Trey had to choose a famous person to do a report on and participate in the schools "Wax Museum". He wanted to do the person who invented the rollercoaster but settled on the person who invented gravity :)
I am having a little trouble getting rid of the 0-3 month clothes. There is no kid to save for. There are so many of them. I still have a few dresses hanging up that I can not bring myself to pass on. Luckily, as I am finally get out the next sizes I find that my favorite onesies are repeated in some clothes given to us by Josh's friend Lindsey from work. Hooray!
Here are a couple pictures of the kids. The boys are all very much involved with Amber. They have each taken a turn to learn how to change her diaper and they were all a big help when Josh had a hard time getting her to take a bottle while I was gone. AMber is lucky to have a great bunch of boys to look out for her and care for her. It will be interesting to see what kind of protectors they will be in 15 years. I love the boy's smiles, so genuine.
This is day two of six to celabrate 6 months of our little princess.
For the whole pregnancy Devin really really wanted to name her Cinderella. It was really cute and we would make him repeat it for kicks to people. One day he exclaimed in a stern voice "I am serious I want to name her Cinderella and her middle name Snow White". He asked me one day "If we named her Cinderella does she have to live in the castle at Disneyland". When Devin first saw her he said "I love her. It's OK if we name her Amber Michelle...I just love her". Devin shares a room with her and has a very special bond with her.
We found him one day having Amber fight stuffed animals in her crib. "Bam Bam Bam knockout ..TKO Amber's the winner". Devin is still thrilled with dressing her and picking out bows. He even got upset with me when I wouldn't let him pick her cloths. You can see here he was going a little over bored with the bows.
Amber was blessed on Trey's baptism day. We were lucky to have nearly all family in town and were excited for two very special occasions to be happening together. Thank you to everyone for all your love and support.
The Berndt Family
We are so blessed and grateful for our complete forever family and words can not express the joy and love we have for each other...
So my friend has rightfully pointed out where is little Amber in these new post. So true I had the exact same thought. She will be 6 months old in 6 days (Oct 21st today). I thought I would count down the days with a week of Amber... So here is the start of her story these last six months +.
Six months proceeding Amber, Josh and I discuss....."Should we have a baby, should we not, yeah, nay, yes, no....ok no. I mean yes, cause I am pregnant!" We took the boys to dinner to tell them the happy news. We asked them not to tell anyone right away, our little family secret. Trey drew the following picture the next day. When his class mate asked if that was a baby. He said it was a doll. We used the picture to break the news to the families. Hey if a 2nd grader can pick out the baby on mom's stomach my family will get it...at least Angela will. Some family members had a more difficult time with it then others. Can you see what is writen on the babies tummy?
At the hospital, as Amber was waiting to enter this world her heart rate dropped but stayed steady. I could tell the nurse was very nervous about it. She called it a low baseline heart rate. I wondered if I should be worried. I said maybe she is just chilling out as long as she can. So our little chilled out baby made her entrance into the world at 6 lbs 13 oz with no problems.
Finally get to put a bow in someones hair. The nurses at the hospital were so kind to get me started.
Devin was a huge fan on picking out what cloths and what bow she was going to wear for the day.
The boys adored her and I have been waiting 9 years to put someone in this cute red Hawaiian dress.
Devin ditched his training wheels this week and was riding around in 5 minutes. Next day Devin is standing up on his bike pedaling and jumping the curbs. He has already taken a spin on the blue motorcycle as well.
Josh took the boys out to the desert to do some riding. Last week they had Father and Sons camp-out. We have some VERY dirty socks.
This red mini is the newest toy. It was either pay the HOA for a couple of past months or this. I guess the HOA is out of luck.
Our true blue electric that has been a blast from the day Santa dropped it off nearly three years ago. Thanks Santa :)
Beware for Halloween Night. There's goblins and Franeusteins that are coming to destroy you. Bats and Vampires are going to suck your blood tonight. And you better watch out cause Jack-o-lantern might say BOO! You run inside and you see Zombies and Bye Bye to you! by: James
The Boys got to pick a design for a pumpkin. Trey's haunted house was done on our accidental pumpkin that sprouted in the back yard a couple months ago.
Well the Summer is gone and the kids are back in school. Trey is having a hard time adjusting to life as a First grader but each week gets better. James is having a good time in 3rd grade and Devin is having a blast in preschool. The kid threw a fit the other day because he wanted to go so bad. Life is moving right along. We are looking for a house and are getting closer to the end. Enjoy some pictures of the Berndt's summer fun. Happy Birthday to Trey -------------------------- Lake Powell! Oquirrh Mountain Temple----------------- My boys at Disneyland Yeah I love this guy!
Yes I know I can't turn the video around, but is was to funny not to share. Listen carefully.
Here are the rest of the kiddos in their Halloween costumes. James is Captain Rex from the Star Wars cartoon. Trey is thrilled to be Iron Man. He didn't want to where the gloves I made him to school because he said he wanted to listen to his teacher and not bring weapons to school. I tried to convince him they were flight stabilizers but he wasn't buying it. Devin was a great Mater.
So I got a book from the library on understanding your lefty child. James and Trey are both lefties. The odds of two righties (that would be Josh and I) producing one left is about 1 in 9.5. I think the odds of us having two are between 1 in 350,000 and 1 in 3,500,000. I remember when James was showing signs of being a lefty I was a little worried. There are just so many things that Lefties have to deal with. Josh on the other hand was thrilled. "He'll make a great baseball player". So I have tried to take Josh's approach and be happy and excited about the things they can be great at and the difference is only an advantage to them and not a disadvantage. So for me I am going to make it my goal to take as many obstacles out of their way as they grow up in a Righty World. Here are just a hand full of things lefties deal with on a daily basis. Scissors. - Don't be fooled as I was that "Universal" or "Suitable for Left or Right" scissors are OK. They are NOT. I just got Trey some true lefty scissors today and I asked him how he like them. "These are great, I can see the line and everything." Rulers, serrated knifes, can openers, buttons, cameras, camcorders, pencil sharpeners, indifferent teachers, righty desks, spiral notebooks, IV's in the left hand, just to name a few. Teachers need to be aware of their lefties and teach lefties the proper way for them to write and position their papers. Where righties pull their writing across a piece of paper, Lefties have to push there writing across the paper. Lefties should tilt there paper to the right to write to prevent awkward hand positions. Lefties will want to naturally turn things counter-clockwise (unscrewing things as a baby) vs clockwise like most righties. Kool-Aid at our house gets stirred counter-clockwise . Thats what makes is good. Well thats the kick I am on. I got the lefty scissors today and I am going to visit with the teachers soon. I am happy with James' handwriting and I think he is doing OK. He got so frustrated with scissors early on that he now cuts with his right. Something I did not catch soon enough. We got the special Lefty Golf clubs when Trey was showing signs of a golfing fanatic. Different makes them better and I just want to make sure they know that. Advantage Lefties!!