Thursday, June 18, 2009

Solid foods...yum!




Spencer will be 6 months old on July 1st, so I decided to get started with the solid foods. He tolerates it, to be frank. He doesn't enjoy it yet, well, except for the teething cookies that he can hold on himself and he sucks the life out of them. He has had a few bites of squash and pears mixed with baby cereal. He likes to chew on his lower lip...

Garden and surprise pics

My Dad wanted to see more of the garden, so here it isAlso, Richard loves taking pictures...often I upload the pictures onto the computer and I realize he's been using it again...so here are a few he took that I thought were funny.

Comings and goings





Richard had his first bee attack on Tuesday evening. He loves bugs and The Bee Movie and I think more than the physical pain was the realization that not all bugs are nice. I'm pretty sure it was actually a wasp that bit him because I couldn't see a stinger. I gave him some benadryl and an ice pack, but talk about trauma! He was hysterical for the first couple of minutes with huge alligator tears and screaming! I think the Benadryl calmed him down and that I sat with him. There is a good part about this though, we now we know he's not deathly allergic to bee stings (or wasp bites).
We also went to the fire station this week with a bunch of kids from church. See all those boys? I took pictures of our neighbors, Amelia, Jonah and Nolan, but wasn't sure where to put them, so here they are. Also, Ethan is wearing the full fireman getup. He said it was pretty heavy! It was fun to watch all the kids climb into the ambulance and we got some pictures of a bunch of them sitting on the front of the fire truck. We did this same activity exactly 3 years ago when I was pregnant with Garrett...my my how time flies.
Spencer is attempting to roll over, he gets onto his side to look at something and stays that way for a while, then flops back to his back. Garrett no longer calls Spencer "Besson", but Ben and I do! It'll be one of those family nicknames that sticks: "Besson". Now Garrett calls him "Bensa". Luckily Richard is still "Weesho." Richard is getting too big for his little training wheels bike...might have to watch the sales at Toys R Us for a bigger one. Hmm, craiglist might work too. I bought something for Ben for Father's Day on Craigslist, but just in case he actually looks at the blog between now and Sunday I won't say what I got...I love ksl.com and craiglist, they are dangerous websites! Too many interesting and fun things to see there!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Next big adventure...


KINDERGARTEN! Can't believe Richard is 5 and a half, and will be going into kindergarten soon...wow. I was able to go with him to his last day of preschool. They had prepared a little program for the parents to see. SO cute!
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Spencer at the park

Our parents all live in Washington State, so we don't get to see them very often. This is the main reason I keep up my blog (as much as I do...). I want them to be able to see their grandsons every once in a while...
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Cougar Fans

Just some fun shots of the boys. I dressed Garrett and Spencer in what little BYU paraphenalia we have...all used to be Richard's...he's growing so fast!





And a decent enough picture of me that I thought was blog-worthy...

Liberty Land


We went to Liberty Land Fun Park last weekend. It was a pretty good deal and a lot of fun for the family. Garrett has a pretty good victory dance, don't you think? And Richard is improving...maybe he'll be a pro-golfer...:) They also have an indoor play area (free!) and we both took turns going down the big slide with the boys and on the big McDonalds' type play area. Very fun, we want to go back! We want to do the roller coaster next time. :) Richard keeps pretending he goes and comes back and then he tells me that he did everything.



BYU duck pond and golfing

We had a picnic lunch at the pond south of BYU a few weekends ago and the wildlife was fantastic; for Provo! There were ducks with lot's of babies, turtles, little boys being cute and lot's of nice grass to play in.






Ben also likes to golf with the boys in the backyard. Garrett found the mushrooms to be more interesting. I think he looks a lot like my sister in this picture.