Friday, September 25, 2009

A Little Crimson & Cream

We went to Norman last weekend to see Chris' mom and to catch an OU game. We had a great time hanging out with Grandma Debbie. I think Ethan drank twice his weight in peach water (Grandma's favorite drink...and Ethan's too), and Owen loved all the attention. Chris and I were given tickets to the game, and I even wore crimson to show support of my hubby. (it was a little more "Razorback red" than "OU red", but you work with what you have.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Labor Day Weekend '09

We were in Oklahoma last weekend for Labor Day. It was a packed weekend full of family and friends. Jack and Ethan seemed to enjoy hanging out with each other...for the most part. It seems like it takes a little bit for them to get used to having each other around, but usually by the end of their time together they're best buds. There was lots of football watching, tons of wrestling (even with Mimi), they got to see Pistol Pete and the OSU football team, and eat tons of Mimi's good cooking. Ethan slept quite well when we got home.
We got to meet two of my cousin's kids for the first time too. Joshua was a little mini-version of his dad, and Dylan was adorable (sorry I didn't get a pic of him). Owen and Claire seemed to have a good time as well, but they tended to observe the chaos more than anything. Give them a year and they'll be creating chaos of their own.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Stuff, Mommas Out There?

The BirthNetwork of NWA is doing a giveaway for anyone to pamper mommas as well as bring awareness to The Birth Survey. I took the Birth Survey after having Owen, and wished I had had access to something like this before I delivered Ethan. It is such a great resource to check out local health care providers and get feedback on other people's experiences. I highly recommend taking the survey, and be sure to check it out if you're looking to deliver anytime in the near future. Read further for more info...

Three Ways to Win in the Month of September
1. If you have given birth in the last three years, complete The Birth Survey and save your confirmation code to enter at
2. Join BirthNetwork of NW Arkansas as a consumer member or renew your BirthNetwork NWA consumer membership and be automatically entered to win.
3. Blog about the Pampered Mama Giveaway and The Birth Survey during the month of September, then click here to give us a link to your blog post and enter to win!

What is this All About?
The Birth Survey was created to help women share their maternity care experiences and learn from other women's experiences. As advocates for mother-friendly maternity care, we at BirthNetwork NWA we believe that the quality of your care matters to your health and that of your baby.

When you take the Birth Survey, you can let other women in NW Arkansas know about the great (or not so great) care you received with the doctor or midwife you chose. Feedback like this will help other women find the best maternity care available, and it also helps hospitals and doctors improve. We’re all about healthier, safer, better births for mom and baby.

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Daddy Ethan

Ethan got really quiet the other morning (never a good sign), and when I walked into the play room he was attempting to get my baby carrier on him with his dog in it. When I asked him what he was doing, he said he was being Daddy Ethan with his baby. It's masculine enough if he's playing a Dad, right? :) Regardless, I thought it was pretty cute. It didn't last all that long...Batman was calling from the other room.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Owen had his first little buddy come over last week. Kyle Sutton is four months younger than Owen - not that you can tell by the pictures! I have a feeling they're going to be friends - when they saw each other on the floor they both smiled and tried to grab at each other. I think Owen must like having someone his own size around.