Beam Family Blog

Eli is 3!!! December 30, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 12:01 am
Today Eli turned three. We had a little party with our family, Granny and Aunt Hannah (yeah…she is home for a little visit). Here are a couple of pictures of Eli with his “Cars” cake wearing all the stickers Aunt Hannah gave him. We had a fun time celebrating three years with our little boy.

This is Eli three years ago today. Hard to believe our little Eli started as this big boy. And yes, these were literally taken right after he was born….9lbs 13oz (and at high altitude…supposedly this makes you weigh less.) I can remember like it was yesterday walking around WalMart at 11:30pm trying to get my contractions to pick up until I couldn’t walk anymore. And then racing to the hospital during rush hour traffic the next day…the midwife and me in one car (me screaming the whole way) and Dan, my mom and Madison trying to keep up with us in another car (my mom screaming the whole way.) It was an adventure to remember.

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Christmas Eve….wish you were here Aunt Hannah December 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 6:43 am
Here are just a few quick pictures from Christmas Eve at Granny and Grumpy’s….just for you Aunt Hannah since you aren’t here to enjoy.

Madison spreading “Reindeer Food” on the front lawn. She used her new lantern to light her way. TOO CUTE.

 

Happy 6th Birthday Madison December 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 4:21 pm
This weekend we celebrated Madison’s birthday party at the Embassy Suites in Tulsa. On Friday night we stayed the night and let Madison (and Eli) open up their joint bday present – A Wii!! While we were setting it up for a Wii little party the electricity went out. At first I thought, “Dan, what did you do??” but then I realized it was the entire block of hotels. Since the lobby was a little crazy we decided to stay in our room and wait it out. Finally, after about 30 minutes the lights came back on and we had a fun few games of Wii bowling and tennis.
The next day Madison had a few of her friends, Delaney, Austin and Hope, come up for Happy Meals, cupcakes and swimming. We had a great time!!

Notice that Eli is right in the middle of all those girls. I don’t think he minds at all being the middle child with two girls on either side. He will get the best of all worlds!!

This isn’t the best quality picture but I thought it was really cute. Lillie is growing so fast!!

 

Christmas Gathering Stars December 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 7:57 pm
This week Madison, Eli and Lillie modeled jammies in front of 800 women at our church’s annual Christmas Gathering. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is like Oprah’s favorite things meets HGTV. It is so much fun to be a part of and this year we were able to involve the whole family. They were the stars of the show. I had my doubts about whether or not Eli and Lillie would actually go out on the stage, but they did so great. Lillie walked right over and sat on Denise’s knee and Eli ended up climbing onto the red chair like he had been on that stage 100 times. And as you can see, Madison waved like a gymnastics star.