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.

Fence Defense Float

This is video of us driving down State Street in Orem/Lindon after the parade. You can hear Aaron's mom in the background getting really nervous!

Fence Defense float

Aaron used to own a business, Fense Defense, with his brother Matt. Matt still owns and somehow still runs the business from DC. This summer Matt built a deck float and participated in every parade possible. It was really awesome and we were able to be in one parade with them while in Utah.

After the parade, Grandpa tried to take a little rest while Bentley would hear non of that and tackled him!


We went to Utah this summer for a trip to see everyone. While there, we always have to get together with my old roomates. Chantelle has since had a cute baby boy, whom I am excited to meet. I'm just sad that we didn't think about taking out our cameras until Suz had already left. So sorry Suz!

Angela in town!

Aaron's sister Angela drove through with their dad on her way to grad school in Boston. Ron drove her until Kansas and then had a nice, long vacation here with the grandkids! Angela's friend John flew out and drove her the rest of the way. Here we are all together.

When Aaron and Angela get together, they always have to take silly/scary pictures together. We could show you quite the collection of said pictures from our New York trip when they were alone together in a subway car.

This is the boy that flew out to help Angela drive the rest of the way to Boston. We will now refer to him as the lame boy that has since disappeared off the face of the earth.