Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I'm doing pretty good at this update thing, let's see if i can keep it up throughout the holidays...Well, life with 2 kids and David as a husband never really gets boring. I may feel somewhat bored at times, but it's really not.

Abby is 5 months old...and she's crawling! She started almost exactly at the 5 month mark. She's still slow at it, but i know that once she gets the hang of it she's gonna be flying. I still laugh at how fast of a crawler Ben was, soo funny! She already makes a bee line for anything that's brothers...he's not too crazy about that. She has her 2 bottom teeth and i know she's working on another somewhere...but i cant figure out where. She woke up this morning with a runny nose, so i really hope its just from teething and shes not getting sick.

Sunday evening David was out at the shop working on his jeep and the kids and i were at home. Abby started getting fussy and i didnt want to put her to bed yet because it was too early, so we went for a drive. We drove out to the shop and Ben ended up staying out there for a little bit while Abby and i drove around for a while. I had just pulled up at the house and David and Ben were going to head home in a bit when i got a text from david saying "come quick!" so i flew out to the shop and found out ben had stepped on a rusty piece of metal and it went into his big toe. He was screaming his head off when it happened but david gave him a gobstopper and he was fine, haha! Anyways...i couldnt remember if he had had his tetanus shot, so we were worried about that. We got him cleaned up and put a bandaid on it and went home. I looked at his shot record, and yes, he has had his shots. I called the dr. office on monday morning just to make sure, and they said everything was fine, but he is due for a checkup and some shots...dang! Taking a baby for shots is one thing, but taking Ben for shots is not gonna be fun. He has an appointment on friday not looking forward to that. That was our excitement for the weekend.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So far it looks like its just gonna be our little family and Davids mom and step dad and maybe his grandpa, which is fine with me. As much as i like spending the holidays with as much family as possible, it'll be nice to just have a small crowd for thanksgiving since im the only cooker in the crowd. But i have already been planning in the back of my head...what food, table decorations, etc. But i also have been reminded to think of what im thankful for. Some people on facebook have been challenged to write something they are thankful for every day from now until thanksgiving that they are thankful for. I think its a wonderful idea. Today i am thankful for my sweet husband. He has stuck with me for almost 5 years (and they havent been 5 wonderful years either), he has given me 2 beautiful children, he works hard so that i can stay home with the kids, and he loves me for who i am. We have definitely come a long way since getting married and i love him more every day. So, i would challenge everyone to think of something you are thankful for every day and maybe write it down somewhere!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November already?!

It seems like everyone has been talking about their blogs today, so it motivated me to update mine, not just by posting, but a new layout and everything! And, if anyone cares, you can see exactly how old both kiddos are on the side --->

Well, it's November already. Time flies! Mom and Dad came out for their visit last month and we had a wonderful time. I am so completely blessed to have such wonderful parents. I know that they are busy people and 900 miles isn't exactly close, so i feel extra blessed that they are able to come out here and can get us back to Texas as often as we do.

Ben and Abby are doing good. We have been spared from getting the flu or any other illness unlike lots of other people. It's amazing how healthy Ben has been, especially since we got the allergies and eczema under control. Everyone always wants to hear funny stories, and i usually have plenty of them with a Benjamin around. He gets the Hilights magazine in the mail, and i guess he just noticed it this afternoon, so he came up to me and said "mom, i want to show you something. I want to do this" so i looked at it, and it was a cartoon of some kids making turkey cookies. They traced their hands in the cookie dough to make the turkeys (like we always made the paper ones in school). I thought it was a cute idea, so we got the stuff to make them this evening. I put Abby on the floor to play and Ben and i sat at the dining room table to make cookies. Ben was really excited to begin with and a little hyper, so by the time we were done cutting out the cookies and i put them in the oven, he was REALLY excited! I told him good job when we were done and he started jumping around and laughing and he went over to Abby who was laying on the floor and he wanted to give her a high 5...well...she obviously wasnt giving him the response he wanted, so he high 5ed her forehead! Oh my goodness, that boy is crazy! This afternoon i decided to put some music on because Ben is grounded from the TV for the next 2 days (for reasons im just not going to get into because im still a little ticked) so anyways...we were hanging out in Abbys room listening to music and Ben wanted me to dance...hah...i told him im just not that into dancing and i told him to dance. He said he would teach me how, so he started shaking his booty and other odd movements and told me to just do was pretty funny. Having kids is the best source of entertainment!

November 1st would have been my brother Aarons 20th birthday...geez. Bittersweet day. I thank God that we were given the 16 years we had with him, but its also just sad that we dont get to celebrate anymore birthdays with him, and he was my birthday buddy. We both had november birthdays. The last time i saw him was for his 16th birthday and we went ahead and celebrated mine and his birthdays together. Man i miss him. I wish he could be here to see Ben and Abby and Annie. But i know he's in a better place. November 18th will be 4 years...but, it will also be my sweet niece Annies 1st birthday!!! So exciting!

Anyways...we seem to be staying pretty busy. David got an old jeep that he's been tinkering on and taking out to the desert alot. It's nice that he has a project that he enjoys working on and thats not a constant source of frustration. I've been doing several different crafts...sewing, hairbow making, crosstiching. I've really been having fun making hair bows for miss abby, one to match each outfit, haha! I keep finding different methods of making them and have had fun trying them out to see what i like.

Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away, and then Christmas right after that! We're going to be here for tgiving and in texas for christmas. The kids and i are flying out on dec. 11th and Davids not going to get out there until Christmas eve, and then were all leaving the 29th. Looking forward to a nice long visit! I'm going to leave you with a picture of Aaron and I celebrating our birthdays together and the new jeep in the family! Happy Fall everyone!