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Friday, December 2, 2011

Reese's Newborn Photo Shoot

     We have found a photographer here in Muleshoe who we are in love with. She started out as Kyra's friend, but we have taken her in as our friend too. She did an amazing job on our maternity shoot and a beautiful job on Reesey's newborn pictures. We were hoping for a few more of the four of us all together, but we have already learned that our two babies will not always cooperate at the same time. The pictures Madison did capture are beautiful and they show our girl exactly as she is, angelic and precious! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Just a short post.

     It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Purdy house. Sunday we spent the day listening to Christmas Carols and setting up all of our Christmas stuff. Rylan loved helping decorate the tree, while Reesey just slept. We are so excited for this Christmas, having two healthy, beautiful (we are biased) babies makes the holidays so special! This is the best picture we could get of the kiddos in front of our tree. Photo shoots have been interesting, hopefully we can come up with at least one good picture for our Christmas card.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Reese Lynn Purdy

On November 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm we were blessed with our healthy, beautiful, sweet Reese Lynn (named after her Tia) Purdy. She was 7lbs. 4oz. and 21 inches long. It was a great labor for Mommy, Daddy, and Reese. She came into this world with a calm, relaxing, complication free delivery. When she got here the first thing we noticed was her full head of hair. She has a lot of dark brown hair (like her Daddy did), blue eyes (like her big brother Rylan had), and she really does look like a girl version of Rylan. In our eyes she is perfect. I will let the pictures say the rest.
Little Sister Reese. It is still hard for Tyson and I to say the words, "kids or children". We are so blessed with two healthy babies.
Reesey Cup and Momma already having an intimate talk, girl talk.
After her bath the nursery workers let Daddy go in and get a good look at his sweet little angel. I think this picture is so sweet.
Rylan's first response to his baby sister was stand offish. But he came around and finally said, "I hold Reese?" Oh and when he did Daddy, Mommy, Tia and Granny just cried, it was a beautiful moment for our little family. I can't explain the pride I felt watching our son hold our daughter. At first Rylan just held her and studied her for along time, he was ever so gentle and sweet!
And then he couldn't stop laughing, I like to think this is him very excited to have his sister here.
This is our now family of four! Now is when this whole parenting journey really begins.
Our sweet girl! Reese you already bring such sweetness, beauty and joy into our home. God has truly blessed us!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Shower for Reese

We are so blessed to have a family that thinks of us, supports us, and loves us enough to recognize every milestone in our life. Granny, Nana, & Tia threw Tyson and I shower for our little Reesey Cup. The main things that we needed were girl clothes, pink blankets, hair bows (I am told this is a must), and of course, diapers. We had a small shower with just family and a few friends here in Muleshoe at Nana & Papaw's. We were overwhelmed with how much our family provided for us and our little girl. Thank you to all of you for making our second baby just as exciting and special as our dear Rylan is to us.

There are a lot of pictures, and I will explain more about our shower through them.
This is my Granny, whom I adore. I was so happy she and my Papa came to celebrate our upcoming arrival with us.
Each hostess had a job; Tia - invitations (which were beautiful) and games (which were very cute and fun, even for the men folk who were at the shower), Nana - provided all the food and hosted at her house (which was delicious and perfect for so many people), Granny - who did all the decorations and worked in collaboration with Tia on the games.

My momma chose to do Fall themed decorations, which was perfect since it is fall and pumpkins are in abundance. She had pumpkins with pacifiers, and little punkins everywhere, along with some pumpkin pictures from our maternity shoot. It was really cute.
One of the many sweet gifts we got with Reese's name on it. I love embroidered gifts for babies, so sweet.
I love that Tys got to open such cute, sweet, frilly gifts for his daughter. He kept saying, "so this is what girl stuff is all about."
Little girl clothes are so different than boys' clothes. Most things are pink and frilly. When I did a load of laundry with all of Reese's stuff, the lent actually came out pink (just like Tia said it would).
Another example of the frills that girls come with. Too sweet!
I was so happy that the grandmothers and great grandmothers didn't forget about our boy. Rylan also had gifts to open at the shower. I loved this because I felt like it let him know that he is still very loved by everyone.
Tyson and I posing at the end of our shower. I am almost 38 weeks in this picture (like you can't tell).
Some of Reese's goodies!
More of Reese's goodies, she is one blessed little girl.
We played three games, and all three were perfect. They included the men and didn't make them do any girly stuff.  Good job Tia & Granny.
Granny, Nana, Me & Tia.
Thank you all three for making this shower perfect, you are all so special to us, and we are so grateful for the roles that you each play in our lives, and especially in our children's lives. We love ya'll and couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening.

