Ben got to go to Wisconsin last weekend! He and some of the guys that I grew up with planned to go to the BYU v Wisconsin football game & it was his Grandma Nettesheim’s 90th birthday party. It worked out perfectly for him to visit the mother land, see tons of family and get some guy time in:
What do you do when your husband leaves for 3.5 days? Mine doesn’t do it often so it is a big deal for the kids and I BUT we found ways to survive:
You build forts to make the kids think that laying on the couch and watching movies is AMAZINGLY FUN
One of the best things about Wisconsin: Kopps Custard!
Benji is Mr Sentimental still. We took this picture to send to Dad before they went to bed:
“we miss Dad”
Grandma’s 90th Party was a huge success. So glad that Ben got to go and honor her and spend time with family.
Virginia Nettesheim with Amanda and Pete.
The kids and I drove to Provo to say hi to my Grandparents. This isn’t an Amazing picture of Arden or Elma or Millie but I love it because it shows their home.
Grandparents and Great Grandparents are the best!
Another priority on Ben’s list was eating a Brat. It’s just one of those things you need to do when visiting Wisconsin and especially when going to an athletic event in Wisconsin. It’s comparable to Yogurts to Go, Taco Bell and Hula’s when I return to my mother land.
I also took the kids to the park on Saturday. The weather has been wonderful but that is just a side note. I really wanted to show you how my kids took up all of the swings and I had to run back and forth trying to keep them all swinging. #naturalworkout
And then BYU played Wisconsin at Camp Randall and they got beat but the guys cheered hard and the bleachers didn’t crumble during the “jump around” and they had a blast.
Cali loves to be mom and play house and their latest “toy” is Millie:
these girls have motherly instincts. They can’t stand to hear their sister cry and will often “check on her” for me and put her pacifier in. We gave Millie a bottle for the first time today and they LOVED it. They thought it was so neat that they were feeding her and she was really drinking it. Anything that Millie does, Rose wants to know if she did that when she was “a tiny baby”… New Babies Are AWESOME. SO MUCH LOVE AND FUN AND JOY and crying.
Millie has passed the 2 month milestone!
11 pounds 3 ounces. 22 inches long. HEALTHY.
She just learned how to smile. She is still new at it and pulls some fun faces as she tries to get her face to be happy. It is So FUN. So worth it when they finally respond to you.
I always forget to put a bow on this baby. I think I’m busy doing other stuff and it really never crosses my mind. She did get to wear one in the hospital and then again on her blessing day and YESTERDAY:
sometimes the cuteness factor just isn’t worth it!
November is halfway over! Time is always flying these days. I don’t think time is ever going to slow down so I should probably just get over it and know that days turn into months and months into years and soon we are all OLD. I will try not to always write about time flying and just get to the good important details of our lives. Details that I will soon forget and maybe even long for someday (:))…
Packer and I have been working hard on his reading and spelling. It is the last thing he wants to do after a long school day but we are getting there.
I was able to craft with my old ward friends on Super Saturday!
“I’m Princess Belle and this is my Knight, Ellie.” so so cute. Rose loves her princesses.
Uncle Pete’s birthday and an Aaron Rodgers injury, 🙁
Ray Tom still tries to sleep with the boys EVERY night. No way I’m letting him BUT he is so CUTE in that big bed trying to be a BIG boy.
Cali got to go on her Dad night – she really wanted to go to the park and get pushed on the swings but the weather turned for the worse and the sun goes down too early so… she chose a trip to the dollar store and an ice cream!
These girls LOVE their little sister.
Rose Kristine – pronounced “Rose Titine” – also known as Tiny Dancer 🙂
Packer and his crew making NASTY specialty drinks.
Fun Halloween wigs that we got on super clearance! so pretty
the older boys have been pretty hands off with new babies but my girls are hands on. They are really good helpers and like to take care of Millie.
This little doll came into this world 8 weeks ago!
She is simply perfect.
She has chubby Little Cheeks.
She loves to sleep in my arms.
Rose calls her Mill Girl.
She still gets lots of hugs and kisses.
MIllie does not like the swing.
She has been a pacifier baby from day 1 but this last week she’s starting to reject it.
We’ve mostly been home bodies other than a few trips to the store, a BYU basketball event, and some halloween.
She sleeps in a port-a-crib by my bed – for part of the night anyway.
She’s already survived a bad cold.
AlWaYs has a stinky diaper and the hic-ups.
Loves her bath – hates getting out and dried off.
Her eyes seem to be turning blue.
Hair is light brown short fuzz.
I LOVE when she holds my finger with her little fist.
We are just starting to get a few smiles out of her.
MIllie doesn’t like tummy time but is getting good at holding her head up.
She has a light in her eyes and brings a smile to our faces.
We blessed Millie at church on Sunday November 3rd. We had 1:00 church and then all of our family came over at 4:30ish for dinner. We enjoyed the evening eating and visiting.
Grandma and Rose and Millie
I love her dress
time to eat
from the other end of the table
in the kitchen
these girls LOVE their sister
FAMILY – We love our Baby Girl!
I tried to take a picture of Millie with everyone that came to the blessing: I did good – but I still failed. I know I am missing Lilly and Sam, Christian and Mikah and Luca. Aunt Di left before I got the camera out. I got lazy and took a few kid group shots but all in all the day was well documented…
Millie’s Blessing Photo Shoot
I wish it was a real photo shoot but that is a very difficult task with babies this little and momma this busy…BUT I did get my 2 minutes of pictures in the mother’s lounge at church! And Millie is adorable and my mom made a beautiful dress and she is just so precious and sweet. We love Millie Girl!