February 10, 2012

six months...

this cutie pie is six months old! what the heck?! that's half of a year! i have to admit, this whole growing up thing is a total love/hate relationship for me. i love seeing how much he is learning everyday and watching his personality come through. but, i HATE that my little baby is growing up so fast. everyone always told me when i was pregnant that this would go by too quickly and they were spot on. beckham is just as cute as ever and it's hard to think of what i did with my days before he came along.
his stats at his six month appointment:

height: 25 inches, 23rd %
weight:17 poinds, 54th %
head: 17 inched, 54th %

so basically he is short, fat, and really smart ;0)
beckham is all smiles these days. he recognizes familiar faces and gets really excited when mom, dad, or mickey mouse clubhouse are in his view. he is such a terrific baby. never cries, sleeps great, eats great, and entertains himself. although he is a wonderful baby, he NEVER STOPS MOVING!!! i am in need of a nap by about 2:30 every day.

some miles stones that he hit this month are:

sits completely by himself.
is eating pretty much anything we can give him.
trying to get the hang of a sippy cup.
smacks his lips for kisses.
has two bottom teeth.
rolls everywhere and is SO close to crawling.

we sure love you little boy!

January 16, 2012


we took our first family vacation to Oklahoma to visit my side of the family. little man did so great on the airplane ride and all of the other passengers had a lot of fun pulling faces and making him smile.

if anyone has ever been to Oklahoma, then you know than OU sports is like a religion. danny had never been so we showed him around the campus and took a look at the stadium.

our favorite part of the trip was going to see the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. danny and i were both pretty young when it happened and so we didn't remember much about it. they have since built a memorial site and a museum where the building used to stand. it was a very eye opening thing to see and an amazing opportunity to walk through the grounds.

this tree that we are standing by is called the "tree of life". it stood in the parking lot of the federal building and somehow survived the bombing. we were told that many people have taken parts of the tree and there are now hundreds of them growing all over the United States.

each of these chairs stands in place for someone who lost their life from the bombing. they range from workers, people is passing, children, to innocent bystanders. their names are engraved at the bottom of each chair and at night they illuminate and appear to be floating in air.

even though Oklahoma isn't warm and tropical, it holds a special place in my heart because of the family i have there, including my dad. when they came to see Beckham shortly after he was born, he was still in the NICU and they weren't able to spend a lot of time with us. it was so great to have an entire week for them to get to know him. Becks was spoiled rotten with toys and constant attention.
this beautiful lady is my grandma jo. it was her 70th birthday while we were there and she was very surprised to see us when she walked into her party. i'm so happy that the little man got to meet another one of his great grandmothers.
this trip was so relaxing and so nice to spend an entire week in the beautiful Oklahoma country.