Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Big Boy

Nate and I have been talking about transitioning Judson to a bed. He is fine in his crib, not crawling out or anything, but it seemed like time. Judson is already 21 months old, I know where has the time gone!!! So we thought it was time. I have been told by other moms that actually 18 months is the best time, well we already missed that but oh well. So last night Nate and I took a side off the crib to make it a toddler bed. It is so nice that it converts!! We wanted to keep Judson in his room and did not want to have to move everything around to make room for a bigger bed. As soon as we took the side off and remade the bed Judson got so excited and climed right in!! It was super cute!! Then last night when it was bed time Judson was so funny because he did not want to go thourgh his normal routine and read a book he just wanted he bed. So I put him in it and he stayed all night!! What a great kid!!

I said he stayed it in all night, I didn't say that he didn't get out this morning! :) I was in the bathroom and I heard him get up. I went to check on him and of course he was not in his bed!! So I looked around his room, then around to the other bedrooms and no Judson. I then heard a noise downstairs. So I went down to see Judson opening a Christmas present that had been under the tree. He was so proud of himslef, and really it was cute. But that is not what I was hoping for!! I now have to make sure that I am always up before he is, which happens most days but not all! :) But it is good to have him out of his crib, he is not a baby anymore!! We will just have to see what happens with this new freedom of his. I am a little nurvous about nap time today!! Without being trapped, like he was in the crib, who knows what he will get into!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Little of this, Little of that

We have started to let Judson play with play-doh. He loves it!! And it is great to have something new to do. With the weather being cold and us having to be inside more we are getting more creative!! Well he had been playing great with the play-doh so the other night I let him play with it while I made supper. It was great!! He was happy and busy, and strapped in to his seat at the table. Well he had also decided to see what it tasted like!! Really this was the first time he decided to eat it, which is amazing!! But he had nice slimy blue teeth as you can see. We will try again though, play-doh is just to much fun not to play with!!

We put up a few decorations around the house. Not all of our Christmas things, but enough to make it feel like Christmas!! We have also used our fireplace some too. Judson loves to have the tree lit. If it is not one, he will go over and plug it in. I have to agree though, I like it on too!!

The other night was had a great family night. Went and got haircuts for the boys, ran some errands then came home and just played games and hung out. We made a point of not turing the T.V. on and just spending time together. It was such a fun night, though there are only so many things you can play with a 21 month old that just wants to knock everything over or mess everything up. Judson enjoyed playing cards with Nate though, he thought he was big for sure!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Texas/Ray Wedding

Here we are... on our way to Abilene. We stopped for supper and were able to eat outside. It was crazy to be eating outside, it short sleves, the day before Thanksgiving!!
We traveled to Texas with friends of ours, Sam and Laura Burleson. It was nice to have extra drivers and Judson entertainers!!! I do not know what we would have done with out thier portable DVD player!!
Playing with Grandma Dee and Grandpa Roger. My parnets were traveling the entire month of November and were in Abilene for the wedding too. Judson loved having them to play with. Nate and I loved that they were so great about watching Judson so we could spend time with friends!! Thank you again Mom and Dad!!

My paretns treated us to the zoo they day of the wedding. It was a great time for Judson. He loved the animals and running around!!

Judson got to feed the giraffes.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray!!!!

The four of us together, Mom and Dad had already taken Judson back to go to bed.

Our friends Cason and Ashley

Heading out!

Judson really did a good job of traveling. There was less crying then I thought there was going to be. But at the end he was just so sick of his car seat and wanted to be able to move around!

Judson loves the PBS show Word World, and this DVD made the trip so so so much better. We watched it SO MANY times! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Shasta Dam, second largest dam in the U.S.

Krisitn and I at the dam, don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful!! :)

At the sun dial bridge Friday before rehersal.
This was a pretty place and the bridge is an actual sundial, though only one day a year!!

The lovely rooster that lives next door to Kristin's parents house,
no we were not in the county!! And this lovely bird liked to start crowing at around 5:15 EVERY morning!! And then didn't stop all day long!! One on the many reasons i was so tired while I was there.

All five bridesmaids
Lesley, Keri, Saprina, Shelby and Me

The wedding cake. A eight inch round on top then cupcakes. This is how I spent a large amount of my time before the wedding, making, frosting and putting sprinkles on the cupckaes. We made around 300 of them, so we were busy. They did taste good, I was a little worried about that with our mass prodiction! :)

Kristin and Nate trying how to toast with being such different heights! :) She even had heals on!
Leaving, we all threw leaf confetti at them.

All the York girls

It was a great trip!! I left here at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday morning and got home Sunday at 11:30 p.m. Sunday was a very long day of traveling, but it was all worth it. I was so proud to be there to help with everything that needed to be done and stand up with Kristin!! I am so happy for her and the wonderful future that I know she and Nate will have!!!


Grandma Dee painting Judson's face

Our little lion, he loved to ROAR!!!
Not that you can tell by this picture.
Getting the paint put on his face kind of relaxed him.

Trick or Treat!!
He loved running from house to house and was so excited that everyone kept giving him candy!! He would have gone to many many more houses if we would have let him, but we did not need that much candy!!

He loved when he got to pick his own candy.

