I am not sure what has sparked all of these thoughts and questions... (on a side note, Jack had a rough day at school yesterday and my frustration level was high...but, tonight, he made up for it!) Tonight, Jack asked to see pictures of our wedding...and after looking through them, we had this conversation as he was getting ready for bed:
Jack: Thanks for showing me the pictures from when you were married.
Here is the little guy I wrote about earlier...Isn't he tiny and perfect! Talan Rayce Smith Here is an update from his mom (plus, I added a link to his page...under Sites I Love to Visit): Talan is 56 days, or 33 weeks or 8 weeks adjusted. He is doing well. He weighs 1470 grams which is 3 lbs 4 oz. Last Saturday he was taken off oxygen with room air. Which is a HUGE accomplishment. I am so proud of my little over acheiver. Monday he was dressed in a football outfit, along with his ex 25 week buddy Beckett next to him. In honor of Monday night football. They are partners in crime! Yesterday Kiis FM was broadcasting from CHOC lollipop radio station inside the front lobby of the hospital. It was insance with Ryan Seacrest and all kinds of celebrities. Tim was able to get onto the radio and talk to Ryan. Ryan gave a shout out to "Talan in room 209" LOL. It was also rebroadcasted today. A lot of the nurses and staff were walking up to me yesterday and today saying they heard Tim on the radio. That was great.
Ken reminded me that I didn't post about our encounter with Entourage's Rex Lee (Lloyd) on our way home from Ohio this summer. Granted, it was cool to meet him and take a picture (gotta love Jack's blue tongue!)...but, I think that I have big expectations about meeting celebrities at the airport. I mean, how can anyone top meeting Dr. McDreamy?
Much to the happiness of her Poppa, Molly went to her first football game on Friday. The game was held at the new stadium at my old high school...yes, my fellow eagles, Estancia now can really play HOME games at home...Molly was less concerned about the game and more concerned about looking darling in her hat...
This post has NOTHING to do with our family...but I feel very compelled to share. I met up with a girlfriend last week. We have known each other since the 2nd grade. While not "best" friends, we were definitely friends... She just (well, about a month ago) had her baby boy...at 25 weeks. Talan weighed in at 1 lb. 12 oz, 11.5 inches... I met up with her at CHOC, where Talan has made amazing progress...he is the ultimate fighter. He is way over 2 pounds now...and has the sweetest little face I have ever seen. Everything about him is little. Everything about him is perfect. So, if you believe in prayer, consider adding this family to your list. They are so strong...
waiting for the tram creating a fancy PB&J (our favorite thing to order!)
Molly shows off her shirt...and title of Miss Chievous The highlight for Jack was the Honda Asimo Show. We had just seen a tv show about this robot...and had no idea they had it at Innoventions (another bonus!)
The highlight for me...This view as I pushed the stroller...
was good! Second day was great! Once Jack came to realize that I would not be having lunch with him (like I did in summer school) things became much better... He told Nana it was "awesome" and that his favorite thing was storytime because "Ms. Joo reads funny stories".
We celebrated our first 2 days with dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe. When we got home, around 7:00, Jack said, "Mom, I know it's not time yet, but I am ready for bed". I didn't argue with that one!