November 26, 2011

November news

Thanksgiving came and went so quickly. We had a wonderful day. We went to Chad's parents house where his mom cooked a bunch of great food. It was a smaller group than usual but still great company. I did a terrible job documenting with photos. Friday night we went to the Spanish Fork Light Parade. It was cold but fun enough. Leighton has been wanting to go to a parade for some reason so it came at the perfect time. We also did Black Friday shopping at Wal Mart and Macey's at 10pm and midnight and then a whole bunch of stores Friday afternoon. I think we just about have all of our shopping done!
This is was Schaeffer's 1st Thanksgiving. We got a 4 generation picture with his grandma Kay and her parents.
We got family pictures taken at the beginning of November. Leighton was my little model as usual. She smiled and posed and all of her pictures turned out so cute. She is almost 3 years old and is just getting more fun and sassier by the day.
Schaeffer turned 6 months on the 6th of this month. He is still just a big boy. 70% for weight and 90% for height. He has kept me ridiculously busy running back and forth to different Dr appointments. We found out last week that he is going to need eye surgery. Just recently I notice that his eyes had started to not quite match up. I took him to his pediatrician and they told me all was well. That didn't sit super well with me but what do you do. We ended up having to go in again a few days later and I saw his PA who thought it might be a good idea to go see a specialist. I took Schaeff to Primary Children's where the Dr there quickly diagnosed him with left superior oblique palsy of the cranial nerve 4. Basically his muscle is to tight so they have to go in and cut the muscle and reattach it so that hopefully his eyes will match up. In this picture below if you look close at his eyes you can tell that they don't quite match up. Sometimes it is worse than others. We have his surgery planned for the 8th so keep him in your prayers.
Since Schaeff has been able to hold his head up he has always tilted it to one side. We asked the Dr about it but he always said it was just preference. Come to find out the reason he does this is because otherwise the poor little guy has double vision. The picture below is as cute as can be but you can also tell he is tipping his head.
This past Monday we had tubes put in our little buddies ears as well. He has had constant ear infections since about the time he was born. Everything went really well so hopefully this will eliminate the infections for good.
This is Schaeff in his little hospital gown right before they took him back.
November has had some stresses but we are all so happy and are doing great. We have lots to be thankful for and it really is great to have a holiday dedicated to remembering that.

October 30, 2011


It isn't quite Halloween yet and I feel like we have been celebrating forever! It has been so much fun! This is probably my favorite time of year by far. We carved pumpkins with the Atwater's for FHE.
This picture was taken at the petting zoo at Thanksgiving Point. We went there with my parents last weekend to enjoy the awesome weather and do some of the fun Halloween activities they had going on.
This past Friday we went to Estrada Farms which was so much fun! Leighton had so much fun with Shay, Jack, and Cason. They had a corn box, maze, jump house, and a train.
This big group is everyone at the Beck Family Halloween Party. McCall planned a fun video scavenger hunt for us. We risked our lives (seriously) waddling across Spanish Fork Main Street. I'll be embarrassed if any of you saw us.
I sure adore these two! I saw Leighton's costume on Pinterest and we just kind of ran with the Wizard of Oz theme from there. I even had Leighton watch it on the internet and she loved it, Especially the Wicked Witch of the West which is where Christin comes in.
Here we are following the yellow brick road.
This is one of Leighton's besties..Reagan. We went trick or treating at the Riverwoods on Saturday.
Chad and Kim threw a really fun Halloween party this past Friday. Her house was decorated so cute and she had so many fun treats for us all. She did all of this 7 or 8 months pregnant too which I thought was super ambitious!
Sorry for the double dose from FB. Thanks for reading!

October 10, 2011

Some Schaeffer Love

Our favorite little boy turned 5 months on the 6th of this month. I'm a lucky mom because he is honestly the best natured little boy. He is still a baldy and I can't wait to see if his hair is going to have some curl to it. He is also sitting up all on his own..that is until a certain little girl inevitably somehow seems to knock him over.

September 29, 2011

Chillin on a Dirt Road

Chad bought me a couple Jason Aldean cd's for my birthday so that we had some new stuff to listen to on our drive to California. Leighton found herself a song she just loves. Whenever we get in the car this song is a must!

September 24, 2011


The love of her little life..Cinderella!

