Monday, October 29, 2007

Polka-dotted pumpkins

OK, So I know I'm not the craftiest person around, but every once in a while I'll try to pull something off. Every year I tell myself that I'm going to do one of these really cool carved pumpkins. Like my brother Collin did one of Steven Colbert and it looks exactly like like him. It's insanely good. I wish I could do that, but I've tried carving before and the only thing I can do is the triangle eyes with a big smile. Even when I try to do that I somehow mess it up. So, this year I was all excited when I saw these cute polka-dotted pumpkins in my "Parenting" magazine. And they were super easy too. All you do is put round stickers on your pumpkin and then paint it black. Then when the paint dries you peel off the stickers and voila - you have your very own polka-dotted pumpkin. So, here's a picture of my materpiece.

I was so proud of my one that I made another one. That's about the extent of my Halloween decorating

Today my postwoman delivered my mom's Halloween package (Yea! I was afraid she'd forgotten to do it) Anyway, when I answered the door she said, "I love your pumpkins!" Trust me, I've never been told that before. So, I 've decided from now on no more carving. I just need to accept the fact that I'm not good at it and now I can just stick with the one thing I can do. Plus I wont have to put my hands in the stinky pumpkin guts anymore.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Balloon

Yesterday we had our family pictures taken and it was interesting. We did them at 9:00 am and it was pretty cold outside. Luckily our photographer was really good at getting some good shots quickly. However, Roman was not in the mood to smile. The whole time he had this look on his face like, "I don't know you, so I'm not going to smile at you." He does that a lot. In fact, he rarely EVER smiles at strangers. So, anyway, I was a little disappointed that he looked so mad in the pics, but whatever.
Later that day we went to the grocery store and they had all of these Halloween balloons for sale. Roman started going CRAZY over them. Jason and I thought it was so funny. So, I put one of the balloons in our cart and continued shopping and he just kept pointing at it and laughing. I even had a few people pass by and comment about how fun it was to watch him get so excited about it. So, we bought the balloon and brought it home and I am happy to say that he's still as in love with it as he was yesterday. He takes it everywhere with him. I keep thinking that he's going to get sick of it, but nope he's still loving it. It's his new favorite toy. He'll play with his other ones, but he has to make sure his balloon is close by. Notice how it's all wrapped around his leg. He likes to have it really close :)

When he crawls with it he is constantly swatting it away from his face so he can see where he's going, but it still doesn't stop him! So, since he has had this balloon, he's started saying "baaa" everytime he sees it. When he woke up from his nap, he was a little groggy and I took him out to the living room and he saw his balloon and all the sudden he was full of life and screaming, "Baa! Baa!" We'll see how long this love affair with the balloon lasts. It might be the best $4 I've ever spent.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cindy Spratling tagged me, so here are my Answers

Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Foods: I love a good fettucini alfredo
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Song: With or Without you by U2
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Sport: None really, but I guess I should pick football since Jason's such a fan
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Day of the week: Friday
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: I love em all, but right now rocky road sounds good
Favorite Time of Day: It's a tie between noon - when Romie wakes up from his nap, or 8:00 when he's asleep and Jason's home from work.
Current Mood: I don't know if this is a mood, but I'm kinda hungry (as usual)
Current Taste: I don't get this question. Taste in clothes, music, food? I'll go with music. Right now I really love Justin Timberlake. I have a married crush on him :)
Current Clothes: my black work-out pants and a grey shirt
Current Desktop: These blue waves. I should change it now that I'm thinking about it...
Current Toenail Color: chipped pink
Current Time: 10:55 am
Current Surroundings: I'm on my tan couch in the living room. I've got my coffe table in front of me, and the TV is against the wall. The walls are kind of a greenish color.
Current Thoughts: Hmm...what should I make for lunch in about an hour. And, I really need to get in the shower becaue I have a lot to do today.
First Best Friend: Jody Lynn
First Kiss: Matt Elwood
First Screen Name: bethanybennion (I've always been real clever w/ the screen names)
First Pet: I've never had on and probably never will
First Piercing: ears, age 12
First Crush: I've always been boy crazy. I remember trying to marry my neighbor, Tommy Jones, when we were 4. Danna was the brains behind that one, but I was pretty excited about it. I chased him around with a ring.
First CD: I really don't know. I always claimed Danna's as my own. I remember she had a Janet Jackson one that I liked a lot.
First car: 1972 VW Beetle. Sweet Car, but not as great as my 2nd car...the infamous Retta
Last Drink: Water, a few mins ago
Last Car Ride: About 45 mins ago when I drove home from the gym
Last Kiss: Last night before we went to sleep
Last Movie Seen: I think it was one that I rented with Danna called "The Painted Veil". We liked it.
Last Phone Call: My friend in my ward named Korbi
Last CD Played: I never play cds. I always listen to the radio.
Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: Yes
Have You Ever Broken the Law: I guess if you count speeding
Have You Ever Been Arrested: Nope
Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: No way
Have You Ever Been on TV: I guess if you cound that lame BYU-I commercial I did
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: No
Thing You've Done Today: I woke up at 7:51 (Yes, Roman slept in that late...YEA!) I fixed us both breakfast. Then I gave him his bath and we went to my gym at 8:45. I did my step aerobics class from 9 to 10. I came home and put him down for his nap and then I did this.
Thing You Can Hear Right Now: I can hear the wind outside and this computer is making a little buzzing sound.
THINGS YOU CANTLive Without: Jason and Romie, a car, food, my phone, I could go on and on, but I'll just leave it at that. Have you noticed how important food is to me? Yikes, I'v got a real problem :)
Thing You Do When You're Bored:Call Jason or Danna. Sometimes I'll bake, clean, watch TV, sew, or read.
Just to my gym and back
Jason, Amber, Danna
1. Black or White: Black
Hot or Cold: Hot
I want to travel the world with Jason. Well, I don't know about the world, but I want to go to a lot of places. I especially want to go to Germany because that's where Jason served his mission and he always talks about it. I also want to have a few more kids before I die. I could go on and on here because there's a lot I want to do, but I'll just leave it at that.
So, now I'm supposed to tag 3 people, but I'll just break the rules and tag 4. I tag Kimmy, Kenna, Cindy C, and April

