Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome to the world Emma Grace

Jackson and I are so glad to welcome our newest family member Emma Grace Slazinik! We came out to Spokane on Wednesday and we have enjoyed hanging out with the family. Courtney had Emma on Friday, March 20 at 4:40. She came into the world weighing 7 lbs 8 ozs and she is 20 inches long. She looks so great...being a c-section baby pays off. We have been coming up to the hospital to visit with Courtney and Ian. Jackson LOVES Emma. He likes to look at her and give her a little pat on the feet. He walks over to her and says "baby". He also likes to go and look at the babies in the nursery.

Jackson and Kate are having a ball together. They chase after each and make each other laugh. Kate loves to wait for Jackson to get up in the morning and for him to wake up from his nap. She will be the first one to yell "JACKSON"! Jackson does not like it when Kate cries. He feels when she cries he needs to cry also. We are enjoying it in stereo! They are both every excited to have their Honey here. They love their Honey!

In other Jackson news he is learning more words every day! He loves to point out all trees and has learned to say Kate. Or as he calls he "ate". He was quite a trooper on the plane ride out here. This is the first plane ride that Jackson and I have take together. He sat in his own seat and enjoyed looking at the window and pointing out all the planes. He loves planes right now!

Before we came out to Spokane we had an appointment with an ENT to take about options for all of the ear infections that he is having. They have decided that he is going to need to get tubes. We should find out this week when the surgery is going to be. We are hoping that this will help cut down on the number of ear infections that he will have. He developed another one the day that we got out here to Spokane. We had to make a trip to the urgent care clinic and get another round of antibiotics. He is doing well otherwise. I am looking forward to cutting the ear infections back.

We will be heading back to Oklahoma on the 31st of this month.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Emma Grace has arrived!

Well after much drama with Courtney's pregnancy little Emma Grace decided to make her entrance into the world today, March 20, 2009 at 4:40 pm weighting in at 7lb 8 oz and 20 inches long. We have decided that this little girl wanted to make sure that we all knew that she was individual and much different from her sister, Kate. Emma tried to come early at one point and then decided that is she was not going to be allowed to come out when she wanted to than she was going to turn herself around in protest! She did not turn herself back around and ended up coming into the world via c-section. She was beautiful!!! What a difference a c-section baby verses a baby out of the birth canal. She had a perfectly shaped head and had such good coloring.
Jackson was so excited to meet her and loved checking in on her while we were at the hospital. He would talk about all the things that the baby uses and he would worry if he could not find her. He is going to be a great big brother some day!
Don't you just want to eat her up? I made her and Kate matching tutus but could only get Emma to wear it.

I would like to say to Emma; Welcome to this crazy family! I am so excited to watch you grow and spend so much more time with you when you move to Okinawa! Right now I am your only Aunt so I expect to be your favorite. :) I will have anything that you could possibly ever need. I will keep you fully accessorized and will always be here for you to talk to about anything.
Kate, the same thing applies to you too. I know that the way to your heart right now is shoes. And if you are anything like your Aunt that will be the way to your heart ALWAYS!!! You and I have something in common that no one else in the family does....we are both the older sister! I will let you know how to be the best big sister in the world....and also how to pass the blame! :)

I love my two nieces...they are my favorite little girls in the world!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Fitzpatrick's Day!

That is what I use to call it when I was a kid!  I can't wait to pass on all of the great traditions!  This year we were all decked out in our green.  We had Jackson's ENT appointment today to talk to them about the possibility of needing tubes.  They have decided that he is going to be getting them and we are waiting to hear from the surgeon for a date.  They say that it is a very easy and quick surgery so we are hoping that we will be able to schedule it on a day that Steve does not have class or a sim so that he might be able to go with me.  We also drove up to OKC today so because we are taking our flight out tomorrow morning at 7 am headed to Spokane for the birth of Courtney and Ian's baby.  She is scheduled to have a c-section on Friday the 20th because she is a stubborn little girl and she is still breech.   

Monday, March 16, 2009

Many Hats!

Jackson use to HATE wearing hats but this week I think that he has found every hat that we have here with us.  I just thought that I would share a few of the cute photos.  

