Monday, March 25, 2013

Derrick's Birthday!!

We were in Washington when Derrick turned 2, so we were able to celebrate with cousins galore!  We actually celebrated Derrick's birthday for like 3 days.  On his actual birthday we had a yummy dinner and sang happy birthday.  Kinda lame, but we wanted to wait for Bo to be with us for the presents.  Bo flew in the next day, which was Friday the 15th.  We celebrated Friday by letting Derrick open some presents from us.  Then on Sunday we celebrated with a piƱata at Ivin's house with all his kids and Derrick opened up a present from them.  The last celebration was on Monday at The Fun Zone in Seattle with all of the Beus family, plus Christina and kids.  Derrick got cookies on that day and everyone sang and he got to open yet another present.  Lucky kid.  Carter was pretty darn jealous that Derrick's birthday seemed to keep going and going.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Family fun

Family fun at the childrens museum here in Indy. Wish my camera would focus better.
Great way to kick off spring break And Bo 's vacation week!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Think he's hungry?

I found Derrick like this just before lunch time. He climbed up and put the tray and bib in all by himself.  What a cutie. :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Megan's prayer

Megan's blessing on the food tonight: "Dear Heavenly Father,  thank you for the food that I loved as a baby, that I loved when I was two years old, that I loved when I was one years old, that I loved when I was three years old, and that I loved when I was four, and that I still love it....."  hahahaaa. After she said that I couldn't help but bust up laughing.   What a funny girl.

Fyi...I had made chicken enchiladas.  :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

"Put it on the list!"

Megan has somehow gotten it into her head, or maybe just refuses to get it OUT of her head, that a Christmas list can and should be compiled all. year. long.  That's right.  Wherever we go, if she sees something she likes she says, "Mom, put this on the list!"  The part that cracks Bo and me up is that she's content with our answer of "okay," without us once pulling out the so called "list" and writing it down.  Seriously though, if we actually made up a list, it would be about as thick as a dictionary by now.  It's that bad.  So I'm writing this down so I can remember her in this stage.

Megan also has the best, and I mean BEST imagination ever. She can hold a pretty long conversation with whatever imaginary person she is talking too.  She's gone to balls with princes, fought bad guys with her fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (she is a pink girl turtle and has a bow on her forehead--told you she has a great imagination), been a horse in a magical horse kingdom, and pretty much anything in between.  Megan can usually be found in her room, playing with her princesses and chatting away to herself and making up different voices for all the characters in her story.  And she'll play like that for an hour!  I just love watching her and listening to what she says.  She says the funniest things, and I need to do better at writing them down.  Bo and I will often nudge each other,grinning, and nod to her, because if she catches us looking or talking about her, she stops and gets shy. 

Megan's latest most favorite thing is to watch Barbie movies, especially Barbie's Princess and the Popstar.  And if she's not watching it, she's going around the house singing the songs, dancing the dances, and pretending to be every character in the movie, although the Popstar is her favorite. :)  You also can't sing with her.  It has to be only her.  Pure Diva.

Megan can write her name and is trying her very hardest to read.  It's pretty awesome.  She can read three letter words that are pretty basic, and I just sit in awe and watch her. She's awesome.  Oh yeah, and lately she refuses to write Megan, but instead writes Meg and then a heart, to stand for Megan Love, which is one of my nicknames for her.  Funny,  right?  That girl has the biggest opinions.  I love her!!

That's all for now.  Loving that girl and everything about her!

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus