Friday, September 28, 2012


September has flown by. I'm actually a little glad, because it's been such a busy month and it just means that we're closer to when this little man will come! I have been busy getting our ward's primary program put together and we are also doing an activity for the primary kids with our practice. That has taken up most of my time this month! I'm sure Bryan and the kids will be glad to have the dining room table back this weekend- it's covered with projects! I'll have to post some pictures of the activity. We have lots of fun things planned!
Benny and I are getting used to being alone during the days. We play pirates, knights, superheroes, power rangers, and lots of other things. Benny loves to wear new costume accessories. He always has something on and changes his outfit numerous times a day. He cracks me up. I really love hanging out with him. We are best buds!

My pregnancy just keeps moving along! Besides, the constant heartburn I feel pretty good. I have been having a lot of Braxton-Hicks contractions. I'm hoping that's a good sign that this boy will come early. I'm trying not to get my hopes up though! I tried to take some pictures of my belly the other day so I can have some of this pregnancy. Setting the timer and jumping on and off the bed too many times was painful. I gave up after about thirty attempts so this is the best I got.

Benny decided to join me after watching for a while. He was so cute. I didn't even tell him to kiss my belly in this one, he just did it at the perfect time! He is really excited for his brother to be 'borned'. The past week or so Bennett thinks the baby's name will be Nephi Edmund. Hmmmm. Not sold on that one yet. 

Bennett thinks hanging out in his underwear is the greatest thing! He will ask me if he can hang out in them after he goes potty. If I say yes he answers with a big, "YES! Thanks Mom!"

The girls are enjoying school. They are so afraid of getting in trouble and they stress a lot about following the rules. I'm not sure where they get that from. Probably me, I think I was that way when I was young. I grew out of that once middle school came along!
 Niah and Chloe got a hold of the camera the other day and this is what I found on it.

Bryan went to Ukraine too this month. He went to be a doc for the U.S. weight lifting team. He had a good time and even said he would go back to Europe with me someday. YES! I was hoping he would say that. I've been trying to convince him for years that Europe is a great place to go visit. I told him he needs to do a blog post about his trip. He might eventually get around to it.
Life is a whirlwind right now, but I'm trying to enjoy it and take it all in. I am trying to soak up these last few weeks of being pregnant. I love being pregnant, but I have been so busy I haven't really been able to enjoy it! It's going too fast. October will be focused on getting ready for the baby to make his appearance. We are all very excited around here!

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