Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Temple Trip

We've been wanting to take the kids to the temple for a while now. It's so nice having it so close to home, but still hard to set aside time to go. But we had a free morning and took advantage. I have to say things went smoothly! I was not expecting that. The kids all smiled for the camera without any threats being made, so I was happy. After, we went by the bookstore and got each of the kids their own Book of Mormon to take on Sundays. I also got some other teaching helps for me to use and before I knew it, I had spent $50! Oh well, it should all be worth it. After the bookstore we headed to lunch and called it a day.

Kids' First Rangers Game

This is the first time we've braved a Ranger's Game with the kids. It's usually just me & Lane. But we got a really good deal on tickets, so we thought we'd try it out. Of course I had to make sure they all had adorable Ranger's gear. We brought my parents for reinforcements. And they brought hot dogs and juice. I only ended up having to buy 1 bag of cotton candy. I was prepared to buy 3 snacks, so I got out cheap. The kids all did pretty well. Elliot & Perry seemed to enjoy the game. Or I should say the music and clapping. Davis was in awe the first 5 minutes and then was over it. He kept trying to lay down on one of us and saying "I can't get comfy". Then he repeatedly asked us if we could go home. I mean, seriously? I made him wait to the 7th inning stretch and then we left. Will we take them again? Not for at least 5 years. Don't want to waste the money on them:)


I don't really have anything to say about these pictures other than I love them. Obviously the girls had something to do with this first picture. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Bennett Boy

I really need to do a better job at taking pictures of Bennett. Especially when he looks this cute!

Fourth of July

There wasn't a dull moment over the 4th of July weekend. I think it was 3 days in a row that the kids stayed up til 10pm! We kicked things off by watching Wizard of Oz at our neighbors. The kids had a blast being outside and eating popcorn. We're so lucky to have fun neighbors! Mansfield does their fireworks on the 3rd, so we headed over to Amy's for our annual get together. I love that we've been friends forever and now we get to watch our kids' friendships grow. Wouldn't trade it for anything. I managed to snap a few pictures. It was hard to get one with everyone smiling...notice Perry's many different faces. I guess I can't get too mad at her. I'm pretty sure I did the same thing when I was her age. And finally on the 4th, we went to my sister's house. I didn't get any pictures there. The kids got to swim and hang out. Elliot's favorite place to be is with her cousins. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bennett at 2 Months

I've been anxiously awaiting this appointment to see how much weight he has gained. He came in right at 10 lbs and is measuring 22.75". Little man is doing great. Now I just need to be better about our schedule so we can get him into a routine. This month he is starting to smile. Not too often, but I have seen it. He's doing great with tummy time. He's still eating every 2 hours, sometimes more. He's getting a lot more bottles than I had planned because of his large appetite. As far as sleep goes, he is a loud sleeper at night. He wiggles around a lot and makes grunting noises constantly. We're going to have to figure out a new sleeping arrangement before I go crazy from lack of sleep. Aside from that, he's still an awesome easygoing kid.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Elliot has been a big help to me lately with Bennett. If I need to get something done, I can count on her to take care of him. She's great at holding him and she loves to sit him up next to her.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bennett's Blessing

Today we blessed this cutie pie in church. Lane gave a beautiful blessing. Bennett has lots of wonderful things ahead of him. Wish I would have gotten a picture of both Lane & I with Bennett. Things are just too crazy with the other kids and finding a capable person to take our picture. I actually changed back into my dress to snap this shot. Can we take a minute to admire Bennett's little ensemble? How adorable does he look?! I went out in search of something for him to wear for this occasion and future Sundays to come. Non of the blessing outfits really did it for me. Plus, he wouldn't be able to wear them more than this one time. I did see some dress clothes, but honestly, at his age, "real" clothes just swallow him. Then I stumbled upon this and another similar outfit and fell in love. All he's been living in are sleepers any way. They are the most comfortable for him. So add my 2 favorite things: sleepers and suits= SOLD.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


We are lucky enough to live around the corner from a nature reserve. We've already been 3 times since living here. This morning we went fishing and boy were we as Davis would say, "lucky ducks". Everyone caught a fish. We actually caught 7! Hot dogs were the bait of choice. The kids were so excited.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bennett 1 Month

With everything going on the past month, I have been horrible about taking pictures. Things are still in boxes and I literally haven't had a second to do anything. Baby boy has been wonderful. He has a great temperament. However he has put me through the ringer regarding his weight. When I took him in for his 4 day checkup, he had lost more weight than he should have. Therefore I had to bring him back 2 days later. Same thing the next time. I ended up going to his pediatrician 3 times in 1 week. Keep in mind that we hadn't moved yet, so I was traveling from Burleson with all 4 kids for a 5 minute visit. It was awful. I definitely didn't have time for that! At his 2 week checkup, he was doing better. When I went in for his 1 month visit, he had gained weight, but apparently not enough because he had gone down in his percentile. So as a precaution, I had to come back a week and a half later for ANOTHER weight check. Sheesh! At that visit, he had gained a pound since the last time, so we are good for now. I am supplementing with formula when I feel like he's still hungry after I feed him or if we're out and about and it's time for him to eat. So hopefully that helps. For the past month at night, he has slept in my bed and not the pack n play. It's just easier for me not having to get up to put his pacifier back in his mouth. And I feel like he is quicker to fall asleep and I need all the sleep I can get! I am making a conscience effort to put him in his pack n play. Last night he slept there until he woke up to feed. Then after that he was in bed with me:)

Here are his stats:
weight--8 lbs 1 oz--2.75%
Height--21 inches--14.37%