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Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Day at the Woodard House

Today has been just about like every other day. Drake woke up around 6:30, ate at 7:00, played till 9:00, took a nap till 10:00, ate again, played till 12:00, took another nap till 2:00 (that's rare for him to sleep that long!), ate, and now he's playing again! He'll eat again around 4:00, play till 6:00, have bathtime and bedtime routine with dad, eat at 7:00 and then off to bed at 7:30.

I love how we've gotten in such a routine. I think it really helps me and Drake feel confident when we go places. We know what to expect and when to expect it. I encourage all new moms and moms-to-be to GET IN A ROUTINE EARLY AND STICK TO IT!

While Drake was taking his 2 hour nap I had time to make a chocolate chip bunt cake and Southwestern chicken soup in the crockpot.

Here are some pictures that I took of Drake playing this afternoon.

It feels just yesterday we were at the hospital and so nervous about bringing him home! Now here we are....our lives are forever changed for the better. We couldn't imagine life without this precious little boy. I praise the Lord for everyday that I get to be his mommy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All About Drake

Hi! This is Drake! I am almost 6 months old now. I can't believe that it has already been that long since I was in my mommy's tummy. She really loves me...and I love her too! I been up to so much lately that I haven't been able to keep up with my blog. I have been busy doing lots of things like:

-laughing and smiling
-blowing bubbles

-trying to sit up by myself (I'm not quite doing it on my own yet)
-rolling over from my belly to my back
-grabbing everything in my sight. Mommy has to be really careful where she puts me now because I could get into something that could hurt me.
-breastfeeding (that's my favorite time with mommy) I let her know when I'm done because I will look up at her and smile really big and then we play peek-a-boo for a little while!

-going on walks in the park

-singing and babbling
-I LOVE eating veggies! My favorite is butternut squash. Mommy makes it just for me!

Here are some pictures mommy took of me lately:

I LOVE playing with my feet!

After playing for a while I am worn out! Mommy puts my gloves on for my nap because I take my passy out sometimes and I get really mad. But when she puts the gloves on my hands...I can't take it out! She's so smart! :-)

Our Big News

After about a year of talking and praying about this decision; Luke and I have decided to move to Conway (my hometown). This was not an easy decision for us because we have made so many close friends here in Benton. I cannot describe how much I am going to miss our church and all our friends there. BUT...we will still be friends and visit each other! RIGHT?!

We put a FOR SALE sign in our front yard on Monday. Right now we are trying to sell it on our own, but if a month goes by and it's not sold then we will get a realtor. Our plan is...once our house is sold we will move in with my parents while we build our new house. We have a 3 acre lot close to my parents house that we are going to build on! We are so excited to have this opportunity to raise our family in such a fun place with lots of room to run around on.

Obviously one of the main reasons for us to move in Conway is to be closer to my parents. I see how special it is to live close by family and I want that for us and our kids. BUT another big reason for us to move to Conway is to help get a church started. It's called Onechurch. You can check out the website at My youth pastor growing up (Paul Hudson) has left Second Baptist and is going to start his own church! We are so excited to join in with him and Onechurch.

I have tried to write this blog for days now....and just couldn't put it into words. I am very nervous about this change in our lives. But we know that God is leading us this way and we want to be obedient to Him.


Drake will be 6 months old in 10 days!!! I can't believe he's almost a half of a year old! Time flies! He bring so much joy and love to our lives. We feel so blessed that God chose us to be his parents.

I will write more later on what he's up to these days. I think this entry has gotten long enough. I will end with a picture of Drake. He is all bundled up ready to go to Target!!