Friday, April 25, 2014

Nicolas Cage is in every other movie, so why not one of ours, too?

After a LONG weekend on the road, we had almost made it home when we started practicing some impressions. Jude loves doing the Minion from Despicable Me when it says "Whaaaaat?". Then he jumped into his spot-on Nicolas Cage (its probably more of an impression of Andy Samberg's impression on Saturday Night Live, but it works). And, as luck would have it, the quote he says is from the JUDE Law episode. Funny coincidence, funny boy.

Here's Jude's impression:

Here's where we got it from:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

34 Weeks

This weather is amazing. No that is not a basketball under my shirt. 6 weeks to go everybody!!!

33 1/2 and then 34 weeks on the day.

And just a real hot pic.

33 Weeks and Easter Weekend

33 week appointment at the doctor's office...waiting patiently. And haircut time before our road trip.

We packed our bags for another weekend road trip. This time to celebrate life in many different ways.
Thank you to everyone who has been so wonderful to our family over the last two weeks.

Good Friday we traveled back to Illinois to pay our respects to Great Grandpa Bennet. He was a fantastic man and lived a nice long life. We were excited that Aunt Vanessa and Mike made the trip too. Jude was very happy to see them. It was nice to see friends and family that evening...very special.

We completed the evening with a dip in the pool and hot tub to relax a bit.

The next morning was beautiful. Thank you again for all your well wishes.

Easter Sunday we celebrated with Mamaw and Papaw. The Bunny found us in Mattoon IL.
I don't think he brought enough angry bird gear though, ha.

We planted jelly beans...that grew into flower suckers. Amazing!

We hunted easter eggs...again.

We even found Gigi at the Tuscola "castle" park. 

It was a great day to cook out and let my stretchy skin get some sun. First burn of the year.

Since we always forget to take pictures with these fine folks, 
we jumped at the chance when we remembered the camera for once. 

Angry bird Easter Eggs. Jude seemed to really enjoy it. 
Thanks for hosting us for Easter. It was nice to finish our trip with a relaxing time at your house!

Let's also wrap up our Easter Weekend with a few pics from our bunny playdate at the Post's 
house. A big thank you for inviting us all over to dye and hunt eggs, make cookies and cookout. 
The kids had a blast.

Happy Easter to all!

A Busy Week 32

The Bennet's started this week with a bang. At a moment's notice, we jumped in the car and headed north to Illinois to see some family. Sometimes doing things last minute make for great memories.

31 Week Belly Shot. Everyone's invited!

Jude catching up on emails in the car. He's such a good traveler.

Our first stop to see Grandpa Bennet at the farm. Jude got to climb the same tree his daddy did.

The next stop was Grandma Menk's house. 
Jude and Grandma played cars all night and then checked out the Peoria Zoo the next day.

It was a gorgeous day to enjoy some animals! We also stopped by Eureka College...where it all started.

It had only been a week since Cassidy brought me cheesecake for my baby shower, which I dreamt about every night. She had another one waiting for me. Salted Caramel. O.M.G.

Joe and Cassidy hosted us one night during our travels and the kids played the whole time. Juliet and Jude got to go to a helicopter egg hunt. It was incredible. Jude had 1 egg in his basket and Juliet only got a few more. So although the helicopter was cool....Joe and John made an even better egg hunt in their backyard for when the kids came back home. Those Daddies are the best!

Friend pictures!! Jude and Juliet are double trouble. 
And we got to see the Girdler's!!! Look at how big these boys have gotten. Jacob is such a stud.
We also got to see Cameron Williams and baby Mady Girdler. What a great time.

Congratulations Dillon!!! We were lucky enough to make it to his wedding reception. It was a blast and the kids had a wonderful time. Lots of dancing and singing going on. Everyone did a little karaoke. 

There was a table of cupcakes. A HUGE TABLE!!! Here's what happens when you have a huge table of cupcakes. Jude devours one of the many flavors. Ashleigh sits directly in front of it all night...and eats every flavor. Jude never comes down from the sugar rush...he's in a bubble rave.

All the grandchildren were there!!! How awesome. Congrats again you two.

Like Father, Like son. I'll go on a quick trip with these two anytime.