Until the next post................which will hopefully be introducing you all to our little girl!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Maternity Shoot

     We had the great privilege of having Madison Bamert do our maternity photo shoot for us. I didn't want to have them taken of just me, I wanted all 3 of us to be in them. This is after all a very important mile stone in our family. We will be expanding from our comfort zone of three to a whole new world of a fierce foursome. Madison did a great job! The shoot was fun, both of my boys did great and had a great attitude the whole time. She really did capture this time in our lives perfectly. There are so many good pictures it is going to take me a while to decide which ones are my favorite. I have to also say a special thank you to my dear sweet sister who provided my wardrobe, and she also did my hair (I love having her here)!
     If you are close enough to use this photographer I highly recommend her. She is not only a great photographer but a good friend too.
     Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This year Rylan chose wanted he wanted to be for Halloween. I asked him several times and every response I got was "A foootball payer". So a Texas Tech football player he was. This costume has already been worth the money we spent on it. He wears the helmet everyday, because yes Rylan plays football everyday (either with one of us or by himself). We have already worn the outfit three times and the jersey four times. It really was the perfect gift for our little football obsessed boy.
This is Ry all decked out in his uniform.
We met up with some friends and walked around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat. It was fun and so sweet to see all of the kids knocking on peoples doors as a big group. This was the first door Rylan knocked on as well as trick-or-treated at, ever. He would even whisper trick or treat to the people and then say thank you. It was so cute, especially when some of the kids said it in unison. 
A glimpse at part of the group waiting on some candy.
Our little number 84 (Tyson's number in high school), trick-or-treating for the very first time.
He was so pleased and excited at all the candy he got. This smile says it all.
Hope you all had a safe, somewhat healthy, and happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Big 3-0

     Today my sweet husband turns the BIG 3-0. He really doesn't look it, but yes Tyson is 30 today. In his 30 years he really has accomplished a lot. I am so proud of him and all that he has. He has worked hard and he still doesn't look a day over 21 (I may be a little jealous). He is a great family medicine doctor, a wonderful husband, a fantastic dad, and a christian example for our children.
Tyson and his little Mini Me!
Tyson and I at his Christus Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program Graduation.

Tyson we love you so very much and we hope that we can make
 your 30th as special to you as you are to us.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Go Red Raiders

     As most of you know Tyson is a big football fan, and a huge Red Raiders fan. So we have been fortunate enough to attend a few games this year. Tyson loves it, it gets me all fired up, and Rylan is obsessed with the Red Raiders. The boy plays football everyday, loves to watch it on TV, and talks about it all the time. Can you guess what Rylan will be for Halloween?

     We went to the K State Vs. Texas Tech game which was a great game, but in the end we fell short and lost. However, by watching Rylan and his enthusiasm you would have thought that we won by a long shot. He yells when the crowd yells, claps when the crowd claps, and loves to say "Go Red Raiders".
By the time kick off rolled around Rylan was already in full throttle.
Notice the man holding Rylan. Where do you think his love of football and the Red Raiders comes from?
We didn't get to see the Masked Rider this game but even better we got to see Raider Red. We were super lucky to have the great seats we had, third row (Thanks to Tia). So, we were close enough for Rylan to shake Raider Reds hand.
Every time Raider Red came around after that Rylan would yell, "I touch him Momma". He is one huge Texas Tech football fan.
The only question is what will we do when the spring rolls around and there isn't any football. I bet I know a Spurs fan who can show Rylan how to really cheer on a team!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

