Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Home

Hi Everyone!! We've finally moved into our new house. However, we are also moving our blog address in preparation for the newest member of our family to arrive in October.
Please visit our new blog at:
Thank you all for following us and for the support from our friends and family. We are excited to share pictures and stories as our 3 person family becomes 4.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend was great. We had some laid-back days and some busy days which made it great too. We spent Saturday and Sunday with friends and Jacob was exhausted after playing hard. He is still recovering from pneumonia but is doing well.
On Monday we decided to go to the park for some fun and then to get some ice cream. It was Jacob's first time at Ted Drewes and I think we have another loyal follower in the family!!

Jacob and Daddy at the park

Getting ready to go down the slide

Jacob loves going down the slide.. honestly, he wasn't to into the rest of the park. The slide and playing in the mulch were definately the highlights for him.

Not quite sure if he liked the swing.. it only lasted about 2 minutes and he wanted out. He's been on a swing before but didn't seem into it this time

Jacob woke up in the middle of the night on 'dad's night' so Daddy was trying to rest his eyes. Too bad Jacob wasn't having it - he wanted to play with his Daddy.

Getting ready to enjoy Ted Drewes.. Jacob has no idea what he's about ready to eat!

Playing in the back of the car and lovin' the ice cream!

Close up of the little monster! If you could see his mouth it would show mommy, daddy and Nonna's ice cream. Little guy loved them all!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Doctors Appoitments

So today was the big day...

Matt, Jacob, Nonna and I went to the OB today and found out we have another little stubborn one on our hands. Baby was face down in the breach position with the legs straight up by the head. We couldn't get many good views and baby wasn't budging at all! The tech couldn't get all of the anatomy so we'll be going back in about a month to see more.. she did see one important thing though... Baby Beffa #2 is a GIRL!!!

Yep, Jacob is going to have a baby sister in October. He has no idea what's about to hit him!

Jacob also went to the doctor today. He has had a cough for about 2 weeks now and even though it seemed to be better today I decided we better get him in to see Dr. Bob. Of course, in true Jacob style, he has pneumonia! Dr said the right lung was pretty bad and he didn't even need an x-ray to confirm. We are on medicine now so hopefully he will start to feel better soon.

The dr also diagnosed the blisters that Jacob has on his feet as a form of eczema. He will never grow out of it and open shoes are the only thing he can wear right now. We'll be pointing this out to the dermatologist at our next visit as well..

Hope this baby girl knows what she is getting into - The Beffa house is full of drama and she need not feel the need to create her own!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Zoo May 2010

This past week Matt and I both took some time off work and we took Jacob to the St. Louis Zoo. We took him there last fall and he slept through the majority of the day. This time was much different and Jacob LOVED it.
He did think everything was either a 'kitty' or a 'dog'. The bigger animals (including the elephants) were dogs and the little ones were a kitty. The only thing that stumped him was the fish. The highlight of Jacob's day was definitely the carousel. He loved riding it and thought he was hot stuff riding up so high. He had so much fun he was exhausted when we left and fell asleep before we even got to the car.
Can't wait for our next trip!! Below are a few pics from our day!

Jacob petting the goats! He loved them and wanted to pet each one.

Jacob playing in the children's zoo.

Obviously Jacob didn't find it as fun to sit on the frog as I thought he would. Had to keep the pic though.

Family shot on the train at the zoo!

Jacob and mommy at the penguin house. As you can see he really liked it in there because the penguin's get so close. There is one swimming in the water in this picture and he got to touch them as they did their flips in the water.

Jacob and mommy on the carousel - definitely his favorite part!

Right before he fell asleep - this is right outside the zoo. By the time we walked to the history museum to get to the car he was out!

It was also mommy's b-day this weekend and Jacob helped mom open her presents. He did so much better than at Christmas or his Birthday. He's gonna be ready for this Christmas!
Jacob and great-grandma Bayerl reading books

Jacob and Nonna reading books

Enjoying a cupcake for mom's birthday! He ate it all - and then proceeded to throw it all up (on great-grandma Bayerl) a few minutes later.. YUMMY!

Reading books with Great-Grandpa Bayerl. As you can tell, reading is one of Jacob's favorite things to do.

Jacob's little personality..

It's been a while since my last post and several people have asked when I would get updated pictures posted.. SORRY! Things have been crazy around here.

Jake had surgery in late April to clear out his tear ducts. Both ducts were clogged but now they seem to be doing better. He's growing quickly and getting quite the personality. He thinks he is very funny most of the time and laughs out loud at himself. He also loves to sing.. it's more of a la, la, la but he thinks he's cool. He also likes to dance .. even at commercials.

