Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dentist Visit


These were from a while back, but when we took Deke to the dentist for the first time, he was a bit nervous.  Big brother Ty was there to help him out and let Deacon sit in his lap so the dentist could clean his teeth.  Love these two boys so much! 

We've had a pretty great day today.  The boys have played well most of the day, with Ty even sharing the candy he got from Sunday School with Deke.  I should be putting them to bed now, but they are playing so great in their room, I kind of hate to interupt them.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

San Antonio Trip


So, I finally uploaded all the pictures from my phone.  I have so many to share!  These are from our San Antonio trip back in November of last year.  Such a beautiful and romantic spot.  I truly cherished the time that we got to spend here.  This is after all where Joel proposed to me so it will always hold a very special place in my heart.  I love the bridges over the river.  

Playing with Friends

This looks like trouble.

These are from Deacon's birthday party last Saturday.  All four boys had so much fun playing outside.  Swinging, sliding, sending big trucks down the slide.  Boys are such a blast!
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Deacon!

Gavin, Deke's best bud.
Batman cake!

Concentrating on eating his yummy cake.
Present Time!

We celebrated Deacon's birthday on Saturday.  None of the typical gang except for Tressa and Kelly could make it this time due to other plans.  Fortunately, we were able to have the grandparents and Gavin and Ethan over to help celebrate.  Gavin is Ethan's brother and only about a month younger than Deacon.  It was the first time for us to have Gavin over and I know his mom was a little worried how he would do, but he did awesome.  I talked to her tonight and she said that Sunday that was all the boys could talk about and that they wanted to come over again. I'm so glad that they had such a great time. 
Deacon was super excited for his party.  He was VERY wound up, but I was glad to see him taking so much pleasure out of it.  He really wanted to make sure we had candles on the cake for him to blow out.   Today was his actual birthday and he got a lot of phone calls from family members back in Texas.  Everytime we would let him talk, he'd say "Happy Birthday to Deacon!" and "It's my birthday!"  He was really eating up all the attention.
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lark Toys

Joel took off on Friday and took his parents and the boys to Lark Toys.  They had so much fun!  

Today we had Deacon's birthday party. I'll post pictures soon.  But I wanted to make sure to write down some of the things the Dekester said today.  On the way into Hyvee, I was hugging him close and told him how much I love him. He wrapped those tiny arms around me and threaded his fingers through my hair and said, "Don't get made at me, then."  I told him if he would listen, then I wouldn't get mad.  :)
Then we went to Shopko later that evening and he was misbehaving, so I told him he was going to sit in a timeout when we got home.  On the way home, I heard him in the backseat saying "You drive me nuts!"  
Haha, I know he learned that from me. I think I utter that phrase at least once a day :)  I love my boys!  They drive me crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

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Friday, July 22, 2011


Ty learns how to use chop sticks
Nana and Papa

The Bradbergs came over Weds night. They had never met Joel's parents before and since they couldn't be here for Deke's party, we had them over for dinner so they would have a chance to meet them.  Joel's mom made Bulgogi for dinner and it was delicious.  Ty loved it and even wanted to eat it with the chopsticks.  The night before Nana made Om rice and it was super yummy. I love Om rice.  It is my all-time favorite dish!
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Nana and Papa Visit

Joel's parents came up last Sunday. The boys have been having a lot of fun with them and keeping them hopping. I'm fairly certain Nana and Papa are enjoying their time with the grandkids, but I think they may need a vacation from their vacation after this week. :)
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