Saturday, December 28, 2013


Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.
Had to do a baby's first Christmas photo.

They opened their Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve. 
Logan kept feeling his pants and saying, "I love my fabric!"

Christmas morning!
Thanks Grandma for this fun, kid-friendly nativity!

We sure felt spoiled! Thank you Grandmas and Grandpas on both sides!

Christmas with a toddler was magical. After each present, Logan would want to play with it until we reminded him there were more presents to open. He loved every second of Christmas.

Can't forget these handsome boys 

Who do you think was most excited? :)

Not the best night's sleep...

Later that day we went to Uncle Keith's house for dinner. A different, but fun Christmas. We sure missed seeing our families though.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

five months!

Bennett is growing up too fast!
This month he seemed to change the most.

It's is getting easier to get him to smile.
He also started really laughing this month, although it isn't that easy to get him to laugh for you.

He is very alert and aware now.
He loves watching Logan and smiles a lot for him.

When he's happy he gargles.
He sure loves his daddy and big brother.

To celebrate being 5 months old, he rolled from his back to his belly.

When he's on his back, he will spin in circles to see around the room.

This month he:
-took a road trip to Idaho and Utah
-met his Grandma
-Met Uncle Jeff
-still wakes up once at night to eat

His eyes really became blue this month.

He started grabbing this month. He grabs toys, people, and hair most of all.
His favorite toy is the vibrating frog, same as Logan at this age.

Love you, Bennett!

Monday, December 2, 2013

catch up 2: instagrammin' friend

Darrin and I don't have Instagram, or smart phones for that matter. I had a friend in Spokane who took some cute Instagram pictures and sent them to me. 

Here is another one from the splash pad in Spokane:

She was so helpful when Bennett was born. We took Logan to her house in the middle of the night when I was in labor, and then the entire next day (4th of July) to Coeur d'Alene Lake with her husband and two kids. (all the while she was pregnant too!!) What a life saver.

Getting ready to play on the beach.

Getting sand all over his face.

Swinging on the swings in Coeur d'Alene.

The morning Bennett was born. He really loved their play wheelbarrow. 

Thanks so much Marianne for all your help and for the cute pictures!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

playing catch up: splash pad

I found some pictures I never blogged that I meant to, so here is the first catch-up post.
A couple weeks before Bennett was born, I took Logan to a splash pad (in Spokane). 
We met some friends there and Logan had a blast

While we waited for our friends to show up, we played on the swings.
I can't believe how young he looks!

At the splash pad with Sadie.

Squirting the water gun.

With one of his best friends, Tyler, or Ty Ty. 

Logan loves holding hands with other kids. It is just adorable to me.

Warming up in a towel.

We definitely miss our Spokane friends a lot!