Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Time 2011

I'm really enjoying all my time with Charlie. He is my biggest accomplishment and greatest reward of my life. I love him more and more everyday. I am so proud of Dick for the great husband he has always been and the best father he has become. I'm grateful for the hard work that he does so that I'm able to stay home and raise our child. These boys are my loves! I'm really finding that once you take time (once you get the time to) slow down and enjoy the little things in life..those are the ones you will make memories with and cherish. Just yesterday, we (finally!!) got some rain. I ran outside with Charlie and he giggled as the cold and wet raindrops fell on his head. It was the sweetest thing. I realized it was the first time he had ever felt the rain. I love watching him play with toys, flip them over, turn them upside down, pull on them, pick them up and drop them and just discover new things. Here are a few pics of him watching Daddy mow the grass for the first time. I thought the loud noise of the lawn mower, blower and weed eater would scare him, but he just giggled away. He banged on the window for Daddy's attention and was waving like crazy. Happy Friday all! ** pic to come later, there is an error everytime I try to download**

Friday, June 17, 2011


I am getting more ADHD as I age. Or maybe it's that and a combination of being a SAHM that makes me crave home projects. Charlie takes two naps a day for 2 hours & I suppose while he is on such a great schedule I feel the need to accomplish things I've been wanting to tackle while I can. Today I am repainting charlie's book shelf, choosing kitchen paint color & rearranging furniture. We painted out kitchen once and I am not onto the color anymore. I'm hosting another party tomorrow so in between all that im making my sausage cheese balls at some point. You'd think after a week of playing and swimming in Oxford, id be dead tired, but I just can't lay around. Sunday, we are having the dads over for a father's day dinner so I've committed myself to finishing the kitchen before that. Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blog app

I just downloaded a free blogging app so i can update mine using my phone. It won't let me upload pics, does anyone have another app they recommend? Otherwise, it's hard to make time for it. I'm too busy cleaning house & chasing charlie! Ha.
Oh& soon I'll be taking online courses to become certified as a real estate agent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Push Present

I hate the title of this post...but is what it is!!

Dick told me that he heard through the grapevine that he's supposed to buy a gift once the baby is born. I did not argue. Chalon was in town one weekend and we casually bracelet shopped. I picked out a David Yurman bracelet and even though I had the jeweler write down the bracelet info on a card for dick, i truly never thought twice about it. I also forgot about it and never gave dick the card. Fast forward two weeks after Charlie was born and Dick walked in with a gift. To my surprise, he bought it! Aside from my wedding ring, I've never owned anything so nice. It's so special because it has Charlie's birthstone on it. He did good considering he had no help. Great job honey!

(ps-let it be known the picture was saved in my computer titled "bomb bracelet" -ha)

One Month Picture

We've made it a month and beyond! Yes, I said "we". Charlie wouldn't be growing and thriving if it weren't for his parents caring for him-ha! We are doing great. Charlie is such a great baby and he makes us feel like we are doing something right and its boosting our confidence as parents. Again, I give him all the credit. He is a good sleeper and eater. I couldn't ask for a happier baby.

Our dogs have been very curious about Charlie the first few days he was home. Now, they are indifferent about him. Although I did put Charlie in his bassinet so I could shower real quick one day last week. He started crying and I quickly tried to finish things up in the shower. While I was still in the shower, my smallest dog, Mosely, ran into the bathroom and started wimpering. Guess the baby's cry stressed him out. It was real sweet.

Fortunately, Dick's work has been going excellent. Once the middle of the month hit, Dick was already near 400 percent of his quota. It's definately allowed him to be more flexible and help me out more during the week this month. Not to mention the compensation he will get will come in handy with hospital bills!

Well my new favorite show, Modern Family, is on...gotta go! I'll leave you with Charlie's one month picture.. Too cute!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Charles David Dickinson

Tuesday, August 31st at 4:00pm weighing 6lbs 10 ounces at 19 1/4 inches sweet Charlie made his entrance into this world! We are smitten with our beautiful blessing!! My life is forever changed and I couldn't be happier :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 30th is the day!

Today, I had a sweet friend treat me to lunch and pay me a visit! I was so happy to have the company and catch up with her. While we were hanging out, I got an unexpected call from the doctor's office. It was my nurse and doctor calling to tell me the new plan. Tomorrow's weekly appt was cancelled. I'll have a sonogram Thursday to monitor the baby. I will go back next Monday and Thursday for 2 more sonograms. They watch him kick me to check for muscle development, they monitor his heart, measure him (head, feet, etc), get an approximate weight and we watch his little mouth move and practice breathing on his own. Then I'm off to triage for blood pressure and weight check. The following Monday, August 30th, I'll be induced!! At that point, I'll be 38 weeks 1 day. Sounds good to me!! Dick and i are excited! When I think of everything we have been through to arrive at this moment, the birth of our son, it gets me very emotional. Words cannot describe!!! Have a great week everyone!