Monday, April 28, 2014

6 months

I can't believe my little bugger is already half a year old! Wow has time flown by.  
At 6 months Bennett is...well... a monster.

20 lbs 12 oz.    92%
29 3/4 inches  well above 100%
17.5 inch OFC  68%

He loves....
sucking on his bibs or blankets, no binkie
sweet potatoes & squash
bouncing and standing
Smiling and Laughing
phones or anything with buttons he can push or put in his mouth
Rolling onto his tummy.. and gets stuck and can't go back to his back.

He has...
2 teeth
9-12 month clothes.  Mostly 12 month
almost outgrown his infant car seat.. only 1/4 of an inch left until we have to upgrade
transitioned to 2-3 naps a day. A 1 hour, a 2-2.5 hr and a 30-40 minute cat nap.
kind of digressed a bit and now wakes up 1-2 times a night starving.  We will be working on fixing that problem.

Overall Bennett is such a joy to have in our home.  He has such a cute personality and loves babbling away to anyone who will listen.. or loves yelling to get your attention. We truly are blessed to have such a good baby.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Name And A Blessing

 Last Sunday Lance blessed Bennett Nicholas with a name and a beautiful blessing.  It was a chaotic morning trying to get our house ready for the luncheon. I felt like I was running 100mph. 
Even once we got to church I still felt a little flabbergasted seeing who was there and talking to those  hadn't seen in a while.  I even was so flustered that I was caught off guard to hear my name called out with Lance's stating the blessing was about to begin.
However, as soon as Lance started speaking a sense of peace and calmness came over me.  How blessed am I?
I have this amazing little boy to call my own.
A wonderful and worthy husband.
So many supportive family and friends.
A home to live in.
A career that I love.
The knowledge of the gospel.
A wonderful ward.
What else could I possibly need?

With each and every word that was spoken in the blessing I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with gratitude for all that Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I am thankful each and everyday for Him and His plan for me, and my family.

Here are a few family shots from Sunday- I love these people!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lance Turns Twenty Nine

Well, only one more year of his 20's left to celebrate.  Lance turned 29 yesterday.
We had a very busy weekend trying to get our house in order for Bennett's baby blessing.
We did however enjoy a lovely night out, kid free, with our friends at Rodizio Grill (Lance's FAVORITE SPOT) on Friday night.
Saturday was spent on the lawn and house, but then we had some friends come over and enjoy some trampoline jumping, pizza eating, helicopter flying, and cupcake decorating.

Here are a few shots (don't mind that minnie is a little nakey.. it's hard to eat cupcakes as a 2 year old).

I don't think there any better way to celebrate a birthday than to have Minnie sing happy birthday to ya.