Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1st 2012

I didn't write the entire month of June. :(  I'm sorry.  In all fairness, we were busy, but life is great.
 Ronin turned 1 on Saturday June 16th.  He is such a big boy. We had friends and family over for a BBQ potluck.  Our wonderful friends Kevin and Kelsi let us borrow their bounce house. So one end of our yard was the castle-bounce house, the other was 2 pools, and the middle was the tunnel-tents and slide.   It was a kid free for all.  Ronin was clueless, but he got to eat cup cakes so he was happy.

 Our little Ronin (Gavin calls him Bubba Kiki....I have NO idea where he came up with that) isn't walking yet, but he will gladly walk all over the place if he can hold your pinky.  He loves doing ANYTHING his brother and other big kids do.  Loves to babble and talk nonstop, and is the 2nd best snuggler in the house. (The first is Matt, and no, I'm not joking).  He had his 1-yr appointment and took all 3 shots like a champ.  He is obsessed with eating bark, loves all dogs and cats, and could beat anyone is a grape eating contest.  I love him so much!

So whats going on in our life.  First Mr. Matthew Rudolph.  He works so hard, and works all the time.  He is such a good hubby and dad.  He gets up at 5:00 am almost every morning to teach Spartan, (look it up if you dont know what it is.  It's amazing and he co-created the whole thing) Then goes straight to work, has meetings, trainings, paper work, ect...goes to lift or workout, then comes home at night with plenty of energy for our boys so I can teach my class. Sometimes he does this with being totally allergy-faced! So, super hubby of the year award goes to my hansome and hilarious man Matt.


Mr. Gavin.  Where do I begin?!  He continues to amaze me everyday.  My little son is growing in leaps and bounds. We're working on memorizing the 13 ariticles of faith and right now he has the first 5 down.  He sees something once and then wants to say it, try it, do it, talk about it, whatever.  He is clever, sneaky, funny, dramatic, creative, and so sweet when he wants to be. (I love it when he says, "mama guess what?  I love you.")  One morning I was stripping the laundry from the beds and I took all the sheets downstairs while he was playing in our room.  When I can back up I heard giggeling, so I went into our bedroom to see this...

I think to myself, "you silly kid," walk over to pull the blanket off, roar really loud, and start tickeling to get him really laughing.  I walk over, grinning from ear to ear, and right before I do, I see something move in our bed. I turn to look and the little sneak has tricked me. He put his blanket on the lamp and was hiding in our bed!

Mr. Gavin also takes after his dad and has really bad allergies.  I feel so bad for them both.  This was the morning after we went for a family walk and played in a huge field.  Poor kid.  Thankfully the bath did help, along with some childrens medicine.

Gavin loves helping me bake.  Those of you who know me well know how much I LOVE baking. This "addiction" as my hubby calls it,  has me putting something together every other day. (This past week for a BBQ I made home made brownie bites,with white chocolate-cream cheese frosting, topped with strawberries and blueberries. Yummm) Gavin is right there with me, helping me pour stuff in, stir (hold the top down:)) and of course taste the end product.
As for me, I'm doing really well.  I can't complain.  I've been teaching a lot more, Club Dance and Power.  One of my instructors hurt his back so I've been subbing his classes.  I think I may have the worlds best job, staying home all day then getting paid to workout/dance.  It's also good for the little paycheck, but holy cow, by the end of the week I'm exhausted!  I think since this next picture was taken I've lost another 5lbs. I need to start eating more of what Gavin and I bake.  
We've also been taking a lot of walks as a family.  We love this, especially Gavin.  He explores and calls himself "Captain Slug Finder" because on one walk we saw a ton of slugs. Ronin just gets a kick with being together. Although, he has been teething the past two weeks which has been hard on him.  
  We are really looking forward to finally getting some nicer, consistant weather so we can go hiking, camping, enchanted forrest, the zoo, the coast, and maybe even a little road trip to Bend.  After all that family time, Mr. Rudolph and I are looking forward to some sweet one-on-one time in Cancun for our anniversary in September. We will keep you posted.

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