Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Julia!

This morning we went to a birthday party for Julia Luck. Her daddy is a clerk also and her mom and I are in a mother's group together. They had lots of yummy food and the children got to make a visor to wear with their name on it. It was so fun! Moseley ran around on the playground with his best buddy Sam Tuck and had a blast.

Mose eating in his cool visor. He is a heat factory, it doesn't take him long to get flushed.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Moseley Lautrec

This is a sample of the art that Moseley did this year at school. They had an artshow at the end of the year to show it off. It was very cute :)

The rain are Mose's fingerprints.

The snow here are fingerprints as are the snowmen.

You can see the rest of his art here!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

18 Month Check-up

I can't believe my little baby is a year and half old. Time has flown. He is such a sweet little boy and does the funniest things. He also repeats just about everything you say. That can be a good thing (or a bad thing). Today's two words are "apple" and "sticker."

We had a Dr's appt today and he is 35" tall and weighs 28 pounds! He is tall and a very healthy eater :)

He had two shots and when she was listening to his heart she noticed a rattle in his chest. She whipped out the oxygen saturation machine and it registered low so she had us on the nebulizer for a few minutes. To say that he hates and is scared of that thing is the understatement of the century. He kicks, screams and violently jerks around to get away from the mask. His oxygen was up though due to the fact that a screaming child inhales more.

In the end she was concerned b/c we have been in several times this year and had to do this. She diagnosed him with "sensitive airways" and prescribed TWO inhalers for home use. I am not looking forward to administering (wrestling) meds to him 6 times a day!

Our next post will be all about our fun weekend in the smoky mountains!!


It's a Miracle!

Kevin taught Moseley to sip through a straw this weekend! Goodbye to toting a sippy cup out to restaurants!!!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A day in the life of . . . ANOTHER Garrison!

I have saved my first blog entry for a very special occasion. I am pleased to announce the arrival of our next child will be on or about 22 December 2008. I know, I know. Everyone wants to know if the new child favors the mother or father? Well, I think the picture speaks for itself. Behold, the next member of the Garrison clan:

I have heard from reliable sources that children tend to ignore their new brothers or sisters. Moseley is no different. He has yet to express the slightest interest in playing with his new sibling and acts as if nothing has changed. Well, my first born, you are in for quite a surprise.

Last but not least, before everyone thinks I deserve all the credit, I'd like to recognize someone without whom this miracle of life would not be possible. Thank you to my wonderful wife for doing the heavy (perhaps more accurately, all) lifting necessary to bring our new child into this world. I love you Jess, and thank you for all you have given me.

Best wishes to all,


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Our Home :)

I am not sure when this was taken, but this is progress on our house! The siding will be painted a darker green with a khaki trim.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Sister is Famous!!

Click here to see Lily's newspaper debut.


My Mother's Day

I had a great Mother's Day. We were in Mobile and saw lots of family which is always great. Moseley was such a sweetie. He got me a gorgeous coffee table cookbook called Tables of Content by the Birmingham Junior League. He also got me some monogrammed cocktail napkins and hostess napkins.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Some Pics of Moseley

Victoria took some pictures of Moseley this weekend in Mobile. I just love these two pictures so much. I can't believe he is one and a half years old!


Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to me!

Moseley made this tile for me at school for Mother's Day. I picked out the tractor theme because I thought it woud be cute for his room next year :) I love his fat feet so this gift was perfect!!


Sunday, May 4, 2008

My Favorite Books (by Moseley)

I LOVE to read. I bring my momma books to read to me day and night. We rarely leave the house these days without a book. These are my favorite books to read. I can pick them out of the stack and also love to flip through them by myself.

Whose Mouse Are You?
I call this book "Mouse." Its about a little mouse who is all alone b/c his family is caught up in some tricky situations. He brings them all home and even gets a new brother. This just so happens to be my Uncle Staples favorite book of all time. When he was little he read this book a ton!

Big Red Barn
Also known as "Barn." This is a story about all kinds of animals and what their day is like living in a barn. At the end the animals go to sleep and I tell them "nigh-nigh." I can point to the "meows," "woowoo's," and the "gee." That's cats, dogs and geese in laymen terms.

Do You Have a Hat?
The "Hat" book is great. It is about a bunch of famous people and their hats. "Walt Whitman had a hat, at times a makeshift table mat..." This book actually came free in a box of cheerios. Even more of winner b/c it was free.

Pat the Bunny
Victoria gave me this book for Easter and I LOVE it. It has a lot of interactive features. I love to feel "daddy's scratchy face" and then feel my real daddy's scratchy face!

If you have a favorite children's book let me know what it is. I am always on the lookout for new books!


Saturday, May 3, 2008


Kevin, Moseley and I went to Wetumpka this afternoon to eat dinner. Casa Napoli had great food but smelled like old people. Moseley was very well behaved and ate almost all of his chicken parmesan. I gave Mose a bite of my whipped cream from my Tiramisu and he went nuts. He loved it!


Friday, May 2, 2008

We have found our Keds!

Hooray, hooray! I won't be going into any detail as I feel pretty dumb but let's just say they got "put away." Hehe.