Monday, November 28, 2011

where has the time gone? it seems like just yesterday, we were bringing you home from the hospital the week before thanksgiving..... SO excited to have a new little baby in the house. now, you are a BIG boy and you are so proud!! you are talking in 2 & 3 word sentences. you want to be JUST like your big brother court. you copy everything he does and everything he says. i love how you always want to play "get your sugar" so i can get all of your kisses. you love to play "chase". you have the BEST, most infectious laugh! you LOVE your daddy and are a daddy's boy when he comes home from work. i love when you say "hold me, hold you" when you want to be held. you still love to suck on your two favorite fingers on your left hand when you are tired or unsure about something. you love to say prayers when we sit down to eat dinner together. you say "God, you (thank you), food, court, daddy, mommy (then the list gets longer and longer), amen!
you are the LIGHT of our lives!! God blessed us tremendously when he gave us you. he must know what he's doing - because you are one strong-willed little boy with a mind all your own, but i LOVE it!!! i love you more and more each day!!
happy 2nd birthday!!! we LOVE you!
birthday boy!!! SO excited everyone is coming over to celebrate him!!
mimi & beckham
nanny & beckham
patterson grandkids - how did we manage to get them to sit still long enough for a pic?
birthday boy pushing miss tay

we had an elmo birthday with RED elmo cupcakes! yummo!
thanks for all the fun new toys!!1

Sunday, November 27, 2011

oct & nov catch up

wow! i'm really behind on this blog!! here is a recap of halloween and november in a nutshell!

i took the boys to our local flower mound pumpkin patch just 1 day before it got really cold & rainy. beckham was the only one in the mood for picture takin' so i got one good one in. :)
here are our 2 professional trick-or-treaters! this was beckham's 1st year to really trick or treat. once he realized that you get candy everytime you knock on the door, he was all over that!! until he got his favorite m&m's. then, he just stayed in the wagon and ate the rest of the way. :) court on the other hand, would hand back the candy he didn't like. we had to have a quick talk about being thankful for what you're given... and that mommy & daddy will eat whatever candy you don't like! :) silly boy!
 the first weekend of nov, we went camping with one of our favorite families - the merriman's. first time camping with the boys in a tent and it was pretty cold that night. we had a great time playing baseball, making smores, playing by the lake, and riding bikes. note to self: do not go camping on day light savings weekend - we were up at 5:30 AM!! but, it was SO much fun!!

 court and jackson telling stories by the camp fire!
do we really need this much stuff for 1 night?!?!
 first cold night and we made a fire. the boys kicked up their feet and court declared that we needed to make chocolate chip cookies to eat every time we have a fire. so, i've got to keep the pantry stocked for that boy! great tradition!!!!

 and we celebrated this precious 3 year old!!! can't believe God blessed our family with this amazing little man 3 years ago!!! we had fun at his pirate bash - and uncle rhett even got to eat ice cream with tay tay!! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

still trying to play blog catch up!! at the end of october, we all met at a FUN pumkin patch in grapevine. it had an "old vintage farm" feel to me. we got to play on the outside of the corn maze, play in the real pumpkin patch while exploring the different stages of pumpkins, play on the playground, ride pint-size tractors, eat kettle korn, go on a hayride and feed donkeys & cows, and just have a great time. unfortunately, rhett came down with strep that morning, so he was home with fever. but, next year he will join us for sure! :) i borrowed these pics from mel's blog because i forgot to take my good camera. thank goodness aunt missy always has her camera or i might never have pics to document our fun!!

 beckham feeding the cows. they would stick out their tongue as FAR as they could and court thought it was HYSTERICAL!!
big girl tay!

halloween goodies from pops & mimi. you can see the pumpkin patch in the background with the old lights... it was so cute!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


when the fair was in town, pops and i took the boys and we had a blast. pops started taking the boys (well court - since beckham was too little & cade couldn't make it) last year and it's a fun tradition. hopefully, next year - the whole clan can join in! we decided to ride the train and court and beckham thought that was great!! beckham screamed almost the whole ride there - pops, train, choo-choo! i'm sure the other passengers were glad when we got off. 

we got to pet and feed the baby animals
posing with mommy
my little camera boy!
this is the "hands on the farm" exhibit and let me just say that it was the boys favorite! after you plant seeds, feed the animals, collect eggs, ride the tractors, you get a snack for all of your hard work. we did this exhibit twice while we were at the fair - the boys loved it so much!

let's just say that court will be our roller coaster rider. beckham screamed the ENTIRE ride even though i was holding him the whole time! :) court, on the other hand wanted to ride them all!

waiting for the train to take us home - the boys slept GOOD on fair day! thanks pops for taking us to the fair!