So Frustrating

I am not frustrated, I am border-line mad, angry, not ETP-ing, however you want to put it. This is the first Sunday in four weeks where the kids are healthy enough to go to church, HOWEVER this ALSO happens to be the first time in four weeks that I get a migraine. This sucks lemons

I am a Little Behind

n effort to save money this year I decided to take Hannah and Ben’s birthday pictures myself. I guess that I was getting tired/frustrated with paying for pictures of my kids crying. I don’t really take good pictures, I am not a Leila, Joan, or even Mo, I am a Bekah and I am happy with that. Anyways, here are Hannah and Ben’s birthday pictures this year. Now I just need to print them out and send them to the relatives!









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It Could Have Been Worse

Well, we survived! Curtis had a good talk with her telling her that she didn’t have to sing but he did want her to not hang her head down, and she didn’t! She didn’t sing of course, but she held her head up and even smiled a couple of times! She was in between her two close friends Jasett and Jacob. She was rewarded afterward with pink ice cream, which she didn’t eat of course! Here are some pictures. I couldn’t get a picture of just her. She was too close to Jacob, he was definitely her security blanket!



What Will the Night Bring

My four year old daughter is extremely shy. If you try to talk to her one on one it is very hard to do. I think that the main reason is because she doesn’t like the attention on her. At her birthday parties she starts freaking out when everyone is staring at her opening her presents, same sort of thing when she is singing. Hannah loves to sing, she does it all of the time, but if she is aware that she is being watched, she will stop and hide her face. For example, yesterday, we took my grandpa to the airport and on the way back she started singing “Jingle Bells” with her brother and as soon as she saw me looking at her in my rear view mirror she instantly stopped and hid her face. This was not a surprise. So why is it that I am SO looking forward to her first Christmas concert tonight? My mom and I have bets on what she is going to do. She will either stand there looking at the floor with tears glistening in her eyes or she will stand there with her hands over her eyes. Hannah’s preschool teacher Mrs. Hawke, encouraged me to be sitting near the front aisle just in case Hannah has a teary melt down. Kathy saw that Hannah is definitely not a performer. So, this will be fun. I will definitely take pictures and maybe even a video of this hilarious event!