Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Family Update

Since Bentley's birthday we have been busy...and sick. Jeremy and Ben both had the stomach bug, I managed to miss it. Which is a true blessing with being pregnant and all and the fact that Bentley needed me to take care of him. They now feel better but Ben has caught a cold.

In case you hadn't noticed it is BEAUTIFUL outside the past week. Bentley, Jeremy, Coby, Miley and I have been outside enjoying the weather. Bentley loves to play with rocks and mulch. We have even gotten the chance to play in his water table. We have visited parks but he seems less enthused with playground equipment, he would rather walk around and explore.

As you can tell from statements above Bentley is doing well and very active. So active, as a matter of fact, that he has trouble taking naps now. He had his first swim lesson last night. He really enjoyed playing in the water and loved when we would spin him around. One if the first lessons was blowing bubbles. He tried hard to blow bubbles by sticking his mouth in the water. The instructor was impressed and said typically it takes kids a little longer to be comfortable to even try. He also thought it was hilarious to see us do it. The only downfall, he was so cold (the pool is indoors) his lips turned blue (guess he gets that from mommy). Ben is also becoming more stubborn, we are having to discipline him more.

The baby and I are doing well. He is moving around tons. We still don't have a name for him. We are stuck on two names. One Jeremy likes and one I like. We are both too stubborn to give in. I have been having some aches and pains, especially having a one year old and being pregnant. I depend on Jeremy to help out a little more now. I have also found myself becoming easily frustrated. I don't mean to be this way and it is often with the people I love most.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bentley's First Birthday

Well, this weekend was a big weekend for us. Bentley turned the big 1 years old. It is hard to believe it has already been a year and this time last year we were just beginning this amazing journey. I was able to keep myself together for MOST of the day.

We threw the big bash here at our house, and while it was a bit crowded I think (and hope) everyone was able to have a good time. I know that Jeremy, Bentley, and I all enjoyed the party and everyone was so kind. Bentley got some really cute clothes and some really awesome toys! He gets excited when he sees his new toys and has seriously played with each and every one of them!

We ended the night at The Homeplace for dinner with Jeremy's mom, Aunts, and Granny who came in from Pittsburgh. I think that is the best birthday dinner a little boy can have. We even gave him a little tea/lemonade mix (I know, I know, bad momma and daddy, but it was a special day and it is the best tea/lemonade ever), which he loved. He even sang his favorite song and talked the entire way up and down the mountain. He was literally squealing with delight before putting him to bed.

I think it was a very successful first birthday! We are very lucky to have such wonderful friends and family. Pictures to come (if you were at the party and took pictures can you please send them to me, we were so busy we did not take any ourselves, once again bad mom and dad)!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dear Bentley

Dear Bentley:
It is hard to believe a year has passed since the first time I laid my eyes on you. That day still takes my breath away. Before you, I never knew I could love someone as much as I love you. You make your Daddy and I smile each and every day and we are so very blessed to have you. You have been such a bright spot in our lives and your personality makes everyone around you happy. You are very outgoing, caring, calm, and curious, and I hope that you always carry those traits with you. I know this is just the beginning of many more years of happiness with you in our lives.  We love you with all of our hearts! Happy First Birthday!
Mommy and Daddy