Friday, October 23, 2009

Bentleys first trip to the Zoo!

My friend Lindsey was watching her friends little boy Van and called to see if I wanted to go to the zoo with them. I had nothing to do and had been wanting to get Bentley out of the house to go do something fun so this was perfect. I called my cousin Jennifer who is in town with her little boy Kyle to also come. We got to the zoo around nine... by the time we figured out how to open Vans stroller it was nine thirty and we walked into the zoo entrance. Why do companies have to make things so complicated... seriously, I tried, Lindsey tried, and some other people from the parking lot tried and none of us could figure it out. Anyways, sorry about that rant. We wanted to go to the petting zoo first thing. The kids loved it and the animals we saw along the way. It was so annoying because the zoo was under lots of construction so we had to keep backing tracking. It made me realize how out of shape I really am(: We got to see all the cool animals though and made it all the way through the park. The kids were great especially considering it was past their naps and lunch time. Bentley kept pulling at my shirt trying to nurse. He is so cute and so much fun. He is in to everything but it's fun to watch him explore. His smile is pricless and his laugh contagious.
Bentley also had his first baby sitters this week that weren't grandma, me, or Jon. This was a big deal! I was so worried and anxious but everything turned out great. I guess someone can watch my boy besides me(:

The crew. We didn't realize what time it was so the kids were all getting cranky by the end because it was way past their nap times. Hence this picture with none of them looking.

Bentley loved his first visit to the zoo.

Me and Bentley with the Giraffes.

The giraffes were being fed so they were really close. So cool to see them all fight for food.

This spider monkey looks like its doing a yoga move with his mat.

This was the mother monkey. Her husband was down waiting for lunch and making everyone laugh. He was growling at the zoo keeper and yawning really big. It was hilarious.

Lindsey and Van watching the monkeys.

This was a cute baby monkey. They have many similar mannerisms like humans

They were many beautiful birds. They would copy you if you talked to them.

The cute little Wallaby. The zoo keepers said we were lucky because they are rarely out.

Bentley just stared at the goats. They kept trying to eat the fruit snacks Bentley had in his hand.

While one goat distracted lindsey and Van the other tried to snatch her purse. It was so funny.

Kyle loved the goats. He even loved jumping in the puddles of mud,pee, and water. This made Jen so happy(:

This monkey was quite the acrobat. He was swinging all over the place. The kids and Adults loved watching this.

I think elephants are so interesting. I was glad it was out walking around because my last couple trips to the zoo they were alseep.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Suprise visit and oct. update.

We had so much fun getting together with family the last week in Sept. Chad and Jessica came into town and we did fun things the whole week. Unfortunately after that week Jon got sick with a cold and then soon after so did Bentley and I. This season is not going to be fun with all the sickness that is going around. I feel like keeping me and my family quaranteened to our house but I know that can't happen. I have become quite the germ freak especially since Bentley is now all over the place. Anyways, I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the fall season. I sure am and I love love love the weather.

Bentley boy... You have been sick this whole past week. It has been exhausting to say the least but you are starting to be your old self again. Bentley had a 102.6 fever for three days, a runny nose, and a cough. I was scared he might have the well talked about swine flu but we took him to the doc and he just had a really bad cold in combination with his four top teeth coming in that was creating such a high fever. He is doing better though.

My sick little boy): He is wearing an Oilers Hockey outfit that Jon loves of course. His team won last night against Montreal so I thought I would let Bentley represent.

All the kiddos eating cinnamon rolls at Michael and Ambers house. They held a fun family night for us all and we had so much fun. Thanks youguys.

What a cutie. I just love your smile Bentley.. even though getting teeth is no fun at all. You now have your bottom two and top four. My good friend lindsey gave him this outfit and i love it.. thanks again linds!

Party at the park! We had fun playing on the playground, playing catch with the football, eating pizza and cupcakes, visiting, and watching the quail.

We took a photo like this about 16 years ago and thought it would be fun to re- create the shot.

Silly shot. we were having so much fun....j/k... my brothers were embarrased

Grandkids; Brody, Tate, Annabelle,Rex, Bentley, Chad jr.

All the grandkids on the slide. There are two photos because it was hard to get one with all of them looking(:

Benltey and cousin Tate going down the slides.

Tate on the panda.. He has the look like "why doesn't this thing go faster"

Rex on the spring horse

Belle wanted to swing too and cousin Rex was in the other baby swing so she shared with Bentley.

Once again Bentley loved the swing.

Chad, Jessica, and their two kids suprised us and came all the way from SanFrancisco to suprise everyone. It was so fun to have them here.

Bentley and his cousin Belle. Bentley loves to hang with Annabelle. she is so sweet with him.

Aunt heidi and Uncle Collin with Bentley and Belle

Chad Jr. He has such cute coloring and is the most mild manner baby I've ever seen.

Bentley and cousin Chad Jr. They are both big boys and will be such good friend.

Uncle Collin making sure Bentley does fall back. He is such a great helper(:

Yes.... bentley is now climbing up stairs.... scary because he can't come back down yet. He is so proud of himself and likes to climb to the top and smack his little fingers on the wood floor.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Trip to California!

Jon was making a trip to california for some business so we decided to make a family trip out of it. Our friends Riley and Lisa were so gracious to allow us to stay at their place. We enjoyed playing games with them, eating, and going to the beach. There son Kingsley was so good to play with Bentley as well. We had so much fun going to the park because Bentley loved every minute of it. He was all smiles. The beach was also fun but more difficult to keep Bentley from crawling everywhere. He is so active now. What happened to my little boy is all I have to say. Hope all is well with everyone.

Bentley and I with my good friend Brittany

Sand Monster

Bentley loved the sand. I had to restrain myself from grabbing him to let him crawl through the sand

Bentley also loved the water

At the beach. Jon and Bentley got hit by a huge wave.

Mommy and Bentley

Look at those long legs

Our little family

This was a big tall tree we put Bentley in. He wasn't sure about being up that high.

Daddy and Bentley

Bentley loved the parks in California. He especially like the swing and slide that daddy took him on.