Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Parker's First Aggie Event...Muster

Parker had his first official Aggie event on April 21, 2011.  We attended the Williamson County Aggie Muster in Georgetown.   And he finally got to show off some of his Aggie apparel!

"Softly Call the Muster...."

A little history on Aggie Muster...

Aggies gathered together on June 26, 1883 to live over again their college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon the drill field and classroom. Eventually the annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas Independence on San Jacinto Day – April 21st. Over time the tradition has changed, but its very essence has remained “If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.” Muster is celebrated in more than four hundred places worldwide, with the largest ceremony on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Aggie Muster as we know it today is credited to E. E. McQuillen ’20, who served as the Executive Secretary of The Association of Former Students. It is fitting that he was honored to serve as the first Campus Muster speaker.

The committee was recognized as a student organization in 1950. Like the tradition itself, the committee has transcended the eras and events throughout its history and remained true to the timeless ideals of Muster. The Muster Committee is responsible for organizing and planning every aspect of the tradition, from speaker to barbeque, awareness to the Roll Call – this committee continues the livelihood of this great tradition year after year. The committee falls under the discretion of the Student Government Association. The 2010 Muster Committee is composed of twenty three committee members, six sub-chairs, and one chair. Their tasks vary among the five subcommittees: Awareness, Programs, Roll Call and Families, Speaker Selection, and Special Operations.

Muster is a time to look to the past, present, and future…not only to grieve but to reflect and to celebrate the lives that connect us to one another. A gesture so simple in nature yet so lasting in spirit, Muster is the lasting impression every Aggie leaves with us; it reminds us of the greatness that lies within these walls, of the loyalty we possess, of the connection that binds us, and of the idea that every Aggie has a place of importance – whether they are present in flesh or spirit.


Arrival of Mark Thomas Hebert!

On Tuesday, April 19th, we welcomed the newest member of the Hebert family...Mark Thomas the III.  He arrived around lunch time and weighed 8 lbs 2 oz.  Parker's fourth cousin already!  When Patrick got off work, we hopped in the car and drove to San Antonio to see the little one.  He almost made it the whole way there without crying, but the last ten minutes were brutal.  Thomas was such a cutie...he had adorable chubby cheeks and a button nose.  He didn't have as much hair as Parker but he definitely had some :)  It was a quick visit and back in the car we went. Can't wait to see him again and get a pic of the two baby Hebert's...they wouldn't allow Parker in the room : (

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Parker's First Month (Pictures)

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One Month Old

I am a few days behind and it is not because I don't have the time...it's because I am really slow typing with one hand!  My other hand is usually holding Mr. Parker :)  Parker had his 1 month check-up on Monday and all was good.  He gained 2 lbs. in just two weeks...my little boy likes milk!  Here are his stats...

Doctor's Appointment 4/11/11
Weight:  9 lbs 0.5 oz
Height:  22 3/4 inches
Head Circumference:  15 1/2 inches

The first month has flown by, as will the rest of our lives from here on out probably.  Yes, the days can get a little monotonous and at points you just run out of ideas to make them stop crying, but it is all so worth it.  When he occasionally makes good eye contact with me, turns his head during tummy time, or starts to crack a smile, it makes each day and loss of sleep worthwhile.  Actually I can't complain too much, I have a pretty laid back baby.  This past week we finally bought him a SwaddleMe by Summer Infant and ever since he is sleeping 6-8 hours at night.  Yahoo...so far so good...I will keep my fingers crossed.  He still sleeps with us about half the night...more for convenience with nursing.  He is still wearing newborn size onesies, but it won't be long and he will be in the 3 month size.  I like to call Parker my little space heater because he is always so hot.  He sweats at night and anytime he is touching me...I'm always cold so I don't mind :)  Parker is starting to like bath time as long as he is in a good mood when we start the bath...much better than those cold sponge baths.  He is starting to smile more and more and I think he got his Daddy's dimples...yeah!  He also still has all the hair he was born with.  Everyone kept telling me it would fall out but so far so good. 

This past weekend Daddy was on his CRHP retreat at our church so Parker, Sully, and I headed to Hallettsville to visit with Nana (since Pops was on his ACTS retreat).  We got some good Nana time and then Grandma Hebert came on Saturday for the afternoon to visit.  Let's just say Parker got spoiled all weekend :)