December 30, 2011

fa la la la la...

what a hectic few weeks it has been! its hard to believe that December is nearing an end and that the new year is right around the corner. we had a wonderful month and rather than doing a million little posts, i figured one giant one is just as good. our month was spent with family and friends. we had daniels work party, family dinners, temple square, gingerbread houses, an ugly sweater party, fondu night, and multiple get togethers through out the entire month.

i have always loved Christmas but it was more magical this year with becks. even though he won't remember a single thing, i loved the new excitement he brought to the holiday. we didn't go overboard with gifts for him this year and i was feeling a little bad about it until Christmas morning came. all he wanted to do was eat the wrapping paper and play with the empty boxes. he could have cared less about the toys. all though WE didn't go crazy, his grandparents made up for it!

we divided our time between both families this year and even though it was hectic, we loved seeing everyone and enjoying the holiday together.

we hope you all had a very merry Christmas and that you spent it with those you love the most! see ya next year!

the reeders

December 8, 2011

four months...

my little baby cakes is now a little over 4 months old. he went to the dr.s yesterday and here are the little guys stats:

14 lbs- 29th percentile
24 inches- 15th percentile
head circumfrence is 16 inches- 57th percentile

he is getting more and more fun everyday and his personality is starting to come out. he is such a happy baby! he rarely cries unless he is tired and is easily calmed down.

this past week he has been rolling all over! no more leaving him unattended! he loves loves loves his feet and you will constantly find them in or near his mouth. he is a slobber monster and drools non stop!

he has also started to hold his bottle. he gets so excited when he sees it and sometimes clenches his little fists because he can't wait to eat!

we attempted to feed him brown rice cereal a few week ago...
this face pretty much sums up how he liked it the first time. after a few days he started to get the hang of it and now gobbles it down. however, he will only eat it if it's mixed with applesauce. its a two man job to contain his hands, feet, hold his head, and shovel it in fast enough. he usually ends up with 50% of the food in his mouth and the other 50% up his nose, in his hair, and under his fat little neck.

this boy is my most favorite thing in the world. he makes everyday fun, exciting, and challenging. i wouldn't trade it for anything!

November 24, 2011

giving thanks...

i am thankful for my beautiful, healthy baby boy. i am thankful for the happiness and light that he has brought into my life. i am thankful to be a mother.

i am thankful for good friends. i am thankful for the support and love that they are so giving of. i am thankful for the laughs, tears, and love that we share with each other.

i am thankful for a husband who loves me even when he shouldn't. i am thankful for his patience and kindness, his sense of humor, his willingness to do anything for our family. i am thankful he is all mine.

i am thankful for our families. this past year i would have died with out them. i am thankful for the sacrifices they make on my behalf. i am thankful for the example that they all are. i am thankful for the little things that they do to make my life easier and my day better. i am thankful for parents who have been there through thick and thin. i am thankful for siblings who make me laugh and make me proud.

i am thankful to be alive, healthy, and happy. and once again...
i am thankful i get to look into these big brown eyes every day!

we hope that you all find things to be grateful for this thanksgiving!
have a wonderful turkey day!

the reeders

November 12, 2011

one year older

this past week danny turned 27... yowza! that's almost 30! we went away for the night on a much needed date for some sushi, red mango, and a movie to celebrate. it's crazy to think that we met 10 years ago when he was just a spry and agile 17 years old. a lot has changed in 10 years. he's graduated college, gotten married, bought a house, has a grown up job, had a baby, sprouted his first gray hairs, and a few more odds and ends. some things haven't changed in ten years though. he still acts like he's a child, makes me laugh everyday, has the best dance moves out there, and is my best friend. we love you and think you're the awesomest person there is.
even if you are nearing 30.
s and b

November 4, 2011

three months

where has the time gone?! its hard to believe that the last 3 months have gone by so quickly. beckham is so much fun and has COMPLETELY changed our lives. he rules the house and i'm pretty sure he's starting he understand that we are wrapped around his chubby little finger.

for only being 3 months, becks is one of the most personality filled babies i have ever seen! he never sits still and is always bright eyed looking around. he loves to be looked at right in the eyes when you are talking to him and is starting to have full conversations with us.

