Sunday, December 14, 2008

Merry Christmas

On Tuesday, I took Emma and Mac to my parents' house so Grammy could take pictures for our Christmas cards. The kids did not want to cooperate!! Luckily, I got a few that I really liked and used on the cards!! On Friday night, we went to Berryhill Park to look at Christmas lights, then went to First Assembly of God to drive through the Living Nativity. It was great. We are now on to our next big milestone...we are getting ready to potty train. Mac is very interested in going to the bathroom. We bought him a potty on Friday night just to get him used to having it in the bathroom. I plan on spending the first few days of Christmas vacation really working on it. My mindset is that he is on 22 months old...if it works, it works. If not, we'll work on it more when he's a little older.

Please keep Mac in your prayers tomorrow. He goes back to the Arkansas Allergy and Asthma Clinic to see the respiratory therapist and Dr. Kagy to see if his medicine is working. It seems to be...our only complaint is that the steroid in the medicine is keeping him (and us) up at night. At least he isn't coughing anymore!!

22 month update: Mac weighs 23 pounds. He is talking up a storm...his favorite words: cup, potty, color, Sissy, Momma, Daddy, outside, Nay-Nay (his babysitter), church, cold, bath, car, and go. His favorite shows to watch are Yo Gabba Gabba and Little Einsteins, but he'll actually sit and watch just about anything. He loves to color and play with the Doodle Pro and his cars (of which he is getting many for Christmas). He is loving this time of the year. As we drive down the streets after dark and he sees Christmas lights, he is constantly saying, "Sissy, Sissy," at every house he sees. I am glad he is big enough to enjoy all this, yet sad because my last little baby isn't really a baby anymore! :(

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Visit to Arkansas Children's Hospital

Well, I took to ACH today to visit Dr. Lowery in the eye clinic. This is the 2nd time we've seen Dr. Lowery. The cool thing about this doctor is that he has a son almost Mac's age who was also born at 28 weeks. I realize how blessed I am because Dr. Lowery's son remained in the NICU for 92 days after he was born. Mac only stayed for 35. Anyway, back to the doctor visit...Dr. Lowery said everything looked great. There is always a great chance that eye problems will occur with Mac being preemie, but Dr. Lowery said he didn't see anything. He does want to see him back in a year just in case he missed something. He was great this morning because as Mac was squirming around in my lap, Doc kept saying that he doesn't expect them to sit still at that age. That's part of the reason he wants them to come back. I can definately see why he works with children!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Long, long weekend

Last night, Emma and Mac were really tired. They both took an early bath, then decided they wanted to watch a movie. Mac decided to lay in the floor with his blanket, and Emma decided to lay in Daddy's recliner. Don't they both look so comfy?

Turkey Man

Apparently Mac really likes turkey...he came into the living room at Randall's mom's house on Thanksgiving, and notice what he is carrying around in his hand...the turkey leg. I didn't get a picture, but he did try to take a bite of it!!

Fall Fun

On warm day this week, Randall decided to rake all the leaves and let Emma and Mac play outside. He raked each of them their own little pile, then used the blower to get the rest of the leaves to the curb. Needless to say, the kids had a great time playing!! Emma loved posing for the camera, but Mac was too busy to worry about the pictures Momma was taking.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Emma is STILL sick

Unfortunately, Emma is still sick. Today is her third day home from preschool. She isn't much into playing and is just sitting around the house, but she does seem to be some better today. Today she isn't complaining that she is tired all the time, and she is sitting up to watch television instead of laying down. Hopefully she'll be able to go to school tomorrow because they are having a Fruit Feast where the kids get to bring their favorite fruit. I would hate for her to miss that!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And the verdict is...

Mac has asthma. We were not surprised at all. Dr. Kagy (the dr. he saw at the AR Allergy and Asthma Clinic) was wonderful!! She has given him a type of inhaled medicine to take twice a day, and she also gave him a rescue inhaler. He has to stay on his Singular so it will help, too. He did, however, pass his allergy test. We have to go back on Dec. 15 to see Dr. Kagy and the respiratory therapist to evaluate how the medicines she put him on are working. Then we go back in a year for allergy testing again. At least now we have answers.
On the other hand, Emma is sick now. Randall took her to see Dr. McAdams yesterday because Dr. Thomas was off. Her tonsils were swollen and she had a sore throat. Dr. M said this is going around, and it usually has a fever or 100-101 with it. He said she needed to stay home today again from daycare and see how she feels. I felt bad because she told me Sunday that her throat hurt, but I thought it was because she knew we were taking Mac to the doctor on Monday!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Arkansas Allergy and Asthma Clinic

