Monday, December 19, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. We started it off with our annual Thanksgiving morning run. It was a lot warmer this year than it was last year. And instead of pushing two strollers with all of the kids, two of the kids decided to ride their bikes, and Kevin pulled the other two in a stroller.

Then we cleaned up and headed over to my parents for dinner!

The kids had a wonderful time playing with their cousins, and it was great to have the whole family there together, except for my Brother in Law, Tyrel, who had to work.

It was fun to hang out, look at the Black Friday ads, relax, and visit after dinner.
I saw the techno-savvy kids like this, and had to get a shot. How times have changed!

I am so thankful for so many things this time of year!
Some that have been on my mind lately:
My husband, who works so hard to support our family. And he is the best daddy to our kids!
Our kids, who are the light of my life.
Our extended families.
Our warm home.
Our bed.
Our cars. Especially the heated seats!
Our freedom.
Our health.
The mountains.
The wonderful holiday season.
Modern technology & modern medicine.
Our talents & abilities.
Automatic doors.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

5 months

Beckham is 5 months old today! I can't believe it's already been that long since he joined our little family.

He is SO much fun to have around! He is always happy. He smiles, squeals, giggles, and coos all day. He is constantly looking at anyone in the room and watching them, and just smiling happily at them.

He is a great sleeper. He will sleep through the night most nights, and even goes back to sleep after a morning feeding. I've been putting him down in his crib while he's still awake, but drowsy, and he's good about putting himself to sleep.

He's still in the process of learning how to eat rice cereal. He was good at it for a while. Then we went a few days without giving it to him. Now when we try, he just gags and spits it out. We'll keep trying. Veggies are next. :)

He likes to grab things now. He will bring anything and everything up to his mouth to taste it. My favorite part is when I get close to him, he reaches out his little fingers to touch my face. It melts my heart every time!