A Sunny Spring Break

Monday, April 23, 2012

April is awesome because its the month we get to go on vacay for Spring Break!  
With the semester being over, Beckham and I got to have Derrick all to ourselves:) 
 And just like last year, we spent our time in California with my family.  
So of course, we spent lots of time at the beach! 
We hung out at the Huntington Beach Pier, browsed the shops, and ate at Ruby's on the pier.

Me and my beautiful sisters!! I love these gals more than they know!

The guys chatting about who knows what..  I love that Derrick and my dad are so close! 
 Whether it's about cars, exercise, athletics, finances... these two always have something to talk about.
And because there were so many of us chicas, the two of them took a few opportunities to sneak out and do 'guy things'.. 

Beckham was totally spoiled by grandma and grandpa.  
After this trip he went through withdrawals... he wanted to be held 24/7!  
(Ay chihuahua....)

We also visited Corona del Mar.  Derrick had never seen the tide pools! And Beckham set foot on the sand for his very first time.

Back at my parents house Beckham looooved being in the pool!  From the second we set him in, he was totally content.  He loved floating around and playing with his sunglasses.

He loved the park too, here he is swinging with grandpa.

Easter Sunday was sooo fun! We had lots of family over. 
 I had so much fun seeing them all that I completely spaced and didn't even pull my camera :(  
But my mom snapped these while all the kids were hunting for eggs.  

 Here we are on our last day, at the beach again!... Newport Beach this time, we ate at the Crab Cooker (of course) and then watch the sunset on the pier. It was a perfect ending to another fantastic vacay:)

The Three of Us

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I hate that I haven't had any time to blog lately! The three of us have been pretty busy in this little life of ours.
I barely even took the time to pull out the SLR and take some pics:(
 BUT we snap pics on our phones daily.. so this post is going to be our update (mostly) via iPhone.

Beckham cake turned 6 months old!! At this point, his only mode of transportation when not latched to his momma, is rolling around.  He is a rolly polly!! It is so funny to watch.  
If he wants his toy he rolls over to it, scoops it up with his feet, to his hands, and wah-lah! He's got his toys. Clever little babe. We have to be careful, because he doesn't quite understand when it's not okay to roll...

At his 6 month check up, he measured 28 inches long, in the 95th percentile! 
(btw, that means that in 2 more inches, he will be half my height... oh jeez...) 
And he weighed 18 lbs, in the 65th percentile.
 He also grew his first two teeth! They're right there on the bottom, you can see them when he is laughing or screaming.. lol. 
We love our big baby boy:)

Up until the first week of April, Derrick was sooooo busy with school.  January to April were not my friend... I miss him so much when he's in school! But I am so proud of him.  He studies so hard, even if it means staying up til the wee hours of the morning and having no social life whatsoever...  Mechanical Engineering is a tough major! But he loves it soooo much. And that makes me happy.

While he was busy studying, I was pretty busy myself. In January I started my photography business! I have loved taking pictures for family and friends for a few years now, but now I am branching out and I'm learning a lot.  I love it.  And honestly, this opportunity has come at a perfect time.  When Derrick is a full time student, he doesn't get to work that much... So it makes me feel sooooo good, that I can be a full time momma and help out in the dinero department, even if it's just a little bit :)
you can check out my blog/website here www.bryanalikesphotography.com

Although we were pretty busy, we did take some time out on those exceptionally nice Spring days to take the little one on some walks.  He loves being outside! 

We enjoyed the amazingness of General Conference too! 
Talk about a spiritual uplift.  
And of course, we made our traditional breakfast quiche and monkey bread! 
So much goodness in one day, right?

Then, during his finals, Derrick turned the big 25!! 

He was so busy and focused that he wouldn't even let me make him a cake til a few days later when finals were over.  But that was a smart move, because then, he was actually able to enjoy his mini celebration.

Our new tradition is that we make a special cheesecake for each other's bday.  Last year he made me a Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake and it was bomgdiggity.  So I found this recipe (on Pinterest of course) for Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake.  He loved it! Yay!! Mission accomplished.
We had family and a few friends over to celebrate.  It was a fun night and Derrick didn't have to feel guilty about not doing homework! When everyone left we stayed up late packing for our Spring Break in California.. stay tuned!

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