Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Six Months Old!!!!

We finally went and got Kashton's six month old pictures taken (even though he's almost 7 months). He was SO cute the entire time. I was very afraid that he would be in one of his fussy moods and I'd have a bunch of pictures of him crying. Kashton doesn't get to see Cameron very often because he works so hard, but I was grateful Cam was able to come with us. Like the song says, it's as if Kashton's always singing in his head "I'm so glad when Daddy comes home...." Cameron can always make him smile and laugh. So here is our absolutely adorable six month old!!!

I love his cute little newsboy hat. The picture of him in the suitcase with the newspaper is a favorite. It was difficult to get this shot because every shot was of him trying to eat the newspaper. It was very entertaining.

That's our sweet boy!!! I'm so grateful to FINALLY have some pictures of him. YAY!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Love Bathtime!!!

I mean, how could you not when you're looking at this cute thing splashing around?

Again, these pictures were taken with the video camera so the quality is terrible. Still, isn't he just so DANG CUTE???? I'm so thankful that the colic has passed (it took five months) because look at this cute thing that was left in it's place. I'm now starting to experience the absolute JOYS of motherhood. I'm sorry that it took five months to get there and I'm sorry for having such guilty feelings consisting of hating motherhood. It was just a hard time. But I love him so much. I thank Heavenly Father every day for this miracle (even if I did feel like killing him a few times :> ) !!!

My dog is completely all brown and she LOVES to get into everyones face and kiss them like crazy. She's appropriately named Hershey. So, here's Hershey giving Kashton "Hershey kisses." Gross...but still very cute. He thinks it's very funny. Hershey loves Kashton and protects him very well. We always see her laying underneath Kashton's crib when he's taking a nap. Also, (annoyingly enough) she barks whenever anyone drives by, walks by, or comes up to the house. Such a sweet dog.

Us just being cute and sillly!! I have the best husband...even though he wears ugly hats!!!

A LATE Halloween Post

Yes, I know Halloween was weeks ago, and I'm just now posting pictures. Please excuse the horrible quality of these pictures. Since we are currently without a camera, we took some still shots with our video camera and here are the results.

Here we are as pirates at a Halloween party. I was sporting a pretty awesome hairy mole that you can't really see. Kashton was absolutely adorable. I made him a sword out of cardboard and foil.

My cute little pirate!!! Check out that 5:00 shadow!!!!! He loved his little sword. It was difficult trying to keep it out of his mouth (considering the permanent marker on it).

These are our good friends Steve, Kelly and Parker Aiden. Parker and Kashton are a week apart. Obviously, they made a cute little family consisting of Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and Peter Pan.

Parker and Kashton....Best Friends Forever!!! Just like their Daddies!!! Kashton kept stuffing this afghan into his mouth. I couldn't stop him. Such a cutie!!!

Yay for Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I've been tagged!!!

My sister-in-law Barb tagged here goes nothing!!!!

A. Each person list 6 facts/habits about themselves.
B. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, and then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog for the rules.

Bethany's Facts or Habits:

1. I really don't like it when my food touches each other on my plate. I'm getting better at it but whenever my food touches each other, there is always some kind of mental conflict going on in my head as I stare at my plate. Mixed tastes...yuck!!! Especially when it's gravy that has run-over into my veggies or rolls.

2. I really don't like how insecure and shy I tend to be. I wish I knew how to overcome this. I know I come across as being stuck-up or snotty,but really it's just being insecure in my own skin. Those who know me well probably think I'm not shy at all. It's only when I get around new people, I kinda get quiet and act weird. It's because I really want people to like me...but I just act like a nerd instead. Therefore, the outcome ends up being that people just think I'm weird. Silly me!!!

3. I can be really messy, but really organized at the same time. I like things to be in their place...but I have a hard time getting them there. Everything in my house has a specific drawer, box, shelf, etc., but I have a hard time putting things away once I pull them out. Before I was married, my mom would try to clean up after me, now my husband does it, but I get really annoyed because then I can't find anything. I like to say I have ORGANIZED messes!!!!

