Thursday, August 8, 2013

4 yr old Preschool

Macy started her 2nd year of preschool on Tuesday. The preschool here goes 3 days a week for 3 hours a day and we LOVE it. She loves her new teacher and she is so excited for the year. Macy kept telling everyone that she was starting Kindergarten and it's taken a good 2 weeks to make her realize she's going to the 4 year old preschool class. Even after she got home from preschool she told Kyle she had a great first day of Kindergarten. Once this girl sets her mind to something she rolls with it.

As with any first day of school we had to get some "first day of school" pictures. Macy really wanted a picture of her backpack.

Macy has the craziest faces. She just kept given me different faces so I just kept snappin' away.

 There's a cute smile :)

Macy found her backpack hanger right away. Her name is on a yellow star this year.

 Last year I hung out with her for about 45 minutes before she let me leave her. This year she just sat right down and started playing. She was right at home. We are so grateful for the opportunity she has to attend a great preschool and to put that amazingly smart brain of hers to some good use.

Bentley's 1st Birthday!

I don't know how it can be possible that this adorable little boy is already a year old, but he is. 
Bentley's ONE! 
He is such a happy little boy and really can captivate a crowd. Anywhere we go he finds a buddy. He recently made friends with an older gentleman at church named Bro. Rogers and he comes and scoops up Bentley from me any chance he can get. In Young Women's both the leaders AND girls all try to get their turn in to love on him and in Kyle's classroom all the kids flock him. 
This kid is just so love-able!

Here are just a few pics of Mr. Bentley that I took. 
Kyle needs to go in and play with them in Lightroom a little bit, but I wanted to post them sooner rather then later :) Once he gets a chance I'll switch the pictures out!

With Macy's last birthday I decided we were going to start making birthdays fun around these parts. I got this awesome tutorial from Salt and Pepper Moms and knew it would be perfect for Bentley's party. I didn't realize how much cake I was actually making, and we had A LOT left over. 
I was super proud though and thought it all turned out fantastic!

Bentley Boy and Mommy

This kid was so excited about his cake! He knew what was coming. Here's a little picture sequence of Bentley enjoying it. I love in this picture that you can see his cute little bottom front teeth. They are the only ones he's had- and he's only had them for about a month. 

We had lots of friends over for the party! There were the Larsons, the Millers, David & Kathleen, Grandma Gardner, and Brian. Kyle's Mom was in charge of the ice cream and boy did she deliver! We had more then enough cake and ice cream for everyone.

 Next came the presents! Bentley wasn't too into it....

After about one present he was out.
 So we just let the girls open the rest.

Bentley is such a joy to have in our family. He always has a smile on his face and is the most low-maintence kid we've had yet. He is walking like crazy. Everywhere. If he falls down in the middle of the room he'll crawl to the closest this to help pull himself up, but he's pretty much a walker. He is done with baby food, won't even toy with eating it. He loves cheese crisps, PB & J sandwich, and biscuits and gravy. We recently got him one of the snack cups and loves to carry it around with cereal. He's been getting better at the cup lately instead of a bottle ,but I could probably do a better job of letting him drink out of it. He says "Mom" all the time and can say Dada. He knows the sign for more- and again, I should probably be better at teaching him more signing. He still loves his sisters, when they aren't dragging him around or carrying him out of their room. He loves to play outside and will play out there as long as I will let him. Hopefully we can get some grass out there in the next 2 weeks (that's the plan anyway) so that he won't get so dang dirty, but seeing this happy kid in the dirt is worth some extra laundry. Bentley's personality is blossoming more and more every day and I love getting to see this guy learn new things. Here's to lots more birthdays to come!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cute kids

These are some shots I got of Bentley at the park- he was right at 12 months.
 Bentley- 1 yr London- 3 years Macy- 4.5 yeard
 London- a month away from her 3rd birthday