My favorite!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

So Proud

Today the Major board postings came out. (I am sure that there is a more Military word for it but it is a list of all the Captains that have come due for a promotion). Steve received word that he has been selected to be promoted to Major. This is very exciting for us. The list has come out and Steve has received a line number and they promote in that order. I am not sure what his line number is but it will probably be about a year from now that he will pin on Major. This is very exciting as we will be in Okinawa by then. Steve also learned today that he received a school slot. I am not sure what that will mean for us once we leave Okinawa but we are excited that he will be able to go to school and I am sure have an interesting job.   

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jelly Beans

Jackson is almost sixteen months old and I am proud to say that he eats more healthy than anyone else in this household. I am a sucker for candy and I have tried so hard to not pass this on to my son. However, Easter is around the corner and I love Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans. I bought a bag when we were out at the store the other day and poored them into a bowl to munch on. I placed them on the end table far from Jackson's view and eye sight. I thought that I would treat him to one and let him have one a day for about three days. By then he knew where I was keeping them and he would lean into them and come to the edge of the table and sign please and say "ease". Of course it is super cute but he doesn't need all that sugar and some how the couch and table seperated the other day and Jackson was able to get himself to the bowl and I hear his little fingers grabbing a handful. He was so proud of himself to getting some of the prized jelly beans. I have sense moved them so I don't have to share with him. :) I am going to have to get some jelly beans and keep them so that when we start potty training he will enjoy the prize.

Where is.....?

The other day we were playing with Jackson and we were asking him where is Daddy? Where is Mommy? We asked him where Honey and Papa were and he walked over to the computer and peeked his head around so that he could see the monitor. It is so cute. He loves talking to Honey and Papa on Skype!

Welcome To Oklahoma

We are officially in Altus, OK. It is taking some adjusting on my part but Steve is one week into his training so we are well underway. Steve arrived here at the beginning of February and the other person that was suppose to be in his class didn't show so they pushed Steve to the March class. After a month of waiting he has begun. Although during that time he was able to finish his Masters classes which is great so that he has more time to spend studying and spending time with Jackson.

Jackson is adjusting well also to the change. I have been so impressed with all of the traveling through time zones and living out of a pack-n-play for a month and a half. He is quite a trooper and is sleeping a days he sleeps until about 7:45 and still takes two one hour to one and a half hour naps. He is learning new words everyday. The other day we were in the doctors office and I pointed out a monkey and he said "monty". He is great.
Last night Steve and I took advantage of the CDC offering date night. We were able to drop Jackson off at 6:30 and pick him up at 11:30. We went out to dinner and then went to a movie. We went to see Taken. It was really good.

We are waiting for Courtney to call us tomorrow to let us know what the doctor thinks about the new baby. We will be making our reservations and will be heading out there to meet the newest addition and send some time with the family.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thank You!

The power of prayer has worked again! Ian, Courtney's husband finally made it home last night around 10:30 pm. That was after a broken plane in England and being delayed a day. After many calls and plane rides later he is safely home with his family. The other good news that Courtney got yesterday is that the baby is breech but her doctor is going to give this little drama queen a week to turn herself around. We think that she flipped herself because Courtney has been very stressed out with Ian being gone and this baby trying to make an early exit. We will find out next Monday if the baby has turned or if she will have to have a C-section. We are all glad that things are not has bad as they could be and Courtney is off of her morning bed rest. I am sure that Kate is so glad to have her Daddy home. Welcome Home Ian!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Prayer Request

I know I have a lot to catch everyone up on. But if you read this blog for any reason I have to ask you to say a little prayer for my sister, Courtney. She is pregnant and she has had a whirlwind of a pregnancy. This baby keeps wanting to come early. She has been able to keep her in "her room" and everyday is great for the baby. Today she found out that the baby is breech so she will find out tomorrow what the plan is going to be but the prayer comes here because her husband, Ian, is deployed and they are trying to get him home. He is stuck in England with a broken plane. I am just sad that she is there without any of her family and just wants to have her husband there to hold her hand. They said that if she goes into labor again that they will not stop it this time. I just hope that little baby girl will hold off until her daddy makes it safely onto US soil. I don't want my sister to go through a possible C-section without him. We are waiting to hear from her tomorrow and what the doctor has to say but Jackson and I will probably flying out there on Wednesday. Thank you in advance.



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