     Last Friday we went to a pumpkin patch in Clovis, NM. For those of you who don't realize this, Clovis is the closest town with a Wal-Mart. So we visit Clovis very frequently. This time along with a Wal-Mart trip we were able to find a pumpkin patch, The Davis Farm Pumpkin Patch. This was a great little adventure with many perks that we all loved and enjoyed. This particular pumpkin patch was actually on a farm, which got us all in that Fall Mood, and offered a few surprises you may not find at any other pumpkin patch. I will allow the pictures to do the explaining.
They had three mazes for us and Rylan to go through, and three others that were more challenging for adults. We just did the small three, and each one was more challenging than the one before it. The first one was just a simple one with pumpkins, it was cute and easy.
The second one was with hay bails. We could still see our way through this one, however it was a right turn only maze. Rylan loved it and after we were done he did it two more times, surprisingly all on his very own.
The third was a bit more challenging with large hay bails (that we could not see over). We let Rylan lead the way, and he did a pretty good job.
Our boy was all smiles the whole time we were there. He would stop and pose for any picture his Mommy (camera crazy lady) wanted to take. I was grateful and I really got some cute pictures of our boy.
There was a large tower of pumpkins and hay bails that hid some stairs. You could go inside and up the stairs and look out over the entire Davis Farm. Up at the top is where we spotted the tractor. Of course we would take a tractor ride. Rylan really has a thing for tractors, anywhere we go he is pointing them out and saying, "Twactors, look Momma".
After going through the mazes and looking out over the farm we sat down for the pumpkin toss. Yes, I said a pumpkin toss. I will explain that in a minute. Like I said things you wouldn't see at just any pumpkin patch.
Who knew that we would top off this pumpkin patch with yet another one of Rylan's favorite things. Horses. While waiting for the pumpkin toss a lady and gentlemen rode up on two horses. Rylan immediately began telling us about them, and the gentlemen insisted that he get on one. But Rylan insisted that, "Daddy and Ylan get on horsey, both". This meant he wanted Daddy up there too. Something that we all learned, is horses love to eat pumpkins, who knew?
This was one of the two devices they used to toss pumpkins. They really did fly, what a creative idea.
Rylan and Tia searching for the perfect pumpkin.

     Rylan, Tia, and Mommy took a hay/tractor ride to go pick out our pumpkins. Daddy didn't go because he has allergies pretty bad, and we drove right through a hay field. It was a good ride, a little bumpy at times (actually surprised I didn't go into early labor), but still it was a funny ride. Rylan loved it, and he was so cute the way he held onto my hand the whole time. It made me think, okay he still does need me. I often times need a reminder, since he tells me so often "Momma I do it".
     If ever you are in Clovis and have time visit Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Hat

     No matter what I am feeling like I can always rely on Rylan for a good laugh. Maybe it is because I am his mother, but just about anything he does he can get a laugh out of me. This hat has been with Rylan for almost a year. Within the last 3 months not a day has gone by that he doesn't put this hat on (usually with his boots) and plays "Cowboy". Some days Momma just needs a pick me up, and this boy does it for me.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Twice Blessed

     With our sweet Reesey Cup due to join our family in 6 weeks, I can't help but feel the need to eat up all of my sweet Ry that I can. I am trying to prepare myself, Tyson, and especially Rylan for the arrival of our girl! I am guessing that this is normal, but there are days that I can't help but feel sad about losing the precious one-on-one time that Rylan and I get everyday. I am sad and scared about the feelings that will rush over his little 2 1/2 year old mind and body when his new little sister gets here. I just pray that all four of us will adjust smoothly, especially my Rylan.
     For in this season in my life I repeatedly refer to Proverbs 31:28 "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."  After a very sweet moment the other night I realized what this verse meant. Our family is growing, it pleases all three of us and it especially pleases God. As I may feel nervous, scared, excited, happy, and overwhelmed this verse reminded me that being a Momma is what I do, having an awesome man to share my life/parenting with is ever so sweet, and having both together is going to be the icing on the cake. 
     The sweet moment; As we sat on the couch (Tyson, Rylan and I), we began asking Rylan questions about his sister. Did he know where she was? He pointed to my belly and replied "My baby sista". We then asked are you excited to meet her? His response, "Yeeees, Hi Weese". Then out of nowhere he started talking to his sister (my large belly), and then the moment Daddy and I had been waiting for...... a kiss. We actually had the camera on hand, so this sweet moment was captured. This overjoyed our hearts! After this I am now so ready to see Rylan as a big brother. This journey of parenting more than one will be a challenge, however this is a challenge from God and we accept. We will soon be Twice Blessed (a book by Joan Leonard that we are reading to prepare for a second child).

