Friday, January 27, 2012

Pajama party!

Cal's class had a jammie & pillow party on Thursday & I'm pretty sure this was right behind the class Christmas party, as one of Cal's favorite days. He proudly laid out his jammies, slippers, and picked out what pillow pet to take the night before and anxiously went to bed, so he could wake up and go to school the next morning. It's such a joy sending our kiddo off to school a couple days a week knowing that he just adores his teacher (who's amazing!) and class.
picc courtesy of Mrs. Miller's FB page.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

When it snows, it snows.

Holy winter wonderland. Our last week has been filled with snow, snow & more snow. In fact, we got another 5 or so inches today alone. We went from a very non-white winter, to this... it's insane! Cal is in snow heaven. The first couple of days that it snowed were pure torture for him cause he was sick, so we've been making up for lost time the last couple of days.


Friday, January 20, 2012


Have I said lately how much I love having 2 little dudes.

Monday, January 16, 2012

An early little b-day celebration.

We took a quick trip over to the west side last weekend for a little shopping, hotel, whatever-mom-wants-to-do early bday celebration. And my dear husband was so great and went along with all my "fun" shopping requests. There's nothing more I love than getting out of town for a bit and spending some quality time with my 3 favorite boys. And boy, did the boys have fun. So much fun in fact, that Cal threw-up ("pottied out his mouth") from excitement on the dinner table at Z Tejas. Lovely. Someone was a little excited to get the hotel and go swimming. You'd think we don't get out much with how giddy the boys were to stay in a hotel...

Oh Tejas Trio, have I ever missed you!
heading home with a very full car from a successful shopping adventure
all pics courtesy of the phone since we managed to forgot a camera...

God's country.

My dad, Ian & Clyde were out bird hunting a couple weekends ago and they snapped these pics on Ian's phone. Holy smokes, talk about feeling lucky to live in such an amazing place...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A man of many names

Bennett, B-man, B-money, B, Bennynochie, Ben-o-reno, Reno, The other one, Booshie, Brother, Ben, Benny, Benihana. Whatever you want to call him, the little dude hit the 1.5 year mark on January 1.  B had his 18 month check-up earlier this week & he passed all the development milestones with flying colors.
And here are some of the tricks he has up his sleeve.... Saying way too many words to count, follows directions, runs to his crib and tries to climb in the minute he hears the words 'night-night', is communicating with words the things he wants, tells us when he has a s'tinky', thinks every animal either says 'neigh' or 'moo', thinks every dog is called Suz, LOVES stuffed animals and sleeps with a full crib of them, loves to give kisses, is really into shoes, loves 'choo choos', is not into watching cartoon at all, went from having 7 to almost all of his teeth in a matter of 2 months, could look through books for hours, is starting to hold his own against his brother, has a serious case of happy feet and dances at the slightest hint of music, turns into a bit of a pumpkin if he stays up any later than 8, is my momma's boy, has the funniest facial expressions, and has a major sweetooth.

18 month stats:
* weight: 31 lbs (95%)
* height: 34 inches (91%)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

my boy & pug are stars!

Cal & Suzie graced the pages of the Wenatchee World yet again, continuing their 15 minutes of fame.  Here's a link to the article for your reading pleasure.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome 2012

The years just keep getting better for us Hunters. Engaged in 2005, married in 2006, pregnant in 2007, welcomed baby Cal in 2008, pregnant in 2009, moved to Wenatchee & added baby Bennett to the brood in 2010, finally a quiet, yet wonderful, year in 2011.  Can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us!

NYE w/ my three favorite boys
do I have anything on my face?
the baby loves dancing & the dog lovessssss singing along to music

A dusting of snow.

The New Year brought a wee little bit of snow to our very non-white winter and you would have thought we had three feet on the ground with how much fun Cal (and the pups) had playing in it outside.

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Eve. Mass. Family gatherings. Icing cookies for Santa. More icing going into Cal's belly than on the cookies. Treats for Santa & his reindeer. Christmas morning at home. Stockings. Presents. Loads of trucks & tractors. Bliss. Presents with the pups. Afternoon with the family. More stockings. More presents. Cousin love. Whiskey & wine. A trip over the mountains for more Christmas fun. A lack of pics cause we forgot the camera. More cousin love. Sausage making. Home. Blessed!
p.s. you know you secretly love the music...