Friday, August 21, 2009

This Mornings Milestones

We have a couple of Big kids this morning. Benny is balancing on his butt. Some people would call that sitting up; but because he is still kinda wobbly and will fall over when he reaches too far for things I'll call it balancing on his butt for now because I won't walk away from him like this just yet. Though it won't be much longer 'til he is a pro at 'sitting up'.



And Sam is our first official bike rider without training wheels! She has been practicing with wobbly, none working training wheels on the grass. (By herself with Quinn cheering her on.) So today we took of the pointless trainers and put her on the road!
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And the next picture isn't really a milestone but it's stinkin' cute. Benny has been enjoying his Johnny Jump Up...but not as a jumper. He makes himself swing by stepping forward and backward and letting go with his feet. It's quite amusing and cute. The other night he was in it for awhile having a grand ol' time and wore himself out.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fun with Family

For our last summer trip (and our last trip anywhere for awhile,) we headed to Idaho to spend a day at Silverwood Theme Park with family. We left on an afternoon and stopped a couple times to feed Benny. He enjoyed getting a stretch from the car seat.



The kids really enjoyed the time with their cousins. Even before we got to the park. These T.P. Ninjas were quite a sight. (So were the bottoms of their feet.) :)




Sam and Quinna loved, loved, loved the Roller Coaster and the rides. Sam really likes the water slides too. Garrett didn't try a single one. But he did really enjoy the wave pool which to me was shocking cuz he don't like nothin'.


Benny and Me floated down the river a few times. It was about all he wanted to do. I think the water was too cold for him and his naps were only a couple at about two minutes each. But he sure had a lot of smiles. Especially when the pretty ladies would talk to him. Riggles said Ben was better than a puppy. :)


It's been a great summer with plenty of things to do and I'm glad we did all that we could. I must say that I'm REALLY ready for school to start though. Two kids at school, two at home......just a couple weeks to go.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Something Great

Once in while Riggles will surprise me...not on purpose (of course). But sometimes he will have something cool or have done something awesome I wished he would've told me about or shown me earlier. I ususally have to find it on my own. But being the Man/boy he is he just doesn't think about stuff. Here are some fantastic pictures he took at his work with Garrett. We had to stop there on our way to Utah last month for a quick potty break and Garrett got a quick tour of the office, cells and locker room. He thought the cell rooms where the put the 'bad guys' (or kids), "were pretty creepy."



I love how you can tell he is feeling silly and goofy wearing the hat.