Monday, October 26, 2009

Elijah's Newborn Pictures



These were taken at 5 days...

Thanks to Laura for the great pictures!

Posted by Picasa

Tidbits in a flash...

I had forgotten how having a new baby is so time consuming...
After feeding, diapering and holding that sweet little boy;
there is very little time left for cleaning, cooking, blogging
and stuff as trivial as plucking my eyebrows...

*****

The other day it literally took me 2 hours to vacuum my living room.

*****

I decided to go back to buying "regular carrots"
instead of baby carrots.

As I took one out of the fridge
and started peeling it
for Mattthew and Zackary's lunches,
Mathew turned around and asked:
"What's THAT?"

me: "A carrot"

Matt: " What kind of carrot is this?"

me: "A regular, plain old carrot!"

Matt: "Ooh! So that's what a regular carrot looks like!"

It is a sad world when you discover your almost 8 year old
never really realized baby carrots aren't "real"...

*****

Zack has been working on his letters, letter sounds
and sight words quite hard.

Sometimes I get frustrated
(mostly at myself)
for not being better last year
and making sure he really knew all this stuff...
Mommy guilt is hard to let go...

*****

I never understood Dr. Seuss books...
You know they are kind of weird...
Turns out, they are great for kids like Zack!
Full of all the sight words he needs to learn
and the concepts like rhyming too!

Guess what he is reading before bed every night...

*****

Ever wonder why sometimes similar events do not recreate similar results?

I can honestly say that I look better now
than I did after any of the previous 3 births...

Weird!

I thought this only was supposed to happen after a first baby...
(I looked terrible after my first!)

*****

Sugar has become my drug...

I don't drink caffeine,
(Almost never...
Long drives sometime have me reaching for a "Satan Soda"...)

I find myself looking for something sweet 5 times a day...

Yep! I am in need of a "pick me up" right now...

*****

It's been a crazy rainy day today...
That's when I wish we had automatic garage doors...

*****

Samuel has been the most helpful big brother!
He has to be the one bringing me diapers and wipes...

He has also starting diagnosing Elijah's crying...

"Mommy Eli is hungry that why him is crying"...

*****

Joseph bought some plane tickets this weekend.

He will be taking Matthew back to Utah
the first weekend of December
so Matthew can be at his best friend Kaden's baptism...

That is what he wants for his birthday...

*****

Joseph spent last Friday night and Saturday at a Camporee
with the deacons (12-13 yr old boys) of our ward.

He volunteered to help out because one of the leaders couldn't go.

He ended up being IT...

And he had a BLAST
and a very nice looking sunburn!

*****

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Introducing...

Elijah Marc Beckman




Born September 25th,
weighing 8lbs 12 oz,
measuring 21 1/4 inches


Yes; it's a fourth boy for us and we are fine with that!

More pictures to come soon...