Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Day

April 8th is a fabulous day for our family because it's the day that Beckett finally got to come home!!! I am still in awe of how Beckett was only in the hospital for only three weeks. At the time, it seemed like forever, but three weeks was nothing compared to how long we thought he was going to be in there. We are SO blessed, and I thank God every day that we have Beckett.
Here I am waiting for Matt to bring the car. I kept thinking that the nurse was going to say that they'd made a mistake and he'd have to stay longer. (Weird, I know.)

Yeah! The Rakes Family leaving Parkland!! Even though we LOVED the doctors and nurses and all of the excellent care, it was time! :)

Beckett slept most of the way. When we got home, we were so excited to show him his room and the house, but I think we stressed him out. He started breathing kind of weird, and it totally freaked me and Matt out. He was fine, but we decided that we overwhelmed and overstimulated the poor guy.

Sleeping his first night in our room.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Beckett's First Birthday

This last Saturday we had Beckett's One Year Old Party!! What fun!! Since Beckett was born on St. Patrick's Day, I decided to go with the lucky and green theme. We just had a small family party over at my mom's house.
Please note the difference between the cake I had made and the cake I made for Beckett-ha ha!! Don't worry, I'm not becoming a cake maker/decorator anytime soon! :)

Beckett did not like getting his fingers messy with the icing. He kept wanting me to feed it to him.

He's not having it. Who came up with this tradition anyway?

Get this thing away!
Em and Harper (Beckett's girlfriend--he REALLY loves her) It's adorable! :)
We're so LUCKY that Beckett's one and healthy!! Thank you God!! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009


A week ago, one of my best friends turned 30! I can't even believe we are at this point-no, no!! I like to think we are still 20. :) Anyway, my other best friend and I decided to go on a road trip down to Waco to celebrate the occasion. We had a great time, besides the fact that I got food poisoning--yuck!!!

Happy Birthday Holly!! Love you!!

Harper, Emily, Holly, me, and Beckett at Cathay House


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What a Difference a Month Makes

I'm not really being fair. This was the only 11 month pic where Beckett wasn't smiling. I just thought it was hilarious and had to share. He really is happy and has a fun personality.