Monday, December 28, 2009


playing football with Nanny

those eyes

I admit it. I only uploaded this clip because of those big beautiful eyes.

and eight, and nine, and ten, and fourteen

Beck counts his cars and loads them into the little red wagon his cousin, Jenna, made for him.

new kitten for Christmas

Saturday, December 26, 2009

fireman Beck

to the rescue

Mommy, Daddy and Beck

cars and firetrucks

Christmas cheer

The wagon Beck's 8 year old cousin Jenna made for him is the perfect place for a family of monkeys, a kangaroo and a little orange cat.

Daddy's little chess master

It's a little early but Jeff can't wait to teach Beck how to play chess.

Christmas Eve

fire engine from Uncle Eddie

Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's

Christmas kitten

Jeff gave me a kitten for Christmas. I'm so happy but I think Beck is even more thrilled. He loves playing with her and giving her lots of hugs. She's a surprisingly gentle kitten despite being squeezed with all kinds of toddler love. My new favorite thing is watching Beck get so overwhelmed with happiness that his laughter turns into screams of joy until he falls down.

The top photo is a combination of Beck's favorite things - cars driving on kittens.

So far our kitten doesn't have a name yet.

Santa Claus - 2009

2009 was a much better year for sitting on Santa's lap. Beck doesn't understand the whole Christmas/Santa thing but he knows that he likes Christmas trees, snowmen and a man called Santa.

Santa Claus - 2008

2008 was a Santa photo classic. Here's what I wrote last year.

Beck went to see Santa at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar this weekend. Unfortunately for Beck, this was not a happy occasion. He was absolutely terrified! It was so different from last year when a sweet four month old snuggled at Santa's knee. This year he would not go near Santa. So our photo, while not sweet, is at least classic. Here is poor Beck crawling away from Santa... screaming.

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus - 2007

giant Christmas tree


wrapping presents

lens cap!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last night Beck cried out in his sleep, "Elmo! Ernie!" Ah, the dreams of a two year old.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

sock man

Jeff: Who's on your socks?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

that's not a CAT!

our cat, Pulley

Beck keeps asking me to draw pictures of pens so he can loudly exclaim, "That's not a CAT!" and burst into peals of laughter.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009


trick or treating in the neighborhood - 1

scary graveyard - RIP

trick or treating in the neighborhood - 2

We had a fantastic time trick or treating this year. We went out with some friends and visited several houses in the neighborhood.

Lalena with Annika, the bat, Aaron with Aidan, the dinosaur and Daddy with Mr. Becktacular

Jeff, Beck and Uncle Todd go trick or treating.

flying in front of the house

It's not a great photo but I like it. Someday Beck will appreciate having a picture of his first house - especially one where he's flying.