4. I love to go shopping when I'm sad. For some reason, buying something for someone always tends to make me feel better when I'm either sad, mad, or depressed. However, my current finances don't let me do I can't relish in this "release" anymore. :<

5. I LOVE baking and eating sweets. I like to blame this on the fact that a) my father was a baker my whole life and b) my family got a kick out of watching me shove my face with butter and M&M's when I was a baby and then proceeded to nickname me "Fat Bessie." They just kept feeding it to me because I (apparently) was funny to watch. Thanks guys!!! I still can't stop shoving the M&M's into my mouth!!!

6. I have this weird obsession with my family. I think my family is like the COOLEST family ever. Even in my teenage years, I enjoyed hanging with them and playing games with them more than hanging with friends. This is not normal!!! I still prefer my family over anything else. My husband thinks I need psychological help!!

I'm choosing to tag....Ang, Dani, Annie (aka Emily), Nan, Kelly, and Wyatt!!! DO IT GUYS!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Little Miss Grump!!!

Yup, that's me!!! I've been grumpy lately. First, thank you SO much for everyone's help with my little boy. I didn't think I could give him juice because I thought he was too young. I'm still having some struggles with him. Poor little guy!!! The doctor gave us a laxative and an iron suppliment.

So, why am I so grumpy??? It was Halloween!! It was a LONG day!!! And my camera is broken!!! I couldn't get a picture of us in our Halloween costumes and I felt that was pretty traumatic having a new baby and not even able to take a picture of him in his first Halloween costume. GGRRRRR!!!!!!

He had his six month appt. and he's getting smaller. Is this a bad thing?? My doctor says "no," but still....

He is now 16 pounds and 6 oz. and 26 in. In the 50%!!! This is why I'm concerned. He's been in the 90% and suddenly....50%!!!! Sorry, my mom likes to tease me that I'm overly paranoid!!!

Things have been going pretty well for us. For the past three weeks I've been choreographing the Christmas show for the Showboat Branson Belle and I had SO much fun doing it. They opened their show today and it all went very smooth. I know this may sound kind of arrogant...but I can't help but feel good that my work is being shown in a professional setting.

It has also been my first time leaving Kashton with babysitters. It was really hard but at the same time, good for the both of us. First, I was thankful I didn't have to leave him for long periods of time. Second, he's much more comfortable with other people now. The last thing I want is a "momma's boy."

Another funny thing happened!!! It's kind of a confusing story but I'll do the best I can to not be long winded and boring ( I know I'm really good at that). Last year I worked on the Showboat as the Soprano (there are only four cast members in the show; a quartet). There are two casts on the "boat." A day cast and a night cast. Cameron and I worked in the night cast. The nice thing is that both casts do the exact same show, so if you wanted to take a day off, you could because the person in the other cast could just fill in for you. Not very many shows have that luxury.

So, this year they are doing the EXACT same show that they did last year. My really good friend Kelly is the Soprano in the day cast and she has had a really yucky time lately. She has had laryngitis for a MONTH now. Poor thing!!! Well, the girl who replaced me was getting a bit worn out doing three shows a day everyday. Since I was already an "employee" because I was choreographing their Christmas show....and since I KNEW the show already (remember, it's the same show that I did last year) I was asked to fill in for Kelly while she was recovering. OH MY GOSH!!! I was so excited. The nice thing is that because Cameron works in the Night cast he was able to watch Kashton while I did the Day cast show. It was SO incredible to get out on that stage again and sing and dance all of my old stuff. But it all had a new meaning this time. I felt like I was a new person. Kashton has made me a new person. I feel like I can walk out on stage and just have fun. I don't have to be such a perfectionist anymore because there is something else that is more important. I also was grateful that the costumes still kinda fit me. A little snug, but we could still zip them up. :)

Even though I wouldn't trade being a mom for ANYTHING, a little part of me returned when I was on that stage. I hope no one judges me too harshly for saying this. Keep in mind that I've always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and raise my children. But this past year has been harder than I thought it would be. I felt like a little light flickered out inside my spirit. A sadder version of myself appeared. GRANTED, the colic didn't help either. And being out on the stage with the costumes and the lights and with the comfort knowing that Kashton was in really good hands (thanks to both Cameron and Kelly), that little light flickered back on. Wow!!! I love performing, I love my son, I love my husband, and I can't recall a time in my life when I sang Phantom of the Opera, or Thoroughly Modern Millie better!!!!

Even though my camera is broken, I'm happy!!!!