Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon

I went to the midnight showing of New Moon on Thursday with my fam.
LOVED IT!! It was soooo good. I made everyone t-shirts for the movie. We were in the 'Jacob' room and got lots of free goodies. It was well worth staying up late!
P.S. It's my birthday today- 27 years old. I'll post about my day later!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Four Months

Bennett played in the Johnny Jump for the first time the other day. He LOVED it!! You can tell he loved it from the pictures.

Bennett is four months old today. He is grabbing at things, rolling over, and giggling. He is still the best baby. He is content and so happy. The past four months have gone so fast.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Yard Work and Rolling

Our little boy is learning new tricks! He can now roll from his back to his belly and from his belly to his back. Last night he wasn't ready to go to sleep so I let him play on the floor and he showed me what he can do. He got a huge grin on his face when he rolled to his belly. He thinks he is pretty big! I guess he won't be taking naps on the bed anymore.

Today Grandma Mel needed to do some yard work, so the kids and I went out to help. We had fun raking the leaves and the girls were hard workers.

There were so many leaves! I was in the house for a minute feeding the baby and Niah came
in and said to me, "Well, that was a bad experience!" I asked her what happened and she told me, "I lost my shoe in the leaf pile and I can't find it anywhere." I was laughing so hard. We eventually found her shoe at the bottom of the huge leaf pile.

Niah and Chloe are having a blast being with all of their family members. I'm not sure what will happen when we go back to Vermont. They will be bored out of their minds!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Visit To Grandpa's

We took a trip out to my Grandpa Doug's house to visit. We have not been out there since he finished building it. He made us a yummy lasagna dinner and was a great host! Bennett enjoyed relaxing on the couch.
The girls rode Scotty the Llama.
What a beautiful house! I love how it lights up at night.

Melvin the Turkey was waiting to greet us when we got there. The girls thought he was pretty cool.

Here's the kids with their great- grandpa.

Grandpa has a player piano and Chloe and Niah were fascinated by it. They couldn't figure out how it could play all by itself!

I think the highlight for the girls was riding up and down on the elevator in the house and taking a bath in the huge soaker tub. (That's what Niah called it!) Even though my grandma was not there in person, I believe she was there in spirit. There are little things in the house that have my grandma's touch and style, and it felt like she was there with us.
Thanks Grandpa for letting us come see you. We had a great time and the girls can't wait to come back and ride the elevator!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our Halloween

We had a fun Halloween. We spent it with the Mason family. The kids had so much fun being with their cousins.
We went to a trunk-or-treat and a party at the church.
Niah's favorite toy at Grandma Shannon's house are her 'flower babies'. She played with them the whole time.

Grandma Shannon and Aunt Kelsie taught the kids how to play Killer Frogs.

All the grandkids LOVE grandma and grandpa.

Chloe and her cousin Swayzee were a little shy of each other at
first, but by the end of the night they were having lots of fun together. (They are carrying a rubber chicken on the pillow and thought it was so funny!)

Here is my attempt at trying to get the kids to pose for a picture. Niah was mad at me, but I guess each of their faces goes with their costume!

The girls played Mario Kart with Aunt Kelsie. Niah told us she wants a Wii for Christmas.

We had a great weekend with Bryan's family. My girls want to go back to see their cousins. I love that all three of my kids have cousins their age. Thanks Mason family for a fun Halloween.

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
  • 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