Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Novermber

I just love this picture of James... He is such a ham when he wants to be.  

 Rub-a-dub-dub three kids in a tub!  (first and only time so far, Margie and Jake are getting a little big for tubs together)  I guess I was trying to be efficient that night!  
 This Boy Loves Hats!  he'll usually find whatever he can to put on his head, right now he loves to get into my bowl cupboard, this one fits especially nice! 
 Happy Turkey Day!  Dan's Brother Micah and Jess came to our house for Thanksgiving.  We're glad we live close enough for family to visit now.  
 Just about to gobble up..
 James and Andrew, cute cousins!
I have some more pictures, I think, unless I was too busy eating Pie to take any.  Anyway, we had a fabulous time with the cousins.  Margie and Kloe became best buds.   We had a great time together.  

Monday, November 14, 2011

We made it!!!

Moving has a way of making you crazy. I forgot just how much work it is, and there is so much to do! We finally sold our house and just as I knew it would everything went so fast I hardly had time to process what was happening. The 10 hour trip took us 12 with so many stops, mainly due to the fact that we were driving separate cars. Trying to deal with kids and drive down the freeway is really hard! We spent a day in Colorado Springs and took the train up to Pikes Peak, hiked the red rock in Garden of the Gods, and made a little vacation out of the move. It was hard though, to be homeless for a few days, it's very stressful. We have a rental in south Denver and are getting settled in quite nicely. I'm in the process of getting pictures organized and downloaded so I can start posting some of the things we've done in the last few months. Until then....

Monday, June 27, 2011

June - Margie dance recital

Here's Margie ready for her debut performance with her dance class. She surprised us all with her booty shaking and stage presence. I don't know what happened to our shy little girl, she did awesome that night. Way to go Margie! Here some of the Best friends in her dance class.
Her friend Emma takes dance at the same studio,
so they had to have a pre-performance photo together. What Cuties!
I got video of the first dance, I'd post it on here, but either our computer, or blogger took way too long, so you'll have to see it here. She starts out in the middle and then moves to the far left for most of the performance. Go Margie!!

Catch-up May

Well, May has come and gone, and we've done a few things so here they are:
1. We put our house on the market. Here's our page listing if you're interested. It ended up happening on our 8 Year Anniversary May 3. Happy anniversary to us.. I guess.
2. Dan and I went to Denver, which is where we are moving, to check the place out. We think we found an area to live in, but still waiting for the house to sell before we do anything more. We'll call that the anniversary trip, even though we had James with us.
3. We took a fun trip to the Ouchita's in south-eastern Oklahoma.

Here's Dan and the kids on the trail
Margie and Jake
It was a beautiful, yet unseasonably cold day, so we went on a few short hikes and drove the Talamina drive. It was a lot of fun. This is where Dan went on his camping trip last month with his friend James. We stayed over in a Hotel - too cold to camp- and swam in the pool and had a wonderful time.
4. I bought a piano at a garage sale for $150 I was pretty excited and it needs a tune, but I'll wait till it has a permanent place in Denver to tune it. It doesn't sound too bad though, and Margie and I have semi-regular piano lessons. She doing pretty well so far.
5. We had a tornado hit just a few miles West of us which at one point was heading our way and then turned... thankfully. Just the day after the big Joplin, MO, Tornado. It's a very scary thing to watch. We were very blessed, and pray for those who weren't so lucky.
6. I turned 33. I made a super yummy lemon-strawberry cake and we had a little party. I have no pictures, how sad is that? oh well. I actually get the whole month of celebrations with our anniversary, Mothers Day, and my Birthday.. we just call it the month of Becca (Dan usually gets to participate in the anniversary part, but the rest is mine!)
7. We went to the Paseo arts festival Memorial day weekend and finally found a great painting of an Oklahoma storm building on the horizon so we can always remember how the sky looks when a storm is building.
That's just about it... we only had two showings in May, unfortunately, it's a bad time to sell a house, but we're hopeful it'll happen soon.

