Saturday, June 20, 2009

In the Mood to Brag baby thinks he's a big boy. I've been trying to keep Ben from rolling over too much but it seems he just wants to move around and see what is going on in this chaotic house. I hesitated a bit before I brought out the walker knowing that it will just speed up the fact that he is getting bigger. He had a hay day the first time I put him in. He really thought he was hot stuff. He will sit in here a good 20 minutes until he is bored and tired and ready for something new.
Today he he was a bit cranky and needed a nap. I told the older kids to get him a blanky (because he likes to cuddle to fall asleep). Well, they gave him the blanky but he didn't quit fussing till he got a hold of the bra that was lying by him. Then he got cozy and dozed off. I love this little guy. Sam is the one Benny really likes right now. She can really get him giggling and smiling like crazy. I don't know what its is but she's got it.

Speaking of Sam...she had her dance recital today. I'm definitely not bias when I say she did the best in her class. Or most classes her age and some older even. I know what your thinking, "Of course she is gonna say that, she is the Mom." All the dancers were great. And the little ones were extremely cute. But seriously i will prove to anybody that Sam is the best when the DVD comes out.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Trip to Libby

So here we are in the middle of June and school is not out yet. Sad isn't it. We started our Summer trips anyway with our trip to the ocean as posted earlier and next we headed off to see our family in Libby, Montana.

Kasie (Riggles' sister) got married to a great guy named Tim while we were there. Aquinna warmed right up to him and all they kids were excited to have a new uncle. They had a nice reception where we all hung out with the families and the kids played and played and played some more.

Samantha and Aquinna both loved to help Nana in the greenhouse. The sold flowers to customers with a great 'Have a Nice Day!' I hardly saw them the whole time we were there. They caught these cute little bumblebee moths and carried them around. Riggles planted up some window boxes and pots for his Mom. He was very proud of his work though I think he might've enjoyed that a little too much.

The girls would also sit on their Papas lap and ramble out random letters for Papa to was quite humorous. (G R Y L N F A ) or (B P N M S P K) I was quite impressed with Papas vocabulary in such a language. Papa also had some fun magic tricks to share with the kids...even the big kids (Me and Riggles).

I just hung out with my little Benny all weekend. I didn't plant anything or clean anything I was quite unproductive...I found a few things.....which seems to be my forte...even when I don't know what I'm looking for. All around it was a nice, relaxing, enjoyable trip.