Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's a......



I forgot to tell you! We found out what we are having about 4 weeks ago. It's a GIRL!!! I laughed and laughed for a few days because what am I supposed to do with 3 girls?!?! I was so sure it was a boy and I was right with the other 3, so I was shocked. But of course I could not be happier! Claire and Janie are such a joy to me and I feel so lucky to get another special little girl. And Claire and Janie are so lucky to get another sister! Sisters are so special and I'm excited to do our girly things together throughout life!

We were a little sad for Caleb. Hopefully someday he will have a brother, but just not quite yet. When we got home from the doctor, we were so excited to tell the kids. So, we told them it was a girl and Claire jumped up and down with excitement and gave me a huge hug! Caleb dropped to the floor and started bawling. It broke my heart and I cried too. I didn't cry because it was a girl. I cried because I didn't realize how badly he had wanted a brother. Often times Claire speaks for Caleb and he gets overlooked and I try really hard to work on having Claire not talk for him. But this just reminded me that I didn't even know he had wanted a brother. I felt terrible that I didn't know. He's happy now that a baby is coming and loves to suggest awesome names for her like: Rylee, Rylee and Rylee. (That's his best friend's name who is a girl.) Poor little Caleb is going to be outnumbered, but at least he has the best dad around! Our family is growing fast and I am having the absolute time of my life! Feeling thankful...

Halloween 2013

We had a Supergirl, Spiderman and a Double Scoop Ice Cream Cone. I love Halloween! The costumes, the weather, the colors, the season and especially the candy! :)

We started off the day at Claire's Kindergarten class for the party! Here is the whole class...

 Claire being a bit shy. She's got some pretty cute cheeks!...
 I came in and made Witches Brew for the class. They all thought it was the coolest thing ever!... (23 weeks pregnant)

Stirring it up...

 Making a spider. She said this was her favorite part...
 Right before Trick-or-Treating...


 It's almost impossible to get this girl to hold still for a picture. I'm constantly chasing her...
 They're pretty cute, huh?
 Getting ready to show me some spidey moves...
 Your superhero to the rescue!!!... Does it matter if he can't see?
 I told Claire to do something that Supergirl would do. She did this...
 The haul...
Happy Halloween everyone!

No More Training Wheels!

Mike sent me a text and told me to hurry and come outside. So I ran out there to find my "baby" Caleb riding his bike! Just another Mommy Payday...

 It was a family affair running and riding down the street...
 Off he goes!...
 Bud said it took him about 3 minutes to get it down...
 Sorry about the girl bike, buddy...
 So proud!

Fall Soccer

Well, the season is over. I loved getting up on Saturdays to watch my kids play! I'm sad it's over and already looking forward to spring! It's so fun to watch them work hard and try for something. Gosh I love them.

 Caleb did so awesome. He's a really hard worker out there and is always doing his best. He tries really really hard! It's adorable and makes me so proud! He never played a game that he didn't score. He did great and loved it!

 Claire did well too. She was the youngest this time playing 5-6 year olds and usually the smallest, so she was a bit timid. When she's quick enough to pull away from the group, though, she is fast and scores every time! I think her favorite part of all is chasing around her lifetime friend, Krew Marsh.

Caleb being awesome...
 Janie wanted to go straight to the playground every time and Claire was always such a good sister and took her and played with her. I'm so very thankful for Clairey...
 Caleb and his friend Ryder Singley...
 Go Clairey!...
 Claire and Krew...
 Best buds...
 So dang cute...
 GOOOOOOO BENNIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Until next season...