he has taken a liking to his fists and you will constantly hear him gagging on them. his fingers are never far from his mouth. he is quite the social butterfly and likes to be wherever the action is. he lets you know when he doesn't like something by grunting and letting out a nice high pitched squeal. he eats like a champ lately and gets very upset when his meal times are over.

despite his small beginnings, some plump little rolls have developed on his legs and they are the most delicious things ever! he loves being naked and still enjoys his long baths and showers.

he wants so badly to sit up and to roll over and its hilarious watching him try. he grunts and groans until he finally gives up. he hates his carseat with a passion which makes for some fun car rides, but he loves his stroller and enjoys going on runs with mom and dad.

we are in love with his dark eyebrows and long eyelashes. he is a little flirt and bats his eyes when you talk to him. his baby hair is starting to break off and his little hairline is starting to fill in. adorable. everyone keeps trying to talk me into cutting a little off the top but i just can't do it. sorry you look like a troll baby.

we love this little boy more than we could have ever imagined. i'm pretty sure he's all we ever think about anymore. we have loved watching him grow and develop so much over the last few weeks and can't wait to see what new things he'll be doing next!


halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it was even more fun with becks. although he is never going to remember his first halloween it was fun for us to experience it.

mr. b went as a magician, i was little red, and daniel was an ipod. i realized that holidays will no longer be go with the flow now that we have a baby. everyone had to make sure they saw him in all his cuteness. we had soup with dannys family as well as with mine and then called it a night.

i cant wait until becks is older and i can raid his candy sack for all my favorites.

happy halloween!

October 15, 2011


if you can't tell, becks was pretty thrilled to be blessed this last Sunday.
we had all of our closest family and friends join us for this special day in beckhams life and everything was perfect.

daniel gave the most amazing blessing. i was so proud of him and so grateful that he holds the priesthood and is able to give blessings to our family. he said so many powerful things that will help and guide beckham throughout his life.

beckham is a pretty lucky little guy to have so many of his grandparents still living. even granny goose (his great-great-grandmother) was able to make it out to the blessing and take part in this special day.

grandma and grandpa hammond

grandma and grandpa reeder

becks looked so handsome in his blessing outfit. we decided to go away from the norm of all white and mix it up a little bit. he looks like a little man in these pictures and i love it!

it was such a surreal moment to be sitting in the chapel listening to my baby being given a name and a blessing by his father. it is a day that daniel and i will never forget. i am so thankful for our family and friends who came to support us. it was a day filled with the spirit and so much love for all that we have been blessed with.

October 10, 2011

mr. b

see. i told you he was perfect.

October 3, 2011


could you just eat him up? i can hardly stand how cute this little man is. mr B had his 2 month check up today and here are his stats:

weight: 10lbs 4oz (12th percentile)
height: 22.5 inches (22nd percentile)

its amazing to me at how fast he is growing and time is flying. i love it and hate it at the same time. he is starting to look like less of a newborn and is definitely growing into his feisty personality. these are a few things that i want to remember about him at this age:

-VERY happy baby. especially in the morning when he wakes up.
-he does the cutest stretches when you pick him up from naps. it melts my heart.
-the most alert baby i have ever seen. everyone comments on how big his eyes are where ever we go.
-he definitely know who his mommy is. i can always get a smile or coo out of him and he is my little cuddle bug.
-he LOVES bathes/showers. he gets so relaxed in the water and is starting to splash around.
-this child is DRAMATIC! even after we pick him up from crying he will continue to make whinny noises for a few minutes after even though he is completely fine.
-slobber. slobber. slobber.
-starting to get a little separation anxiety when mom and dad leave him alone.
-is very easily soothed and rarely cries.
-sleep through the night but is awful at napping during the day.
-loves his swing.
-can fit his entire fist in his mouth.
-getting very long and dark eyelashes.
-loves to be outside.
my two handsome boys in their beanies.

we went golfing with Daniels mom and dad and thought we'd introduce becks to the game. he was perfect the entire time. we rigged his car seat to the back of the cart and it worked quite nicely.

this little love bug is by far the best thing to happen to our family. it is safe to say that everyone has fallen head over heals for him.