Thursday, October 15, 2015

3 Year Old Interview

Eli turned 3 in June of this year. I had full intentions of doing an interview with him but the fact that I had a newborn at that time, I just couldn't work it out. I finally got the chance today!  

What is your name? Ewisha Bentwey (Elijah Bentley)
How old are you? Fifty four five
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite toy? Spider Man
What is your favorite thing to eat? Chick-chick
What is your favorite tv show? Paw Patrol
What is your favorite piece of clothing to wear? Bear shirt
Where do we live? Okamomma (Oklahoma- Eli was born in Tulsa, OK but we currently live in Alabama)
What are your favorite animals? Elephant and giraffe
What does mommy do at work? You have to do stuff 
What does daddy do at work? He works (thank you, captain obvious!)
What is your favorite book? Choo choo (The Little Engine That Could)
What is your favorite thing to outside? Ride my motorcycle
Who is your best friend? Ummm...ummmm...Ms. Tiffany (preschool teacher)
What do you want to be when you grow up? Spider man and Ezzie can be Batman
What is your favorite game to play? Football
What is your favorite thing to take to bed with you? My baby (a silky blankie he has had since birth)
What is your favorite thing to do with mommy? Paint
What is your favorite thing to do with daddy? Play pludough (play dough)
What is your favorite treat? I don't know??  Mac and cheese
What is your favorite movie? Mommy, I already said Paw Patrol 
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? The movie "ater" (the movie theater)
What makes you happy? Mommy and daddy
What makes you sad? Ummm...when my friends hit me in the head (??  Lol!  That would make me sad as well!)
What makes you scared? Monsters
What is your favorite sport? Soccer
What is your favorite ice cream? Banilla chick fil a (plain cup of vanilla)

This was so much fun!  Can't wait to see his answers next year!  

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday, Elijah Bentley!

My sweet "Buddy Boy" AKA Elijah Bentley,

Where do I even begin?  These three years have absolutely flown by.  I cannot believe what a big boy you are.  You brighten all of our days and will always be our first baby.  You made me a Mother and I am so glad that God chose me to be your Mommy.

Eli, you have such a kind heart.  You tell me that I am beautiful all the time.  You run up to my leg and hug me so tight and say, "I love you SOOO much, Mommy!"  You care so much about others.  You are constantly thinking of your cousins.  You are especially protective of your "Ezzie" and you insist on buying him a prize every time you get something at the store.  

You tell some of the funniest stories and you laugh hysterically while you are telling it.  Sometimes you hit your knees and bend over doing this kind of silent almost brings me to tears it is so funny!  

You love being outside.  Our weekends are spent with you either swimming, playing in the sprinkler, helping Daddy mow the grass, driving your Jeep, or riding your bicycle to the neighborhood clubhouse.  You are such a big boy on that bike.  You go really fast and Mommy has a hard time keeping up with you!

You are finally potty trained!  We have been working really hard on this.  You are absolutely precious in your little Spiderman tighty whities!  

You love your little brother so much.  You are such a "big boy helper!"  You go and get diapers, wipes, and baby butt paste for Mommy to change Ethan's diaper.  I have also caught you on several occasions talking to Ethan and calming him if he is crying and I haven't gotten to him yet.  You say in the sweetest voice, "Hey, Brother!  It's OK Brother!" while trying to give him his pacifier.  I can see the love you have for him in your eyes.  I hope you always feel that love for one another.  I can't wait to see you two grow up together!

You are a total Daddy's boy right now.  You want to be wherever your Daddy is.  You love riding with Daddy in his truck.  You love Bass Pro Shop and Tractor Supply.  

You are so into Superheroes and the "bad men" right now.  You have tons of action figures and you fly them around and make them fight and line them up in rows on the rug in the living room.  You have this hilarious face that you make when your action figures are fighting.  I love watching you play and just listening to some of the things you say.  

Your favorite movies right now are Big Hero 6, Captain America, and Polar Express.  I can't tell you the number of times we have watched those movies.  I have grown to dislike Polar Express we have watched it so many times!  

You are such a smart boy.  You know your ABC's and you can count to 15.  You know most all of your shapes and you know pretty much every color.  You love going to chapel at "school" and your favorite song in chapel is "B-I-B-L-E!"  Your best friend at daycare is Jackson and we hear all about you guys playing "bad man" at school.  

You still cry when Mommy takes you to school.  I hope that ends soon.  It still breaks my heart as much as the first day I left you at daycare.  

I pray that you will always have a kind, caring heart.  I am so thankful that you are mine!  

Happy 3rd Birthday, sweet boy!  Mommy loves you with all my heart to infinity!

First Birthday Party!

Second Birthday Party!

Third Birthday Party!

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I hate to sound so cliché, but I seriously have the most awesome, amazing, handsome, loving, and romantic husband EVER.  Go ahead, challenge me...I promise I'll win!

I woke up Friday February 13th and started getting ready for the day. Eli had a Valentine's Day party at school and I wanted to take him since he doesn't attend school full time. While getting ready, I asked Josh if he wanted me to cook for him on Valentine's Day or if he just wanted to go to dinner. He told me that he would think about it and let me know. Little did I know my day was already planned out...

I walked to the garage and found this...

From that moment on, I had a perma-smile. I couldn't stop giggling on the ride to Eli's school. I giggled SO much that Eli told me that it "wasn't funny, momma!" I was so excited and nervous at the same time. A nervous excitement!  I had no idea what I was in for!  I kept texting josh freaking out because I didn't have anything to wear!  I'm 25 weeks pregnant, so most of my clothes are not really fitting my belly right now!!

My mom showed up at my house with a wrapped gift and a second card...

A brand new outfit for our date. It was PERFECT!  Josh arrived shortly after with this...

And this...

I still had NO idea what the night would consist of.  We hit the road and I figured out we were having dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. If you haven't been there, it's amazing. So good. We ate there on our second Valentine's Day. It was just as good tonight as it was then!  

We ended up at Ross Bridge to spend the night. Just us. Amazing. I have no words. He managed to make me feel like the most special, beautiful girl in the whole world.  We had great conversation. I couldn't take my eyes off my handsome husband.  I don't deserve such an awesome man. He makes me so happy. I pray our boys will treat their wives like Josh treats me. The night ended with this...

And how about a little chocolate mousse cheesecake in bed...

Perfect day. Perfect man. It's a beautiful life!