Friday, October 30, 2009

Dance Party

Niah loves to 'breakdance'. She really got into it the other night. Check out her moves!!
video

Thanks to my sister, Tam, for making the movie. So cute.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Family

We are in Utah enjoying our time with family. The kids are having a blast with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We love being with family- it's the best!
(Niah, Bennett, Chloe, Preslee and Jonah.) Grandpa Mike painted Chloe's toes and fingers for her. So cute.



We had a fun little Halloween party. Niah is being a cowgirl, Chloe is being Tinkerbell, and Bennett is a baseball player.


I'm glad we don't have to go home any time soon. We are having too much fun!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What A Kid

This little man is such a good baby. I have said it over and over, but I really can't get over how easy he is. The last few nights I have just put him in his bed (because he doesn't want to be rocked) and he lays there and goes to sleep- all on his own. That was at about 10:30 and he slept until 6:00!! That is not normal for a Mason baby. My girls were awful sleepers and never, ever went to sleep on their own. Thank you Bennett for making Mommy so happy! I love you. Now, we just need to make Mom stop worrying that something's wrong with you so that she can sleep all night too.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What We've Been Up To

Wow! We have been busy the past few days. Bryan has the first two weeks of October off as vacation. We have been living it up! One of my favorite things to do in Vermont is to go apple picking. We couldn't pass it up this year because it is our last Fall to spend in Vermont. It was a gorgeous day, a little chilly, but so pretty.
Bennett got to enjoy the apples too!!

Bennett is growing up fast. He has lost his newborn look. He's so handsome!

Chloe couldn't resist eating the apple fresh from the tree.


Niah decided to climb one of the smallest limbs on the tree- kind of scary!







We have also been outside playing while the weather is still somewhat decent. This is the view out our kitchen window- I love this tree. It's so big and bright. I would hate to be the one to rake the leaves under it though!


The girls have to take their babies outside with them once in a while.


In case you were wondering, Chloe has been picking out her own clothes these days. She is quite colorful here!

Sweet Niah.



Bryan is becoming quite the photographer. He took the camera out and captured some beautiful things.




How neat is this picture?!! I love it.




We decided to go for a drive yesterday and see the leaves and also to stop at the Cider Mill. There is nothing better than Cold Hollow apple cider and fresh cider donuts. MMMM, so good!


We drove up over 'the notch'- that's what the Vermonters call it- and did some leaf peeping. It was so beautiful. The leaves were at their peak.













Bryan captured this moment the other day. We were all worn out. All three kids sleeping at the same time- now that doesn't happen very often! I'm not sure how Niah can sleep in that position. I love my kiddos.


Well, that's what we've been up to. We are looking forward to our upcoming trip to Utah. We can't wait to be with family and the kids are so excited to play with everyone!






Thursday, October 1, 2009

All Grown- Up

My baby girl started preschool today. It is really weird for me. I can't believe she is going to school! I would be lying if I told you I didn't get a little teary eyed driving home after I dropped her off! She walked right in and didn't hesitate when I told her goodbye. When I picked her up she didn't want to leave- she had so much fun. She loves to learn and experience new things so I'm sure school will be the perfect thing for her. I love you Niah, you are such a big kid now!

Happy Fall

The Fall colors are in full bloom here in Vermont. I love this time of year, it's so pretty!!






Here we are at the top of Niah's castle!

Here's Niah and her best friend Addi playing in the dirt!

Bryan's favorite things:

  • BYU Football
  • Pandora.com
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Mountain Biking
  • Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  • Kayaking

Natalie's Favorite Things

  • Naps
  • Blogging
  • Cooking
  • Going on dates with Bryan
  • Reading good books
  • Being a mom

Niah's Favorite Things

  • Hannah Montana
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • High School Musical
  • Reading books with her dad
  • Singing
  • Disney Princesses
  • Playing outside with her friends

Chloe's Favorite Things

  • Being outside
  • Her binki
  • Bananas
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Playing with Niah
  • Taking a bath