Friday, July 8, 2011

Mr. (and Miss) Independent

I know this is late for a 4th of July post, but between a battery of thyroid tests for me this week (what used to be a slightly over-reactive thyroid has become a crazy in-your-face overactive thyroid in the past year - big surprise, right? I don't blame it - the same thing has kinda happened to me - ha!) and a stomach bug of unknown origin (my money's on food poisoning, but we don't know for sure) that has hit only me (thankfully), I haven't had much time for blogging this week. So there you have it.

But I wanted to post some pics of our 4th of July. We went out to my parents place in Palm Springs and had some friends out to join us. We had a lot of fun. Well, actually, I should clarify - Janet, Rafael, Natalie, Damien, Dusk, Sierra and I had a lot of fun. Bodie, well, not so much. I'm not sure whether he was teething (thought we'd get a break from that, since the kid already has ALL of this teeth but his last 2 sets of molars), maybe had an ear infection that has since cleared on its own, just highly suspicious of the fact that Natalie happens to be a babysitter or read my previous blogpost and decided he needed to shake things up a bit, but he was a bit of a nightmare this weekend. We had a lot of meltdowns if I wasn't holding him. On more than one occassion, we brought me the Ergo, gesticulating and more or less sobbing until I put him in it. That was pretty cute actually. He spent a lot of time in mama's arms. Sometimes, that was cute. Sometimes, it was a bit much. But, in between the moments of sheer madness, we had a lot of fun as well. Bodie has pretty much given up crawling and is about the cutest little toddler I've seen (and I'm not biased at all).

Anyway, here's pics of the fun:

A gorgeous pool 10 feet away...and my kids would rather play with a baby bathtub filled with water and toys. Go figure.

Too much cuteness
Couldn't you just eat these lips up?
What's the 4th of July without watermelon?
So excited for his "boy boy bowl" that suction cups to his high chair tray, so he can't pick it up and throw it...
er...well...theoretically anyway...
Sierra and her beloved Nana, who was Sierra's first babysitter (Nana used to watch Sierra when I went back to work - Sierra was 4 months at the time)
Man, throw this kid in a highchair with some food and you're sure to get a smile...
Showing off his mad walking skills
One of the only times Bodie was happy to play in the pool
Damien's mad photog skills with my sweet girl
Sierra and mommy with sparklers
One of my favorite pics of the night...when did my little girl get so grown up and independent?
For a little contrast, this was Sierra on her first 4th of July. Man, they do grow up fast, don't they? Sierra and Nana ending the night



  1. Love all the pics! Glad you are hopefully feeling better too =) I can't believe Bodie is a walking toddler now!! He is such a cutie! And yes, we have those bowls that supposedly suction too, but Liam always found a way to de-suction them =) Glad yall had a great 4th!

  2. What a fun weekend! We love the Bennett Four!

  3. My sweet Bodie... wow, you have grown SO MUCH! I miss you, my baby boy!

    Sweet Sierra, you look beautiful as always and seem to have had a lot of fun during your 4th of July weekend...

    Amy, my dear... I miss u a lot... especially when I make ribs! :o)

    Give my Bodie a biiig hug for me.

    We love and pray for you all.


    Nairi and family

  4. Go Bodie!! It's great to see him up and walking. What a big boy he is becoming!!

    Looks like you had a wonderful 4th of July!