I cannot believe how long it has been since my last post! I like to try and keep this up mainly for journaling purposes but man, I have struggled. Guess I'll try to catch up. Try not to be too overwhelmed. In fact, for those that even still read this bad boy, go ahead and skim the pictures and move on!
Ben is super busy with school. After his transition from one new school to another new school, I think he is starting to like it. He enjoys all the breaks that come with teaching and is looking forward to start football again in June. In January, Ben and I decided to try and lose some weight. Like the rest of the world, we wanted a quick fix! Well, we got it and both lost. However, after some research decided that was not our smartest decision. Anyway, since then we have both tried really hard to do it the right way! (I'll share my story in a little bit!) We have had lots of fun doing this together. Just trying to eat right and do more active things have really been so good for both of us and our kids! It has also been so much easier with a friend by my side! We've had lots of fun so far this year with a couple trips to Salt Lake and Vegas where we had a fun little get-away with dinner, shopping and some much needed sleep! ;-) He also keeps busy with church basketball and helping coach Benson's soccer team! I sure do love this man!
This boy cracks me up! I have so many funny conversations to write down from things that he has said. He is so smart and so observant. The surprising thing though is his interest in the gospel. He will ask me and Ben question after question about Jesus and the church and why we do certain things etc. I usually have to direct him to Ben but I do my best! Ha! He finally lost his first tooth. He was so excited. All his friends had already lost a lot of teeth so he was excited to finally join in the fun! He pulled it out himself after it had been loose for a couple days! He has only lost the one though since then so hopefully they keep falling out on their own and he won't have to have them pulled! I recently took them to the rock wall at our local community center and he loved it! I couldn't believe how much he liked it! He climbed right to the top and rang the bell on his first try! He asks to go back daily! He has been busy with soccer and kindergarten. He has loved soccer and says he likes it better than baseball.With our recent lifestyle change he has been so funny about calories. He reads and checks the calories on everything and asks if it's ok if he eats it. :-) He is such a good kid and hates to get into trouble. He is an even better brother! He is obsessed with Ninjago and anything Lego! He also is quite the gamer! I just love this kid!!!
B: Mom, how many calories do I have?
Me: I'm not sure, a few I guess. How do you know about calories?
B: I don't know, you just talk about them all the time!
Benson during a prayer... "Please bless the prophet. Bless him that he won't do cigarettes or drink bad stuff!"
We're practicing for a spelling test...
M: Spell "we"
B:Mom, how come practice was deleted?
M: You mean cancelled?
B: Ya, cancelled.
(Think this kid is a gamer or what??)
Oh my. This girl keeps me on my toes! She is so sassy however I wouldn't have it any other way! She is such a big helper when it comes to Sadie and is always making sure Benson does his chores! She loves to swim and has recently learned how to ride her bike without training wheels, which she loves to do! Like Benson, she has taken quite the interest in the rock wall. She totally went right to the top and loved it! (I did it with her the first time and was terrified! Ha!) This girl stays busy with going to pre-school on Monday and Wednesday and dance on Thursday. She is so smart and cannot wait to start kindergarten in the fall. She also loves playing babies, make-up and helping me whenever I let her. Her BFF is Dayvenee and wants to play with her every minute! She is so spoiled by her aunts and can talk them into just about anything! ;-)
I sure do like this little girl!!
This girl is so dang sassy. Seriously. She has such a strong personality and makes me laugh all the time. She loves her bink and is such a daddies girl! She also loves to eat. :-) I'm not kidding when I say she is going to be a little trouble maker! This little thing has already colored on the walls, twice and likes to put things in the toilet! Just when you think you have this parenting thing down with the third... Nope! I swear... I mean I literally swear. j/k! I am going to have to thrown blame at the white grandma up there in Heaven for this little girls sass!! I so just love her though and those cheeks. Oh. Man. I could suck them off! ;-) She gives the best kisses too. Love her!!
Ben and I met almost 12 years ago. We dated for 3 1/2 years, fell in love at some point and then got married in the Las Vegas temple! We've been married for 8 years now and have two amazing kids with #3 on the way! I'm currently taking yet another break from school and working as a server in St. George. Ben is just busy being a teacher! Life for us right now is good!
January 11, 2012... Hiley has preschool at 9:30, it's about 12 mintues away. We're usually out the door at 9:25! Let's be honest, most mornings, I myself, am not ready. Anyway, on this particular morning, I was not ready. As I was dropping Hiley off, I go to get out of the car to help her. The conversation goes like this... H: Mom, don't get out of the car Me: Why? H: Are you going to go home and shower before you come back? Me: (cracking up!) Crap! Is this starting already? Yes, Hiley I will go home and shower...maybe! Haha. She cracks me up!
