Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jackson is 10 months old today!

Jackson is 10 months old today. Wow, the time is flying by. He is growing by leaps and bounds!! He has his well-child checkup next week, so I will let you all know what his weight and height are. He is still nursing, but also takes formula when I'm at work (I don't have enough saved for him). He usually takes about 7 1/2 ounces every 3-3.5 hours. He loves most of his fruit baby foods, but is getting picky about his meat combo dinners. He loves all of his vegetables. Oh, and he loves his little puffs too. He is still pretty much in a feed/play/sleep routine. He is walking everywhere now, so he is getting really active now. He still loves to play in his playpen and watch Baby Einsteins and Wiggles. He usually takes a short nap in the morning and a longer nap in the afternoon. His sleeping at night is sporadic. Sometimes he sleeps all night, but usually wakes up at least two times a night. I don't know why, but it WEARS ME OUT!! I really hope the sleeping gets better soon. Besides the bad sleeping habits, he is a very happy, loving baby. He can say "bye bye", "hi", "mama", "dada", and I think "no". He is trying to say lots more though!! We love you very much Jackson and are so happy you are in our lives.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Watch out---he's walking now!

Jackson took his first steps about 2 weeks ago (9 1/2 months), but now he is really starting to walk everywhere. It is so cute to watch him walk---his little short legs and long body. He gets so excited about walking everywhere. We are now kid proofing the house--Again!! Oh, sorry for the video, I didn't know how to rotate it. You can also see he is quite the little shaker too!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

An update about the Robnett life

I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks, so I wanted to share with you all what has been going on around here. I quit my job on the 3rd of this month. It was kind of a last minute thing. I knew I needed to find something else, and I trusted that God would help me find that great next job. I had worked with this physician for 1 1/2 years. I was basically tired of the crazy things he was doing and the way he was treating me. It was a burden lifted off of me the day I quit. The next day, I was calling around for other job opportunities. To make a long story short, I found another job working 24 hours/week in a family practice clinic in Greenbrier. It is owned by Conway Regional and I will be getting "pirks" and part-time benefits. I'm really excited about that. I will start my new job on February 4th. I am so nervous and hate change, so please keep me in your prayers.

Also, my babysitter called me a couple of weeks ago and told me that she was going to have to quit due to health reasons. She also had started having seizures all of a sudden. I was just so upset because she was so great. I immediately starting calling everyone I knew, but didn't get any response. Then, last Saturday I got a call from an old babysitter (and wonderful friend) that she just found out that a girl she knew was sitting out from college and needed a job. Jami then emailed me and told me she was interested. We interviewed her the next day, and now she is our new babysitter! She will be coming to the house on the days I work to keep the kids. I'm so excited about this and the kids already seem to like her. God is good and we are so blessed to have Jami. I feel a lot better starting my new job when I know my kids will be taken care of.

Since the 3rd, I have truly enjoyed staying home with my kids everyday. I have been treasuring every moment. Jackson is growing so fast and is changing everyday. Brady is getting to be such a big boy. Abigail is loving school and can be a little girly mess!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pics of Chicago trip!

Weekend in Chicago!!!

Friday morning I flew out at 8:15am to Chicago to meet up with Scott. It was his companies annual Christmas party. Scott had been there since Wednesday morning for meetings, but I didn't want to leave the kids that long right now. Anyway, everything went smoothly at the airport in Little Rock and I had a pleasant flight to Chicago-O'Hare airport. Once I got there a co-worker from the company was there at baggage claim to pick me up. It is a pretty big airport, but I managed to find the right claim area (thank the Lord). After stopping by the main office, we met all the wives for our annual ladies luncheon. I can't even remember the name of the restaurant, but it was really good. All the ladies are older than me, but we had a good time visiting. This company is neat in that it is a Christian company and everyone loves the lord. These ladies have a lot of wisdom. After lunch I get a ride to the hotel to rest and to pump (I hadn't had a chance to do that since late Thursday night). Scott finally arrived at the hotel about 2 hours before the party. We then headed off to Charlie and Linda's house (one of the bosses) for appetizers and to visit. You know I love to hear people from Chicago talk. It sounds so neat. They tell us that they love to hear me talk----guess it sounds really country!! After visiting we go to Pete Miller's restaurant for our party. This place is know in Chicago for their steaks and it was fantastic. We had so much fun and LOTS of eating. We finally got back in our hotel for the night at about 11pm.
We slept in on Saturday and his boss Charlie drove us to downtown where we were staying. That was really nice of him b/c it took about 40 minutes to get there and that was record time. The weather was great---high was about low 30's, but not to windy. I was really hoping for some snow, but that didn't happen. Anyway, we decided to have a fun filled day by going to the Shedd Aquarium (which was free for some reason). It was really neat and I'll have some pics for you later. We took pictures of the scenery and Opera's condo. We then took a taxi to Michigan Avenue to see the shops. We have been there before, so we kind of knew where we wanted to go. We went to the Water Tower, which is an awesome mall, then went to Nordstrom's mall where most everything is way to expensive. We tried some Ellie's chocolates which is famous to that area. I about cried when 4 little bitty chocolates were $6.00. But hey, it was CHOCOLATE!!! We then just walked and walked all down Michigan Avenue. It is crazy with all the people and traffic. We went back to our hotel about 4:30 and got ready to go out. We were so tired we decided to just go eat. We walked about 8 blocks in the cold to Shaw's Crabhouse. It is highly rated and it celebrities go there. Well, of course we didn't see any though. Anyway, it was good, but I only had the shrimp. Scott ate all the crab legs and stuff--yuck!!! After supper, we decided to walk back (to burn some calories) and see some sights as we headed to the hotel. It is a beautiful city and so much to see. This was my third time to go and still didn't get to do everything. We had a great time and much needed time for me and Scott. I realized that we need to take more time for us. It is really hard to leave my kids, but I always have a good time. Thank God for our safe travel and stay. I want to thank my parents for keeping my kids. We love you both so much for doing that for us. I KNOW it wasn't easy!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas w/the Robnett family & Scott's mother and family

Last weekend (I know its late) we went to Stuttgart to have Christmas w/Scott's dad Gary, his step-mom Celeste, and Scott's grandparents. We had lots of fun visiting and seeing one of Scott's half brother Casey and his wife. They have a son named Cason who is only 8 days older than Jackson. It was nice to hang out and not be rushed to go anywhere else.

Last Saturday we then went to Dewitt to spend time with Scott's mother Debbie. She is in the nursing home. I will let Scott write in the blog about his mother when he feels like he can without getting too upset. The kids call her "Debbie Debbie". We enjoyed visiting with her and I know she loved seeing the kids. Afterwards, we went to Aunt Sue (Scott's aunt) and Granny Ferguson ( his maternal grandmother) at their house in Dewitt. We had fun hanging out with them as well as some of their cousins Adam and Alden. Jackson also experienced his first popsicle--well he sort just licked on it ( I know I'm strict!!!) Anyway, we had a great time visiting with everyone. We also appreciate all the presents. The kids loved them all!!!