Friday, November 20, 2009

New Previews

I have a few new previews on my photography blog. That's what I've mostly been up to lately(besides spending money on Christmas), so you can check them out if you want to :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Michael Bublé & The Flapper

I am being completely honest when I say Bennett 100% chose his own Halloween costume this year. There was absolutely no swaying from the parents. He loves Michael Bublé and has said that he was going to be him for Halloween probably since August. In fact there are many days when he says he isn't Bennett; he is Micheal Bublé and will only answer to that name.
Mylie was the most adorable flapper. My choice 100%. Every parent has to savor the few short years in which they get to choose the costume. When I saw eggplant fringe on clearance at JoAnn, I suddenly had a vision. I made her costume just from my imagination, and I think it turned out pretty darn cute. It just fit her and her personality so well.

I love the picture on the right (below) because Bennett is totally getting into character and Mylie is not digging it.

My handsome little MB.

Just some fun edits of Mylie in her Flapper attire.


This Halloween, Grandma H. was in the hospital so she got permission to come down to the lobby to see the grandkids in costume (since kids aren't allowed in the hospital because of flu season). Well, this is my Bennett... I mean Michael Bublé...putting on a concert in the hospital lobby. Yes, that is a half-eaten string cheese microphone. He was singing "Fever" at the top of his lungs for all those passing by.

Love my kids...Love being a mom. Definitely the best job EVER!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bennett is 4!!!

So I was thinking it was about time I had a happier post on this blog! Last week was Bennett's 4th birthday! I can't believe how much he has grown! The day he was born and I became a mother was the best day of his life!

Isn't he a stud?

He is and always has been so smart. He has a knack for learning and memorizing things. Right now he loves counting 100 and can sound out and read simple words. He loves to sing and runs around in circles singing Michael Buble all day. You should hear this kid belt out "Fever!" Not to mention he's got Mylie singing them, too! (More about that to come!)

I couldn't help put a few of his newborn pictures on here. How I wish I had the photography skills and camera back then! I will definitely be ready next baby. Looking at these pictures is making me baby hungry!

Bennett loves Toy Story and has been asking for Woody and Buzz for his birthday since the spring! He was pretty excited and had so much fun playing with them all morning.

One of the first things he checked after opening them was the bottom of their feet. He looked at Buzz's and said, "It's the wrong Buzz!" (see Toy Story 2). So we explained to him that this is his Buzz. Then he insisted on me writing his name on each of their feet.

Bennett got some new ties for his Birthday, too (thank you Peanut Posh!) He really wanted to wear one with his Birthday outfit. He wore it all day. I thought it looked pretty cute.

Mylie posed for some pics too. These two kids get along so well. They love to play together. They give each other lots of hugs and kisses and just play, play, play! My favorite sound is their laughter. (Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of crying, too, which I don't love so much!)

Bennett picked a blue guitar cake this year. It looks OK, as long as you don't see the picture of what it was supposed to look like. do you even frost a cake that has been cut out? It crumbs everywhere and is such a mess. I tried freezing it this time before frosting it, which helped a little, but seriously, are those cakes in those pictures even cakes underneath the frosting? Oh well, all the kids thought the cake was great.

Okay here it is. The gift that surpassed Woody and Buzz. Grandma and Grandpa Harkness got Bennett the latest Michael Buble CD. It hasn't even been a week and this kid is belting out Cry Me a River (Track 1) now. Any guesses on what he was for Halloween? That will come in the next post! (Love the red cheeks. The kids were having a major Halloween music dance at his birthday party.)

We brought Bennett home from the hospital on Halloween day, so we decided to have a Halloween Party in conjuction with his birthday. Really only the older cousins appreciated my food naming, but it was fun for me as well...even if Bennett didn't really get it!