Catch-up April

Ok, so I'm a terrible blogger... it's been a busy few months and I have no good excuse... whatever. Here's what's been going on.
Jamesey-poo got his first official teeth in April.. isn't that just the best cheesy photo face you've ever seen. He's a super Ham. Can you see those two little rodent teeth on the bottom there poking out? There they are.
I got to go to California to see my sisters Emma and Sarah and also my mom who was there for my cousin Karlee's wedding. It was a great trip and we had so much fun. It was great to see all the Rudd family also. We had a great time together and the wedding was beautiful also.
Jake turned 4 on April 22nd!! Happy Birthday to my sweet boy. We had an awesome Batman Birthday complete with water guns melting batman out of Mr. Freeze's block of ice, shooting the penguins down with our bat disks, solving Riddlers riddles, tossing Two-faces' coins and becoming Batman. Here's the batmen all decked out in their costumes. (which I made, except the tall big one, that's a Halloween costume) Nathan, Aiden, Jackson and Jakey.
We finished off the month with Easter. We went to our friends house for dinner and an egg hunt on Saturday and had our own again on Sunday. Here's a few photo's of the day. Dan still has facial hair leftover from his annual camping trip, which he went on also. I don't have any photo's of him on his trip or they would have been included.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blue Blankie

Jakey: "Mom, you know what my favorite part of preschool is?"

Me: "What Jake?"

Jake: "Naptime."

Me: "Naptime? Why?"

Jake:"Because I get to have blue blankie. I love you blue blankie."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

6 months old!

One of these things is not like the other... One of these things just isn't the same...

can you guess which one is not like the other,
can you guess before my song is done?

We've been noticing the uncanny resemblance between our children when they were babies. Can you guess who looks the most alike? I'll give you a hint... it's not the Turkey (unfortunately that's the only picture I could find of Jake in the playtoy like the ones with Margie and James. Although they do all have similarities. James has the same mouth as Jake and they all have big eyes, Jake's are just Blue. They all have pretty big cheeks also, but there are times when James pulls a face that looks exactly like his sister.
Here's a few more...

Sitting up big and tall at 6 months old!
Margie, James and Jake in that order.
James is the little girl with the curl...I know he's a boy, but when he is mad he's really really mad and when he's good he's fabulous! I can't believe it's been 6 months already! Let's address the sleeping issues... yes we have days when mom is at wits end and blogs about her crying sad baby who won't nap... we've been working on this for a while now. I am happy to say he has been napping somewhat regularly in the past few days. He loves to be awake all morning and then by the afternoon he naps on again off again for an hour at a time till bedtime... we're working on it though and he does love to sleep in his bed now so that is a major accomplishment. We even got rid of the swing so he couldn't sleep in it any more. (For a time that's all we could do to get him to sleep) James also is a screamer.. which means I have a hard time deciphering the hungry scream from the tired scream from the play with me scream... (I think I need a dog or something sometimes to be able to tell me which is which.) But we are getting into a better schedule now so I do know what to try first! When James is happy and fed and not tired though, he's such a fun baby. He loves attention and just adores his brother and sister. They usually get the biggest smiles from him and can get him laughing. He can now sit up on his own which he loves! He gets really excited to have a pile of toys to play with in front of him and will sit there for a good amount of time now on his own without needing to be held by anyone, in fact he prefers it. He is still very social though and if you leave the room where he is he'll start screaming for you till you come back and he can either see or hear you. I'm hoping that learning to crawl will fix that. He's definitely been the most challenging of my three babies, but we love him the same and I don't even remember what more than a few hours of sleep is anymore! So there's the latest on my sweet baby boy Happy 6 month Birthday James!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sleep.... or lack thereof

This is the face of a sad bawling baby boy. 40 minutes of crying and trying to get him to take a nap. One 45 min nap this morning and it's now 2pm and he's not sounding like he wants an afternoon nap. He had about 15 min in the car while I ran errands around noon. That's about it. Could he really not be tired??? Any ideas?
He sure was happy to get up and as long as I'm holding him he doesn't cry... other than that he's been crying pretty much the whole day... yes even in the car except for the 15 min he finally gave up to sleep (the whole purpose of the errands was to get him to sleep). Some days I'll try anything!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!

We had a great Valentines dinner tonight. Here's the kids in succession, Margie and James looking and smiling and then Jake... It's amost impossible to get them all at the same time.

The kids helped decorate the table with hearts and valentines.

We made heart shaped pizza's, the kids each had the letter of their first name on it.

Here's Margie at her class party.
Hope you all had a happy Valentines Day!!!
Love XOXOXOXO to all!