Sunday, November 27, 2011
The cat is out of the bag, we are moving to OKLAHOMA! We bought a lot and we are going to build a house. We've hired an architect and the plans are almost finished. We still have a few things to tweak, but we are so excited. While the house is being built, we are going to be living in my parents old house in Olde Towne. Can't wait to be there and have everyone over! Come visit us:)
the pond in our backyard
our lot! View of the neighbors across the creek!
We celebrated Sutton's second birthday with a Dr. Seuss themed "Thing 2 is TWO" party. It was so much fun planning, I seriously had the best time! Ford and Sutton really enjoyed all the decorations and fun "Seuss-y" things that covered the house. Here's some pics of the fun day!
When we decided to take Ford to Grand Cayman with us, we knew we needed to get him comfortable in the water. There were going to be 5 older kids there who can all swim, and we didn't want Ford to be scared or feel left out. So, we enrolled him in a survival swim class and he did great! We are on our second session now and he swims laps in the pool and absolutely loves the water!
He also started soccer this summer. It's hysterical to see little kids play soccer. It reminds me of my brother playing YMCA basketball....just a complete cluster. Ford loved it though, he even slept in his soccer gear for the first week. He scored a goal in every game, he even scored goals for the other team!
I'm so thankful that my boys are able to play sports and run and do the things they love. What a blessing!
Man, I haven't updated this in a long time! There are so many things going on in life that this is the one thing that gets put on the back burner.
We've taken many wonderful trips. In August, we went to California to visit Ryan's family. The weather was perfect and beautiful, just like you'd expect in Southern California. We went to Newport Beach almost every single day. We also braved Disneyland one day, but it was a little stressful. September brings fall, football and our annual trip to Oklahoma for Labor Day. Mommy and Daddy went to watch the OSU/Arizona game and Aunt Tracy and Uncle Rocky took you boys to watch Conrad's football game. It was your first football game and you had the best time! You cried when mommy picked you up and neither of you wanted to leave! In October, we took Ford to Grand Cayman for Ryan's work trip. Sutton stayed home with Kailyn and Nana. Both of you boys had a wonderful time!
Newport Beach, CA
At the OSU/Arizona Game
Ford in Grand Cayman
Sutton turned two and we had a big "Dr. Seuss" party to celebrate! It was a lot of fun and all of your friends came to celebrate with you Sutton! Even Grandma Linda came all the way from California, and she stayed for Halloween so she could see you boys in your cute costumes!
With Grandma Linda at the Halloween Parade
We just celebrated Thanksgiving a few days ago. We didn't do anything special, it was just the 4 of us. Mommy prepared the typical feast, and as usual, you boys didn't want anything to do with it! Mommy and Daddy had a lot of leftovers!
Christmas is right around the corner and then we will prepare for our big move to Oklahoma. Mommy and Daddy are sad to leave Colorado, it's such a wonderful place to live. But, we know that this is the right move for our family. We know you boys will love it there!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Ohmygoodness, we have been so busy! Time is seriously flying by and I can't seem to catch my breath. Here's some updates on the boys...
Ford--Ford is THREE now and he is SUCH a big boy. He is even sleeping in a big boy bed! His sense of humor cracks me up and I can't get over how smart he is! He counts by himself and actually gets counting. If he sees 4 trucks, he knows it's 4. He recognizes letters and knows that certain words start with certain letters. He can spell his name and recognizes the letters in his name. Ryan and I actually have conversations with him and can reason with him now. He's a total blast. These are some funny things that he's done lately. I just keep a running list in my phone.
*On Christmas day, he handed me a present and said, "this is for my wife, for my JoJo!" JoJo is a girl in his class
*I came down the stairs one day and Ford said, "you look cute, Maw!" I was in pj's and my hair was a mess. Awwww!
*He's an imitator! He says things like "perfect", "terrific", "fabulous", "get outta town!", "that's ridiculous!" and "no way!"
*I was putting Ford in the bath one night and he stubbed his toe. He looked at me and said, "I have to go to Target, I gotta buy a new foot!"
*Ford calls Ryan "Ry" instead of Dad! He'll be looking for him around the house yelling, "Ry! Ry! Ry!"
*I scolded Ford about something one day and he didn't agree so he looked at me and said, "you in time out, I'm da mom!!!"
Sutton--Sutty is growing up every day and he talks all the time! He says mama, daddy, dog, juice, bubba, dog, bird, be-bo (bellybutton), peepee, ball, go, out, car...the list goes on and on. It amazes me how different he is from Ford. Sutton loves to be outside and he is always playing with a ball or a bat or a club. He is really coordinated, too. He loves Ford and he is constantly in his business. Most days they get along great but there are times when it's pure chaos here. I wouldn't have it any other way, though. These boys are my everything!
We went to California for New Years. We took Ford to Disneyland and Sutton stayed with grandma and gramps.
Waiting in line...
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride---Ford loved it!!!!
We also took Ford to Discovery Zone. It was a little old for him, but he did enjoy dressing like a hockey player.