Thursday, October 30, 2008
We have been trying to teach Bennett how to say "Trick or Treat" but since it is a little too hard for her (though she tries), we have taught her to say "Boo!" instead. That is what she is saying in this first photo.
It is hard to believe this lil pumpkin is already 6 weeks old and I have to return to work next week. He is unfortunately not sleeping through the night yet, not even close. In fact to help him we decided to give him one formula bottle at 10-11 pm to fill his belly, although it doesn't seem to be working. In fact, he has become more fussy this past week or so. He really prefers to be held so we are trying to break him of this. At this age Bennett had just started sleeping through the night, so we certainly have a different baby on our hands.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tonight we headed to the Mizerany's for Big Lou's belated birthday celebration. On the way over, Bennett sported her new sunglasses. She loves them and wore them inside their house for the first 15 minutes (she has become quite the ham).
We all enjoyed a great dinner, and of course...cake and ice cream!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
It was cute to see her trick or treat, and she quickly got the hang of it. I guess she is going to take after her mommy with her love of free stuff because Steve said she loved hanging her bag out and watching them drop the goodies in! Though she hasn't had candy before, she loved digging through her bag like she was checking out the merchandise.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Call us crazy, but we chose the second choice. We packed up the cooler, diaper bags, double stroller, changes of clothes for the kids and hit the road by 10:30. The drive down was pleasant...Preston slept the entire way, and Bennett sang the songs on her favorite CD and then fell asleep for the last hour. Steve looked over at me as we were driving down and asked me if I was happy that we were going and bringing the kids....I told him to ask me when we were on our way home.
As we pulled onto campus, into our saved parking space, both kids awoke. I fed Preston, and Bennett ran to her Uncle Dan and walked around with him for a bit. Steve got the stroller all packed for our walk across campus to another tailgate, and then we were off. We ate a heck of a meal there: shrimp and pork tenderloin sandwiches, had a few cocktails, and then headed back to our usual tailgate. There some of our friends had also saved us a parking spot, so we reparked and got settled in to watch AL beat Ole Miss. Preston was content, and Bennett was making friends. In fact, she ran around so much, she finally tuckered herself out and took an hour nap on a chair there.
The game started off the way we could have hoped, but as we neared the end....Alabama started making mistakes. Before the 4th quarter was even over, Steve suggested that we leave. You see this is what he does when he is upset...he just wanted to leave the campus and listen to the rest of the game on the radio because he was convinced that they were going to lose the game to Ole Miss in the final minutes. I kept telling him to have confidence, but he was silent. Thankfully, AL was able to pull it off in the final minute and half and Steve started talking to us again.
Since we beat the traffic, we made it home in record time and went to bed early (all of us were asleep before 10 pm). All and all it was a perfect day....the weather was great, the kids were well-behaved and Alabama won. What more could we ask for on a Saturday?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The most challenging part of my day is almost always right after Steve leaves for work when I am watching Bennett and trying to feed Preston. It is as if she knows I am unable to move because that is when she climbs onto the chairs and stands up and then tries to crawl across the glass top table to me. Though she is typically an easy child, she has become quite the little monkey lately. In addition, she loves to test her limits....from turning on the oven (which she learned to do recently), to hitting the dog and shouting "no" at him, to opening up the one cupboard she is allowed to play in and throwing every item onto the kitchen floor....there is always something!
All and all there is nothing too exciting to report. Again, I apologize for the long delay in posting, and hopefully I will be more diligent about getting photos and stories up in the future! Don't give up on us and keep checking back.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
What a whirlwind for the Banta Family!