Friday, December 19, 2008

Visit with Santa

We took Beau to see Santa Wednesday night. He was great! He sat there and smiled for the camera. It will be neat to compare pictures with his next years Santa Picture.

He dosn't really look that little on Santa's lap does he??

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Left Handed???

Last night we are eating dinner and Beau is in the high chair between us. Ben has been noticing that Beau uses his Left hand a lot. I have been speculative because Ben desperately wants him to be a left handed pitcher and batter; more money in it and a greater chance to play ball in college, or so he says...

Anyway, after Beau is done eating we will give him his spoon to play with in his chair. ( I am careful to make sure he doesn't hurt himself with it) It is so cute because Beau will grab the spoon on the correct end and put it in his mouth correctly. I am thinking this is good for his dexterity and to practice feeding himself one day.

Ben notices that he only grabs the spoon with his left hand!!! BEN: SEE I TOLD YOU HE WAS GOING TO BE LEFT HANDED and I am like OK lets test it. So we grab it from him and set it down, grabs with left hand, we move the spoon closer to his right hand, reaches over and grabs with left hand, we put it out of reach on his right side and he stretches with his LEFT HAND.

So I guess my son really is left handed. We will continue to test the theory. I just thought it was funny and worth sharing. It is funny Ben and I are both right handed and the only person that is left handed in either of our families is my dad. He will be so proud!!

Monday, December 8, 2008


I love the holiday season!! I just finished creating my Christmas cards, LATE I know; but better late than never I say!! It seems like that has been the theme of the last 5 months. It is amazing how much a child can change you life.

This is our Christmas card picture. There is this one red ordiment on our tree that he just stares at. It is so funny. He grabs the limbs and pulls kinda hard I am afraid he might knock an ordiment or 2 off the tree. I guess that is a vision into the future.

He is growing up so quickly he is no longer acts an infant, he has grown into a baby boy and soon will be a toodler. I am afriad he will be standing sooner than we are expecting. He loves to stand and play. This weekend we visted the Alday family and it was so fun to see Beau interact with Callie and Hayes. I can't wait for him to be able to run around and play.

Extra random pictures: These are too cute not to post. Beau is really starting to enjoy his high chair. A whole new element has been added to dinner time.

Friday, December 5, 2008


For Thanksgiving Ben, Beau, and I went to Ben's Granny's house in Milton, FL. We really enjoyed our visit. I always look forward to visitng Ben's family. It is a time of relaxation, good food, and family; some of my favorite things in life.

Granny put Beau in the laundry basket. She said "back in the day" that is what you did with babies. They can sit up and play and their toys
are never out of reach. It is a great idea!!

Beau loved the laundry basket! He watched Daddy mow all the leaves up for his Great Granny.

Then Daddy let him sit on the mower.
Already wanting to drive. OH NO!!

Have you ever seen Ben smile like this for a pict??? I have noticed the "anti-picture smiler" is now smiling for pictures when he is holding his son; without being promrted mind you. UREKA!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dedication Day

November 23 was Beau's baby dedication at our church. I was so excited to have him dedicated. At Calvary it is more of a dedication of the family to raise our son with Christian values and teach him to walk with Christ. This is the greatest calling of all parents and Ben and I are so excited about our journey as parents.

Beau did great!! The pastor held him and he just looked out at everyone. It was so cute, some babies get upset but not my happy baby. I don't have any pictures but I do have a video. I will have to see if I can post it.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Grandparents Visit!!

Ben's parents came to visit us on Saturday and are keeping Beau this week before Thanksgiving. This is the first time they have seen him since he was 3 weeks old. They are amazed how much he has grown and changed. Beau is 4 months and 4 weeks old. Pop Pop is having a good time visiting with Beau. Now that he is laughing and "more durable" Pop Pop is really enjoying bonding with his first grandson.

Most of all they are enjoying taking naps together!!

I think Beau is looking more and more like Pop pop, what do y'all think??

It also appears that my son my be an IT guy when he grows up!!! Doesn't this remind you of that online trading commercial...

Beau had just woke up and I could here him talking to himself in his room. So I snuck into his room to watch him and he was playing with his blanket. It was so cute, he was looking at all the colors and just talking up a storm. These are the picts I took, SO SWEET! He always wakes up happy it is the most precious thing I have ever seen!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


We are so excited about Thanksgiving!! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The food, family and cool weather, I can't imagine a better combination. Beau is so excited; his Memaw and Pop pop are coming to town this Saturday. This will be the first time they have visited since he was 3 weeks old. He has changed so much since then!! I cannot wait to see their faces when they see their grandson. Especially since he is looking more and more like Popop everyday!!! I will be sure to post lots of pictures.

Ben and I have so much to be thankful for. This year has been wonderful. We have enjoyed another year in our beautiful home, and have been blessed with a wonderful son. Sometimes I feel too lucky. I could have never imagined my life to be so perfect. Ben and I have good health, loyal friends, loving family, a strong realtionship with our Savior, and continue to have a unbreakable bond together.

"And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
Ecclesiastes 4:12

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Beau and Isabella

Beau and Isabella on their first date, Haloween!! So cute! Isabella is a few weeks younger than Beau and has beautiful brown eyes and olive skin. Don't they make a beautiful couple!!

Look he is checking her out already!!! HA HA!! At least we know he has good taste.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Wow, kinda late!! Here are a few pictures of our first Haloween outing. Ben, Beau, and I attending our church function. It was alot of fun all the kids were so cute!! Beau wasn't anything in paticular but I loved this owl hat and the had matching rattle shoes!! I am so looking forward to next year when we will be chasing him!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wow he is growing fast!!!

So I was just reading my friends Paiges blog and Zoie is like 28 inches long and 18 lbs at 9 months old. Beau went to the Doctor Monday morning (he has a bad cough, sounds like he has been smoking for 15 years) and guess how long my child is.....

25 inches long!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew he seemed like a long baby. He only weight 12.8 lbs, he is long and skinny. Not like his mama, thankfully!!

He is developing so quickly last night I was reading him a book before his bath and he was trying to hold the book and turn the pages. He was facinated with the bright colors on the pages. Of course we were reading Bambi in the Medow, daddy wants to start him early.

Friday, October 31, 2008


The Rush Family

SO I have been thinking about starting one of these. Everyone has one and I always have so much to say and share I thought this would be helpful. So here goes.