Thursday, September 9, 2010

Beckett is 9 Months

I have said it every month since Beckett was born...time is flying! The clock seems to tick a whole lot faster now that I have a child. Being able to witness his growth has been amazing! I can't believe how much he's changed, especially over the past couple months. He had his 9 month check up today and he weighs 17.4 pounds (5th percentile) and measures 27.5 inches (25th percentile).

Beckett has become quite the mover. He loves standing up and crawling, which leads me to his new favorite pastime: crawling after our obese and grouchy cat, Jack. He seems to tolerate Beckett's crawling. Once Beckett works so hard to get right next to Jack, to finally grab a hold of his prized possession, Jack takes off, and leaves a broken-hearted Beckett behind. We haven't broken the news yet to Jack that this strategy will only work for so long...

Beckett has also become quite the social butterfly, taking after Garrett. He laughs, smiles, and "talks" to any child he sees. He still gives us that great belly laugh...Garrett and I just can't get enough of it!

And taking after mommy (I should be so proud) is his love of food. He has always been such a good eater. He loves almost anything we feed him. His favorites these days are sweet potatoes, bananas, and banana puffs. This boy loves him some puffs!

Here's a slideshow of our 9 month old...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

a blessed summer

As the end of the summer nears, I am so thankful for all that we've been able to experience this past season. I have been a terrible blogger on updating. But I thought I would start with a backwards recap. Starting with this past Labor Day weekend...

Garrett and I were back and forth on leaving for the weekend or just hanging out at home. We decided last minute to book a house on the Strand (a walk/bike path right next to the beach) in Hermosa Beach with some of our friends. This ended up being the best decision we could have made. Ocean view condo beats our desert home any day in my book. Beckett loved standing next to the waves, feeling the icy cold Pacific on his feet, and swinging on the beach. Mom and Dad loved playing beach volleyball and going out for a dinner date two nights in a row! Thanks to our friends, Jeremey and Tammy, for watching B! It was just what we needed before heading back to the desert and Garrett getting back into the thick of things with Test Pilot School. Just a few more months left til he graduates. I can't believe it...time has flown!