Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Lawson!

Exactly this time last year I was timing contractions while doing laundry and picking the house up, hoping the contractions were "for real" and that we were headed to the hospital SOON! Preston was getting his afternoon nap in and Jason was at work. To my delight (I was past my due-date) the Doctor told me to come in and get checked. And the rest is history... :)
Lawson, you have added more delight and joy than I ever knew possible. May the Lord grant you many, many more years to shine that smile of yours! My heart is full. So proud to be your MOM! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My lil Pumpkins

We love to go to Calloway's each Fall. They have a fun "Kid day" where they have activities for kids and we enjoy trying to get a few pictures too. and by a few, I mean take 300 and get 10 that look okay.
Since I was a horrible blogger in 2009, I'm including pictures from last year and this year. Can't believe how different Preston looks 1 year later, and of course there's a new addition to our family this year! ;)


Preston's 1st day of school

Here's Preston's first day of "school" Pic this year. He goes on Tuesday/Thursdays and continues to love it. One of his best friends, Truman, is in his class this year which is so fun for him! He is my social bug...asking each day to have a friend over to play! So I love this little outlet for him!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Couch Pictures (1-6)

Lawson will turn 8 months tomorrow and I haven't posted 1 monthly picture. A dear friend told me yesterday that she still checks my blog for convicting. I would LOVE to spend more time on here. It is my desire but LIFE has just not allowed the time for it. Hoping this is a first to many more posts!
1 month

2 months

3 months
4 months
5 months

6 months

Monday, May 10, 2010


Our little (big) boy got glasses {in March}. The question I get most often is - How did you know he needed them? And I think that most pediatricians check children at their 2 year appt. Preston was checked using some sort of machine and it came up that one eye was slightly stronger than the other and I was told to take P to see a specialist. But that it was nothing to be alarmed about.
So a few weeks later we got in to see the Doctor and long story short - he cleared us to go home and said his eyes were fine.
Obviously that's not the end of the story! :) Around Jan/Feb of this yearJason's grandmother and dad came to us and said they thought Preston may have a problem with his eyes. They could see that one of his eyes was moving in slightly when he looked at certain things. {I should mention Jason's dad and one of his brothers also had a similar problem so Mimi had a pretty good idea that this was the same thing.} So of course I started watching him like a hawk and thought I was seeing it myself. Then I did some research and decided to get a second opinion.
We went to another specialist and she confirmed our suspicions. He has strabismus - commonly confused with lazy eye, but it's not. Strabismus is more of a crossing of the eyes when they focus.
I had so many thoughts when they told me he needed glasses, but honestly one of the first was how in the world was I going to keep glasses on a 2 year old boy???
But true to Preston style, he adjusted smoothly. We went and picked some out (not a ton of choices in children's glasses, but we found some we liked), put them on and he only asked to take them off a handful of times. And now he asks to put them on when we forget. sweet boy. :)
We don't know how long he'll have glasses, maybe for life? We are praying that the glasses will do their job and strengthen the eye so that we won't have to move on to the next steps...patching and/or surgery.



Thursday, April 8, 2010