Monday, February 22, 2010

Seven Months

We'll have to make do with another Valentine's Day photo today (his grandma calls this one the politician shot) because the poor little guy is sick getting him to pose for a photo sounds like torture to me.

I feel like he grew by leaps and bounds since last month. He is learning so many new is so fun for us to watch. Most notably...(psuedo) CRAWLING. He isn't yet consistent (or very good) at it, but he gets around the room pretty quickly. We can watch for hours as he gets on all fours...then rocks in preparation...then plunges and dives forward or better yet, takes a little hop on all fours. Beckham loves the ability it gives him to move all around the room accessing every little thing he can get his hands on. His favorite things to get into now are the baksets of dvd's on the tv stand and the power cords. Oh heavens!

Some new things happening this month:
*he is no longer content on his back during's on his tummy or sitting up now!
*makes a cute lip-smacking sound...usually when eating
*hates green beans! oh the funny faces he makes when we feed them to him!
*his favorite toys are not toys...but spoons, and power cords, and sweatshirt strings
*sort of reaches out for you to hold him
*drinks from a sippy cup
*got his first tooth!
*crawling (at least learning to)
*loves the playground swing! squeals with delight the entire hour he's in it

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Everyone Says...

"Six months - what a fun age!"

And I agree wholeheartedly...

But part of me wonders if they forgot about the hair-pulling.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Say Cheese

Ashlee did a photo shoot for us a few weeks ago. She can always get Beckham smiling and laughing...he just loves her! I love these.

*Don't worry grandparents...there should be copies of them arriving at your door any day now.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Carmel Getaway

Brendon had a five day weekend from school (woohoo!) so we rented a house with some friends in beautiful Carmel.
The first day we drove a few miles to Point Lobos. It was gorgeous and we saw tons of seals and sea lions.

The second day we went to Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was awesome. Beckham surprised us by being truly fascinated by all the fish. He loved to stare at them.

Family picture in the clam. Cheese!
Ok...these two are seahorses. Can you believe it? I loved the seahorse exhibit. The one below you have to do a double-take to realize it's not seaweed.

The last day we drove around downtown Carmel and then did relaxing 17 mile drive.
Brendon and Beckham loved playing on the beach.
We also watched the surfers for a while. Pretty amazing. But brr...I wouldn't want to surf in February.
And the Lone Cyprus Tree on the drive.

The Big Boy Swing

We took advantage of the beautiful February weather and went to play in the playground in our backyard. We decided to try out the big boy swing for the first time.
Woah...this thing goes pretty fast...
I think I like the feel of the wind in my [fuzzy] hair...
I do! I love it! I love the big boy swing!