Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!

We had so much fun trick-or-treating this Halloween!! Halle was super cute and very excited all day practicing her "trick-or-treat" but when push came to shove she was so nervous!! Her little mousey voice was barely audible- and by the end of the night she was so exhausted that she asked Bennett if she could please get in the stroller. Hope everyone else had a great Halloween!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

An Angel and a Teddy Bear

This is a couple of pictures of the kids at our church Halloween party. Halle had a blast, especially during the trunk or treating...she had her little friend Maya (the lady bug) walking around and getting candy together!! We are very excited for Wednesday when she will really get to go trick or treating!!!

AND today is day 1 of potty far it is going great!!! I will keep you all updated!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What a Mess

Dustin was such a sweet heart and brought Halle a "special treat" yesterday for being such a good helper. He gave it to her when I went and picked him up from work and we really really (for one of the first times ever) enjoyed a very quiet ride home. We turned around when we got home to see why she was so quiet!! Needless to say we won't be having these kind of treats in the car anymore; we will have to wait until we are home!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Freeman Family Farms

We went to Freeman Family Farms on Saturday and it was a blast!! It is a farm here that has a pumpkin patch, and you ride a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch! They also had a petting zoo, and a little train for little people (no not midgets but little people like Halle's). We had so much fun watching Halle's eyes light up with all the different activities!

We also got some super cute shots of Halle...such a cheeser!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Potty talk

So I am gearing up to start potty training Halle and would appreciate ANY advice that anyone has to offer. Just to give a background, she is interested in using the potty....loves the princess panties that we talk about... hates going #2 in her diaper... so I think we are ready. I already got some great advice from my friend Jamie but anything else would be helpful!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Thank you Deya...once again tagged, but a different one! Facts and habits...lets see...

1. I am extremly double jointed...well I used to be really bad but now it is not a big deal.

2. I have a family name, my first name Samye comes from my great-grandma and my middle name from my grandma. Both who were amazing women and I would love to be end up like.

3. The toilet paper in our home has to roll over the roll...and if I am anywhere (anyones home) I will fix the toilet paper for them. It drives me bonkers.

4. I pick. Yep, I am an addicted picker. I pick the skin around my fingers commonly known as the cuticles like crazy. It is a horrid habit and Dustin hates it...and I actually don't even realize that I do it until the deed has been done. I do it more when I am stressed...weird i know.

5.I am a morning person. I love the is harder with a 6 week old to really enjoy the mornings but I do love them. I love everything about mornings...especially breakfast.

6. Last but not least ( I am pulling deep here) I threw the shotput in highschool. Yes...every girl that I ever competed with outweighed me by a good 100lbs, but it was fun to do...and hey I developed some pretty muscles too!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Photo Shoot

Here is a cute photo shoot of my darling kiddos!! We took these for my Dad (and all other grandparents) but these are to get my dad through his 24 hour flight and 2 week adventure in China!! We love you Pops!

Congrats Tiff!!

I have to post this because I think this picture is so beautiful!! My cousin (whom many of you know) is getting married next month and we are so super excited for her and her new husband Daniel. They are the perfect couple and are so in actually brought tears to my eyes looking at their website!! You should check it out it is Once again we are so super excited for her and wish them nothing but happiness, bliss, and love throughout their lives together!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Ok, so question for all of you who have super cut did you do it???? (ones that come to mind.....Shannon, Marissa, Sara,....yeah basically everyone!) Please fill me in I would love to update mine... THANKS~!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Making "ghosties" and the poop story

So the fun Halloween activity we did today was make ghosts out of suckers and tissues...and Halle loved it!

Anyway- the fun story today will have you all rolling on the ground. Bennett was in his little chair earlier today and started screaming his little head off so Dustin being the great dad that he is picked him up and was playing airplane with him. He was still screaming this whole time so I knew it was time for him to eat...I got ready and Dustin handed him to me. In about .2 seconds I realized that he was SUPER I am talking explosion up his back, down his back...everywhere. I went to go change him and about the same time told Dustin to come over and check it out. I showed him...changed him...then about 2 minutes later Dustin admitted something to me. Well before we get to this admittance you have to know that we were having tacos for dinner. Anyway- so Dustin at that point realized that he had been holding Bennett...and then handed him to me and went back into the kitchen. Thinking that he had cheese sauce from the tacos on his hands he LICKED HIS HANDS!!! SERIOUS! The worst part is that he smelled his hands first, thought it was cheese sauce and then licked both hands. It took a long time for me to stop laughing at him...because he licked his hands with poop on them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Our Big Boy

Well it is official...Bennett is going to be big. Let me explain, Halle from day 1 was right along with the sizes that clothes come in...example, for the first 3 months of her life she stayed in 0-3 month clothing...etc. So, I figured that for Bennett I was going to be super smart and frugal and buy things ahead. I have this super cute matching Easter outfit that I just don't think is going to work. Today we moved up...we are in 3-6 month old clothing and he is not even 5 weeks old!! I know! Well other than that things are great, we luckily had a cold front come through today so it was around 55 degrees outside...the day before it had been 92!! Hopefully this fall weather will be here awhile before the Arctic frost comes through! Halle has become quite the helper with Bennett...she has started to want to pick him up so I can't leave him for a second while she is awake and in the room! Other than that we are doing great, and are in the market for a new car, Dustin said that I should ask for every one's opinion of what we should get...not saying that the final say will come from what everyone thinks on the blog but it would be nice to see what you all have to say. I know what I am leaning towards but wanted to hear: it is between (I know odd choices) the Honda Odessey (yes a mini...) and the Toyota Sequioa. So let me hear it!!

Dance dance...

