Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fire Station


Sam has been wanting to go to the Fire station for the longest time.  He talks about it every time we pass it.  Captain Britton is married to one of my friends that I teach with.  She arranged for Sam to get the special treatment:)  Thanks so much guys!  He already wants to go back.IMG_4437





Back to Normal


Well things are back to normal…thank goodness.  All babies are well, Mrs. Sandra is back, and my sanity has returned..ha! 

Last weekend E and I went to Memphis to celebrate Katy’s birthday with a bunch of our friends.  We stayed at the Peabody and I got to sleep in a little.  It was my first night away from both babies.  I had been away from Bax when Sawyer was in the hospital.  Nonna came and stayed with the kids…thanks Nonna!


The babies are looking at each other all the time.  I love it, I could sit for hours and watch them.  I can’t wait to continue to watch them interact as they get older.  IMG_4398

These are some pics from Sheridan.  Sam was so proud he had dressed himself…notice his shorts on backwards.IMG_4397 Sweet Sawyer feeling better:)


IMG_4430Sam goofing around our house.  One cool dude!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Feels Like Summer

IMG_4407 Yesterday we went to Jac Jac’s for the day.  We usually spend most of our summer there and this was our first time this year.IMG_4410 Sam is doing so good swimming and jumping in!




Blake and Z-Money_MG_4421 It wouldn’t be a Vaught Family Fest without Uncle Jackie and his watermelon._MG_4419 When we were in Sheridan my mom tried to put Sam down for a nap and he didn’t want to go.  She told him, “five more minutes”.  Now anytime I try to get him to go to bed or leave somewhere he says, “two more minutes”.  Not quite sure why he changed it to two, but he said it a million times when I tried to get him to leave the pool.

Jack Williams


We have been in Sheridan for a while getting over all of this sickness.  Before our hospital stay we had a great weekend.  Sam, Audra, and I went out to the Country Club for the Jack Williams Golf Tournament.  My dad has played in this tournament for as long as I can remember.  We went out and played around on the putting green waiting for him to come in._MG_4385



_MG_4378 We also enjoyed some pool time at Jan Jan’s.IMG_4360 Sam jumping to Jessie B.  Below is her precious daughter Caroline.IMG_4363



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Children's Hospital

I mentioned I wish my kids would get well, yeah not so much. Last Thursday the kids and I came to Sheridan. Saturday I noticed Sawyer seemed warm. He had a rough night and by Sunday morning he was burning up. I called and got him in to the Children's Hospital after hours clinic. Mom kept Sam and Bax for me and Audra went with me to take him. By the time we arrived his temp was almost 104. They did some blood work and gave him some Tylenol. They sent us over for a chest x-ray (which is the strangest looking thing ever)! When we made it back to the clinic his temp was down to 100 and all the tests looked good. They sent us home and told me if his fever came back up to call. So I dropped Audra off and we went back to moms. Later in the afternoon his fever was back to 103.9 so I called them back. He was crying every time we moved him, which concerned them so they told us to take him to the ER. So, I picked Audra back up (who by the way may never have kids after the day I put her through) and we headed back to the hospital. They immediately took us back and did more blood work and test. His fever was 105 and they decided to do a spinal tap and give him an IV. This was by far the hardest day I have had in a LONG time. His heart rate was REALLY high so they admitted us to the hospital and we stayed two nights. We are back at moms now and he is doing great. He just had a BAD virus and is no longer running fever.
This is my calm sweet boy and he had been SO UPSET, broke my heart. He felt so bad! These are pics I took with my phone, once he was feeling so much better (day 3). I was a nervous wreck up to this point.

Mrs. Donna came and stayed with us in the hospital. I couldn't have made it by myself.

Thanks Mrs. Donna, Mom, and Audra for helping me through this terrible time.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

4 Months


This post is a little late.  The babies turned 4 months old May 29th.  They are growing so fast and are so much fun.  They are smiling and cooing and taking everything in.  They love to look at each other and to watch Sam._MG_4351 Baxley:

  • Weighs 12lbs. 15 oz. and is in the 28 percentile
  • She is in the 51 percentile in height
  • She wears size 6 months clothes and size 2 diapers
  • She eats 5oz. every 3 hours and sleeps through the night
  • She still loves to be held
  • She rolls all over the place
  • She never takes her eyes off of you
  • She has the longest eyelashes
  • She loves to stand and constantly moves


  • Weighs 16lbs. 15 oz. and is in the 79 percentile.  He is 4 pounds bigger than sissy
  • He is in the 71 percentile in height
  • He wears size 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers
  • He eats 6-7oz. every 3 hours and sleeps through the night
  • He smiles and laughs all the time
  • He only really cries when he is hungry
  • He talks all the time
  • He is fat and happy and is getting hard for me to carry:)
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Around the house

Mrs. Sandra had surgery yesterday so I have just been hanging out at the house with all 3 kids.  We took the babies for their check-up yesterday and Dr. S thought they should be better by now so she gave them a different antibiotic.  I am so ready to get these kids well!

I am taking Sam to the Library this afternoon for Brian Kinder and the summer reading program.  IMG_4194





What am I going to do with this boy???IMG_4338

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Sunday we had the babies baptism. It was so nice and we are so blessed to have such a wonderful family that always supports us. After the ceremony we headed to Mottie’s for desserts.

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