Monday, October 31, 2011

A Festive Weekend

Wow!  What a busy, but wonderful weekend we had.  Friday, I was out of school so I spent the day getting ready for Beckham's 1st birthday party, which was on Saturday.  Between cleaning and baking I had a lot to do, but I figured my little boy only turns 1 once so I better do it right. 

Saturday morning we all got up early to finish cleaning and I began baking all the appetizers and snacks for the party.  I got a lot of new recipies off Pinterest and I am so glad they were a big hit. I will share the recipes in another post.  Guests started arriving in the early afternoon and the party officially began at 2.  We were blessed to have family and friends come to help us celebrate and Beckham got his first taste of cake.  I will definitely post some pictures after I get them edited, but we did eventually have to his smash cake away from him so he wouldn't get sick.  We then opened his presents and he got some new toys that he loves to play with--a riding firetruck, stacking blocks, LeapFrog Transportation Frig Set, PJs, Mizzou bear and blanket, books, etc., etc., etc.  He had a wonderful party and it is still hard to believe our little guy is 1.  Like I said I will definitely post pictures when they are edited--we have just been too busy to have time to do that.

Sunday, we planned on going to church, however, we were almost there and realized we didn't get a pacifier for Beckham so we turned around and went home.  We could have gone to second service, but we needed to be in Bolivar to do our annual Halloween activites there before heading back to Springfield for our small group.  So, Makenna was upset about not getting to go to church, but she soon was happy when she got an abundance of candy.  Makenna (aka Emily Elizabeth) and Beckham (aka Clifford the Big Red Dog) got more than enough candy and we still have to go to our church's trunk or treat festivities tonight.  :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Beckham Glen


One year ago you came into the world and completed our family.  We didn't know then how much more lively you would make our lives, but we definitely wouldn't have it any other way. You were first called "Bubs" by Sissy, then "Buddy" and now you are affectionately called "Bubby" by us all.  You are full of spunk and often put Makenna in her place when you don't like what she is doing.  However, it is very apparent at just 1 year of age that you love you sister very much and she loves you so much, too.  You really enjoy playing with her, especially with her kitchen, and watching her favorite TV shows with her.  You can say Daddy, Mama, Nana, Sissy, hi, bye, what, uh-oh, huh, no, yes, and more and you also imitate many sounds.  You LOVE to eat just about anything, so it is a good thing you have 6 teeth.  You are almost ready to walk, but we think the fact that you are the fastest crawler many have ever seen is holding you back just a bit.  We don't go for your 1 year check-up until Friday, but you weigh somewhere around 22 pounds and you are wearing 12 months clothes.

Beckham, you are the light of our lives and we can't wait to see how God gifts you and blesses you throughout your life.  Thanks for making this past year so special for us and we thank God that he chose us to be your Mommy and Daddy.  Happy Birthday! We love you!

Mommy and Daddy (and Makenna)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Here are some pictures we had taken in August for Beckham's nine month milestone.


All images courtesy of Heather Hoadley Photography

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Beautiful Weekend Packed Full of Activities

Whoa! What a great weekend we have had.  Friday evening Justin and the kiddos spend the night at home while I chaperoned a school dance--that was the least exciting part of our weekend.  Saturday morning Makenna had a 8:30 soccer game and then we headed off the Branson for a night away.  We shopped, swam at the hotel, and shopped some more.  Today we headed to Silver Dollar City and just pulled in the driveway about an hour ago.  I will be sure to post pictures when I have them edited, but now we must get ready for small group.