Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Gary had all of the normal Thanksgiving days off so we decided to take advantage of the time.
My brother, Kyle and his wife Jenny live in Oklahoma and they bought a house and a dog which we no one has seen yet from the family.
So we graced them with our presents and had a blast.
Austin adjusted to his new surroundings just fine.
He just had to warm up to Sandy and that didn't take too long.
When Sandy was outside Austin would just sit by the sliding glass door and point and squeal over her.
The last night we were there we actually let the two interact and Sandy was well behaved.

We arrived Tuesday night so we could have as much time with them as possible.
Wednesday Jenny and I headed off to Walmart to buy all the last minute Thanksgiving dinner preparations.
The boys played fifa(drank Pepsi) and we had delicious greasy tacos(Benham favorite) for dinner with Pepsi.
Thursday we slept and had a tasty meal. 
Tons of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, pie, and Pepsi!
everyone working to get the meal ready
Later that night Jenny and I did black Friday shopping.
First time for me!
And it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.
We were home by 11pm because all stores opened early.
Friday we did more shopping, eating, Pepsi drinking, and the girls hit up Twilight and the boys saw Bond.
Saturday more eating, sleeping, watching football, and just enjoying the time together while drinking Pepsi(do you see a trend here).
That night we went to Freddy's(Midwest steak burger chain) and it was great.
Sunday we headed home:( Austin did great on the rides, better than expected...just cannot wait until he can sit forward facing!
Thanks Kyle and Jenny for hosting us! Your house is beautiful and Sandy is fun(but I still do not want a pet).

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits

1. the week before Thanksgiving was a nightmare! Austin had been acting cranky and I just blamed it on teething(which he was) but by Saturday he just was not right. I spent the whole day trying to comfort a child who couldn't be comforted, it was the worst thing in the world. We were both sobbing by the time Dad came home. We took him to instacare and he had a double infection. By Monday my child was back! Yipee!
2. one tooth up top and one tooth down low broke through!
3. every time he coughs it always ends in a sneeze
4. he cries every time we walk inside and points to the door to go out

 5. he loves dogs but from a distance- well after spending several days with Kyle and Jenny's dog he can handle them being around but still doesn't like it when they kiss or touch him
6. I have decided to start introducing him to big kid food and hopefully by the time he is one(January) he will not be eating baby food anymore. It's not that he can't eat it, it is more me the mom being lazy about it and not thinking ahead of time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits

1. Grandma and Grandpa Allen came and he warmed up to them like they were old friends. He loved all the attention he received.
2. Super adorable lately- his personality is just exploding
3.getting nervous about our 8.5 hour Thanksgiving ride- the dang car seat is his worst and only enemy
4. has stood for like a second a few times without holding on to anything
5. one night this past week he woke up screaming bloody murder and wouldn't calm down at all(even after offering him a bottle)-we think it might have been teething and he was in pain- so Gary and him cuddled on the couch for 3 hours...poor little buddy

And since I never got around to posting about Halloween-here is photo from the trunk or treat.

10 Months

9 Months

10 Months
PS: these photos are getting harder to take because he just wants to go crazy on the couch and wrestle with the bear....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Gary and I did! 
And you should too!
Feels so good to have your voice heard.
This is a first time for both of us.
We will be anxiously waiting for the results.