Hey, I just wanted to ask that all of you keep Mac in your prayers. We are taking him to see Dr. Kagy at Arkansas Allergy and Asthma Clinic on Monday at 9:45. For the last month and a half, Mac has been coughing a lot at night. Dr. Thomas, his pediatrician, put him on hydroxizine when this all started, but it doesn't help his coughing. It does, however, help him sleep. Two weeks ago, she put him on Delsym cough medicine. It doesn't do much good either. The things she said 2 weeks ago led me to believe she thinks he might have asthma. She said if the cough medicine didn't work, she would send him to an allergist in Searcy or a pulmonologist at AR Children's Hospital. Not be negative, but I didn't want Mac seeing an allergist in Searcy. My mom recommended Dr. Kagy because she saw her a couple of years ago when she had chronic hives. She was highly satisfied, and suggest that I take Mac to see her. I am not sure what Monday has in store for us, and I know God is holding our little man in his hands, but I am sure that any little prayers you can offer up couldn't hurt (they sure helped a lot 21 months ago when this little miracle was born!!) Thanks for all your prayers in advance!!---Kelly

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween, 2008

Halloween has come and gone. Needless to say, my children racked up on the candy. They also got movies and coloring books and crayons. Emma was a butterfly (later it was a princess because she was tired of wearing the wings) and Mac was a scarecrow. Aren't they just too cute!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cloud Dust Giveaway

Ok, guys...I am reposting this from a friend of mine. Stacy is starting her own business, and she is trying to figure out which logo to use. Stacy is a very talented lady, and she relies on God in all she does. She has 3 of the most beautiful children in the world (she even has an Emma Grace like me). Please read this post and help Stacy decide on the logo she wants. You can go to to vote, or you can click on Cloud Dust on the side of my page. That will take you directly to her blog. Thanks for helping out!!

Okay everyone,,they time has come for Cloud Dust to grow......a lot of new opportunities have presented themselves for the coming year, 2009....I want to fill u all in on what's going on.....I'm in the process of getting my business lic and opening my official business!!!....I am incredibly excited as u can imagine......I will still be working out of my home for the most part......Being a stay at home mom is an amazing opportunity in itself.....and I don't want to sacrifice anymore time from my family then I have to.....and at the same time God is placing this once in a life time business opportunity in my after time in prayer and with my husband beside me, I'm buckling my seat belt and holding on for the ride.......I'll be taking the last half of Dec and the first half of Jan to stock up on new fabrics, tutus, bows, and other inventory,, ,,,,,and design and create a lot of new outfits....complete with all the accessories...... in late Jan, Cloud Dust will be having it's very first photo shoot here in magnolia.......the shoot will be done by Erin walker, with "Cole's Custom Design",,and hair by Joana Jones, with "New Creations"......the photos will be used in a new brochure being done by Leigh Finney,, the most gifted graphic designer!!....then in Feb, Cloud Dust will be ready to come to ur home for a party you host!.....I've already got 5 parties booked....I'm calling them "trunk shows" hosting one you can earn free clothes!!........So with all this said,, Leigh Finney is also doing all other graphic design work, including a new logo.....I've included two different sets here..the brown and pink,, or the brown and blue cloud......I need some help deciding on which one to use...So i decided to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!....Here's how it works....I'm inviting everyone to vote,, even if u don't have a blogspot.. ..You can vote by leaving me a comment here on this blog only,, not on myspace or facebook..........If u have a blogspot then you can vote twice IF u repost this on ur page............I will randomly pick a comment number on Monday.......the winner will recieve their very own "tutu bow holder"!!!!!!.....It will be custom done so u can pick ur colors.....................Let the voting begin!!
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Air Show, 2008

Last Sunday we went to the Air Show at the Little Rock Air Force Base. Emma is really into planes, and Daddy had to work his EMRT tent that day, so we thought this would be a great opportunity for her. Both of the kiddos had a wonderful time!! They got to go inside planes and sit in the pilot's seat. They also loved watching the planes fly and do tricks in the air. We got to see the Blue Angels and Fat Albert (the C-130, I think, that flies with the Blue Angels). The cool part about the Blue Angels was that after the show was over, Randall had to stay and tear down the EMRT tent, and I noticed the Blue Angels were starting up to fly back to Florida. The kids and I went down to the tarmac. Everyone was gone except us and the lady from EMRT that walked down with us. As the pilots taxied their planes down the runway to get ready to take off, each pilot waved at the kids. I thought that was very special...and although the kids are probably too young to remember it, I will always remember how friendly those pilots were towards my children. Hopefully we can go back again next year. I know this post is a little picture happy, but I didn't know how to narrow it down. This isn't even 1/4 of the pics I took!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Finally...18 month clothes!!

We finally had to go up to 18 month clothes!! Mac can still wear some 12 month tops, but the pants were just too short. Of course, the 18 month stuff is still large, but it's better than being too small!! I am so excited. This shows that he is catching up to were he should be.