Saturday, January 3, 2009

Troublemaker Beckham turns 3

Beckham. He is our crazy little funny independent boy. Every day goes by with us laughing with him, laughing at his crazy little stunts, pulling our hair out as he hits his crazy 2 and 3 year old stages.

He has had his health issues. While Carter has had broken bones and stitches, Beckham has had health problems. Just three weeks old, he was struggling with his breathing and he came down with RSV and was hospitalized for over 10 days. Nothing worse than seeing your tiny little guy with tubes all over his body.

He hit a point where he wasn't eating, he was always itching himself and he was just looking like a pale sickly boy when he was around 2 years old. After some doctors visit, we figured him out--He has a severe peanut allergy and really dry skin. So, we opened up our own little pharmacy and he is doing great now.

He is a pretty picky eater...unless it is chicken nuggets, spaghetti, chicken noodle soup, cake, bread, graham crackers, cheesey goldfish and Chex cereal . He can eat those things at anytime anywhere. One bonus is that he is not really a candy eater. He doesn't have much interest in I said, it doesn't necessarily mean that he is a great eater, but he doesn't eat candy.

He is a rascal. If you gave him 3 things in life, he would be happy for hours--blankets so he can climb inside and roll around and play in them for hours...and dvds which he loves to throw off the top of the staircase, flip them around like little frisbees and put them face down on the wood floor and push them along...and a bucket full of tennis balls for him to throw around and chase.

He is a great kid because he is our independent soul. He wants to do things his own way on his own schedule. We could fight him for 30 minutes and try to force him to put on his pants or we can show him his pants and have him walk away and then 5 minutes later he will come back and put them on himself. He won't put on his socks and shoes until we are walking out the door and he asks for help before then, it will be war! He loves being tickled. Kisses on the neck or rolling around on the ground, well, he could do that for hours. And he expects you to be able to do it for hours.

He loves his brother Carter. He teases him and he drives him crazy, but the two dig each other and get bored quickly if the other one is not around.

Happy Birthday Beckham. You are our awesome little boy.


Brodi Ashton said...

Happy Birthday, Becks! Here's to looking forward to the hardest year yet, before things get easier!
love, yo mamma

Shellie said...

Happy Birthday Beckham!!!

nielsons*love*family said...

happy bday beckham! and WHAT? no candy? what can i do to help???
dorien :O)

6deans said...

Such a cute post. Your blog is always entertaining. Happy late Birthday to Beckham.

Kathleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Becks! Those pictures are so cute!