We went up and down the block then came back to the house to hand out candy with Grandpa Roger and Grandma Dee. Judson enjoyed handing out the candy to other kids as much as he did trick or treating!

Not the greatest, but a family picture.

We did not actually did not hand out candy, we did fruit snacks. Judson liked coming back to hand them out because he was able to sneak a lot to eat! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Who was I trying to fool!! :)

I loved your opinions!! Thank you for your comments and sharing what you thought! It gave me a lot to think about and I loved the ideas of the other stores to shop at.

Well over the weekend when I bought the red purse I had seen this purse and really liked it but thought that I wanted something nicer. But after reflecting I just wanted something big for traveling to CA and for when I want to take some of Judson's things with also. I also decided that I am not in a season of life that I need/want a nicer purse. I am always in jeans or sweats and never felt like my purse went with what I had on. So this purse is way more my speed right now.


The purse started out costing 14.99, was on clearance for 10.48 but rang up as 3.47. So it for sure is a purse for me!! And if I still want another purse I can still go shopping for one with all the money I saved!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Okay so as many of you know it was my birthday on Tuesday. So I have, well had, some birthday money to spend! I have been wanting a new purse lately. This is kind of funny because I do not normally carry a purse because I already have the diaper bag and do not what to carry both. But as Judson needs less for us just going out for a bit I have wanted something more stylish. Something more me and less "hey I'm a Mama".
I also get to go to California for a few days the beginning of November for my friend Kristin's wedding!!! So I will not be in Mama mode then, so thought it would be fun to have a new purse.

But here is the thing... do you like this purse? I could not really decide. It was the one that I liked the most, but am not totally sold. Well I guess I should say that there were others that I liked more, but were at least double the price!! I like that it is big so that I could take things for Judson with if needed, or will have room to take lots of things with me when I travel. But it doesn't have pockets or any kind of organization inside. If you know me... I like me some organization! :) So I need your help! What do you think? I am not so stylish and do not keep up on trends but do not want to fall to far behind either!!

No Longer Safe!!!

Judson has figured out how to open doors so we had to put the safety nobs on some of our doors. BUT!! Judson has figured out how to open those too!! So our hallway closet that has the cleaning supplies and extra shampoo and things in it is no longer safe. The other day Judson got a bar of soap out ripped into the paper and was chewing on it when I found him. Judson can also open the door to down stairs!! This worries me a little because the stairs are open because it is an unfinished basement. So even though he knows how to do stairs he could easily fall and get hurt. He is so funny when he opens one of the doors though because he is so proud of himself! We already do but for sure will have our hands full with him!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What a great Kid!

So we have been working with Judson on praying with us before meals. He is so cute when he folds his hands!! And he is so funny because now we have to pray before each meal and each snack. He even wants to pray multiple times through out the meal or snack. It is so cute and we have said many prayers lately. But it has been such a great reminder that God is always there for us and that we can talk to him and thank him for so many blessings at any point throughout the day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Busy Weekend

Last Saturday (the 25th) we drove to Kansas City. It was a CRAZY rainy day, and not an enjoyable drive. The rain combined with the road construction was about enough to drive us crazy. A three hour drive took us nearly four hours. So we were very glad when we arrived and were able to be out of the car and out of the rain.

We had gone to Kansas City to spend some time with Nate's parents and go to a soccer game. The game started at 7:00 so we had a little time to relax!!
(sorry I could not get it flipped)
So Judson spent some time hanging out with Grandpa Dan and Grandma Carol at the pool. He was not super excited about getting in but thought it was great to watch Grandma. And was walk around the pool and feel the rough floor on his feet. He did get in a little, as you can see in the top picture, but is not a fish by any means. He very much is still getting used to swimming and being in the water.

We went out for some BBQ for supper before the game. This was Judson first time to have Arthur Bryant's and he LOVED it.

It sprinkled on us a bit as we got out of the car, but then it did not rain at all during the game. Which was a HUGE answer to prayer!! But everything was wet so Judson still got pretty wet and did not have much freedom to roam around. He did really good though! For it being wet, him wanting to walk around, being after bed time and it being loud at time! He was such a trooper. At the time that I took this picture Judson was pointing out to the field and saying, well what else would he say, "ball, ball, ball".

Sunday we went to a Kansas City Chiefs game. Nate's aunt and uncle had tickets they were not using and knew that we were going to be there... It was quite an experience. Judson's favorite part was flirting with the girl that was sitting behind us. He did pretty good, but really just wanted to run free. He was already tired from the night before and this game was right at nap time. So we only stayed for part of the game, because he just could not sit anymore. And I could not wrestle with him any more. He of course only wanted me, even though he had three other people there to hold him and love on him.

He did let Grandpa Dan hold him for a bit, and Nate was able to capture this super sweet picture.

It was a very fun weekend, but I am very glad to be home and have Judson back on his schedule!! It has taken most of this week to have him back to "normal". I guess trips like this just help him learn to be flexible! :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Nate got a package in the mail the other day. To protect the contents it had two sheets of bubble wrap. The kind with the big bubbles. Nate then showed Judson how to pop them. Judson LOVED!! running over them and making them pop. He did not understand when they were all popped out. He kept asking for "mo" more. It was a lot of fun while it lasted though!! We all laughed so hard!! It was great!!