This is the cute little house we stayed in. It was close enough to Disneyland that we could just walk to and from each day. It also had a swimming pool in the backyard we were able to play in.
Chad and I in Hollywood.
Schaeffer's first time at the beach.

She was all smiles this whole trip. She had such a fun time hanging out with her aunts and uncles, grandma and grandpa and her 3 cousins.
This is the whole group in the T-Shirts I made them all wear. We got lots of comments and it really did make it easier to find each other in a crowd.

This big guy turned 4 months on the 6th of September. He is a big kid and also the sweetest thing alive!
He was 15 1/2 lbs-63%
He was 26 inches tall -84%
His head circumference was somewhere in the 70% range.
He has 2 bottom teeth in.
He is going to eat me out of house and home.
He sleeps all night long.
He is rolling and scooting everywhere and I know I'm going to be chasing him really soon.
Chad and I turned 30! It's been kind of hard to wrap my head around but we had a great time celebrating. Thanks for everyone that went out of their way to make our birthday's special!
Leighton was in a neighborhood dance class over the summer that met once a week. They had their recital in August. Cutest thing ever! This is her with her wonderful teacher Ashley.

August 26, 2011

Some Goofy Videos just because

Leighton is finally tall enough to start riding her bike. Every single day she begs me to take her outside to let her ride. It is pretty cute to watch because you can tell how proud she is of herself.

August 14, 2011

Latest St. George Visit

I'm heading back to work on Monday. I've had the past 3 months off in maternity leave. It has been so great being home with my kids full time. My house seems to be in better order, I'm cooking more, and have been having tons of fun on play dates and little weekend vacations. Hopefully some day I can be a full time SAHM.
I brought the kids down to my parents house for our last long visit for the next while. It ended up being a great weekend because the fair was in town.Thursday we went to the fair. There were no lines at any of the kids rides which was fantastic! I felt a little bad for Leighton having to ride everything by herself so hopefully next year Schaeffer will be big enough to ride with her.
We happened to walk by the registration for the baby contest right as they were packing up. The ladies asked me if I was coming to register my kids. I didn't know anything about it so they talked me into signing up. We had to go back to the fairgrounds Friday morning for a pre qualifying interview and then they called us back that afternoon to let us know we'd made it into the finals so we had to go back again on Saturday for the actual contest.
I thought it ended up being fun. My mom's opinion differed slightly. When it was Leighton's turn to go onstage she hammed it up and was really cute. She waved and blew kisses and I actually had to go pick her up to get her to stop. I wasn't nearly as comfortable having to walk with her up there in front of everyone.This is her with the Wash. County Queen. She got 1st place in her age division and won herself a little trophy and a vinyl growth chart.

August 7, 2011

Schaeffer's Blessing Day

We blessed my favorite little guy Schaeffer this Sunday. I was a proud mamma and wife! Thanks to all of our family and friends that came to support us!

July 31, 2011

Family Pictures

We had some special visitors in town from New Mexico. We had our yearly family photo shoot down at the Beck farm.

July 7, 2011

These pictures are out of order, sorry. Leighton is a treat monster. She made the biggest mess out of a cupcake at our friend BBQ.

Chad is the Man! This is him at the finish line of his first mini triathlon.
Father's Day

Some of the cute girlies at our friend BBQ. We went to Park City for the 4th. The Atwater's let us come watch fireworks on the lawn of their condo. They even shared their glow sticks with us.

Leighton rug burned her face falling into an ottoman the night before.

I didn't buy her an actual 4th of July outfit this year so we just dressed her up in red, white, and blue. We were just getting ready to head to the PC parade.

We were a fan of this little parade. So much more low key and a lot cooler weather made it our favorite.

On Monday night Jason and Kourt had us over for a BBQ and fireworks. This 4th has gone down as one of the best!

June 19, 2011

We went to Bear Lake with some of our friends for a fun 3 day weekend. We ate so much good food and stayed up all ours of the night talking and playing games. Anyone played Bocci ball? Such a fun group game!Leighton and her Tinkerbell fishing pole.

My favorite little guy is starting to smile.
My parents came up for the weekend.

We went to the Zoo on Saturday.

My kids had their very first professional photo shoot. Not sure why I waited so long because I am in love with the results! I had them taken at Foto Fly in Draper and they were great.