Thursday, April 21, 2011


Can you believe my little baby is already 2 months old?????
Holy smokes.
I want time to slow down a little. Derrick is changing so much, and I'm just not prepared for it!
I took Derrick in for his two month check up last week, and here are his stats:
Height: 23.5" which is in the 73rd percentile
Weight: 14 lbs 3 oz. which is in the 95th percentile
Head: 40.6 cm which is a nice 67th percentile.

Yep, I have me a big baby and I'm loving every bit of it.
I've told people that he is my skinniest baby. It's true. By this age, my other two had so many rolls, and Derrick just doesn't. Now we know why. He is so long!! My other two are shorties, and have always been short. Derrick has the same weight as them at this age, his just is more spread out. He's getting some chunks though. I love me some baby rolls. ;)

So (Libby), here are some pictures of my growing baby boy:

So serious

A smile!! It's a little blurry, but I didn't want to take the time to focus, for fear I'd miss it.

I think he looks a little like his Auntie Amanda in this last picture.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Can't wait for her to be a teenager

That Megan-girl.

Oh, how we love her.

On Sunday she received an invitation to go to a birthday party that was to be held in a few weeks.

When she found out she couldn't go RIGHT THAT MOMENT, she threw a fit.

Bo and I, the sympathetic parents that we are, laughed and took pictures.

I mean, seriously, how can you not laugh at her pouty-stubborness?

She walked to the middle of the parking lot, sat down on a parking block, and wouldn't budge. I think she also cried.

She is going to be such a joy as a teenager.

Megan feels things, emotionally, more than Carter. While Carter is the more affectionate, Megs is the one more in tune to hers and everyone else's feelings.

She gets embarrassed so easily. It breaks my heart to watch her when she gets embarrassed too. She'll pretend that nothing is wrong and then go to a different place, be it the other room, or a corner, and sit down facing the wall and cry. It's so sad. I don't know why she gets embarrassed either. I don't know where it comes from.

I was having a bad day the other day, and while in the car (I was sitting in between Meg and Derrick) I started crying because Carter was just being so mean to me. Megan reached over to me, wiped my hair out of my eyes, tucking it behind my ear, and than stroked my face. It was so tender. She later kissed me too. See? She's very in tune to feelings.

It's been so fun having her, but also crazy too. She's just so different than Carter. She's a girl through and through.

Bring on the drama, we wouldn't trade it for anything!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bo's Uncle

Bo asked Carter who Grandma was.

Carter's response was that she was Bo's Uncle.


Monday, April 4, 2011


We have some great friends here in TX, and with us leaving soon, we find ourselves trying to fit in as much time as we can with them! We are going to miss them.

These pictures are also proof that we have been able to get out of the house a little. The first picture is actually the very first time I went out on my own with all three kids. WOW. We are at the aquarium in the shark cage. Carter is pretending that a shark is getting him, he's not really scared. I'm just adding that because it looks like I'm all happy while my kid is scared out of his mind. hahaa.

Brigham (our cousin AND friend), Megs, and Carter on a ride at Chuck E. Cheese.
Megan, Miyah West, and Carter as we're leaving the aquarium.

Our life lately

So life at our house has been crazy and laid back at the same time. Crazy because the kids have realized they get complete reign of the house while I'm stuck nursing, and laid back because I just don't have it in me to go anywhere, so we just chill at home and get creative, as you can tell from the following pictures.

The kids still love Derrick and think he is the best. They will NOT stop kissing Derrick. Oh those kids. It gets kind of frustrating because I'll be trying to get Derrick to sleep and then they come over and wake him up by smothering him with love.

Meg is such a Mother Hen. She tries to help me change his diapers, take his clothes off, and if Derrick is left alone, you can usually find Meg over next to him trying to shove a pacifier in his mouth or attempting to put him in her lap. Derrick doesn't much care for that. Go figure.

Carter has really stepped up in the role of Mama's Helper. Granted, he's still hyper and crazy, but when I ask him to get me this or that, or to help in some other way, surprisingly, he has really stepped up the plate and has been such a good helper.

So here are the pictures!! Please excuse messes and anything else. What with a new baby and us moving in 3 weeks, I just don't have it in me to pick up or be as OCD as I normally am. Like I said, things are really laid back here.

My buddy and me. Carter loves Derrick like crazy.

Superheroes to the rescue!!!
Meg had her skirt on under this, causing it to bunch up and give her the biggest booty. My baby's got back. hahaaaaa
Oh, Megan. This is a typical find at our house. Animals and babies tucked into beds.
Tummy Time!!
Man, my baby is a cutie!!! He has started smiling now too.
Bonding Time. Bo's watching the Mariners play and hoping to get Derrick addicted to the team too.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Carter's Promise

While listening to President Monson this morning/afternoon talking about the Temple, I was explaining to Carter how he needed to be really good to go the temple, because they don't let "bad people" in them.

After hearing this, Carter ran up to the tv and said, "President Monson, I am going to be really good."


He now wants to take the picture of the temple down from our living room and go put it in his room.

What a wonderful talk.

What a wonderful kid.

I love President Monson.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus