Friday, August 21, 2009

Show Us Your Life and Happy Birthday Drew!

So, once again, a lot has happened since my last post... seriously, I mean a lot!  First of all, I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful baby boy, Andrew Michael Berkshire.  Today is his 1 year birthday!  I still can't believe that he is already a year old, and I'm not really sure where all of this time has gone.  He is such an amazing little boy, and I'm sure he will grow up way too fast and become an amazing man!  Here's to you, Drew!

Second, I have decided to become a part-time SAHM (stay-at-home-mom).  So far, I am loving my new job (especially my new boss) and have no regrets.  I am still working about every other weekend at NIGHT at the Heart.  My first weekend of working nights went pretty well, too.  I am still trying to get used to a new routine, though.  Not, that I don't enjoy sleeping past 5:30 am... because believe me, I DO!  But, for the past 8 months we have had Drew on a really confusing schedule.  Three days a week he would wake up at 6 am and get dropped of at day care at 6:30.  The other four days a week he would sleep as late as he wanted, and get to spend all day with Mommy.  Due to the lack of consistency, we are struggling to get him on a "schedule".  Now, I don't mean that I want him to wake up at 7 am on the dot every morning and have a bottle at 7:15 or anything like that.  But, it has been a little difficult to get him into some sort of routine.  I'm not sure what they really fed him at day care- I know he had formula and cereal, but they were really sketchy on what they told us.  Drew got a "report card" every day, but I'm not so sure that some chick didn't come in and write a bunch of random stuff down on it before he went home.  Yeah, really sketchy.  So, now Drew is sitting in his high chair for breakfast and lunch (and dinner most of the time).  We have play time, TV time, cleaning time, and of course NAP time every day.  We go outside and play with Molly and Buddy; we go for walks up and down the street; we play with Carter, our next door neighbor; and we also go shopping!  Most nights, we cook dinner for Daddy, and then we're both worn out!  Its definitely a crazy life, but I am loving every minute of it!  

Third, Michael and I just got back from VACATION in Destin, Florida!  Woohoo!  It was a much needed vacation, and we had so much fun!  Unfortunately Drew did not get to go, but he will next year!  We went with our friends Jason and Allyson Bourg.  Jason's sister, Katie, drove down from Baton Rouge to hang out with us too.  We all had a blast, but got a lot of R&R too!  I'll post pics in a few days.

To start of my picture section of this post, I wanted to put a few up of Drew's official BIRTHDAY!  

Me, Drew, and his cousin Kai Lynn.  Kai Lynn loves her "Peanut".

Our little family and Drew's Godparents, Buckley and Kim Blew

Our very first family photo!

Now I have decided to participate in Kelly's "Show Us Your Life" posts.  I have looked at these every Friday for the past few months, but with my previous work schedule, I never had time to post anything of my own.  Hopefully, my new boss will give me a little extra time on Fridays now, so that I can participate too!  Today's topic was Baby Showers.  I was blessed enough to have 4, yes, FOUR of them!   I have so many wonderful friends and such a great family that did this for me!  My first shower was my work shower at Arkansas Heart Hospital.  My friends Melanie, Amanda, and Stephanie hosted this for me- they did such a wonderful job and we all enjoyed the cake and punch!  My second shower was in Mountain Home.  My mom and her friends Betty Lumbert and Roz Blagg (and Jimmy) hosted this.  Roz made this amazing punch with the neatest decoration- frozen fruit in a mold.  Her husband, Jimmy, carved a watermelon baby carriage and Roz put a melon salad in it!  It was to die for!  I have pictures of all this somewhere, but apparently not on my computer!  My third shower was in Fayetteville, hosted by my best friend Kim Blew.  She did an amazing job and even made a diaper cake- I have a picture of this- so cute!  We had Mimosas (well, everyone else did) and petit fours from Chucks Bakery... yum.  My last shower was a Little Rock/Benton shower that my mother-in-law hosted at her house.  All of my Little Rock friends came, as well as Michael's family (at least all of the women).  It was so much fun, and I apparently have lost pictures of that one as well. 

But, here are some of the pics!

Kelsey, Baby Paxtin, and Kelsey's mom drove all the 
way from Russellville for my Fayetteville shower!

Some of the girls at my Fayetteville shower

This is me in shock... I just got my gift from Drew's Godparents-
a Peg Perego car seat and stroller!  Love love love it!

This is the super cute diaper cake that Kim made!

Roz and Betty blowing up balloons for my MH shower!

Showing off Drew's cute new blanket at my work shower

Cake from my work shower- how cute?!?!
(and it came from Sam's)

Tomorrow we are having Drew's birthday party.  I will post pics from that very soon!