Monday, May 30, 2011

Beach with the Beck's

I am about a week behind on my posts since we have been busy with summer colds which started with Kennedy on our way back home from the beach on Sunday. She ran fever the entire way home and I didn't realize it until halfway home. :( I should have known since she was on and off napping and not saying too much. But, I have to admit that it was by far the easiest trip home since she was so quiet! No one else has ran fever, but we all still have the coughs and sniffles.

This past week has also been busy with potty training and walt disney world planning. After day 5 of potty training, I think we have mastered it! I am crossing my fingers and see if today was just a fluke. We spent 6 hours swimming today and she came out of the water many times to let me know she had to go, so I am feeling good about it today. And this is after she went #2 all by herself this morning without even telling me!

I will be posting our Memorial Day weekend pics as soon as i get my camera back. We left it today at our friends house. This is probably good so i can post pics from our May beach trip which i still haven't done!

We spent over a week at the condo right when school let out. Our former babysitter, Lindsey, who now lives in Little Rock, was able to make one last trip with us before she enters the 'real world' with a 'real job'. She brought a friend with her and they were fantastic helpers who my kids LOVE!!

My friend, Jana, was down there on a girls trip and I talked her into joining our family the last minute. The only thing was she had to convince her mom to drive all three of her boys down!! She is definitely super mom for doing it!! Landon was pumped to have a buddy to play with and they were a fun group to be around. They stayed a few days until they had to get back to Ruston. In the meantime, Lance came back down for the weekend and it was nice to be able to spend some fun quality time with just our family. The weather was absolutely perfect and the kids spent more time in the ocean this time around. The outdoor pool was still a little cool, so not much time was spent in there.

We couldn't find Kennedy and Bailey jack and this is where they were. Kennedy was reading him a book!

Peyton and Landon on boogie boards

Jumping off the sand 'wall' that was built up

Friday, May 13, 2011

Last week of school

This last week has been so fun!! I couldn’t have asked for a better Mother’s Day on Sunday. Lunch was spent with Lance’s parents and dinner (in Minden at the Crawfish Hole) was spent with my parents along with Kip and his finance. Kennedy had some sort of stomach bug so we kept her home from church and surprisingly, no one else has gotten it! But it was a perfect weekend and it was nice to be home for a change.

This week, I have milked every last second of Mother’s Day Out because I know it’s the last week of it until next fall. Then the nights were filled with two t-ball games, visits from my parents, church choir program, girls’ night out and now, tomorrow, we are headed back to the beach! I have to give a huge shout out (even though he doesn’t read this) to my dad for picking up and bringing over a refrigerator from Bossier for us to use in our garage. Our spare one went out over the winter and I know we will need it for the summer while we are playing outside. You gotta love some facebook…found me a free fridge with one post! People are so giving!

Anyway, here are some pictures from this past week. Hope everyone is enjoying this summer-like weather!

Landon's tee ball games (and Kennedy trying to get into the action)

Temple choir program

Last day of school with their teachers

Friday, May 6, 2011

Easter, finally!

Update on sweet Harper (I know Mandy is so grateful for all the prayers): After two weeks in the ICU, she finally came home last night. She is doing so much better and I know they are all glad to be home after such a scare! It definitely made me hug on my kids a little more every day!!

This Easter was such an amazing adventure for us!! I loved that we were able to go down to the condo and do something different this will be one to remember. My parents were able to join us and I think they were glad to be able to slow down and relax. With the four of us watching the kids, everyone got some down time.

Easter morning, it was fun watching the kids look for easter eggs inside the condo and play with their new goodies. We tried making a beach side service, but we moved along too slow to do it. But we were able to go to the Hangout for brunch and enjoy their Easter activities for the kids. I have heard lots about the Hangout, but have never been. It's a great set up and there are things to do for all ages! Here are some pictures for that morning:

Landon finding the Golden egg
Finally get a decent family picture and it's a little bright...need to do some photoshop i guess!

I was shocked that Kennedy wasn't scared of the easter bunny...just the opposite in fact! She kept following him around every chance she got!

This was a huge foam bath that all the kids got to play in...they loved it and I was amazed by all the foam!!! Some of the kids you couldn't even see!!

On that Tuesday after Easter, my parents took the kids back to Ruston (lance had to leave monday night) so I could join up with some girlfriends for our annual beach trip to Blue Mountain, FL. The past three years we have always gone on Mother's Day weekend, but we decided to switch things up this year. I was glad to already be down there so I wouldn't have to make the drive again. It was great to have some girl time, shop, and be lazy! Although, I was sad to miss Landon's first t-ball game. :( But i know there will be PLENTY more! We decided to go ahead and play this year and it's been really cute! He loves it...that makes it all worth while.

We have one more week of Mother's day out and then its summer time! I don't plan on putting the kids in the summer program because we are just gone too much and have too much going on. We did the same thing last summer it worked out great.