Welcome! Join us by following our most courageous experience - LIFE WITH A 1 YEAR OLD! Learn all the comings and goings of "Life with Bea" and her little pup Ellie, as told by me, proud momma Burd!


Oh Happy Days...

Even though Bea has not found all of her words, I think this is what she would like to say to her daddy on this very special day:

"Daddy, thank you for whispering little secrets to me when I was still in mommas belly, from then I knew that I will always be your loved little girl. You make me feel safe, always, and you are there to be silly with me whenever I please. You allow me to pull at your nose, find you easily in hide and seek, climb all over you, stick toys in your face and you are even patient with me when I throw the occasional tantrum and for that I appreciate you more and more. I love to hear your keys in the door when you get home from work. Ellie and I then run to the door and you immediately give us smiles and love, you make my day when you pick me up and twirl me around kissing me and asking what I have done that day. You make me proud for all the love you have for me and momma, she and I are your biggest fans. My love will only grow as I continue to grow and learn and you are my most awesome teacher. Thank you for meeting momma and bringing me into this beautiful world.  I love you always daddy, Bea."

side note: I have tears of love relaying Bea's message.

:-), love always, momma


a little swim before bedtime...

In this way too hot 90+ weather our little family made a short trip to the pool before bedtime! Bea is definitely coming out of her little shell and enjoying herself too. Instead of clinging to mommy and daddy, she is actually letting us float her around. We are steadily encouraging her to kick her feet too!

She will be a water baby yet!!!

nighty night!


an afternoon in the life of Bea...

For those near and far, interested or not I thought it might be cute to give you some insight on a typical afternoon/ after mommy & daddy get home from work/ life of Bea...

Baby Bea, or should I say, toddler - 13 days shy of 17 months Bea, is one busy burdie.

After mommy has picked Bea up from "school" and fed both her and Ellie some nutritious crunchies, Daddy gets home! Its then a rush to get out of work clothes and into something comfy to enjoy the last few hours of the day with our little family. We get Ellie leashed and take Bea (snuggled up with her Giraffe baby, of course) outside and into her jogging stoller.  Babbling the entire way - Bea says "hiiii" to every doggie we pass, pointing and making sure daddy & I both notice every airplane and the moon when in view. We, as a little family, love our late afternoon walks. We stroll by lots of squirels, bunnies and through some great nearby neighborhoods. This is where we plan out how we will achieve all our future dreams - future owned home (or not)... more doggies... and of course sibling (s?) for Bea.
Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes [Book]

When we are all walked out we come back home to our happy rented 1st floor 2 bed 2 bath apartment, which we love. Our home going on 4 years now, is on top of a little hill in the sweetest little town in Northern VA, we are proud to start our little family here.
After we have folded up the stroller and made sure Ellie is hydrated, we get Bea all naked and ready for a bath. She LOVES the bath! This is mommy and Bea time, I have and will continue (until there is no room of course) to take a bath with Bea. We play with all her little bath animals and point at all the fishies & sea stars that I have stuck to the tiles. We read book after book after book. Bea's current favorite is "Birdies Big Girls Shoes" (as seen on right)
When Bea is all cleaned, teeth brushed, and prunie then daddy comes in and takes Bea to her room to get ready for "night night land". We are such blessed parents in every way possible of course but one being that it only takes a little while for Bea to drift off to sleep where she remains for up to 11 hours!!!
Then around 6:45 - 7:15 Bea wakes us up with her sweet babbling and we start our day again....

Bea enjoyed an awesome adventure with her Auntie Riah on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. We went to the Air & Space Museum!!! We strolled around looking at all the giant & tiny planes, gawked at the amazing inventions that people actually used to fly and of course with Bea's insistance - we sat in mostly every chair along the way!

love to all, Bea & Momma.