First Snowfall

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I cannot believe the winter right now.  I mean.. I'm not complaining or anything... but it has been WARM!.. okay warmER than last winter that's for sure.  Last week it started snowing, I surprised myself when I ran to the window and thought, "Yes it's finally here!".  So when Derrick got home we got Beckham bundled up and took him outside to document his first experience of snowflakes landing on his pretty little face.  He was totally chill, it was so cute!
 It was so sweet seeing my two favorite boys having a fun time outside.  

And now? The snow is gone!
But once again.. not complaining:)

Beckham Lately

Monday, January 16, 2012

He is just a week shy of 4 months old! 
Maybe I should just wait til then to post but I couldn't help it.  

Just recently, he has discovered his cute little feet.  

They are the first thing he grabs onto as soon as he wakes up.  

Remember when he was about 2 weeks old, his hair started to fall out?  He had an old man cul de sac look going on for a while, but not anymore! His hair is growing in dark and thick.

He hasn't completely rolled over yet.  
He rolls almost all the way but then his arm gets stuck and he doesn't exactly know where to go from there.  

So then he decides to gnaw on his hands.

I will most likely say this in every post about him, but it's just...
He is growing up so fast!! 
He is super curious and always wants to see whats going on.  He smiles at everyone but rarely at the camera because he just wants to know what that thing is thats always flashing at him!  Get used to it little boy, I can't stop capturing every second of your little life! You're the love of my life Beckham cake... i won't tell daddy if you won't.. xoxoxo

Christmas in Idaho

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

This was our first Christmas in Idaho since we were married. 
We were pretty excited about making Christmas memories as a little family.  
Even though Beckham is too tiny to know it, we did everything to make his first Christmas super special.  

The night we brought home our first real tree was so much fun! We watched the Christmas devotional while we strung ornaments and listened to Michael Buble Christmas while we hung them.. then when baby boy was asleep we turned off all the lights and danced next to our brightly lit tree:)

Decorating cookies is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time! Jessica and I tried to get super creative with our decorating skills... but then the boys got involved.... haha we had lots of fun though:)  Meanwhile, Derrick and Melanie made their traditional Swedish Rosettes, 
which turned out both beautiful and yummy.

 On Christmas Eve we had fun party at Grandma and Grandpa Esplin's house.  There was so much food and it was a packed house full of family. We had a sweet little Christmas program that I just loved! 
On that same day Beckham turned 3 months old!
My little boy is getting bigger and cuter every day!

We're pretty sure that Beckham's gift to us that night was sleeping for nine whole hours!  
It was so nice.  
Thank you for being so thoughtful with our Christmas gift this year son:)  

Waking up Christmas morning was so fun! Derrick and tip toed out of bed like little kids on Christmas morning and went in Beckham's room to wake him up.  I think he was surprised to wake up to mom and dad's smiling faces hovering over his crib.  When he opened his eyes we said,
 "Merry Christmas Beckham!"
... we were definitely more excited then he was, but he did give us a huge smile:)
It was pretty sweet that Christmas landed on a Sunday this year.  After opening gifts and playing with baby boy, we hurried and got ready for church.  The choir and primary kids put on a Christmas program that Melanie played the flute in. It was a perfect way to set the tone on Christmas day.

 We spent the rest of the day at Rick and Melanie's.  
The gift exchange was so much fun, everyone's gifts were so thoughtful and we loved them all!  
After gifts we had a delicious meal followed by lots of games and Italian sodas.  
It was an awesome Christmas day!
After Christmas the fun didn't end, we went to dinner, and looked at Christmas lights, had more game nights, and our favorite day was when we went to a festive sleigh ride, dinner, and a show at Mountain River Ranch.  The food was delish and we just had so much fun together.  
Christmas 2011 was a blast!! 
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