Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had a great time. Hope you did, too.

Monday, October 26, 2009

How to be a Super-Hero

Yesterday morning I was telling Lucas how his friend, Ocean, broke her arm last week.
He asked if it was broken off or into little pieces, and I tried to explain that it was just a little crack and that she had a cast on her arm to help it heal. Then his cuteness came out:
L: "Oh, I should help Ocean!"
me: "Yes, you could ask Ocean if she needs any help. That would be really nice."
L: "Then I be like a super-hero because super-heroes always help people!"
As we were walking in to church a couple hours later he was really excited to see Ocean and ask her if she needed help. He made sure we sat right in front of her during church.
He never asked her if she needed help. Instead he fed Ocean and Eden dried cranberries and Pirate Booty the whole time, which I'm sure was helpful to Ocean in some way, even if the little kids ate most of the food.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Awesomer than AWESOME!

Check it out! That's Will Ferrell wearing Ben's Taking Tree shirt!!!!! Maybe now we can hope for some reprints. Congrats, Ben! Click here to see more pics.

Funny Quotes, Funny Boy

"Mom, don't forget to not crash the car." As I was leaving one night.

"Mom, is that Heavenly Father?" Pointing to one of the counselors in our bishopric as he conducted Sacrament Meeting. He's an older white-haired man.

Before bed, Ben told Lucas a story about dinosaurs - explaining the difference between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.
Ben: "Lucas are you a carnivore, herbivore, or an omnivore?"
Lucas: "I'm a boy!"

"I love you really really much."

"I don't want to take a nap. But, I don't take a nap, I be sad."

"I don't want you to be angry with me." - always sad coming from a sweet little voice... usually around the time he won't take a nap.

Me: "Lucas, what are you going to be for Halloween?"
Lucas: "I'm going to be a witch. What you gonna be? You can be a biiig Elmo." (Lucas was supposed to be Elmo).
Me: "I thought you wanted to be Elmo and you wanted me to be a fairy?"
Lucas: "No, I'll be a fairy/witch and you can be Elmo, and Dad can be a witch, too."
Me: "I think a boy witch is called a wizard. You can be a wizard."
Lucas: "No, I'm going to be a witch."

"Mom, what my poop color?" Every time I change his diaper.

Lucas: "Kate has a girl-brother."
Me: "Yes, Kate's brother is Simon."
Lucas: "No, her name Audrey."
Me: "Oh, Audrey is Kate's sister..."

This morning as Ben was getting ready to leave for work:
"Some day I be a man and I go to work, too."

"Mommy, you my best friend, Mommy."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My first commercial gig...

A while back I mentioned my acting debut. We'll, here you go:

"Expecting" :30 for King's Daughter's Clinic from Upstream Visual on Vimeo.

I had a fun time shooting. My TV husband was a guy named Clint and he was very nice.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Name Game

Anyone have any cool baby boy name suggestions? We only have a few months to decide (but if I were Andrea, I would only have a week)!
Leave a comment :).

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thomas, Painting, and ACL - a big fat 200th post

Alrighty then, it's time for some updates on this blog.
Lucas has been sick now for about a week and a half. I took him to the doctor last week suspecting H1N1 -- in the back of my head fearing that I would get it, be put on bed rest, steal my mom from the rest of my family, have to deliver early so I wouldn't die, etc. Luckily, Lucas tested negative for flu and strep. Friday night he woke up croupy, but we all managed through the night so that we could go see Thomas the Train Saturday night.
We bought tickets a few weeks ago and if Lucas filled out his chart, Thomas was his reward. Lucas was a trooper and got a star every single day. We drove 1.5 hours to Burnet where the big event was being held. It was a little cold, but it was fun to bundle up.
We had an hour to kill when we got there before our train ride. So, we got to play with toy trains, stamps, a little petting zoo, and a hay maze. Finally at boarding time Ben and Lukie went to get in line and I headed to the HEB right next door. (We weren't about to pay an extra $20 so all three of us could ride). I did some shopping for Sunday dinner AND managed to get a flu shot all before they even departed. After their 20 minute ride, we hung out for a few more minutes at the little petting zoo. Lucas was quite intrigued by the little bull's nether regions (as were some parents who were less educated in livestock), but Lucas still tried to feed him lots of hay that he stole from the hay maze.
We then headed to a small-town diner where Lucas just about lost it due to exhaustion. By 7:30 we were on the road and Lucas was asleep. AND he slept until 7:30 Sunday morning!

Monday night for family night Ben was brave enough to venture into the craft drawer and get out the watercolors. Lucas enjoyed painting more than any other crafty thing we've ever done. One of his masterpieces is hanging on the fridge now. My face (and his face) became his other canvas.

And let's see... I'm 25 weeks now with BBB2. Things are going well. My only complaints are that my hip hurts and that I wake up 3 times to go to the bathroom at night. I think it's Heavenly Father's way of helping you get used to waking up three times to feed a baby. Here's what I look like now, as well as a pic from a year ago. Remember when I was blond?

In other news, I had a really rough couple of weeks when Lucas decided to stop taking naps. I've decided to accept it now and move on. After all, an 8:00 bedtime is more fun than a 9:00 bed time.
Ben's childhood BFF, Chris, came to visit and attend the Austin City Limits Festival. They had a great time together. They got to see Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, and many other bands. Sunday night when they got home from PJ at 11:00, they were as giddy as 10 year old boys. They stuck a pizza in the oven, ate other junk and played video games until 4:00am. When Ben finally made it to bed my last words of the night were, "You're such an idiot." He agreed, and was exhausted the next day, but wouldn't take that time back for anything.

The first pic is from Day 1, which was dry. The second is from Day 3, after it rained for 2 days. It was a muddy nightmare at Zilcher Park (that brown stuff in the background used to be beautiful grass).