Friday, November 6, 2009


We love Halloween and like to be creative with our costumes. This year I was an oven (get it?...bun in the oven?), so Aaron was a chef and Bentley was a cookie because he's already baked!

Trick-or-treating. Bentley loved going door to door to get candy! He mostly enjoyed banging his metal candy bucket on the sidewalk as we went along.

After we came home he had such a fun time playing in my oven. He loves to say, "Where'd Bentley go?" So that then we'll ask that question. Then he pops his head out and says, "There he is!". So cute!

Then after we took his costume off, he decided to eat his cookie shirt.

Halloween Party

We hosted a Halloween dinner party. Everyone had to dress up and Aaron made the menu fun so no one knew what they were getting until it was in front of them.

We had unexpected entertainment for the night because my next-door-neighbor's car engine exploded in his driveway! Our cul-de-sac was full of fire trucks and police cars! I'm just glad it wasn't a house!

For the evening, I dressed up as a skeleton (baby decided to join the festivities as well)!

Carving Pumpkins

We had such a fun time carving pumpins.

Bentley loved coloring all over his.

It's hard to see, but my pumpkin has a baby pumpkin attached to it and I drew arms holding it, so it looks pregnant. Aaron's is all hairy. And Bentley's says, "Rawrr!".

Play time

This is the normal agenda. We get home from being out and Bentley has to run and get all his sport toys out of the garage and dump them in the yard to play with them.

Pumpkin Farm

We had such a fun day at the pumpkin farm! Bentley was eating some candy, so I couldn't quite get his cute smile out since he was preoccupied!

There was a hay jump that his Aunt Miriam helped him go down. I wasn't really up for jumping.

He REALLY wanted to try going down the blow-up slide. I told him that if he could go up on his own, then he could do it. And he's an awesome climber! He had so much fun and wanted to do it over and over again! He just looks so small on such a big slide!

Taking a ride with his cousins.


These are some of our best friends out here, the Sims. Their whole family just got sealed together a few weeks ago in the temple. It was such an awesome experience to be there with them. I can't believe that we didn't think to take pictures until after Mike and Carrie had changed out of their white clothes! It was a busy day though.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My baby is 2!!!

Bentley really loves dinosaurs and anything that says "rawrrr". So he wanted a dinosaur cake and he wanted it blue. He talked about it every day for about a week before his birthday. He had such a fun day.

We went to Chuck E. Cheese for his birthday. He loves it there and honestly we like it too.

Bentley's Birthday

Our sweet boy turned 2! I can't believe it! He is so cute and fun. He loved blowing out his candles, so we lit them several times. And Bentley tried saying "Happy Birthday", but it just came out "Happy Day". So cute and you can see it here. But just a warning...this is about a 10 min long video that captures highlights of his day...request from grandmas.

Yee Haw!!

We borrowed a rider and aerator from some friends about 2 miles up the road to aerate our yard. Bentley thought the "tractor" was pretty cool.

Ok...this is where I explain my husbands ridiculous face. So his boss at work showed him a picture on day of some inventor from the 1800's that had this facial hair. He told Aaron that if he would grow it then he would buy lunch for him for a week at their work's cafeteria. Aaron said, "NO way!". Then without him knowing, his boss went around and got commitment from lots of people to be willing to buy lunch for x amount of days. Then he brought the list to Aaron and he had 3 months worth of lunches bought if he would wear these chops for that long. Before I go on, let me just say that Payless' cafeteria's food is REALLY good. And they do sell dinner meals as well. So Aaron came home and asked what I thought. I said, "Absolutely! You'll look silly, but I won't have to cook for 3 months!". So the next 3 months, here we come.

I think Aaron driving the lawn mower down the street and his chops officially make us white trash. I thought it was so funny and had to take a picture of him driving off into the sunset.

Apple Orchard

We went to the apple orchard and had a blast! Bentley LOVED eating all the apples his heart desired. When I thought I was done filling my bucket, I saw the top 5 apples each had a big bite in them!

Mission buddy

This is my old mission friend Moak. She was driving through Kansas and stopped by for a while. It was so fun to see her!

Father/Son campout

Aaron has been waiting so long for when Bentley would be old enough to take to the Father/Son campout. They had so much fun together

Here's Bentley's cute smile. Too bad you can't see it better with pacifier in the way!

So Aaron let Bentley take some pictures. But we thought it was funny because it looks like the pictures we sometimes take when we want a picture of someone in the background. I don't even know what to comment on the man in the background!

Happy Birthday Aaron!

In September Aaron turned 27 yrs. old. He loves other desserts more than cake, so I try to make something different each year. This year was "The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford".

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tyler's concert

Tyler always has the best backyard concerts.

Tyler's concert

Tyler wrote a song in French. Here it is. He's awesome

My family

Bentley had a blast jumping on the trampoline with his cousins.

Travis and Lindsay and Leoni are now living in Qatar for 3 yrs teaching English. It was fun to meet Leoni. She's a cute girl. Luckily they are able to come back home every summer for a few months.

Kalai Concert

We went to a Kalai concert. If you don't know who he is, find out. He's an awesome artist and is sooo fun live.

Here's Tyler and Kristina at the concert.

This is cousin Natalie, me, Aaron, and James.