Wednesday, December 14, 2011

the Christmas tree star

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy."  -Matthew 2:10

We have not had a star for our tree the last few years. Bentley was very excited to help make one. She picked out the fabric and even the trim. She cut out one of the fabric stars and I cut the other. I sewed them together and Bentley helped stuff it.  When daddy got home, he and our friend Katie helped Bentley tie it to the top of our tree.

We now have an official Webster Family Christmas Tree Star.

Monday, December 12, 2011

the christmas story

A darling narration of the Christmas Story... Bentley loves this video.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Electric Feel

Our little dancers are at it again.  This video is actually from the summer, it just took me forever to actually post.  Emery is only about 5 months in it, now she is 10 months!

Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Bentley often acts out songs from the Sound of Music on her own.  This particular one is a favorite of hers.  At one point she runs behind her dollhouse, she is getting"out of the rain" like they do in the gazebo in the movie.  Then the part where she runs towards the camera, she is tickling me like a spider on the verse where they say "scared."  Whenever she watches the movie, she pays special attention to these acting nuances and incorporates them into her acts.  I don't teach her any of this, the moves are her own creation!  ha.

Note: excuse the camera work, I am still trying to get used to the video portion of my camera.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

the little princess

About one month ago now, Bentley asked me one Saturday morning to put on my "married dress" as she calls it.  I nearly declined, but thought, "Goodness, why not?  I really don't have anything else to do right now." So I obliged, veil and all.

Her face lit-up and she immediately directed daddy to dance with me.  He swept me around the floor and she directed us again saying, "Daddy kiss mommy like this," as she tilts her head to one side. Drew one-upped her, dipped me and THEN planted a kiss "like this" on me.

I asked Bentley if she wanted to try on my wedding dress.
She said, "It too fit me."
I said, "You think it's too big for you?"
"I bet I can make it work."

We went into the bedroom and as I stepped out of the puff of creamy raw silk, I picked Bentley up and set her inside, tying her up with the clothes hanger strings.  I told Drew to get the camera ready and I helped walk her out to see Daddy and plant her in front of the mirror.

Drew immediately took pictures and then his eyes welled up.  He sincerely couldn't take it.  He walked into the kitchen and said through a few tears, "I just lost about 20 years in 2 seconds."

Drew came out and Bentley stared at him admiringly and said, "Daddy dance with me?"  Then I nearly lost it as he picked her up, a ball of cream puff fabric and danced around the dining room.

It was a beautiful, spontaneous, precious morning.

She insisted on trying on my ring too.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sugar salt scrub dance party

Bentley had six of her friends over this morning for a sugar-salt scrub gift making party....

Then it turned into a dance party... as most parties do in the Webster home.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bentley's first homework assignment

Bentley's first homework assignment: Find things that start with her letter "B".
Baking, Bambi, book, blocks, baby, broccoli, balloons, bracelets, ball, bread.

yesterday in close-ups

I got a macro lens a couple weeks ago.

I had fun capturing yesterday in close-ups.

Bentley gets her painting on.

Salad night.

Tea party with "Bentley" and "Emery" dolls made by mommy.

We got a new faucet in the bathroom.  Well, not quite.  We have had this faucet for over two years.  We just now got it installed.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tis the season for making homemade applesauce

When Drew plays Barbies with Bentley...

I overhear Drew playing Barbies with Bentley.

Ken to the other Ken: "Your jacket's so cool." 
The other Ken: "No, your jacket's so cool." 
Ken: " No, your jacket's so cool." 
The other Ken: "No, your jacket's so cool." 
Ken: "Let's karate fight. AHHHH!" 
Then Barbie enters and slaps Ken repeatedly.
Then I hear Ken: "Sorry for fighting. You want to stay friends?" 
The other Ken: "Sure."

Oh yeah and they both have voices like Elvis.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

the pink lady

Here is a sneak preview of Bentley's Halloween Costume.  I made her dress from a men's button-up shirt I got at a thrift store.  I received the leather jacket as a hand-me-down from a friend over a year ago.  We hand colored the synthetic wig with pink markers. (Bentley helped). Her necklace is also from a Thrift store as well as her belt. Her favorite part of the outfit?  Getting to chew gum.

Just to note, Bentley has not seen the movie, Grease.  Just a few choice musical numbers I shared with her.  
This may give you an idea of what Drew, Emery and I are going to look like.

Monday, October 24, 2011

a fort fit for a princess

Completely spontaneously, it became a morning meant for building a fort.  We "decorated" with Emery's toys while she was taking a nap, hanging them from whatever we could under the dining room table.  Then our "building a fort" went from one end of the spectrum of fort building to the other when we added twinkle lights.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

preschool field trip

Bentley's class when to the Double R Farm's pumpkin patch today.

Bentley's friend Aleah


Picked out her "Cinderella" pumpkin

Emery came too

Corn Maze

Coming home to a yard full of leaves

Monday, October 17, 2011

Celebrating Grandpa

On the road to Omak to celebrate Grandpa Web's 88th Birthday.

Bentley REALLY wanted me to do her hair the same way as mine that morning.  I don't know if you can tell, but we both have "pigtails" and matching gray ribbon headbands.  She even wanted earrings like me too, but I felt like the bad guy when I told her she would have to wait until she got older.

Grandpa Web sporting his new birthday hat.

Bentley with her buddy, cousin Aya

All of Grandpa Web's Great Grandchildren; Blake (10 months), Aya (3 years), Bentley (3 years), Emery (8 months)

On the road back home. (I'm behind Emery on the rock, just fyi :)

 pit stop