Friday, April 4, 2008


My older brother Josh was 4.5 years older than me. We battled. A lot. He always made sure that he kept me in line. But, after his mission, we got along pretty well. He came to all my HS basketball games, he helped me whenever I needed it in college. And, after he married Sally, he became an even better older brother. My two older brothers Josh and Christian have been a terrific help to me over the years.

Now, Carter and Beckham are good brothers to each other. Even though there is a 3 year age gap, they play together pretty well as the two pictures above illustrate. However, there are several things that they do to each other to draw their attention or to simply make the other crazy.
Beckham does the following to Carter and it drives him crazy:
  • Stands behind him and grabs one of his curls and slowly stretches it out.
  • If Carter is playing his little electronic game, he comes over and closes it.

Carter does the following to Beckham and it drives him crazy:
  • Gets under a blanket and when Becks comes over, he pulls the blanket over both of them.
  • He chases him and then he often grabs hold of Becks' shirt so he can't keep on running
Though they know how to push each others' buttons, they are also quick to share with each other, help each other go down the slide, share food, share drinks, laugh at shows together, run around with each other, jump on the trampoline together (though Becks spends more than his share of time on his back as Carter jumps around), play with their trains together, kick the ball around together and help us out on other things.

But overall, the boys get along and we are lucky for that. We'll see how long it lasts.


Erin Gubler said...

Ahhh! What fond memories of your childhood...It reminds me of my relationship with my sister. She was always so mean to me until she went on her mission...oh wait! that was me. Sorry Bro, I'm so glad we grew up together! Love the pictures of your boys! They are so cute.


Chelsea said...

I especially like the pulling-the-curl trick. I would do that if I was behind Carter as well. Cute video. Is that your tub? I love it.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Mike and Chelsea...the pictures are awesome. It looks like you guys had a great time.


Amy said...

Never can get enough of those two!