Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

I'm so far behind on blogging that I don't even know where to start.  My goal is to try and blog about 3 times/week until I catch up.
We had a great Christmas with the boys despite all the sickness we had.  One of the events we did was The Southern Lights - it's a drive through Christmas lights display at the Horse park.  We parked and checked out some of the events.  They have a beautiful huge decorated tree.
I forgot a hat for Beckett so he had to wear Brian's and kind of looked like an elf.
The boys got to see Santa.  Hudson was pretty excited and Beckett was quite the observer.
We got to ride around on this train.
We crammed into the little boxes, it was so fun.
The next weekend we drove to a Christmas tree farm and picked out our Christmas tree.  Poor Beckett, I didn't realize he looked so uncomfortable.

Our beautiful tree
Me and my boys
We hosted an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party the next weekend.  I made Brian's sweater.  I'm a sweaty mess.
We had planned on being in Indiana for a week, but Hudson got the flu the first night being there so we packed up and came home after 1 day.  Thankfully no one else got sick.
Even the flu couldn't hold Hudson down from opening presents at Gigi and Grandpa's
We spent A LOT of money on our Christmas tree and we let Hudson decorate it and all of the ornaments ended up on the bottom.  I tried to slowly spread them out, but then I realized I loved how he decorated it and left it after that.
Christmas morning
Santa left some nice presents for some good boys.
We're so thankful for the birth of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas.  Such a sweet time of year.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy 5 months!

Happy 5 months!
It's been another rough month of sickness, but you handle it pretty well.  You've been sleeping in your carseat because you just can't breathe, which has also caused you to not sleep well at night.  We're all exhausted.  We're so ready for you to continually sleep through the night.  We're also ready for everyone in the house to be healthy for a long stretch of time.  
The day before your 5th month birthday, you started turning from your stomach to your back.  You are so grabby now a days, also.  You desperately want the remote and our phones.  You still enjoy your play mat and your bouncer, you tolerate your bumbo for a few minutes, and you tolerate your stomach for a few minutes.  You love Sophie the giraffe.  You like being read to.  You like being carried and have become less tolerant sitting in your bouncer.  You LOVE your brother and have really started laughing at him.  He still loves you and enjoys holding you for a couple of minutes at a time. He's very proud of you and still calls you "Baby Beckett"
I think you're about 17.5 pounds.  You are still getting only breastmilk and eat 5-6 x day and take about 30-35 ounces.  You are wearing size 2 diapers during the day and 3's at night.  Naps are okay, especially if you're in your carseat.  The first and second naps are about 1-1.5 hrs and the third is about 30 minutes, but sometimes you only nap for 10 or 15 minutes, you're definitely not consistent.  You go to bed about 7:30 and usually wake up once or twice throughout the night and then wake up about 7.  You travel in the car very well.
Here you are reaching for the camera
I still think you might be the smiliest baby I've ever been around, and everyone comments on how happy you are.  You squeal and squawk a lot.   You love having someone talk to you and maintain eye contact.
Not feeling very well in this picture
My cute little elf.   My mom got you this adorable outfit.  I love it!!!!!
You so desperately wanted to eat the strand of lights.  
Happy 5 months to our sweet, happy, pleasant Baby Beckett!  We love you so much and pray for you daily and know God has big plans for you! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Just Some Random Pictures

I've been trying to get some pictures of Beckett lately in some of my favorite clothes.  He's growing so fast that they are getting small very quickly.  I had to squeeze him into this sweater.  Poor thing was so uncomfortable, but smiled for me,anyway.  I couldn't get the inside shirt buttoned.
This is the outfit that Hudson wore home from the hospital.  Makes me happy to see Beckett in it,but sad to think of how big Hudson has gotten.
"Lunch time yet?"
Such a little sweetie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday!


Happy 3rd Birthday!  We hope you have a great day!  You are so full of life and spunk.  You've kept us on our toes these past 3 years.  You have such a kind, sweet heart with a bit of stubbornness in there, too, well, more than a bit.   You love playing with us and having our attention.  You love to help me cook and clean and you love to help your Daddy build and fix things.   You adore your Daddy and love every minute that you're around him.  You love being our little helper.  You love arts and crafts and painting.  You love school and have learned so much.  You have memorized Proverbs 3:5 and Psalm 46:10.  You like walks and playing outside, especially playing with bubbles, the hose, your swing set, and swimming.  You are nearly potty trained, except for nighttime.  You ask a lot of questions - "Where is God?  Where is heaven?  How does Jesus live in your heart?  Why doesn't Jesus wear shoes?  Will you be sad when I'm big? ..."  You make us laugh daily.  Your love language is physical touch and quality time, you love to be kissed and hugged and spending all your time with us.  You sleep about 11.5 hrs at night and have dropped you nap, which makes me sad.  You have been such a great big brother and love Beckett so much.  We're so proud of how you have adapted to having a new person in the house.  We pray that you two will be best friends.  We're so thankful for you and pray for you daily.  We know God has big plans for you.   

You had a Captain America/Superheros themed party at Gigi and Grandpa's house.   It was fun planning it.

Yummy cupcakes and snacks
Grandpa and Gigi made and decorated the cupcakes - they were so cute!!!

Eating the frosting first, a boy after my own heart
Present time!

Family picture

Some Outtakes:
Being shy
"Mommy, look!  A plane!"
"No, I don't have my hands in my pants."
"Am I done, yet?"
Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!  We love you!  

Friday, November 14, 2014


We vacationed with my parents in Florida back in October and had a blast!  The weather was perfect and no crowd whatsoever.  I think October may be our new favorite time to go.  Warning!  Picture overload.
Ahh...just so gorgeous and peaceful!
We had lunch at Sharky's one day.  Yum!!!
Beckett wearing Grandpa's Colts hat.
We were always one of the first people out on the beach.

Love this picture of my little guy
Love this picture of two of my boys
Hudson dug a hole that he enjoyed falling into
Enjoying a little couch time after lunch
Vacationing with a 3 month old was not that easy, but we still had a blast.  
Hudson caught a little fish in his bucket and was so proud of himself - poor fish got squished to death
Brian, Hudson and my Dad trying out the boogie board
Family beach picture attempt
Dinner at Pineapple Willy's.  We had a delicous dinner on the pier
Love this picture of Beckett, Brian and my Dad
Crazily, we ended up in Florida the same time as two of our best friends from Indiana.  We were able to meet up for lunch and hang out for a couple of hours.  It was such a sweet little blessing seeing them.  Drew, Addie, Sheri, and Brad -we love you all!!!
I really wish I had gotten a little better picture -looks a little foggy.
My Dad floated around the pool with Beckett
So Gorgeous
View from our condo
I Love Florida!
We played miniature golf one day.  
Real looking fake crocodiles at mini-golf
Yearly beach photos
My sweet parents
Not so great picture of Beckett

My parent's watched the boys one night for us and we got to take a nice date.  We ate at an amazing waterfront restaurant.  Brian got the lobster mac and cheese and it was so delicious and I got the lobster and it was also delicious.
Snuggling with my little guy
Dinner with my parents.  Hudson was super excited to get his picture taken.
The outdoor mall had a mini-theme park.  We took Hudson on the ferris wheel and he loved it.
Then, my dad and I took Hudson on the scrambler and he LOVED it!!
We had a great vacation!