Thursday, April 10, 2014

Disneyland, Round 2

My favorite part of the trip was Maddie's face on the Mater ride at Car's land.  This alone makes me want to take her back right now

Couldn't get enough of the sand or the water

We rode this ride 4 times

Maddie was thrilled to run around California Adventure at night in her Elsa dress.  This may have been the highlight of the trip for her

Love these 3

One million pictures from Disneyland

Just kidding - it's not a million. It's a lot though, so I'm going to do this in 2 posts.

This was such a good vacation for us.  Beckham's first time flying, and Maddie's first time that she will really remember.  It was cute - she talked non-stop before we left about what kind of drink she was going to get on the airplane.  Josh's parents were kind enough to let us drag them along with us.  It was so fun having them there - the kids were in heaven and we felt so lucky to do this with them before they leave on a mission for 3 years.  We spent one day at Disneyland and one at California Adventure.  The rest of the time we hung out at the beach and the park and kind of just kept things low-key.  I think my kids loved the beach and the ocean almost as much Disneyland.  It was really such a fun trip.  

 The cutest dad ever in my unbiased opinion

 Madds finally at her home away from home

 She tells everyone she's from California and I think this is why

 he was mesmerized

One of the many churros we ate this trip 

happy girl on the teacups 

Day 2, outside of California Adventure

Beckham is ONE!!

Oh my goodness.  This boy.

He has been the greatest, sweetest, most fun blessing in our life since day one.  When I think of one word that describes him, it is good (or great) in every meaning of the word.  He has been such a good baby, such an easy temperament, so happy and lovable and independent in just the right ways.  He's a little bit of a mama's boy and I will be the first to admit that I love every bit of it.  Josh and I always are commenting on how Becks is just happy to be here and happy to be a part of things.  He strong and determined (almost to a fault).  Diaper changes are near impossible and he hates getting dressed.  He is the happiest boy (did I already say that?).  He has the biggest, happiest smile and a contagious giggle.  He started laughing early and hasn't stopped since.  

At his one year appointment:
22 pounds even (38%)
30 inches (58 %)
46.6 cm head (57 %)

Becks never quite got the chub that Maddie did at this age and has proven to be almost completely opposite from her in almost every way (one of then few similarities they share is their love for white swaddle blankets and sucking their thumbs).

He just started walking and is already cruising around and trying to run (4/4/2014)
He can saw a handful of words - mama, dada, bottle, hi, bye, jesus, hey, balloon, whoa!, and his personal favorite - BALL which he says from the minute he wakes up until just before bedtime (Josh is so proud).
He is always on the move. Always.  He climbs on anything that is climb-able and is constantly trying his best to get hurt or do something dangerous (again, totally opposite from his sis).
He gives the sweetest hugs and kisses, but only if he really wants to
He loves water - showers, baths, swimming, putting his hands in the sink etc.
He is obsessed with his sister and follows her around all day
He is also obsessed with balls and can spot them from what seems like a mile away and won't rest until he gets it
His favorite foods are: any kind of berries, PB (and now honey) sandwiches, any kind of pasta, fruit leather, and milk.
He has 5 teeth
He loves people and waves to everyone he sees when he's in his stroller
He loves being outside, jumping on the tramp, swings, eating stuff he shouldn't and pulling everything out of any and every cupboard and drawer - especially in the bathroom

We love this boy!