Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bluegrass Fair 2015

Yesterday we went to the Bluegrass Fair.  It was a lot of fun.  It was kid's day, so we went with a group and got in for $7 total and spent $3 on 3 corn dogs.  We had a blast for only spending $10.  It was the only day in the past 30 days that didn't rain and was in the upper 70's, so it really couldn't have been any better.  
Such a sweet time with friends
Hudson, Mollie, Isaac, and I rode the Ferris Wheel together
Hudson and me riding a spinning ride- nearly did me in, I felt kind of nauseous, got a bad headache, and was sick the rest of the day
Hudson was such a big boy and rode a lot of rides by himself
Jen took him on a roller coaster and he had a blast!  Poor Mollie looks a little scared
The four littles waiting their turn
The Skateboard Ride- also spun and made me a little sick --When did I get old?!
Such a fun time.  We could have stayed a lot longer, but Beckett was done after nearly 3 hours, he hung in there pretty well.  He passed out the minute we got in the van.
This fair is so different than the Cass County Fair in Indiana that I grew up going to.  There weren't any livestock or  Merchant buildings or Pioneer Days.  It was simple, but fun.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

1st Birthday!


Happy 1st Birthday!  We just can't believe you're 1.  How did that happen so fast?!  You really have been the sweetest, most smiley, happiest baby we have ever been around.  
Here you are telling us you're "So Big!"
Hudson took this picture and I thought he did really well
We celebrated your birthday a day early and had a great party
I taped pictures to the dining room walls of the past year

You have very generous family and friends
All of the kids gathered around to help you open your presents
Your cute little smash cake
Some more decorations
Singing Happy Birthday - you went right for the candle
Not quite sure why everyone is staring at you - once you tried your cake, you decided it was really good and went for it - love your baby blues in this picture
You had a few kid taste testers
Loving your cake
Some of the kids eating cake
Julie, Zoe, and Beckett
Uncle Clint
Family pic

On your actual birthday was baby dedication day at church.  This is a chance for parents to commit to building a Christ-centered home that will spiritually nurture your child to love God and love others.   
Thankfully they do it pretty fast - most babies were losing interest fast

After the ceremony

You are such a loving baby, you love to give and get kisses, you love blowing kisses.  You love waving and giving high five.  I thought you were going to be a Momma's Boy, but I think you're going to be a Daddy's Boy, too.  You light up when he gets home and just start yelling.  You love feeding yourself.  You are still walking around furniture, but not actually walking, yet.  You're still a good night sleeper, but not exactly the best napper, still 2 naps/day.
You weigh 20# 4 oz = 16%
You are 30.25" = 64%
You head is in the 25%.
You are our sweet precious gift from God.   We love you so much and pray big prayers for you.
Love, Daddy, Mommy and Hudson

Friday, July 10, 2015

God Bless America

I love the 4th!  I could sing Patriotic songs all day.  I love this land of the free and home of the brave.  Our lovely little neighborhood has a parade in the morning and it's so much fun and so cute to see all the bikes and strollers and wagons decorated.
Hudson looks a little crazy in this picture
Beckett loved waving his flag
Alex has the best birthday ever, in my opinion.  Cool, decked out jeep that he drove around in
The grandparents were in town for the weekend.  We had a blast!  Each kid gets a popsicle at the end of the parade.  Beckett wanted one so badly, but we knew how messy he'd end up, he got a few licks of Hudson's.   
He got the stick and held onto it for a good hour and kept sucking on it hoping for a little sweetness.  Poor guy.
The fire truck led the way and then let the kids climb all over it.  
Me and my big guy.
Hudson wanted to take a picture of Brian and me and I think he did pretty good.
Alex and Hudson going off roading
Fun with the grandparents

Beckett is full of sweet kisses lately
Happy 4th!  God Bless America