Beam Family Blog

Franny B. Kranny There’s a Bird in Your Hair! October 31, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 10:06 pm
Today Madison got to dress up like her favorite story book character. After much deliberation she decided to dress up like Franny B. Kranny. For those of you who are not familiar with Franny’s story: Franny is a little girl who ends up having a bird make a home of her wild hair. Thanks to Granny, Madison looked very Frannyish.

She also got to decorate a pumkin for school. Again, with the help of Granny, Madison designed this beautiful work of art that she creatively named, Aunt Hannah. Can’t imagine why she picked that name. (And yes, that was her idea, no prompting.)


Halloween Preview October 26, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 3:42 am
We went down to Main St in BA tonight for their little Pre-Halloween celebration. The kids are getting to wear their costumes a lot this year so that makes it a lot of fun. Madison and Lillie are Fall fairies and Eli is Superman. They had lots of fun dressing up and they are all looking forward to dressing up again for church tomorrow.


A Little Off Color October 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 4:20 am
I couldn’t help but share this very funny conversation between Madison and Dan on Friday while they were driving on 169 on the way to the zoo. Hope you are not too easily offended.
Madison: “Daddy, what is that bad smell?
Dan: “They are laying asphalt on the road.”
Madison: “Ass?”
Dan: “No Madison, asphalt”
Madison: “Ass?”
Dan: “No Madison, AsPHALT”
Madison: “Well, I don’t know but that ass is stinky!”
Kids say the craziest things, I am just hoping that when she tells her teacher what she did on fall break she doesn’t recall her stinky encounter on 169.

I almost forgot October 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 8:53 pm
First of all, WE LOVE OUR CHURCH!! BattleCreek has been such a blessing to out whole family. Occasionally, though, things happen that are totally out of control. Yesterday when we picked up Lillie from the nursery I could see as I approached the pick up door that Lillie had a huge bump over her eye. The worker, upon seeing me at the door, said, “We had a little accident.” I figured that she had bumped her head, but it turns out that a little boy actually bit Lillie on the eye and apparently “held on”. Poor baby girl. I had to post pictures of her BattleCreek nursery wound. Again….BattleCreek, in my opinion, is the best church in the world.

And, here is a really cute picture I stole off my friend Sarah’s page. This is another one from the pumpkin patch. Eli has been waiting all year for that bus ride.



Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 8:41 pm
I have taken a lot of random pictures this month, so I thought I would post a few for fun. I haven’t had much about Lillie….she is growing up so much!! Not a baby anymore.
Eli showing off the new tats
Madison at her award assembly
Lillie and Eli playing with blocks before bed…they have become pretty good friends. Eli is starting to step out of little brother mode and into big brother mode, it is very sweet.


Character Counts October 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 12:36 am
Today Madison received a very special award at school called the character counts award. Each month they focus on a different attribute and one girl and boy are chosen to receive the reward for being a great example that characteristic. Madison was chosen this month because she shows great respect. We are very proud of her.

Pumpkin Patch October 11, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 7:30 pm
Thursday I got the opportunity to go with Eli on his first field trip to the pumpkin patch. It was a lot of fun watching Eli with his friends. He talks a lot about a couple of the little girls in the class so it was nice to finally meet them and their parents. Here is a picture of his class (notice he is one of only 3 boys in his class.)
Here is Eli with the twins. A couple of weeks ago Eli’s teacher caught Eli on the reading rug with one twin under each arm looking at books. Hopefully not a sign of trouble ahead.
This is Eli with one of the twins (left), Ashton and Kaitlyn (right). Kaitlyn is the little girl that he talks about the most. Her mom caught me and said that Kaitlyn says that Eli is her boyfriend…. Kaitlyn’s dad says that he needs to have a little talk with Eli.