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Monday, April 23, 2012

The Big One

My handsome little fellow Bean has turned 1! I am in complete shock and refuse to accept the fact that he's been here for a whole year! Its been such a whirl wind! At this time last year (3:13) I was in the hospital and had been told we'd be having a baby that night! I won't re post the whole story but its on this blog somewhere if you want to reread it :) I remember when he was finally out and they placed him on my belly. I've never loved something so much, so instantly in my entire life. That moment I knew I'd do absolutely anything to ensure his happiness. I've learned so much this past year about myself, my husband, marriage, and being a parent. Its been also one of the hardest times in my life. Becoming a mom is not easy but my goodness its such a blessing. Heavenly Father chose Berick's spirit specifically for our family and he couldn't have picked a better one! Here's a little recap in picture form of my boy. I was going to a do a month by month thing but I wasn't very good at labeling so these 2 are from the hospital:
The nickname "bean" came from how tiny his head was...its not so small anymore :)

He looked like an eskimo baby when he came out! He still has those cheekies to this day!
My sweet little man was 7lbs 10oz and 18.5 inches long when he was born with his head in the 10th percentile. He's grown quite a bit since then! Here are a few from his younger days:
Love that little face.

One of my favorite pics!
Berick has come a long way! He's still just as cute but much bigger! Here are his 1 year stats:
  • Weight: 20.5lbs
  • Height: 28 1/2 inches
  • 69th Percentile for Head Size
  • Peanut Butter on Toast
  • Nilla Wafers (saying like is an understatement...he LOVES them)
  • Soft Blankies
  • Playing with Dad
  • Cuddling with Mom
  • Destroying the living room
  • Being outside
  • Bath time
  • Dirt and Sand
...the list goes on and on but those are the major things
  • Knees on the grass so when he crawls outside its on his hands and feet :)
  • The doctor
  • Being told no
  • Most fruits
  • Being touched by other babies and sometimes other people
  • Those squishy ball things that feel like slime; he gets so upset if you try to make him hold it!
...this list is also endless but those are the major things. Here are some current pics of my guy:
Not letting his knees touch the grass :)

Watching Dad skip rocks. I love this pic!

Berick and Dad hot tubbing :)

He found a sock of mine and decided the best way to transport it was with his mouth.

He loves his bear :)

He conquered his spaghetti

Dazed from the sugar consumption from his bday cake!

Berick is so fun these days! He gets into everything he shouldn't and wants to explore everything. He's a pretty happy baby unless you present him with the aforementioned things :) Its amazing that he has been with us for a year but then again I don't know what I did before he came...besides sleep in! I love my boy so much and I pray I can always show him that. I've learned this past year that not everyday is perfect and sometimes there are times when I could just scream but Heavenly Father has granted me SO MUCH patience. I'm so grateful to him for that and for the fact that he's patient with me. Heavenly Father truly sent him for me and knew the spirit that belonged in our family. I look forward to seeing more of Berick's personality develop. He's my guy and I treasure all the moments I have with him. Thanks for being my little Nugget Berick!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easter and the Cabin

Well this post is slightly over due but I now have a busy almost 1 year old to keep up with so sometimes things slip my mind :) Easter happened a few weekends ago and Berick really loved it! We made him an Easter basket that had eggs filled with Cheerios in it, a hotwheels car, some bubbles, and a movie provided by his Mimi. He participated in 2 egg hunts and enjoyed both! One was at Aggie Village and the other was at Kenyon's brother's house in Layton. He didn't really crawl towards the eggs but once he had some he would proceed to shake them which was pretty cute. Here are some pics from Easter:
Here is Berick's basket before he went through the loot :)

The eggs filled with Cheerios

Playing with some eggs he found

Berick and his lady friend Heidi from the ward :)

Berick with his best friend Dad

Dressed in his Easter best!

Talking to people
After Easter was General Conference which was AMAZING! I should have posted about that but have no fear I took plenty of notes! Thanks to Berick's rigid nap schedule we were able to listen to the entire morning sessions and the last hour of the afternoon sessions. It was so nice! This will probably be one of the only years we'll be able to do that for a while.

This past weekend we rented a cabin in Bear Lake with 4 other couples and had a grand ol' time! Berick was the only baby so he got lots of attention! We stayed in the master bedroom that had a walk-in closet. We put Berick in there to sleep and its the best he's slept in a while! The second morning he slept in until 7:30! The weather wasn't ideal but we were able to go to the lake and play games and have some fun. There was a hot tub there as well that we all rather enjoyed! Berick even went in for a bit! He probably thought it was a giant bathtub :) We hope to go back to that same cabin in the fall for some more fun! Here are some pics from our trip:
There was a loft at the cabin and Kenyon was helping Berick climb up to it ;)

My guys :)

Berick's face doesn't show it here but he LOVES being on Kenyon's shoulders

LOVE this pic!

Watching the guys throw skip rocks...that'll be him in a matter of years!

Enjoying the hot tub and the complimentary duckie :)

He was scared of the jets so he kept looking back to make sure they didn't come back on!

Just hangin' with the guys
This month has been so busy and isn't done yet! Stay tuned for a big post this weekend on Berick's birthday! We're excited for him and are so glad he's turning into such a big boy! Stay tuned!