Friday, September 26, 2008

No One Else Will Do

I think one of the rewards a mother gets is when your child needs just YOU. Benton is a great sleeper, but today during his afternoon nap he woke up for some reason, only an hour into his sleeping. I thought it was unusual, but went in and retrieved the binki from the floor and walked out of the room. He started crying, the real crying, again. This time I picked him up and began to rock him. It has been a while since I have been able to do that. That is just what he wanted, to be rocked by his mom. How glad I am to be able to be home and have opportunities like that.
Perhaps I am being sentimental as I just finished reading about my Romney ancestors. We are having a reunion to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of my great grandparents, and they are putting on a play to retell some of there history. It is hard for me to really comprehend what the early members of our church went through. I am truly grateful for those ancestors and hope I can live up to the standard they have set, as well as now teach my children so that same line will continue to be strong.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Beginning of a fun week, Thanks Christian! Here are a few pics from Thanksgiving Point.

I kept telling Christian if Danielle (my little sister) gets a full birthday month, I should at least get a birthday week, right? Christian started it off by taking us to Thanksgiving Point. What a great week, thanks everyone! (By the way I think everyone should get a birthday week!)

Benton in full excitement mode running through the vineyards. What a sight.

Just enjoying the swing with Dad.

Benton's first horseback ride. He was really anxious to get out and touch the horses, but wasn't too sure about being on there backs especially when they were moving. Half way through the ride he wanted off. I think he likes being in charge, not the other way around.

Dinner up the Canyon

Aren't these two cute. We went up the canyon with our friends Sabrina and Jordan and Luke who is just a couple of months older than Benton. They thought it was fabulous!

Benton LOVES music, especially when his Daddy is making it! I think I am going to have 2 guitarists in my life.

What can be better than dirt, hills, and more dirt? Both little boys were so funny watching them scale the mountain.

We roasted marshmallows and let Benton have his first taste of them. As you can tell by his face he loved them! He was quite mad when I stopped giving them to him. I guess going up the canyon was a hit! Anyone want to go??

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hooray For Fall

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. I remember when I was little and having the anticipation of the new school year. How fun to get dressed up in your brand new school clothes, meet your new teacher, and see old friends. Even though I am not in school myself any more I still love the fall. I love the crisp air, the rain (as it is slightly raining today), the bright fall leaves, birthday's, anniversaries, and the season for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (my favorite!) I hope I can enjoy every moment of it, as we all know Fall turns much too quickly into the cold long winter.

Friday, September 5, 2008

We Love To Read

Benton loves to be read to. He has his favorite spot in my lap he likes to sit and he is the best page turner. We are happy to get through a full story before we are on to the next book, but we both enjoy our time together. We were reading books one morning and he decided it would be more fun to dump the books out of the basket and sit in there and read to himself. So funny to watch them do things on there own.

"She Has Beautiful Utters"

"She has beautiful utters..." was my favorite quote from the Utah State Fair. I went yesterday with some friends and we started to talking to a rancher who had "beautiful cows" and he was so proud of his cow and her beautiful utters. Ya gotta love the fair!
Benton loved it! He thought it was great to get out and touch all of the animals and listen to all the sounds they make. I remember always enjoying the fair when my mom would take us when we were younger. Alright, I still really enjoy the fair.


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