time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life - brian andreas

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

birthday boy

Last week we celebrated 3 years with this little guy:

The last couple years have been a whirlwind.  We moved to a new state, finished years 5, 6, and 7 of school for Dylan, moved 4 times, and somehow now have 3 school aged kids.
But even with all the adjustments and distractions, we have enjoyed every single minute that Beckham has been in our family.
That's not an exaggeration.
We think he is the funniest, cutest, most special little person.

Even though the thought of him growing up breaks my heart a little (or a lot... I might have even cried last week while watching Glee...Quinn was giving birth and it made me reminisce a bit) there are a few things that make me smile and I hope I never forget:

-He is very athletic.  Watch out Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, and all the greats.  This boy loves all sports...bowling, golf, baseball, football, basketball...anything ball. 
He's going to be a star.

-Beckham adores all bugs.  He spends as much time as I'll let him out on the front porch searching for 'lagy bugs' and it is the sweetest thing.  Until I find Ziploc bags full of corpses all over the house or wake up to find a spotted friend crawling on my arm. 
Not sweet. 

-Worst.  Sleeper.  Ever. 
Still doesn't sleep.  At night that is. 

-Favorite foods include tomatoes, milk, cucumbers, celery, jerky, almonds, and carrots.  And ALL junk food...he is my son after all.

-If he could pick anywhere to live, it would be a nudist colony.  He does not believe in clothes.  And is naked most of the time.
This is a teeny tiny portion of the naked pictures I have of this kid.
Teeny tiny,  people.

-He is a handful.
And is a boy.
Dangerous combination.

-He loves his best friend Luke.

august 2012

When I was in labor with Beckham, Dylan was already living in Oregon, so I knew the journey would be mine alone. 

hello, heffer.

It felt a little strange to be alone, but as I laid there in that hospital room and prepared to make room in my life heart for another little spirit, I cherished that time alone....thinking about how he would look and what his personality would be like.
He entered this world quickly and quietly.

i love my double chin in this picture.

first picture

I soon realized that the space I made for him in my life was not nearly big enough for the laughter, personality, humor, and love he would bring.

1 yr

2 yr

3 yr

We love you Beckham and we're so grateful you are in our family.  Happy happy birthday!




  1. I LOVE that sweet little boy! I can't believe he's three. Love all the pictures. He's so cute. Can't wait to squeeze him in a few weeks!

  2. Love all the pictures. You have quite an impressive amount of nudie ones :) Personally I like the tantrum picture and the swimming one best ;) Miss you lots. And your kids. In fact, just yesterday, I overheard Ryan remind Ezra, "You get what you get, and you don't pitch a fit. That's what Dawson said." Well said.