Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kick the bucket....

Not this bucket. No, please don't kick this bucket!

We have had a long week... especially Benson. Monday night he started feeling pretty crummy and it has only gotten worse from there. Tuesday night I mowed the lawn and could tell be his curious face that he wanted to check out the lawn mower. I told him not to touch but in true Benson fashion he had to find out for himself. He burned his finger and got a little blister. I am sure that is pretty dramatic for a 2 year old, a hurt that mom can't seem to fix. Wednesday night he was outside playing and tripped and skidded on his face. He skinned up his nose and bit through his lip. Poor little guy. It's sad to see such a cute boy look so pathetic. Skinned up nose, dripping snot down his swollen bloody lip. What do they say? LiFe aiN'T aLWaYs BeauTiFuL.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hop, Hop, Hooray!

What a beautiful Easter weekend... especially when I am so eager for the sunshine!

We spent the week at home, in Hamilton. It was so green and clean there...ironic that the earth looked like it had been resurrected.

Grandma insisted that Benson color some eggs even though I was telling her that he was too little, he would just make a huge mess. I was wrong... although there was a bit of a mess, it was worth it to see him explore something new.

What do you think? Will he be embarrassed when he's 14 and sees that his favorite color was PINK? Really, I don't know why he said that, usually his favorite is yellow. We were trying to get him to say yellow cause he does something cute with his tongue... but just our luck... he wasn't cooperating.

The kids were lucky enough to have two little egg hunts. One was at my Grandpa's ranch... down by the river before a little hot dog roast, and the other in my parents yard. At first, Benson just ran like crazy. I don't think he knew what he was looking for... but once he got the hang of it and realized that the eggs had candy inside he got serious. It was fun to see him having fun!

Our friends came down from Alberta and the boys attempted to go snowmobiling but the snow in April was a little disappointing... but it was relaxing and fun. Brandon and Jana are the kind of friends we want for life so it is good every time we are with them. I look forward to watching our kids grow up together.

We spent the rest of the week back at moms house... just trying to figure out how we can make a living there so we can be around family more. It is hard because we have to split the free weekends between the Leavitts and the Meuchels... so we don't get to see either of them as much as we would like. It is going to be a summer full of events for the Meuchels... I hope Grandma and Grandpa Leavitt will be patient. Hopefully we can make it up to them. We miss them. Lucky for them, they are too busy having fun right now to miss us.... A long holiday in AZ and then off to Hawaii. How could they leave us behind?

We're back home now. We always say that we don't really love Billings but we LOVE our life here... our house, our friends, our ward, our family, and that is still true. It is good to be home.