Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flat Ironed at Age 5!

Let me preface this with Luke HATES his curly hair. I, personally, think it is adorable and just goes with his bubbly personality. His hair gets the attention of everyone we meet whether in a restaurant or Walmart. Older women especially love to tell him how gorgeous his hair is and how they would love to have hair like his. He gets so frustrated by these comments. It doesn't help the situation any that no one in his class has curly hair except him. Now that I've brought you up to speed let me tell you about the title "Flat Ironed At Age 5!"

We took Luke to get a hair cut and he asked the hairstylist if she would make his hair straight. She said that if Mommy said it was okay she would do it. I told her it was fine. We had just left the doctor's office where Luke had received 5 (YES, I SAID 5!!) SHOTS. 4 were his boosters for his blue form and then the flu shot. If my baby wanted straight hair and it would help his feelings and his boo-boo's then give that boy straight hair. Tori, proceeded to flat iron Luke's hair. I got tickled thinking what 5 year old gets their hair flat iron. When she was through I felt like I was looking at Justin Bieber's younger brother - LOL!!! Luke LOVED his hair. Honestly, I think he enjoyed his hair more than anything he received for Christmas. He even asked if we could wait to wash his hair so that everyone at school could see his straight hair. Unfortuntaly, school was closed for Christmas holidays so we have had to wash his hair :(

I had to take a picture to capture this day of straight hair. After I took the picture I realized how much he looks like his daddy. I always knew he looked like David but with straight hair the resemblence was unreal. Below is a picture of David. I know there is another picture somewhere (but I can't locate it) of David that looks even more like Luke. But you can still see the resemblence in the picture below.

Do you think they look alike??? Let me know what you think - leave me a comment...

HAPPY 5th B'DAY LUKE...I'm behind AGAIN...

We had Luke's 5th b'day party at Pump It Up. I was 37 weeks pregnant and I figured this was the easiest way to handle his party. If Eli had decided to come early I had everything planned and done - all anyone had to do was take Luke to his party. Luckily, Eli decided to stay tucked in toasty and warm and didn't make his grand arrival until his scheduled delivery date. However, there was NO JUMPING for mommy this year!!!!!! I did good to just get a few pictures :(
I had to post this picture. Here is one of the dad's with a battle scar from the party!!!

This year's theme.... SPIDERMAN!

The loot!!! We brought our presents home to open them. I learned my lesson last year. It is total chaos with a bunch of kiddos trying to see who gave what and did this go w/ that... this year it was just us and immediate family back at our house to watch the gifts being opened.

Thanks to everyone who came to Luke's party and we missed those of you who were unable to attend. Luke loved every one of his presents.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Introducing......Eli Abston

Here is my sweet baby boy - Eli... He weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.... It was so great to finally meet you....The shocker - he has HAIR!!! Luke was fair skinned and bald. Eli has an olive tone and a fair amount of dark hair.
First, of all let me say thank you to my wonderfully sweet hubby who secretly posted the night before our c-section. He is such an amazing husband and father and I thank God above daily that he is all mine forever and always.
Luke loves his little brother. He was so excited to meet him. Our nurse, Karen, was AMAZING. She took such good care of me and then when we got back to our room she took the extra time to let Luke help her give Eli his first bath. Luke was truly fulfilling his role of big brother by helping out that day. Karen gave Luke a rag and told him to work on his end (the hind end....) and she would work on her end (the head and fragile end..). I couldn't have had a better nurse or delivery that day.
Our family is now complete with all of my boys. I love being the mother to all boys and getting to watch them grow and learn from their dad. It melts my heart when I see Luke and David interacting together and now I will get to watch Eli learn from both David and Luke.

I will have more pics to post later but these were just a few that I got from David's mom's camera...Hope you enjoy our new little miracle.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Night Before the C Word

Before all this begins, let me inform everyone that this is not Heather, but her loving Husband. I told her that I wanted to post from the perspective of the man, the father, the husband, the one that most of you talk about but never let on here. So, as a warning, this may be more masculine than most are use to, just grab a cold drink, have a seat and enjoy the ride. Twas the night before the C-Section, ah yes, it has finally come, the day of the year that we have all been waiting for. Well, at least those of us in the Abston clan. Looking back to March when I though my lovely wife was just showing her affection to her newly promoted hubby, I am now able to see that she was laying the ground work to her sinister plan, and once again , feeling used, I find I am just a pawn in this game. It has been a pretty good pregnancy, and I'm not just saying that because I'm the guy. The only thing that I can't seem to get Heather to understand is that I love her being pregnant. I don't mean that I would like to keep her like that constantly, just that pregnant women are beautiful and sexy. Now, before all of you think I'm some kind of freak, its not like I stand outside windows peeping in at pregnant women. It's a bunch of thing all rolled into one: you are carrying something that we made together, it is a little piece of perfection that has the best and the worst of both of us, it's another little mouth to say the word "Daddy", the rolling over, the walking, and yes all the diapers and spitting up and all that, but you look past it because this child is a symbol of our love, and that is beautiful, and that makes you beautiful. Now to the sexy part. Most women talk of the pregnancy glow. Let me tell you, guys don't see glow, crap, most of us are color blind. If we can't see colors how are we supposed to see a glow (side note- I am not colorblind, they test us for that). When you throw all the beautiful stuff in with the shapely body of a pregnant woman, you can't help but find her sexy. Plus, you have to figure that at some point she had a wild night that got her into this situation. Once again, remind yourself that this is a guy talking, don't worry, you'll make it through it. I also know that with pregnancy comes nesting. Nesting is awesome, the house is so clean that you could.... well, its just clean. I have been waiting for the nesting to kick in, and waiting, and waiting. Two days before the c-section my wonderful wife begins to nest, cleans the entire house to the point of almost dropping the baby out a few times, and I miss it cause I'm at work. I think this is another part of her sinister plan, just because she knows I've been waiting. Well, I guess I need to head to the bed, we have to be at the hospital at 5. Wait, that's another thing, 5 in the morning, at a catholic hospital. I know some catholics, they don't do anything at 5 in the morning, why in the world do we have to be there if they ain't gonna be there. I mean this is the same place that babies come from; ANNOUNCEMENT- he's been in there for 9 months, I think he can wait till 7:30. Who am I kidding, I probably won't sleep tonight anyway. OK, I have ranted long enough. In closing I would like to leave a little message to my beautiful and sexy wife; thank you. Thank you for who you are, and for what you have helped make me, and for making my two wonderful little boys. You are the greatest Wife, Lover, Friend, and Mother to my sons, and I thank God everyday for you. I know that we can conquer anything as long as we have each other. I love you more each day, and when I'm with you, forever is never that far away. I love you Baby.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Halloween 2010 (better late than never!!)

