Let me just say that I've been having a hard time dealing with the realization that my little boy is turning 2! How did this happen? Sometimes I wish I could go back and do the last 2 years over again so I could have more time to spend with Beckem. Here are some photos from the past month:
Beckem and I at our ward's "trunk or treat". I let Beckem eat one piece of candy and he chose this blue sucker that left his whole mouth blue. I had to brush his teeth 3 times to get it all clean! Yucky! Pooh with "Tig" and "Pigly" as Beckem calls them. In the fall grass at my parent's house in Idyllwild, CA. Beckem was very excited to visit the pumpkin farm!
Beckem and cousin Riley in the tub. Staying cool on the back patio. At the beach. Beckem really enjoyed digging in the sand! I'm too cool... Beckem and cousin Delaney on a warm summer day.
I wish I was better about keeping up with this blog so I wouldn't have to cram 3 months into a little paragraph! We had a very busy summer. To start, we all went to California to visit friends and family. We took Beckem to the beach for the first time and got to enjoy cooler weather. Then Beckem and I flew up to Washington to visit my sister and her daughter, Delaney. The cousins had so much fun together! Beckem went to the zoo for the first time and got to have a little friend 24/7. They fought and played together just like brother and sister! I went back to work early in August and have a tough class this year. 14 boys and only 9 girls. And all of the boys are very, well, let's just say they're ALL BOY! I've really been hitting the behavior management hard so that it will pay off later and I can actually get some teaching in : ) Here are some photos to enjoy.
After dinner it was still 95 degrees outside so we decided to take Beckem down to our local splash pad to cool off. He had never been and it was so fun to watch him discover the water and try to figure out when it would shoot up. Whoa! Look at that one! That just went up my nose! Umm, hello? Water, are you in there? I never seem to be able to catch the water, but this is still fun!
Beckem's best birthday gift was a pool from grandma & grandpa. It was 95 degrees today so we busted it out. Beckem was so excited to be taking a "bath" outside. It is so big that Ryan and I got in with him. We all played together for awhile. Mom, can you stop taking pictures and get in with me? Thank you grandma & grandpa for the birthday gift!!
That's the story of my life these days! Always behind. Well, I have the day off of school today so I thought I'd catch up a little bit. Here are some photos from April: Here's Beckem with Ryan. We went to old town Mesa and I found this old abandoned building to take some photos by. This wasn't a posed shot...that's what's so cute about it! Here's Beckem in his Easter best. Yes, he's on a hill...that's why it looks slanted!