Tuesday, August 24, 2010

happy birthday nanny!!

excuse the darkness of this video. we took it from our imac. don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of my blog. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beckham is 9 months old

what? did i really just write that? i can't believe it! beckham is now a CRAWLER!!! he's still perfecting his moves, but boy does he like being able to get places! court - watch out because all of "your toys" will now be shared with beckham. i feel world war 3 coming on. 
beckham is in one of my favorite phases - starting to crawl, and showing us his precious personality. when rhett comes home from work each day, he gets SO EXCITED to see him that tears start falling and rhett has no choice but to pick him up right away. beckham has definitely found his voice because he can let out the loudest squeal whether he is happy, sad, or mad. changing beckham's diapers should be considered an olympic sport at this point because there is NO laying still. we give him toy after toy to distract him but he is still ALL over the place. the other day, i think it took rhett 15 minutes to change his diaper and i hear - "man, that is the HARDEST diaper i have EVER changed!"
i don't have his "official" stats yet, but we go to the doc next week. i know he is definitely growing though! 
we are so thankful for this precious baby boy. i need him to stay a baby for a bit longer because i'm not really ready for him to be all grown up yet! God has blessed me SO much and i am SO thankful to be this little boy's mommy! 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

sweet moments with my little man

i shared a special moment with court today. i put beckham down for his morning nap and we were upstairs getting cleaned up (from sweating to death at the park at 8:00 AM). court and i were just about to go downstairs when he said, "mommy, read books in court's big boy bed." (melt my heart). so, i said - sure! and we spent the next 30-45 minutes laying in his big boy bed reading books together at 10:00 AM. we would read one, and then he would say "nother one" and run and pick out one more. it was my favorite part of my day today because it was something so simple and yet so meaningful. i know that there will come a day when he won't want to do things like that because he'll be too busy with his friends or he'll be "all grown up". this time i have with beckham and court goes by too fast. i still haven't figured out how to freeze time. 
i love being a stay at home mom. sure, i'm tired ALL the time and my house is NEVER clean enough. every day i think - i really need to get more organized and do a better job of keeping the house picked up. i've been guilty of trying to plan something to do with these "full of life" boys every day of the week so they can burn off some energy. but, i think i'm beginning to realize how important it is for us to have down time at home. i'm beginning to see that God opens up opportunities for me to spend REAL QUALITY time with court and REAL QUALITY time with beckham. and boy do i cherish that! i will take as much of that as i can get. court starts mother's day out 2 days a week at the end of august. it's a little bittersweet for me. while i KNOW that he will thrive in a class setting with a teacher and friends to learn and play with, i will also MISS him. but, it will give me some one-on-one time with my little man beckham which i also need. these boys are growing up WAY too fast. i can't wait to see what God has in store for them. 
here are some recent pics of my cute little men!

Monday, August 16, 2010

little bitty

on your mark, get set,...... well not yet exactly. beckham is SO close to crawling! he "drags bottom" with that big ole' belly of his still, but he is practicing ALL the time! he is eating us out of house AND home so that belly is getting in the way! any second now, he is gonna be GONE!!! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

summer fun

it's almost too hot to swim this week because the pool water is even warm. but, boy are we glad we can go jump in mimi/pops pool whenever we want! we joined cade, tatum, and aunt missy at mom/dads today to swim and play. and snuggle.... fun, fun, fun!

catching up on new baby smell..... boy, it makes me get baby fever!!! but, NOT YET for us! beckham needs to be 2 at LEAST!

mimi and her favorite girl!
little miss snoozing away!

cade and court being goofy as always

court decided he wanted to take pics... he did pretty good with this one!
hopefully, we'll get in a few more swim dates before summer is over.