A beautiful butterfly and Spidey

Shot #2

I believe Ayralyn's mom told me the costume came from Walmart - It was really pretty all the way down to her shoes. You had to watch the wings - they could put an eye out and almost did several times - ha ha!!

We celebrated Halloween 2 nights. I "assumed" (mistake #1) that everyone would naturally trick or treat on Saturday. I mean after all Halloween fell on Sunday this year and I always thought growing up we celebrated on Saturday if that happened. Our neighborhood didn't participate until Sunday so.... luckily Veterans Park hosted a Saturday night treak or treat complete with a hayride and candy. So we trick or treated on Saturday night at the park and then Sunday night Ayralyn came back over and we went door to door in our neighborhood. I was around 33 weeks pregnant but I was a trooper. I think I held up better than Luke. He was a tired little boy after 2 nights of fun for Halloween.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Big Brother/Little Brother Shirts

I was wanting Luke and Eli to have cute shirts that said "Big Brother" and "Little Brother" on them. Everything I had seen on-line wasn't cute at all. Luckily, through a friend at work I found Stacey.

I emailed Stacey and went to her blog and together we came up with something that I think is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I can't wait to take pictures of my boys wearing their shirts. Go to Stacey's blog/website below and check out these adorable little shirts.

If anyone is looking for applique and/or monogrammed clothing, please contact Stacey. You can email her through her blog site. She did a great job and her prices are great too! I will be going to back to her for any future items... THANKS STACEY!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Halloween for School

Luke attends a church preschool. They only can dress as farmers for Halloween... Here is farmer Luke. This has been our "go to" outfit for the last 3 years.... Each year I'm able to find a pair of overalls and a shirt at a local consignment shop. My baby will go off to "big school" next year so this was his last year as a farmer.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

35 weeks

Finally, I posted something current!!!!!

Maybe I will get to posting a few Halloween pics before too long - man, I'm so behind. I blame it on the pregnancy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Baby Shower for Eli

The cake was so yummy and so cute.....

Thanks Morgan for the adorable diaper cake

My sweet hostesses (from L to R) Morgan, Whitney, Jenny, Tammie and April

The loot!!! Eli really racked up. I can't believe how much we received. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. Thanks to April for suggesting a shower. I was originally against it but in the end I had such a great time and it was so much fun.

Luke and Eli's Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers

I thought this was sweet with Luke kissing my tummy

Me and my sweet boy. I can't believe he is going to turn 5 in a couple weeks. Where has the time gone?

The Abston boys - Luke had a baseball game the day of my shower. It was a fun boys day. We girls had a blast too!!

The fam... I really should have pulled the dress down a little. Looks like it had ridden up a bit by the end of the day - ha ha!!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who had a hand in my shower. David and I are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. Thank you for all the sweet gifts and for taking the time to come. I know everyone's lives are hectic in 2010 but thank you for taking a little part of your day and sharing it with us.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

28 and 30 weeks

I am WAY behind on posting. Especially since I am in my 34th week right now. I hope to post a more recent BIGGER belly shot soon. Above is my 28'ish week picture.

This is my 30 week picture.

I am going to try and post some pics from my baby shower that a few friends threw for me...stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

David's 32nd b'day

David's b'day was September!!! I'm a terrible wife and blogger that it has taken me this long to post these pictures. David played in a golf tournament at Shoal Creek on his b'day - his b'day present to himself - lol! Luke and I made him a b'day cake to celebrate that night.

David, Luke and I love you with all of our hearts. You are a wonderful husband and father. I hope you had a wonderful birthday on the golf course!!!!!!!!! XOXOXO

Luke copied my "dad"...He did a great job!

Helping blow out the candles of course.

David's goody package for the tournament had AL and AU nightshirts in it. Luke had to put on one. If you look at Luke's hair it looks like he has bed head - nope, that's just his natural everyday look!

Posing proudly with his cake.
Let us not forget to get a picture of our cool tatoo with the cake....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Eli's 4D Ultrasound (30 weeks)

This is the best "action" shot we got... He wasn't too cooperative. Is this a sign of our future??? When I got up at 5:00 a.m. that morning he was going nuts... I guess by 8:00 he was too sleepy to perform and decided to yawn - it was cute though.

You can see his face, arm and hand here. Above in orange tone is Eli...
Below here is Luke at 29 weeks... there is some resemblence??? (I couldn't get Luke's pic to rotate you will have to turn your head..)

Snoozing I suppose.... My mom said he looked like goldilocks because you can see the cord wrapped around the top of his head like he has braids!!