Friday, December 26, 2008

merry christmas!

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time."
L. Wilder

santa delivers

Christmas Eve was celebrated with a children's church service and a dinner out for Chinese food. (Who else is open for dinner on Christmas Eve?) Christmas Day was sweet and quiet as Rex did not receive one electronic, plastic toy! Ahhhhh, so much to be thankful for! Family sent lovely gifts of books, clothing, wooden blocks and puzzles. Santa brought more fun gifts: wooden stacking toys, blocks, cars, mop and dust pan, musical instruments and art supplies including a double sided easel! Rex's favorite gift is his Learning Tower, he can stand on a platform that allows him to work at the kitchen counter alongside of Mom and Dad.

decorating for christmas

Dad climbed on the roof to hang lights while Rex did all the dirty work.

rex visits santa


Rex was Captain of the Thanksgiving Cooking Crew.

rex "reads" to himself

Rex has been read to since before he was born, through infancy and now as a toddler he goes up to his bookshelf in his room or his box of books in the kitchen and pulls out a book to flip through.

first trip to the zoo

wrapping up 2008

This blog has not been updated since October!?!? Rex has been keeping his Mom and Dad very busy and now that the craziness of Christmas preparation is over, there is time to relax and update everyone on the happenings of Rex Harrison Becker. We are all thankful for our friends and family who are far away from Nashville, this blog is for you all to see what we are up to and to see how Rex grows.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

rex baracked the vote

Please get out to the voting booth to support your candidate of choice!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

rex unpacks the groceries

race for the white house runs through nashville

This past Tuesday, Nashville welcomed McCain and Obama to their
second debate. Rex was super excited, along with everyone else. Our first stop was at Bongo Java to get a coffee where the barista told us the Secret Service gave all employees a background check a few weeks prior to the debate. On the way onto Belmont Campus we saw impersonators of G.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin (applying lots of lipstick). Chris Matthews from MSNBC was interviewing live and giving autographs during commercial
breaks. We chatted with our most excellent mayor, Mayor Karl Dean and once on campus saw friends, supporters for McCain/Palin and about 95% of the crowd were Obama supporters. It was an electric energy, good fun among both supporters and even a few shouting, "they're the same!" We almost did not go due to the rain but we're glad we did and not one drop fell from the sky!

rex goes to paris!

Paris, TN that is... We went for a quiet weekend of hiking and when we arrived at Paris Landing State Park we were welcomed by the Boss Hoss Motorcycle Convention. Lots of loud bikes. We went into downtown Paris and found the Democratic Headquarters for Henry County and got a Obama/Biden sign for our front lawn and found The Ten Commandments! We did get a good hike in away from the bikes when we went to Land Between the Lakes National Park. We also got a taste of living on a farm in the early 1800's. Rex loved the farm animals and dressing up in costumes.