Monday, January 31, 2011

Doctor Visits

Today's daily adventure was to return to the pediatrician's office with both girls. It was loads of consisted of a followup RSV check for Annie (who has been sick with the yucky virus for going on 8 days now) and the second part of Lilly's flu vaccine.

Annie is great. Her ears were healed, her lungs sound clear, she is still hanging on to a cough that sounds truly brutal, but she is in better spirits and I'm convinced, as is our pediatrician, that she is on the mend. Collective sigh of relief...

Lilly spent the morning in creative thought as to how to prevent having to go get her second flu shot. She asked me this morning if she had to get a shot (which she asks every time we have to go to the doctor) and I didn't want to lie to her, so I told her yes, one small one and it would be over. She then wailed (as do I when shots are mentioned). She then over the course of the car ride to the clinic asked me if we could go to Maggie's house, McDonalds, Papa's, or Walmart, in no certain order. All aforementioned destinations seemed a better way to spend one's time than at the doctor's office. Thankfully, Daddy met us at the clinic to lend a hand with the girlies.

Lilly was fine with the idea of shots, once we got there and seemed resigned to the fact that it was going to happen. All went well until the shot nurse came into the room.

Lilly fired questions at the poor lady like a drill sargeant...

"Do you have the shots?"

"Are they big?"

"Do me go first?"

"Will it hurt?"

"Is it a needle?"

And the question of the day that is so truly Lilly was...

"Can you save one of dose for Bubba?"

Yes, ever the good sister she is. This is the girl that would rather bite her brother's fingers off than to share her snacks. I literally had to break them off each other one Sunday at church over a stupid ziploc bag of goldfish crackers, but shots, yes, shots she will gladly share. Ahh, the love of a sister for her brother

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Oh the worry these two little heartbreakers will cause their dear old Daddy some day...

I asked him the other day if he ever thought about their proms, or weddings, etc...he looked a little green and wishes I would never mention it again.

Oh yes, one day some handsome boy will no doubt catch their eyes, but for now, their Hearts Belong to Daddy...

Friday, January 21, 2011


Dear Faithful Readers,
most blogs I read when the say they are behind on blogging they say they are "slackers" lol! I am most certainly behind on my blog but indeed lately I have been anything but a "slacker". We have had so much going on in the Parsley household that I think my best bet is to start current and backdate for my "scrapbooking" purposes. Hmm where to begin...
The latest big news at the Parsley house is that sweet Ann Elizabeth cut her first tooth! We found it on Sunday (the 16th). She had not been sleeping well at all and was very fussy. All three kids were sick with sinus infection type symtoms and she had one as well and ran a fever so I wasn't sure if the fussiness was for the illness or the tooth, probably a little of both. But I think she is working on some more!
Also, on the 13th my baby boy turned seven years old! How on Earth we got here so fast I'll never know!
As his birthday gift we took him to see Monster Jam in Nashville along with my cousins Nick and Brooke and their oldest son, Conner. Needless to say the boys had a blast. We ate at Cracker Barrel and then headed to the event. We ended up being in the front row! We came home with a Grave Digger shirt and some great memories!

Then on his actual birthday Noah wanted to have tacos, so I cooked tacos and make him a birthday cake and we had the grandparents over.
We wrapped up birthday celebrations with Noah having his first ever sleepover on Friday. He invited Evan and Jarrett over to spend the night and the boys had a blast. Travis brought home pizza and they camped out in their sleeping bags in Noah's room. They played a lot of Star wars, watched TV, played their Nintendo DS and rough housed like little boys will do. It was very special to have these two boys over for our first sleepover, because they have all literally been friends since they were born. Now they are all getting so big, but honestly I couldn't have picked any three sweeter boys to spend my evening with. I really liked having our house busy with the sound of happy little boys!

Also for my record here are some facts about Noah on his seventh birthday:
-Noah is all "boy". His loves include, UK, basketball, Star Wars, camo, his new rifle, his Bow, playing outside, and all things animal (He loves to watch Man versus wild with his Dad)
-He LOVES his baby sister and loves to hold her and get her to laugh
-He plays well with Lilly about half the time and the other half they fight (I"m told this is normal)
-He enjoys school but does not love homework
-He is very loving to his family (He is so close to all his grandparents, loves his aunts and uncles, and cousins, and loves to spend time with them)
-He lost his bottom two teeth but most people never noticed, because his permanent teeth had already come in behind his baby teeth!
-He is very particular about his clothing (and would love in jeans and tshirts)
-He is just a great, funny, rambunctious boy!
-Still occasionally mixes up and uses the funniest words (arguvating, frinkles...etc)