Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Month of February! Valentines and our 8th Anniversary!!

February is a short month anyways but I feel like I blinked and it was gone. We still had a little bit of sickness floating around but overall we were able to enjoy getting out and enjoying the nice weather with friends and family! We made frosted sugar cookies at playgroup with friends. The kids were so cute and telling each other happy Valentines while pouring tons of sprinkles onto their cookies:) We were lucky to meet up with my good friend Kelsey and her kids as well. We had a fun chilck fil a picnic and then went to Kelsey's parents house to see her dogs 10 cute puppies. We also got to see and feed the horses which is always a favorite with my kids. We were able to help my mom frost her heart sugar cookies too! She makes the best cookies and I love to help her whenever she is baking. She is so sweet to let the kids help and is so patient and fun with them. I love this month and the cute sweets and love being passed around. Jon and I went to dinner and a cute love themed movie Valentines weekend. We are lucky to have each other and had so much fun... minus the food poisoning from our sushi:( We also got to celebrate our 8th anniversary and we went to dinner at Flemmings Steakhouse in Scottsdale for dinner. It was so nice to get out and be together. We love our kids so much but were grateful for the quiet break from all the hussle and bussle of life! Dinner was delicious and they even sent us home with the best tasting truffles I have ever tasted! Jon and I aren't perfect but we are perfect for each other. Jon is strong when I am not and vice versa. We are looking forward to spending eternity together and seeing what this journey through life brings. The rest of the month has just been busy celebrating, working, and just being busy with life. We hope to enjoy the warmer weather march brings and can't believe our little Wyatt will turn one next month!! He is all over and loves to follow his big brother and sister! He has six teeth and a smile that will light up a room. Bentley is riding his bike more and is doing so well at that and riding his scooter. Bailey likes to be a little mother to Wyatt and most times it isn't very helpful but I can see that she just wants to help. She wants to communicate so badly but just doesn't quite have the vocabulary. I always despise this stage because we have a hard time understanding each other but when we do it is so much fun. She has such a silly/ sweet personality and we love to watch her make up dances and sing. Jon is doing so much with his business and i am so proud of his creative, hard working nature. I am trying my best to get myself to work out but it is much harder than I ever imagined it would be. I envy all you cross fit junkies and runners who make it look so easy. One day I will be back in shape but for now I am enjoying my sweet little ones and all that our life has to offer:)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Bentley!

When I told Bentley he could have a party for his birthday and invite friends he immediately said I want a lightening mcQueen cars party. I was not to thrilled because this is the type of of party he had the year before. After trying to get him to choose a different party theme I finally gave in and started planning yet another Lightening McQueen party:) We got all the lightening McQueen decorations we could find! I even ordered a lightening Mcqueen cake and cupcakes because Bentley kept saying how excited he was about his cake. He asked to have party hats which is kind of funny because it seems like kids don't wear them or like them. Well at his party I felt dumb because all the kids wanted them and I had only bought a few thinking no one would want them.. lesson learned. Bentley invited about 20 friends and cousins so we had a lot of kids there but the more the merrier in my book. He had friends from school, and playgroup this year which is why there were so many. We played games like tag, mother may I, red rover, duck duck goose, basketball, pin the number on Lightening McQueen, and some others. After playing games we stopped to eat some pizza and cake. The cake was a confetti mix with raspberry filling and butter cream frosting and it was sooo good. We sang happy birthday and Bentley wasn't shy at all. He just smiled and beamed as everyone sang to him. Something I forgot to mention is that it was freezing. When I say freezing, I mean turn year lips blue shivering freezing cold. Since we live in Arizona you almost never have to worry about having a party outside but it just so happened the day of the party a cold front moved in. The kids for the most part braved the cold and had fun. But the parents and younger kids and babies were really struggling to keep warm. I felt so bad so my mom had my dad bring a large tarp and we put that up on one side of the ramada to block some of the wind. It helped a lot and allowed us to continue the party at the park. After pizza and cake we had Bentley open his presents. He was spoiled and has had so much fun playing with them all. One is particular was a vacuum my parents got him. Bentley wanted a vacuum for Christmas but sadly santa didn't bring it.(I didn't think he was really serious :)) Soooo long story short, my mom ordered him one for his birthday and he loves it. He likes to clean the rooms and vacuum right along side me. Anyways, after presents we had a lightening McQueen pinata much like the years before to end the party off with a bang! I think the party was a success and we went home and had a blast watching him tear into all the toys. We are so grateful for the sweet, obedient, athletic, spiritual, handsome, loving boy that Bentley is becoming. He truly is a special one of a kind boy that is sensitive to the feelings of others. He loves life and all that it has to offer. He is a great listener and example. He is a wonderful big brother and our family is so lucky to have him. He can be silly and make me laugh. He loves to dance and sing songs he is learning at school and in primary. He is my little baby boy and I am so privileged to be his mom. He loves when I will read him bed time stories and he loves to go on walks. Bentley we love you and can't wait to see what this year of being four brings. sidenote( He is already talking about his spiderman birthday party for when he turns five:))