Monday, September 17, 2007

A few Snipits of Life


Well, this is going to be a smorgasbord of what has been going on in our lives lately. I will start by saying that we had the good fortune of having my cousin Nate, his wife Emily and their beautiful little 2 year old Henry come visit for a few days a couple weekends ago. What a blast we had! We sauntered around the riverwalk in downtown San Antonio (above), we played in the pool, we ate snacks, watched movies, and had great chats. It was SO great to have family around and just enjoy eachother's company. I kick myself for not taking a picture of us all while they were here, but we made some great memories. While Nate and Em were here I got an exciting phone call from one of my favorite people on earth: my Auntie Joan. She and my Uncle Udo were driving through from Florida to Phoenix, and stopped by for a few days to visit us in San Antonio. For those of you who don't know, I am a terrible wimp when it comes to being by myself at night, so having visitors (especially some of my favorite people in the world!!) come visit while Marcus is so busy was so wonderful. My Aunt Joan has always had a way of making me feel like one of her own. It was a breath of fresh motherly air that blew through San Antonio. We joked with Udo that he was our own "Cousin Eddie" in his RV. I will tell you though, he is one fun and classy, might I add cousin eddie. He let Jack climb up on top of the motor home...Jack thought he was the coolest guy around. Let's face it: Udo is!





When Udo first saw Eliza, he said in his serious sounding German accent, "What happened to her hair?" Well, I actually think Udo and Eliza have quite similar hair, other than the color. What do you think?





Well, onto the next topic. So, Jack is quite a kid these days. I think he is exploring new avenues of self expression shall we say. Here are a few funny Jack moments:



Here is Jack in the Van, ready to go to the pool, goggles and all!




Now this is what happens when Jack wants to help cook...I scooped the salt into a teaspoon, and told him to dump it int he pot. Does this target seem small to anyone? Because the entire teaspoon went right on the stove. Hmmmm, how can it be that hard?



Jack often tells me that he needs some quiet time, then I come in his room to find this scene. Pretty cute huh?


My sweet Sunday afternoon nappers. Jack is so in love with his Daddy.




Oooops, my brother thought that my arms were his canvas. Naughty little guy.


Eliza is just crawling all over the place now. It is easiest when you don't have clothes to trip you up!


Well, there are a bunch of random snipits of our lives. The weather is getting cool, and we are spending more time outside. We went for a hike on Saturday, and Jack hiked the full 3 miles (well almost, the last little bit he rode on Daddy's shoulders). So life is good, we are loving Texas more and more each day.



17 comments:

Mrs. Cropper said...

Jack is beyond presh. Udo and Eliza totally have the same hair. And Eliza has some serious babs! I loved these snipits. We miss you so much I can't stand it!

themother said...

HAH!!! you made me laugh out loud!! "what happened to her hair" indeed. That just clinches Udo--the biggest loveable grouch--love the pictures and the commentary--a great glimpse into your life and that of your dear fam

Steve and Rachel said...

I love these pictures Bec. Your kids are hilarious and darling.

Leah said...

Wow, I feel so lucky right now to get a comment such as yours. That was so nice of you, seriously, you made my week. Funny thing is, I think the same of you, and pretty much covet every curl on your little girl's head.

BrianJ said...

As I read your words, "...I got an exciting phone call from one of my favorite people on earth...," I started scratching my head, because I haven't called you recently. But, no, you meant Auntie Joan---of course!

That's a nice picture of Marcus and Jack, but it looks like Marcus has a big mustache. Please tell me it's just the angle of the camera on his 5-o'clock shadow....

Fowler family said...

Oh Becca, I've missed you. I haven't checked in in awhile (we've got internet finally at home now) and I just love the new pictures. Your kids are adorable. It kills me we are so far away. I love the pic of Jack on the motorhome. Uncle Udo is quite the fun guy!

Mrs. Cropper said...

Man you guys are so dang cute. What's the deal with a little music making everything 1000 times more presh?

WendyJ said...

It's fun to see what you guys have been up to. Jack is really growing up, and Aliza is too cute. Who needs dress codes?

Tiffany said...

Rebecca, you can snippet anytime! Love all the little tidbits from your life, and especially the reminder that it's ok to let the kids in the kitchen once in a while (I'm a little territorial that way).

Miss you!

meta said...

oh Becca, I just love every picture and your update. what a fun filled month. i sure miss you guys and would give anything to be closer.

Katie and Eric said...

Hooray for an update!!! I have been waiting to see what is going on if your life. I love all of the pictures!!! Eliza is a doll and I can't believe that she is crawling already. Also we miss that crazy Jack!! We need to talk soon. Love you lots!:)

emilyanne said...

I think the only way I could love Jack Rampton more is if he was my biological child. The goggles picture is just too much! Hug those babes for me, Bec. Love you guys.

esmiley said...

Kevin loved the picture of Jack all decked out for the pool. We loved reading your update and I can't believe Eliza is crawling!!! And I can totally relate to forgetting to take pictures of my visitors--I think I get way too worried about being a good hostess or something and don't give one thought to getting the camera out. We miss you guys--you can share snipits anytime!

Lisa O said...

What a fun update! Glad to hear you guys are loving Texas more and more each day.

Korean Hales said...

I want to come to San Antonio and play with you. Your kiddos are amazing. I am so jealous that Auntie Joan came. She is fabulous. I can still hear her laugh from Ashland all those summers ago. Seriously could she be a cooler person.

meta said...

i know i already left you a comment but you haven't posted for awhile....i love checking you blog and seeing your cute babes! abby loves it too! hope you are doing good. miss you. let's catch up on the phone very very very soon!

Jaime Mitchell said...

Rebecca! So fun to see pictures of your kids---they've grown! We're bloggers now: jbmitchell.blogspot.com. Check it out sometime. I sure miss seeing you around!