Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Crawling, Coloring, Swimming, Wii games, and Everything else!

Eli is crawling! He began about 2 weeks ago and is doing really well. Now he is pulling himself up to a stand! I would like him to crawl for at least 4 months, but he just doesn't seem to want to wait that long! We have noticed that he doesn't like riding in the car anymore. We think it might be because he knows he can get around now and hates being strapped in, unable to move as he pleases.
Kate is healing up from her stitches and hopefully won't end up with an awful scar. Kate has developed a love of coloring, where she will sit or stand for quite sometime while she colors in her coloring books. Her coloring is usually all in one color, but it is done very neatly and carefully.
Joseph and Isaac are off track from school, so I put all three kids in swimming lessons to give them something to do during the day. I am also trying to get them to work on projects for the Reflections contest. They can enter as many categories as they want, so we are going to try to do a bunch of things.
Nate is having fun playing MarioKart on the Wii and the kids enjoy watching him play it.
I am trying to keep up on the housework, following my crawler around and planning Young Women in Excellence among everything else!
So, how are you doing? :)

Donut Falls!

We went with the Bentley's on a hike up to Donut Falls over Labor Day weekend.
We had a good time.

Here is Eli ready for his hike with Daddy.

Kate with Trevor Higginson, one of her cousins and friends.

Mom with Joseph and Isaac. I dressed them in orange so I wouldn't lose them.

6 of the Bentley siblings standing at the family tree.
Jane, Rob, Julia, Ruth, Tom and Rebecca.
(some of us are pointing to our names)

A shot of the donut.

An upside down tree!

Nate with my three boys and family members climbing up towards the donut.

All tired out from hiking.