Wednesday, November 14, 2012

C-O-R-N! B-E-L-L-Y-S!

We went to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point twice this year! Bennett was obsessed with the pumpkins, and all he wanted to do was climb on them and carry as many as he possibly could.

For some reason he really hated the tractor ride. Of course, the tractor ride lasted foreverrr.

I think his favorite part, maybe even more than the pumpkins, was going down these blow up slides with Mark. These guys are best friends!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bennett's birthday!

Oops! Bennett's birthday was four months ago already? Ever since July came, time has been flying. My mom and little sister and brother came up from Florida the week of his birthday, which was wonderful! And I was so overwhelmed at the thought of throwing a party, and my tiny baby turning one-whole-year, and making everything cute and perfect, so it was a huge relief for my mom to just take the lead on all that. It was kind of a whimsical theme, and it turned out so great!
In typical silly Bennett fashion, he cried when everyone sang "happy birthday" and tried to watch him eat cake. Then he proceeded to steal my cupcake. Typical! But we love him! We are so thankful to everyone that came and wished our little guy a happy day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I didn't forget you fall!

I will tell almost anyone who will listen how much I love fall. Especially in Utah, it is just the most perfect season. The crisp air, the falling leaves, and all the excitement that the approaching holidays is the best. We have been staying busy with all kinds of fall-y activities, which makes me so happy! Here's a quick picture version of our fall so far (complete with some grumpy Halloween pictures due to one sick puppy).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Did I mention?

Did I mention that we are moving to Seattle next month?! We really are! Mark got a great job offer there and we can't wait to be done with school and starting a new adventure. We just feel really blessed right now. I hope Washington is ready for us!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

This morning we went to this cute aquarium in Sandy, The Living Planet. My favorites were the jellyfish, the stingrays, and the penguins! Mark's favorites were the seahorses. And, Bennett was just in heaven chasing after all the other kids. 

Independence Day

On the 4th of July we went downtown to watch the parade. Bennett loved seeing all the people and clapping at the same time as everyone else. He was pooped though, and fell asleep as we were walking home. We ate some barbeque and relaxed the rest of the day. I kind of surprised myself by getting really emotional when they stood the flag at attention and everyone put their hands over their hearts at the beginning of the parade. It really is such a blessing to live in the United States and enjoy the freedoms we have.

Monday, June 25, 2012


So, I kind of think my child is the cutest thing ever. Not to mention the smartest, funniest, etc. It's probably kind of annoying, but oh well! I can't help it! His birthday is in less than 3 weeks and I. can't. believe. it. He took his first steps about a month ago and every day he is a little faster and more balanced. I love seeing his chubby little body waddling around! He can wave, clap, throw balls, say "hi", "bye", "mom", "dad", "ok", and "yeah". He has four teeth! He loves the water and being outside. He loves electronics and the salt and pepper shakers. I love him so much and feel so lucky to get to be his mom.