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Friday, July 2, 2010

Playing Catch Up!

I just realized that I haven't posted in over a MONTH! So much has happened since the last time I posted. Here is the quick version of what's been going on...

I started working again!! AH! I was looking for a part-time job and was offered a job at the Log Cabin (Faulkner County's Newspaper) that I couldn't refuse. So, I am working full-time again. But have lots of flexibility and can work from home some. I am doing graphic design and some sales, however, in Nov. I will be 100% account executive (sales). I am loving being in the professional world again. It makes me feel important. I also am enjoying adult interaction. However, I miss Drake like CRAZY during the day!! His daycare is about 4 blocks from where I work, so most days I go over to his daycare and play with him for an hour during lunch. :-)

Drake started Daycare!!! I NEVER thought that this would happen, but it has. And actually, It's been a really good experience. He LOVES it! His teachers LOVE him and he LOVES them. I was already considering putting him something like MDO two days a week. He is loving the interaction with other kids. He is a social butterfly! :-)

Our house is slowly, but surely going up. The perk test was done last week and the footer is being dug this week. We hope to be in by Christmas!!

Living with the parents is going pretty well. One good thing....there's always food in the kitchen and meals cooked daily! One bad thing...the laundry room is always busy!!

Drake has started to walk!!!! His first step was on June 13th! He is getting to be such a big boy! He can say- momma, dada, papa, ball "ba", nana "banana", juju "juice", joyjoy "Josey", buh'ble "bubble", nononono "no" I think that's all of them. He is jabbering all the time so those are the words I've noticed the most.

We are down to 2 nursings a day!! One in the morning and one at night. He is drinking milk during the day!!

Here are some fun pictures I took of Drake the other day in our yard. ENJOY!

This photo is of Drake's actual FIRST STEP! I am SOOOO glad that Shulana was taking pictures that night!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Toad Suck,1st Mother's Day & The Duggars!

I said I was going to try to catch up with my posts.....well here it goes...

TOAD SUCK 2010 was so much fun for our family! Especially since Drake got to participate in some things. There are so many things that I could write about Toad Suck but the main thing that happened was Drake winning his first trophy!!! On Saturday morning we took Drake to compete in the 12 month and under Baby Crawl Race! He won his division!! There's a funny story though....

Drake on the way to the race! He's ready to go!

Right when we got there a tain went by. It scared him half to death! The baby pavillion was RIGHT NEXT to the railroad tack. Look at those big tears. :-(

On your mark....Get set....


ummmmm....GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Drake GO! Seriously son....GO!

Oh well! So maybe Drake didn't even budge from the starting line but he still won the trophy because he was the only boy in his age division. :-) We have so much fun in spite of our son's uncompetiveness (is that even a word?). We made memories!!

We are all SO PROUD of you Drake!! We know that you let that little girl win. :-)

Another fun thing Drake got to do was look at the animals in the petting zoo. He LOVED it!! He just stared at all the animals.

and noooo....Drake did not ride the pony this year. Maybe next year! :-)


My first Mother's Day was so special! It started with Drake and Luke bringing me my cards. Drake made me the sweetest card and even signed his name on it. So sweet!!
On Saturday morning the boys took me to eat at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. It was SO good! The rest of the day was spent shopping. They got me a new dress and some shoes to go with it. I wore my new outfit on Sunday to church (see in pictures below).


Mom and I went to a rally for Scott Wallace in LR last week. Scott Wallace is running for congress. Anyway, the Duggars were there and we were able to hang out with them and take some pictures. The event was very laid back and I enjoyed talking to some of the older Duggar girls for a while. They are super sweet. Most of the time we hung out with Jill and Jordan. Drake and Jordan had fun playing together. Here are some fun pictures we took....

I am a pretty avid watcher of the Duggars (19 and Counting). It comes on every Tuesday night at 8:00 on TLC.

I still have quite a bit of catching up to do on my posts. Hopfully I can get pictures up of our trip to Branson soon! Have a blessed day!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

9 months!!