We have been trying to teach him where the baby is so now he thinks everyone has a baby in their tummy. He will gladly lift your shirt and say 'baby' to anyone who will let him. Not always a good thing!
Baby Beffa #2 is due to arrive sometime around Oct 11, 2010. Jacob will learn tomorrow (Monday) if he is going to have a baby sister or a baby brother. I'll be sure to post a quick update once we learn the sex. Also, our new house will be finished in early June and we close on June 11th... just in time for uncle Ryan to come visit from his base in Vegas :)

Here are some random posts of our little one and his BIG personality!!
Much to Dad's disappointment, Jacob shares mom's passion for nice things. Here he is at Grandma Beffa's house wearing her coach purse.
Jacob with his friend (and future wife) Reese. He was trying to take good care of her while she cried and give her all the toys that are by her chair. He also tried to give Reese her binkie - he definately wouldn't give up his own however.

Being silly while eating some bread - one of his favorite things!

Again being silly while having his shirt off!

Playing with blocks while ensuring he keeps his tape close by (on his wrist). He loves to wear this tape or painters tape like a bracelet - or more like an arm band.

1 second before the meltdown because mom wanted him to sit on the couch (instead of standing)..

And the meltdown begins...

And it's over a second later when he stands back up.. it's amazing how fast he can turn it off and on!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter seemed to sneak up on us this year but the Easter Bunny certainly didn't forget Jacob.

We had a busy day planned and started with Jacob playing with the toys the bunny brought to Nonna's house.

Jacob got golf clubs, a basket ball net, a cozy coupe (from Nonna) and a basket full of small goodies. Funny how when the Easter Bunny is pressed for time he ends up buying more than he originally intended :)

Jacob thinking about pulling those golf clubs out and using them as weapons.. the thought turned into reality shortly after. Look at that crazy hair too!

Jacob with his first slinky.. he loves it.. and it was $1!

Trying to get into the cozy coupe for the first time.. doesn't quite have it down in this picture.

Finally figured out how to get in..

Now he has it!! Look at those feet up on the dash! Already chillin'
Next stop was Uncle Tim's and Aunt DeAnna's for brunch and an egg hunt with the Beffa clan.

I normally try not to put pictures of other kids (due to possible parent's concerns) in Jake's blog but this one is too cute. Jacob watching the dog with his cousin.

Hanging out with Grandpa Beffa

Taking after Daddy! Lovin' soccer!
Last stop was Grandpa & Grandma Bayerl's house for late lunch/dinner and an egg hunt.

Grandpa Bayerl hid Jake's eggs really good.. but he found this one in the flowers!

Not sure why but I love this pic..

Taking a walk with Grandma Bayerl and cousin's before heading home.
Jacob has a great time playing with cousin's all day and enjoying two Easter egg hunts. Thanks to our all family for a great day.

Spring Fling

We are very lucky to participate in Parents as Teachers and absolutely love our parent educator, Kristen. We are very sad that once we move into the new house we will lose her and can only hope that Francis Howell has just as wonderful educators!

Parents as Teacher's offers many programs throughout the year, one of which is Spring Fling. They had lots of activities and toys for Jacob to play with and an Easter Bunny to visit. Below are some pictures from his visit this year.

Jacob LOVED the pool full of balls. He threw a huge fit when we had to leave to see the Easter Bunny! I'm thinking of making one of our own if it keeps him occupied this summer.

Surprisingly Jacob liked the Easter Bunny - he did keep calling it a 'kitty' though. He kept saying "kitty soft"... we have 3 cats now that we live with Nonna and Jake thinks everything is a kitty.

After we played and saw the bunny we took a long walk around the park. Jacob and Daddy were taking a walk and Jake kept turning around to make sure I was coming.. very cute!

He loved the flowers

And loved running around free.. he is such a cutie!

Then he started getting too close to the water.. it was near bed time anyway so we took it as a sign it was time to go home! He would have walked right in the water if I wouldn't have stopped him.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hats on Day

This week is a very important week for our family. It kicks off Hats on Day to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer. (

Hats On Day was founded in 1995 by four sixth-graders at Henry School in St. Louis. They began the fundraiser when their friend and classmate, Kevin Beffa, was diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Kevin had been a bright, happy child with a passion for soccer. When he got sick, he had to miss school and lost all his hair from the treatments. Also in need of a bone marrow transplant, Hats On Day was planned to support Kevin during his battle with cancer. However, just days before the event, Kevin passed away.

Kevin is Matt's Brother and Jacob's Uncle. While we remember Kevin everyday, Hats on Day allows us to connect with him in a special way and gives us the opportunity to teach our children, who never met Kevin, about their uncle. This year is the 15th anniversary of Kevin's death and the 15th anniversary of the first Hats on Day.

Please take time to put on your hat for 'Kids with Cancer' this month and raise awareness of childhood cancer and the impacts it has on their lives and the lives of their families. Matt, Jacob and I are also participating in Walk With a Friend ( on April 24th in memory of Kevin. If you are interested in walking with us, please let me or Matt know.

Below are pictures of Jacob having fun with his hat in support of Uncle Kevin!