Thought you all would enjoy...Halle is being so thoughtful including Bennett in her dance party!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Bennett's Blessing Day

Here is the family pic from his blessing...and yes he is screaming throughout every picture we it!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Hotter than blazes

Just had to share that our high today was 92 degrees....and it is suppose to stay up there for the next couple of days. Happy October right?? Hopefully fall will come sometime...I mean for Texas this is no big deal but Indiana???

Thursday, October 4, 2007


My husband...

What is his name? Dustin Bryan Peterson

How long have you been together? We have been married for 3-1/2 years

How long did you date? 4 months dated, 4 months engaged (when you know you know!!)

Where did you meet? Zoology class my Freshman year. He didn't want to date a freshman so we just remained friends until my Senior year (I guess I had blossomed?) then we started dating.

How old is he? 27

Who eats more? He far....

Who said I love you first? I think I did?

Who is taller? Him...he is 6'5 and I am 5'5....yes yes I can wear any shoe I can dream of and he will still be taller, by far!

Who sings better? Depends, i think I have him beat with kid songs (who know if they are ever in tune) but I love listening to him sing at church

Who is smarter? I say him...he can actually add without using his fingers

Who does the laundry? I do...

Who does the dishes? We switch. If I made dinner he used to clean but now with Bennett I LOVE cleaning the kitchen rather than holding a screaming baby! (Side note:Bennett is a great baby but as Shannon noted dinner time falls in the witching hour around our home)

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Well, he used to sleep nearest the door (safety reasons...yes I am a wuss) but with Bennett I have to get up a lot more so I sleep there.

Who pays the bills? He does...once again the whole math thing....

Who mows the lawn? One day he will...and he is looking forward to it!

Who cooks dinner? I do, if Dustin cooked it would be pizza every night! (smile)

Who drives when you are together? He does-unless I am dropping him off at school

Who is more stubborn? I think him

Who kissed who first? He kissed the front seat of his 4-runner.

Who asked who out? He asked me out 4 seperate occasions before I finally agreed.

Who proposed? He did....New Year's Eve at my parents condo in Snowbird overlooking the romantic!

Who is more sensitive? Me....I think every woman is more sensitive especially with pregnancy hormones involved etc...

Who has more friends? i think he has more friends than I do.... but I do have a lot of friends that i have made throughout the years. Maybe it is even? I have to have some points for my friendship with Amanda Fannin who i became friends with in preschool? And then you have my that point I outweigh him by far!! Right Shannon, Carma, Deya....??

Who has more siblings? Well.... sticky question. I did, but now we both have the same amount- 3 siblings each.

Who wears the pants in the family? We have the saying that Dustin is the head of our household, but I am the neck and I suggest the ways that the head should turn. (smile)

I would like to tag:
Allison Lentz
Shannon Martino
Kate Perks
Megan Roberts
Meagan Cooper!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The joy of motherhood

Yesterday was like every other day...feeding two kids all the time, changing lots and lots of poopy diapers.. and dealing with all sorts of temper tantrums. Tantrums over not making the right kind of breakfast, not going fast enough in the car, making her go down for nap...and as you other moms know the list just continues.

Yet last night as I went to tuck Halle in bed I was just breathing sighs of relief that I was going to have one in bed and one more to go shortly after. Our nightly routine is to say prayers, and then I read two stories to her. Last night was "The Doorbell Rang", and "What Makes a Rainbow"...typical choices. As I finished reading I turned to Halle and gave her kisses goodnight as she told me " best friend." At that point all chaos from earlier in the day had disappeared as my heart just melt because my daughter actually considered me to be her best friend. As I tucked her in bed and went downstairs to put Bennett down i felt more calm as my son screamed his bloody head off throughout the entire bath, i fed him, burbed him, and then gave him a sweet kiss knowing that one day I too would be his best friend.

I woke up in a grand mood this morning- and decided that I would make blueberry pancakes for breakfast. A special treat for Halle and I as we are both breakfast fans. As I was making pancakes I went to go ask Halle to come set the table and as I approached she was giving our brainless cat Klio a big hug (literally laying on top of her) and telling her..."Klio...your my bestest friend"...

Oh well.

Here is Alex

For those of you who questioned...yes Alex was there and we loved having her...and here is a picture of how big she has gotten!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Bennett's Blessing Weekend

What a weekend!! We (sadly) said goodbye to Grammy on Friday morning as she was going back to Texas but got to welcome my family in late Friday night! Both parents and my siblings Drew and Alex came in town to help us bless Bennett on Sunday morning! It was so much fun to show my Dad Bloomington...I think he had more fun playing with Halle and seeing his only Grandson. On Sunday morning I think I jinxed us by saying "Halle screamed her entire blessing, let's hope Bennett doesn't"..yeah well he screamed from the beginning up until the end. Then he stopped and looked around like, ok it is done so I can stop screaming! Hahah, it was a great blessing and Dustin did a magnificent job. After that we had a little luncheon at our home for all those that came to the blessing and other friends. It was so much fun to have so many people in our home eating with us. We did get a picture as a family but I will have to wait until my mom can send me a copy- these are all pictures from the day. Halle had a hard time saying goodbye to everyone...I think she thought that if she didn't say goodbye they wouldn't leave. It was major tears as "Pops" and "Sugar" drove away...Halle kept telling us "I go jexas sugar pops???" Super cute. Today is the first official day of being alone with two kids without looking forward to someone coming. It was a great day!! I think I can definitely handle two kids (I better be able to...I really don't have much of a choice!!) I do love having two kids though... is it sad that I am already excited for a third?? (DON'T WORRY.... in time...not any time soon!!!!!!!)