing on our dock. He is going to be such a little water/outside kid this summer! Jack has started to army crawl around and it's hilarious. One night Brad and I were cooking dinner and he shimmied into the kitchen...woah. Time to baby proof! We finally kicked him out of our bed and into his own. It was REALLY hard for me since I have gotten to snuggle with him everynight for 6 1/2 months. It went really well actually and he has been sleeping pretty much all through the night! What a good kiddo. He turns 7 months old on Sunday. I can't believe it, he is such a little man. Just today at the baby shower I went to, a lady asked if I was thinking about having another one! PHEW! I can't wait to have another little booger, but I am really looking forward to our summer in Florida UNPREGGO! There are a lot of fun water sports and I would be shark bait with a huge tum. But yes, I have baby fever again and I WANT A LITTLE GIRL TOO! I am really pushing for a puppy to satisfy my fever, sooooo we will see! Our anniversary is in 13 days so maaaybe I'll get a puppy?? I have been learning to wakeboard and kiteboard. I have only learned how to fly the kite and haven't gotten in the water! Our friends are bonker and wear drysuits so they can get in the ocean in 50 degree weather! I tried that in Orlando and there was a hold in the drysuit and I got all wet. Brad thought I was being a weenie because I was cold and then they saw how drenched I was. Ha. The formal picture is from a Mardi Gras charity ball in Pensacola. That was our first time leaving the baby boo with Nana overnight! We spent the entire time talking about him and boy did we miss the little guy. WUH OH...little guy is awake from his nap...gotta go entertain. New moms...do you ever feel like your kiddo is saying "dance monkey dance!!" ? I feel like I will do any silly dance or make any goofy face just to keep him smiling. I am so blessed that is my entire job.
So, the last time I blogged was when our computer crashed and ate all of our pictures. We got them all back and we are back in business! Here of late I have been baking a lot and decorating cakes and cupcakes! Today was my first "paying gig". I was so nervous I stayed up till almost 5am putting this thing together. I was for a baby shower at Brad's work. The bottom layer is strawberry cake filled with strawberry preserves and buttercream and the top layer is dark chocolate filled with oreos and buttercream. I made my own fondant from scratch and it is tasty!