Monday, December 30, 2013


There has been so much going on lately, and I haven't had a chance to blog.  I am loving this new, though sometimes challenging, stage of toddlerhood (2 years 9 months) we have entered.  Here are a few of the things I want to remember right now.

Rhett says "darken" when he is trying to say it is dark outside.  He also says "stucken" for stuck, and "wettin" for wet.  Tonight he told me it was raining and "windin."

He loves, loves, loves to run and play, and prefers to be outside.

His favorite song right now is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Tim gave Rhett this Academy towel, and Rhett calls it his blanket.  He wants to use it all the time.

He is full of energy and new ideas.

Rhett says "apple-foss" for applesauce.

I'm pretty sure Rhett is trying to potty train himself right now.  I'm not interested yet.  Maybe after the holidays.  :)

Rhys still carries her pig around everywhere with her.  She is really into feeding pig and putting pig down for a nap in the doll pack n play.  And Piggy even got to go for a ride in the jeep.

She is really into birthdays and sings the Happy Birthday song about 30 times per day.  And she is usually singing to herself.  

We travelled for Thanksgiving, and ever since we returned home, Rhys stopped calling Tim "Tim" and now calls him daddy.  After over a year of using his first name, Tim is thrilled that she has stopped.

She really really really likes to wear her sunglasses.

Rhys is my little helper and loves to help me clean.

She also is really into taking pictures.  Some are good, and most are not.  ;)

The twins are talking non-stop, and we can't believe that they were in speech therapy a year ago.  They have little conversations with each other that are so very precious.  Rhett started calling Rhys "Rhysie" and I love it.  She calls him "Bubba."

Both kids really like to "help" in the kitchen as much as I will let them.  They grab their stools and are ready to stir, spill, and sample as we cook.

R&R spend a lot of their day cooking in their own play kitchen.

*And yes, Rhett is wearing Rhys' apron from her Halloween costume.  My mom did make Rhett an camouflage apron, but he prefers this one.  :)

We've been busy lately, but more to come soon!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Breakfast with Jesus

Our church puts on a fabulous Breakfast with Santa event each December.  This year, Rhys and Rhett were so excited that their friends, Aiden and Adeline, (who are also twins!) were able to join us.  

We started out with red and green pancakes topped with whip cream, gummy bears, marshmallows, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.  YUM!

Then we went in to see Santa.  Rhys has been real confused lately with Jesus, Santa, Christmas, birthdays, etc.  She was so nervous and the whole time we were in line she kept telling me "I no sit with Jesus, okay mommy?"  We tried to get them to sit with Santa Jesus but knew immediately it would not go well.  We opted for the family picture this year.  I honestly cannot believe that this picture looks like everyone was happy.  Believe me--they were not happy to see Santa.  Or Jesus.  And were only posing for one reason.  CANDY CANES.

We got the ultimate screaming Santa picture last year, and didn't feel the need to put them through that again.  For those of you who remember, here is the craziness of that day:

There were several activities for the kids to do that morning, including coloring, decorating their bag, and making a reindeer craft.  Rhett and Aiden held hands as we walked through the building.

Here are the kids with their super cute crafts!

Adeline, Aiden, Rhett, Rhys

We also loved that we got to see some of our favorite people that morning.

Rhett with Caleb

 sweet Savannah

Rhys and Lyla

We had such a great time!  

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We were very excited to be able to make a trip to Kinsgville to Bdad and Gram's house for Thanksgiving this year.

My in-laws have an amazing back yard.  It is one of my favorite places to sit and drink coffee.  The weather was gorgeous, and we spent a lot of time outside.  Rhett fell in love with the chickens and pretty much chased them around all weekend.

He was especially fond of the white chicken.  I'm pretty sure he poked this chicken in the eye several times.  These chickens got a good workout in with Rhett around!

Unfortunately, Tim's grandma fell on Thanksgiving day, and ended up needing surgery.  We were sad that we didn't get to share the day together, but we were thankful that she was okay.  We were able to visit her a couple days later in the hospital.  Rhys and Rhett sang to her, gave her kisses and hugs, and were very concerned about her "big ow-ie."

We went to a really nice park one morning and the kids had a great time running, sliding, and climbing.

There was a really cool lion slide, too!

We decided to try to take some pictures of all of us together while we were in town.  We forgot the tripod, and the timer remote, but we still got some nice pictures.

We headed back to the park with the lion slide for another round of fun!

Thanks Bdad and Gram for a wonderful weekend of fun!  We loved our time with you (and the chickens.)  Also enjoyed visiting with Mickey and Mindy and Uncle Ted.  So much to be thankful for and really thankful for our family this year.

P.S.  I know the Bennett family is disappointed that I did not take a single "food" picture for this post.  I can't believe it myself.  I'll do better, I promise.  But, for the record, the food was wonderful!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


We decided early in the year that the twins would dress as Duck Dynasty's Phil and Miss Kay for Halloween.  We got the idea after my mom bought Rhett a camouflage shirt.  We were joking about the idea for a Phil costume, but then decided to actually do it.  I think our little couple turned out adorable!

My mom sewed Rhys' apron, and surprisingly, she didn't mind wearing her little black wig.  Rhett wore the camo shirt, shorts, and a cool headband attached to his beard.  It was a little itchy (and hot!) but he kept it on most of the night.  He even wore his sunglasses in true Phil fashion!

Here is a picture of the twins right before we left to go Trick or Treating.  They weren't really sure what was going on, but were excited.

After a few houses, they really started getting into it.  They would stand at a door and say "trick or treat" over and over again until the door opened.  Then they would just stand there quietly.  We couldn't get them to understand they needed to say trick or treat again!

Rhys LOVED going door to door and filling her pink bag with candy.  Rhett got tired after a lot of walking and was ready to go home.  Rhys kept saying "little bit more?"  This surprised me because she is usually our shy and quiet one.  I guess her sweet tooth gave her a little more motivation!

Here is the crazy amount of candy we collected:

We let them pick one piece to eat Halloween night and they both chose fruit snacks.  LOL

And, because trick or treating is hard work, a corn dog to finish the night off.

Hope everyone had a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Halloween!  And, I'll close this post with some memories of the past couple of Halloween nights...

Twins' first Halloween (2011) - dressed as A&M football player and cheerleader

Halloween 2012 - Puppies!