Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Collins ninth birthday!

We had a blast attending Collins 9th Birthday party! We have lots of birthdays to celebrate in August including Grandpa West, Brody, Collin, Jessica, and many of our close friends. Collin had us over to swim, eat pizza and cupcakes, play water balloon and sponge games, open gifts, and visit. Here are some pictures of the party... Swim Fun!
J, Bentley, and Bailey enjoying the slide
Bailey loved sliding down into her daddy's arms.
Collin and his best friend Matthew from school.
Eating yummy pizza.
J and Belle acting as the targets for the sponge and balloon toss!
Bentley enjoying the party and his pizza for dinner.
The two cute baby cousins Trey, and Wyatt. They are only one month apart.
Opening gifts. I always love how the little kids crowd around the birthday person.
Collin got some sweet shades and money:)
Collin got so many great presents lucky kid!
Bailey and her cousin Julz.
Collin showing off the guns. This kid is hilarious!
Tried to get a group photo but this is who made it in.
Heidi having fun acting as a target for the kids!
Some more of the action!
Singing happy birthday
Blowing out the candle


We have had a lot of firsts around here. Wyatt tried rice cereal for the first time. He is not sure what to think of it yet. He has been taking longer naps since I started feeding him in addition to nursing him. He started eyeing me while I was eating so I knew it was about time to start feeding him. I know I always say this but he has been such a good baby and My heart melts every time his cute little eyes meet mine. He attempts to roll over but hasn't quite mastered that yet. He loves to suck on his fists and chew on anything lately because he is teething. He goes by wee man, Sargent, Wy Wy, Wyatt, and wa wa wa w wyatt. Bailey is doing all sorts of things and is really starting to talk a lot more. She loves to dance to music, escape outside, run, play with her baby doll, and follow me or her brother. She is such a sassy girl these days and is just trying to find her place. She loves to sit on my lap and have me read books to her. She loves when I will play ponies with her as well. Bentley has started preschool at Entz Elementary. I had mixed emotions about this with him being so young but he is doing great. He even rides the Bus to school and loves it. He has already made a friend on the bus named Lincoln. I love hearing what he has to say when he gets home from school. He has said "I like to learn momma", "we played play dough and read books", "I go to school today", and so many other cute things. He has a couple friends from our ward in his class. There are about twelve kids to five adults in the classroom so each kid gets lots of attention. I am so proud of Bentley because he is normally very shy at first in these situations but like I said, he is doing wonderful. My hope is that they can work on his speech with him because other than that he picks up things so quickly and is so smart. He writes his name and can write some other letters too. He counts to 20 and knows colors, shapes, animals, and letters. He has started to learn to read and loves to get new books. He is great at the ipad games and can even beat Jon at some. He likes to be silly and He and Bailey love when I act silly with them. Lately Bentley will come up to me and go "hey silly face" and then start laughing his head off. He is so funny and also a very obedient little boy. Wyatts first time eating cereal
Bentley's first Day of Preschool at Entz Elementary
Bailey wanted a picture too!
Best Friends...sometimes:)
Handsome baby Wyatt
Bentley going on the bus for the first time. I was so anxious for him but he loved it and met a new friend named Lincoln
Cousin Trey was crawling over to Wyatt and making him giggle. It was so cute!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Weekend getaway and lazy summer days!

We have been wrapping up the summer by swimming, playing with friends and cousins, eating ice cream and sonic slushees, playing at the splash pads, school shopping for Bentley, and watching lots of movies! We even took a quick weekend trip to visit chad and Jessica up in Pinetop, AZ. They are always such great hosts and we just love soaking up the nice weather. This time of year there is a rain storm and thunder that rolls in every afternoon. We all loved the company, great food, go carts, and feeding the ducks. Bailey is so cute and will make duck sounds when she sees them. Bentley is three and a half. He is learning more each day and although he is reserved at first, once he's tried something he picks it up quickly. We have been watching the Olympics and he loves to watch all competitors. He tries to do Olympic dives when he jumps off the diving board now:) He will start school August 9 and even though I am happy for him to learn new things, I am also terrified for him to learn new things. Bailey continues to demand attention with her sassy attitude. She is learning to say new words and talks clearer every day(please, thank you, up, down, shoes, love you, mom, dad, book, ect.) Her hair is getting so long and we can even put it in a pony tail or pig tails. She loves to tease her brother and play whatever he is playing. It is so cute because they will play hide and go seek, tag, and jump on the beds together. They also like to watch Mickey mouse clubhouse, build blocks, read books, and play with various toys. Its cute to already see the nurturing Side of bailey. Bentley is a huge help, but bailey loves to watch me dress, feed, and change Wyatt. She has a doll that she carries around and mothers. Wyatt is so much fun and his smile and laughing brightens my day! He tried rice cereal for the first time and he did great. He is growing so fast. He loves to stand on my lap and play patty cake or make faces back and forth with me. He is a tender, sweet angel and a joy to be around. He is teething so his drooling is out of hand and he chews in his fist or anything he can get his gums on:) Jon has been busy with the summer season at work with his business Green Home Pest Control. I'm so proud of him! I am feeling much better health wise and my energy is almost back. Wyatt doesn't quite sleep through the night so once he does it will feel nice. Here are some pictures of our activities.
Playing in the playhouse. Bailey always trying to keep up with the big kids!
Julz playing with the trucks. She and bailey would push each other around on the little cars.
Jessica and Belle making a delicious chocolate chip/vanilla cake!
Bailey getting hydrated after a long day of playing.
Bentley being a good big brother and pushing bailey
Chad and Wyatt watching the olympics and football.
Belle tasting the goods
Whose that cute little cub crawling in the bushes... oh Julz you are too cute.
These two are just the best of friends and played from sun up until sun down so well together. They played in the playhouse, tree fort, on the slide, swings, hammock, the played make believe with belle in the spacious forest of a back yard chad and Jess have. They played in the sprinklers, the rain, the played basketball, they watched movies, they colored, played trains and cars, you name it, they played it:)
Wyatt loved looking at all the beautiful scenery
Bailey loves the great outdoors and was in heaven
All five older kids in the bath. Nothing funner than cousin bath playtime
Bailey followed Steve the Cat everywhere and got mad when he would get away!
Bailey loving being pushed in the swing by Bentley
Wyatt and Daddy loving the nice afternoon rainstorm in the mountains
Our little family enjoying the mountain air
Bailey feeding the ducks with daddy
The kiddos "babysitting" Wyatt while I get some cleaning done. Bailey is a character!
Bentley and Bailey playing in the dress ups and showing me there dance moves!