Actually Drake turned 9 months on April 30th. But better late than never!! The last month has been really crazy with us moving from Benton to Conway. We are finally moved in and settled. There have been so many things that have happend in the past month that I want to blog about. I am SOOOO behind!! Hopfully I can get caught up.

Anyway, Drake wants to share some things that he's been up to lately....

Hey guys! It's Drake! I turned 9 months old on April 30th. I have been up to so much lately.

First of all I went to my 9 month check-up the other day and the Dr. said I was perfect! I weighed 21 lbs. 7 oz. and I was 29 inches tall. He told mommy to keep up the good work!

My favorite thing to do nowadays is get into EVERYTHING! I crawl everywhere now and fast! I pull up on tables, chairs, toys, people, etc... Nothing is out of my reach! I WILL find a way to get a hold of what I want. Mommy and daddy have had to take everything off the coffee tables and nightstands so I won't hurt myself. My favorite things to get into are electrical cords, phones & the TV remote. Mommy and daddy won't let me play with any of those things though. I don't understand! They keep telling me this word, "NO" and I'm not sure what that means so I just smile at them and giggle a little bit and that seems to distract them from what I was doing. Ha! I got this figured out!

I love to go 4-wheeler riding with daddy. Mommy won't let him go very fast though. She yells at us, "BE CAREFUL! GO SLOW! HOLD ON TO HIM TIGHT!" Daddy and I just laugh at her and take off! I LOVE doing stuff with daddy!

I also love my new John Deere tractor. I like to push it around the house. I also like to honk the horn.

I pretty much eat all big boy food now. I LOVE fruit! Especially mandarin oranges. I also LOVE sweet potato french fries from Market Place Grill! I love spaghetti too!YUMMMM! I ate my first pancake at Stoby's last Saturday. It was so good! Let's be honest...I pretty much love all food! I will eat whatever mommy and daddy put in front of me. They call me a garbage disposer. I still like mommy's milk the best though. She keeps saying we need to start weaning me. Whatever that means!

I only take one nap a day now. I usually take it right after lunch and then sleep for about 3 hours! I love it and so does mommy! I still go to bed at 7:30 p.m. and wake up around 6:30 a.m.

One of my favorite toys is my basketball. I love to throw it, bounce it and slap it with my hands. It is so much fun!

Mommy and I play outside everyday when the weather is nice. I love spending time outside with mommy. We talk, laugh, make silly noises and play games. She loves me so much.

Mommy got me a little swimming pool so I can play in the water outside. I LOVE IT!!! I splash and kick my feet. It is a big hit so far! I am ready for gigi and papa to get the big pool ready to swim in though! Mommy and daddy bought a raft for little guys like me to get in the big pool. I can't wait to try it out!

There are so many more things I have been up to the past month. Mommy will have to post some more stuff later.

That's all for now!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Loooong Journey to the Bathroom

I took this video a few nights ago. I shot it because I wanted to capture how Drake is "army crawling" now. Luke was in the bathroom getting his bath ready and this is what happend... (the video is kinda long...sorry!)

I promise I went and cleaned the floor and the rug after this!!

Drake is getting around pretty well these days. I have to be really careful where I leave him. I have caught him almost pulling a lamp on top on himself and sticking his finger in an electrical socket! I want to wrap him in bubble wrap for the rest of his life!! :-) Anyway, I put plugs in ALL the sockets in the house and tied up ALL the lamp cords so he can't pull on them. He LOVES to open and shut doors and drawers. BUT he keeps closing his fingers in them!

He actually crawled for the first time tonight!!!! It was only two "steps"...but still...he CRAWLED! Luke and I cheered and clapped so loud for him! He was so proud of himself. I will try to be quick with my camera so I can capture this soon.

I LOVE this boy SO much! I thank the Lord everyday that He chose me and Luke to be his parents. We are so blessed!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Drake's 1st Easter!

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday yesterday. We went to FBC (our last Sunday there....bittersweet), then we got together with Luke's family to eat lunch and hang out! Here a few pictures from the day...

The boys opening their Easter baskets.