Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beautiful Brooklyn

Psalm 139:13-16



"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Brooklyn's First Bottle



Good morning, Sunshine!



Friday, February 26, 2010

Sisters.








And then it wasn't interesting anymore. Haha!

Munchkin












Tiny fingers.
Itty bitty toes.
Big place in our hearts.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brooklyn Martina Beckner











Brooklyn Martina Beckner
5 pounds, 9 ounces
18.5 inches long
Six weeks early, but right on time.

Here She Comes...

Brooklyn decided she wanted to be born in February instead of April.
So, we're at the hospital.
Stay tuned for tiny Miss Brooklyn's debut!
And please pray for a healthy, mature baby.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

XOXO.

I'm a little behind on blogging.
You'll have to excuse me.


I've been busy... exterminating mice (finally called in the professionals yesterday), having contractions, taking care of a toddler with an upper respiratory infection, and things like that.


You know, life.


Anyway, we did celebrate that certain cheesy...lame...hallmark...holiday called Valentine's Day. And I must admit that while I normally despise this holiday... a certain little sweetheart made it awfully fun.










I sure do love my Valentine.

Friday, February 19, 2010

I want to be...

"Momma. I want to be Lindsey when I grow up."

"Lindsey who?"

"Lindsey. Go Lindsey! She ski. She not fall down. I really like her."

"Lindsey Vonn?"

"Yep. I want to be her. And Dr. Beckner."


Umm.... okay. Set your sights high, kiddo!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ski Bunny

Yesterday, we enjoyed a day on the slopes in West Virginia.


My little ski bunny however, thinks the same thing about 6:30 am that I do...



Her outlook considerably brightened when we arrived and she realized she got to ski.



This is how she trained...



And by the end of the day, she was better than most of the adults on the slopes.
And I'm not lying.



Look mom, no hands or poles or assistance needed.
On an intermediate slope.
And she asked to go on a black diamond.
I said no.




Our ski buddies...


And yes, I skied too.
Yes, I asked my doctor first.


All that skiing can sure wear a girl out though.



But we had a fabulous day!



We will definitely have to do it again sometime!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Things I've learned.

While reflecting on an upcoming new arrival... I realized that I've learned a LOT since Savannah was born. Funny how you can have a four-year degree and still feel like you learn more in two years of parenting.

1. Washable crayons will not come out of clothes if they were in the dryer. It doesn't matter what stain removers or home remedies you use. Throw away the load of laundry and go shopping.

2. Sharpie, otherwise known as permanent marker, however, will come off of most hard surfaces with nail polish remover. This includes walls, tables, hard plastic, toys, etc.

3. Nothing is as bad as it seems when you are tired. You should get some rest and worry about it the next day.

4. You don't need name-brand baby stuff for the most part. Sams Club makes awesome diapers and wipes for a fraction of the price. Walmart makes good baby soap. Target makes Dreft that even smells exactly the same as the real thing. Equate Tylenol will still relieve the teething pains. However, name-brand bottles (Dr. Brown!), tennis shoes (Nike!), and lotions (Johnson and Johnson) are a must.

5. You know your child better than any physician. Always trust your instinct.

6. Little ones grow up when they are ready. Forcing a child to get rid of a pacifier will result in exhausted, cranky parents. Forcing a child to potty train will result in exhausted, cranky parents with lots of laundry to do.

7. Sippy cups that have been sealed up with milk in them for more than 24 hours are not for the faint of heart or stomach. You should throw them away and buy new ones. Totally worth $3.56. If you must open and wash them, turn on the hot water, hold your breath, and light a candle afterward. And remember that I warned you.

8. It doesn't matter how much you diet or exercise, you will never look the same as you did before children. Just accept it. Celebrities have personal trainers, chefs, and photographers with sweet airbrushing skills. You are real and normal, and so are those 10 extra pounds.

9. Pick your battles. Rain boots, sunglasses, shorts, and a long-sleeve t-shirt make an interesting outfit, but are so not worth the tears. Be glad she wants to wear that many clothes... there will be a day when she won't.

10. Nothing in the world is on tv at 3 am, even if you have 400 channels. But rest assured, there are other parents awake at that time, and this too shall pass. The nights are long, but the years are short.

What have you learned? I'd love to know!

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Sprinkle For Brooklyn








































Thank you all so much!!!