Just thoughts and updates on our little family!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So here are some recent videos you can enjoy! Sorry some of them are sideways!

Birthday Week

This is the week in the year that Daniel and I have our Birthdays. My birthday was last week and Daniel's is this coming week. It is nice having our birthdays so close together. My family has always had quite a few birthdays in November so Daniel fits right in with us. We have some friends here at school that also have birthdays in November... or right before, so there is a lot of cake being eaten here!

Benson was really nice a bought me a present when we were at Wal-Mart on Thursday...

It was a Bing Crosby Christmas album that came with the movie Holiday Inn and this Santa hat he modeled for me.

This is my birthday cake that was just awesome!! Thanks Bethany and Julie. They didn't want me to have to make a cake on my birthday so they volunteered!

I was able to blow out all my candles so no boyfriends this year!! I think Daniel was relieved by that!

Well Daniel really spoiled me this year. We always have breakfast in bed for birthdays so I ate breakfast at 7 before he went to school and he gave me my presents. My mom gave me a new watch (Thank-you!!). Daniel and I bought bath sheets a few weeks ago as a shared birthday present that we have been using ... why not? Daniel also got me a metal water bottle from the school and last but certainly not least!... Tickets for Wicked! Yay! It is coming to Portland in March and he got tickets for it.

Friday night we went out for dinner at a place called McMenamins. It is really neat. They take old buildings a restore them for the restaurant and have different attractions at them. This one had a theater so we watched Mamma Mia while we ate. It was really neat!

Benson's new favorite thing to do is putting Hot Wheels down his shirt. I think it started by us putting them up his sleeves at church to keep him busy. In this picture I think there are about 10 or 15 cars down there. What a funny kid.

On Sunday night Benson was crying in bed so I went in to check on him and found blood drooling out of his mouth. The poor kiddo must have bumped his chin on his beds side board and chomped through his tongue. He is doing better now but is dealing with a swollen tongue and nasty looking sore on it. He really is a trooper.

That is all that is happening here. Friday is Daniel's birthday so look for a blog/pictures shortly after that! Have a great week!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween one and all! We had a fun Halloween. Benson still doesn't understand it but loves to eat the candy.

I was trying to get a good picture of Benson in his costume but he wasn't cooperating!

There was a carnival at the school that we went to. Benson had fun playing in the gym and dancing to the music. I will post a video of it next time. Here he was sitting on the stage waiting for the costume judging to be done.

He wasn't doing so well at sitting still so I sat with him. We tried to have some blood on him but he kept trying to wipe it off. It lasted through the drool for the night though.

Sitting by Bethany and Chandler during the costume judging. Benson wasn't so impressed anymore. Chandler was such a cutie!

Benson made friends with PB & J. Mike took him on the Astro Jump and wanted to hang out with him the rest of the night. Just after this he took quite the liking to Julie as well.

I took Benson to a couple of houses but he was pretty tired and hungry. We had some friends over for dinner and pumpkin carving. We had stew in little pumpkins for dinner with orange juice with black licorice straws.

Then we had some more people over for games. All in all it was a pretty good night. We had fun with our little vampire and look forward to the Halloweens to come. Have a great weekend!