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our Marine

     A few weeks ago Kyra and Eric came to Muleshoe. They were here for almost three weeks and it was awesome. We definitely got to feel what it would be like to have them close to us, and I must say it was even more amazing than we imagined. We got to see them almost everyday which made each day that much more special.
     Eric is in the Marine Corps in San Diego. His unit will be deployed on October 3rd for Afghanistan. Before a Marine deploys they are given three weeks of leave. Eric and Kyra chose to spend these three weeks surrounded by family. They are told to expect a 7 month deployment, so while Eric is away Kyra will be living with us. I wouldn't have it any other way. I can't imagine being without Tyson for that long, and I know it will difficult for them both. But knowing that she will be here with us, closer to family, and near Mark and Lynda (Eric's parents) will make this time that our brave Marine is away more manageable. I think having family close by will be the best thing for everyone, especially my dear sister.
     While they were here I was able to capture some of our fun together. The one who LOVED having Uncle Eric here was his biggest fan Rylan. He loves his Uncle Eric, and he loves to play rough with him.
This picture is just too cute to me. Rylan would get Uncle Eric to play football, race him, chase him, tackle him, and fly him like a airplane.  If Uncle Eric was at our house, Rylan had him out of breathe.
Granny got this shirt for Rylan because she knows the connection that Rylan and his Tia have. If only we could get him to smile for this picture. The shirt says, "I can't help it good looks run in my genes, just look at my aunt".
Before Eric and Kyra left to head back to California we had everyone over at our house for a farewell dinner. We had the best time with Mark and Lynda (Eric's parents).
The four of us became even closer while they were here visiting.
                          Momma, JJ, Kyra, Eric, Tyson and me.

     Eric, we are so very proud of you and the man that you have become. It is a big sacrifice that you are making for us and our country. We are forever grateful for you service and your sacrifices. We will miss you very much and we will take good care of Kyra. We love you, we are praying for you, and we can't wait until you come home.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Apple Festival

     One weekend in September we were able to enjoy a nice day at the Apple Festival in Idalou, TX. Aaron, Samantha and Sophia were here so we decided it might be something that the kids would enjoy. There was fabulous food, little shopping booths, live music, a petting zoo, a hayride through the apple orchard, and a variety of all things apple. We went early in the morning and enjoyed a few hours there before heading back home. The kids seemed to enjoy the music, the food, the hayride, and of course the petting zoo. This type of festival makes me feel as though Fall is in the very near future. If we could only get some Fall weather.
One thing that Rylan loves is goats, and to his surprise the petting zoo was all goats, notice his excitement!
What is an Apple Festival without Johnny Appleseed? This cracked me up, and I had to take a picture.
Papaw, Rylan, Nana & Sophia
Along with goats Ryaln LOVES tractors. We can't go down the road (especially here in Muleshoe) without him seeing a tractor, and yelling "Momma, tractor"! So, he loved that he got to ride on hay filled trailer behind a tractor.
Aaron, Samantha, and Sophia getting ready for their tractor ride.
The hayride went in and out of the apple trees, at one point the driver stopped and told us to go pick us some apples. Rylan loved this and thought that he was supposed to pick all of them.
My boys and I in the apple orchard hunting for the perfect apple to eat.