Monday, October 15, 2007

Roman and the garbage truck

Most people don't like Mondays. I'm actually not one of thse people. I think they're pretty much like any other day of the week. But Roman actually loves Mondays because that's garbage day. Every Monday around 10:15 our garbage man comes. This happens to be the time that I'm also getting Roman ready for his morning nap. So, since his bedroom window faces the street, we always see the garbage truck. About a month ago Roman started getting hysterically excited when he'd see the truck. And when I say hysterical, I mean the boy was waving his hands, laughing and screaming all at the same time. He seems to especially love it when the truck "grabs" our garbage dumpster. SO, today I decided to take some pictures of Roman's most exciting part of the day (and probably of the week too.)
At this point he is squeeling in delight. I should've videotaped it.
When the truck is out of site he always starts grunting and looking all sad like he wants him to come back. You'll just have to wait til next week, little Romie. If Roman could talk I'm pretty sure if I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up then he'd say a garbage man. Yep, it's every mother's dream to see their boy grow up to collect garbage :) Maybe it won't be as cool to him in 20 more years.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy birthday, Jason. Here's a broken fridge.

So everyone keeps talking about their blogs and I've been feeling so left out, so here's my first attempt at this thing you call blogging. So, today was a busy day for me and I feel like I have a lot to write about. Most of my days are not this exciting. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if I only wrote a couple times a month. My life's just not that eventful.
So, first of all, today is Jason's 30th birthday! I can't believe he's 30. I used to think that was kind of old, but lately it's seeming younger and younger. So, we have church at 8:30 which is a struggle for us. But, we were leaving for church and we were all rushed and Jason put Roman in his car seat and I decided I'd better pour some milk in one of Roman's sippies because he fusses a lot in sacrament meeting. Anyway, I went to the fridge and i thought, "hmm...this milk is warm." Then I opened the freezer and all this water poured out. Apparently my fridge/freezer is broken. Everything in the freezer was thawed. So, you know how I am, I was like, "Jason, all of our food is ruined! What are we going to do? We have to throw it all away." Then he looked at it and said it wasn't that warm yet. So, instead of heading to church, we had to take all of our food to Jason's parents' because they have an extra fridge/freezer. So, we ended up missing sacrament meeting :( And I always feel so guilty. I was like, "Do you think we can wait until church is over before we move this stuff?" Jason said it couldn't wait. I think he said something about the ox being in the meyer? Anyway, I know this is a really long story but this is how I tell stories. Ummm...oh, so the thing that makes me so mad is that our fridge is only 2 yrs old! Since when does a fridge break after 2 yrs? and to make matters worse, last week our front load washing machine broke too (and it's also 2 yrs old.) And then on top of that, I was gassing up my car yesterday and after I filled it up I went to start it and it wouldn't start. Of course, it just so happened that I had Roman with me and jason wasn't there. So, I frantically called Jason and he saved the day. He jumped it and then took it to the repair shop and they had to replace the battery. Seriously, who ever has this many things break on them in such a short amount of time? So, happy birthday, Jason. Here's a bunch of reapairs you can pay for :) Anyway, we had a little party at jason's parents' house and his birthday ended up being a pretty good one. Sorry my first blog ended up being somewhat of a downer. Next time I'll try to do one that's more upbeat.