June 16th, 2011... We're driving and Benson says "Mom, Jesus made everything, huh? He made the Wal-mart, the bugs, the animals, the grass..." He is cracking me up with his Jesus questions right now but this one I had to write down! Love how he includes Walmart first.
October 27th, 2010... Benson is putting his spiderman costume on and says: Mom, why does this have boobs??! Me: What? It doesn't have boobs. Benson: Yes huh! Look! Me: No, those aren't boobs! Those are Spidermans muscles! Benson: Oh, ok!!
October 2010... Ben is fixing Hiley in bed late one night and whispers to her, "Hiley, your breath stinks." She opens one eye and says, " No, yours does!" Too funny!!
October 23, 2010... Ben takes the kids to get an ice cream cone at Artic Cirle. While in the drive thru Hiley says matter-of-factly, " I should get a job here." :-)
September 2010... Benson says: Mom, you like eat fresh? Me: Huh? What's that? Benson: You know, eat fresh! Me: No, Benson. What are you talking about? Benson: Look over there! The yellow sign. Me: Oh.... you mean Subway? Benson: Ya, Subway, eat fresh! Benson you are watching wayyyy too much T.V. :-)
June 25, 2010... Benson: Mom, remember when it said on the movie "there's a catepillar in my shoe?" Me: No, I don't remember that part? Benson: Yes, huh? The one we saw today... Me: Oh, you must mean "there's a snake in my boot?" Benson: Ya that's it!! :-D
June 1, 2010... Benson calls glitter "glibber". Too funny!
May 29, 2010... Hiley and Benson were arguing over something in the backseat. I'm not sure what Benson was about to do but all we hear is Hiley saying: "Do it, see what happens!" hahaha!
February 1, 2010... Hiley was combing my hair this afternoon. While she was combing it she said, "Mom, you look like an orphan!" Hhmmm, where has she heard that before? :)
January 2010... Benson: Mom, why is it raining? Me: I'm not sure? Benson: I don't want it to be rain-day, I want it to be Sun-day!!
September 2009... Hiley is 90% potty-trained! Yahoo. We still struggle with nights but I can handle that!
August 2009... After I gave Benson a haircut he said to me, "Mom, am I handsome or am I not?"
December 2008... While at my parents house for Christmas we had quite a few "grandma's" around. I think that sometimes its a little hard for Benson to decifer which is which. Anyway, my grandma was there and he calls her his "white grandma" because she, well, has white hair. One afternoon, he was playing with her and Hiley and Benson said, "Go on Hiley, go play with "black grandma"! We were all like what the heck?? Well, it turned out that he was referring to my mom who has really dark hair! We were laughing so hard!! I was very impressed though by his own little clever way of distingishing between his many grandma's!
October 30th, 2008... Benson says: Tigger and the Foo; Meaning: Tigger and Pooh. Benson says: Ouch my mose; Meaning: Ouch, my nose. Benson says: I pooped and I farted; meaning: I "sharted". Benson says: Pee in the Pan; Meaning: Peter Pan.
September 24, 2008... We're getting into the car this afternoon and Hiley is being sassy, as always, so Benson says to her "You drive me nuts, kid"!! Hhhmm, I wonder where he's heard that before! ;)
April 30, 2008... One day after Hiley turns one, we officially have a walker!! I can't believe it. She is still so tiny but looks soooo cute!! :) I can't believe it!
April 15, 2008.... Benson FINALLY goes pee in the potty!!! Hurray! I bought him a little seat to go on the big seat and he loves it. I'm so thrilled. We've been working on this for at least 6 months. We'll have to see if it sticks now!! Stay tuned to find out!
March 3, 2008.... We are all grocery shopping at Walmart today and Benson is just sitting in the cart. We have this little game we play.... I say "Benson" and he says "What" and I say "Whatcha doin'?" and then he usually says something I can't understand but today in response to this question he says.... "Just hanging out"!!! Not expecting that one! :)
February 3, 2008.... I walk into Hiley's room to find she has pullen herself up onto the side of the crib. Ah, this is new to me!! She has totally started to pull herself up onto things now.
Sometime in January... Benson tries to say the word "sucker" however his S's are a little like F's so we're in Pizza Factory where they have a nice little sucker display and to my absolute horror, Benson sees it and starts yelling for a "F*&^%$"! Nice.
January 31, 2008... Benson tries to say the word "testicle" and I laugh until I cry! Oh man, he's getting so big!!