Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Beckham's New Trick

He learned to sit up this week. What a big boy! He is growing like a weed this month.

First Christmas

We are in Utah at Brendon's parents house this holiday. We are having a wonderful time relaxing, and Beckham loves all the attention from Grandma, Grandpa, and all of his aunts and uncles.
He loves bathtime in Grandma's big jacuzzi tub. We all gather around to watch and he loves having an audience.
Beckham got all decked out for Christmas Eve movie. Beck and I had to leave ten minutes into the movie because he wouldn't quit talking. Little turkey!
Modeling his Christmas Eve pj's.
Opening his Christmas Eve pj's with Aunt Rissa's help.
As we expected Beckham loved the wrapping paper more than the gifts. Good thing we spent less than $10 on his toys!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Five Months

Beckham is so much fun to have around. He keeps putting on the pounds, and now my arms (and Brendon's as well) ache to carry him very long.

This month he learned how to put his soother in his mouth by himself, and he is now getting quite good at it.

He loves toys and can grasp onto them very tightly now. Speaking of his grasp...heaven help you should he get ahold of your hair or ear or nose - he has a very tight grip.

He doesn't spend much time on his back, because as soon as he is placed on his back he quickly rolls to his front. He has seemingly forgotten how to roll from his front to his back though (isn't that supposed to be the easy one?) so after a while of being on his tummy he kind of whines that he is sick of it.

When he does stay on his back for more than a few minutes he will no doubt be doing "crunches". He lifts up his legs and head and holds it for long periods of time.

When he is on his tummy he recently started pulling his knees up under him and really gets them working. Practice for learning to crawl??

Whenever anyone is around him they comment "He must be cutting a tooth!" He puts everything in his mouth and bites HARD! His poor little fingers are starting to get callouses from his chewing.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Silent Night

My good friend Emily, party host extraordinaire, puts on a Nativity pageant every year with the LDS Stanford Business students. Beckham was cast as a sheep this year. I cut up some white hand towels and made him a cheap sheep (say that 5 times fast) costume.

The great thing about an outfit made of towels is you can drool all you want!

Bed Time

Beckham sleeps in his carseat. Overnight. Everytime I try to put him to bed in his crib he wakes up all night long. He sleeps like an angel if I put him in his carseat. What's a mom to do?

The other night we came in and he had his hands up like this. So funny. I guess his ears were cold.

He Knows What He Likes

Friday, December 04, 2009


Wednesday a few of us went out for my friend Brooke's birthday. We all have babies that are relatively about the same age. We were a sight to behold.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Melanie is my sewing bff. We both decided we wanted to love sewing right after we got married (we both got married about a month apart) three years ago. So we bought patterns and machines and taught ourselves how. We had both had a little experience (Mel had more than I) but we still had lots of trial and error. I would say now we are pretty decent. Maybe we can even call ourselves seamstresses. Anyhow...she just made this cute shirt. Love it. She shows you how to do it on her blog.
...and she started this fun sewing blog. I can't wait to sew some of those fun things when I have a little girly girl some day.


We spent Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle's house in gorgeous Sunvalley, Idaho. It's a family tradition. Our group is getting quite large these days.

Brendon had fun on the motorcycles. (That's the newlyweds Cody and Kate on the four wheeler).
Beckham's Thanksgiving bib from Grandma Merkley. Try to figure out what it says - ha ha.

Four generations.
Uncle Matt and Brendon riding off into the sunset. Literally.
This was Brendon's first time on a horse. He loved it.

We had a wonderful time - it was well worth the long drive. We are thankful for a son that travels well...among [many] other things we are also grateful for!