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!