Saturday, August 25, 2012

Slumber Party

 Hello!  Right now it is 4:40 in the morning, and we are WIDE awake!  Tonight we had our last big summer all-nighter at some friends' house with the ladies from the church.  We also turned it into a surprise birthday party for Sis. Alvarado....little did she know she would be cooking an enchilada dinner for her very own birthday party!

For some fun, we put all our names into a hat and each one of us drew one...whoever's name we drew, we did their hair!  Some did pretty hairdos, and some did flat crazy and hilarious ones.  It was pretty funny and a great time for pictures :)

 Sylvia killing Stephanie.

 Jade doing Alissa's hair.

 Sis. Liz Ortega was having fun with Cherie's hair

 Looks like Jade has a plan!

A Mickey Mouse themed hairdo to match her shirt :)

 Hair chain: Cherie, Liz, & Sis. Webb

Alissa did Jade's hair


Tina did Sylvia's...

 Minnie Mouse!

Isn't Sis. Alvarado's hair gorgeous?!  ;P  Here she is doing Tina's hair...

 Melanie's hair that my mom did....she had it re-done tho about 15 minutes after this picture.  The braid must have been too tight.

Brokelle.  The little girls had their own hair party!

My mom!

Showing Cherie some love....and THIS is when things started getting crazy.


My hair!!!!  Cherie did it!!  She is amazing, and I've been wanting her to do my hair for YEARS.  (Besides the time of the hot-stick ponytail.)  I was so happy when she drew my name!  Everyone thought it was rigged, but it wasn't.  I promise. They're just jealous, that's all.

The back!

 The whole group with our gorgeous hairdos!

 The backs...

Playing Imagine If a few hours ago....look at Cherie's hair!  Lol...
 It was pretty hilarious when we would be having a halfway serious conversation with each other and we would just look at each other's hair and be like "Look at you!!"  and start cracking up...LOL!

Jade looks like she's cheating.

Hailey and Cherie....Hailey was still going at 3 in the morning!

It is now 5:01.  Outreach is in 4 1/2 hours.  Who will come, who will go, and who will stay....we'll leave that up to you to guess.  Right now, we're off to play a game of Pictionary!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Crazy Kid: Bro. Michael Truck

Bentley never seems to run out of cute things to say. This blog is quickly becoming all about him! Hopefully you all don't mind these stories! I am just glad for the chance to write them down, before I forget about them.

Sylvia & The Guys wearing black and white while Sis. Marchbanks takes our picture!
So we had a fabulous time in Orosi at Bro.Guerrero's church. We were so blessed to hear from Bro. Baker who talked about the runner in the Olympics that broke his leg before he got to the finish line. The runner, of course finished the race and said that's what anyone in his shoes would have done. He said he just kept repeating: FAITH, FOCUS, FINISH, FAITH, FOCUS, FINISH. Which is what we have to do to win this race we are in! Have faith! Focus! and FINISH!

I was very excited as always to go to our awesome church website (which is and see the pictures up. Our group in the restrooms eating  waiting area eating, because there was no seats.  I told Bentley to come look, and I pointed to one of his pictures and asked him, "Who's that?" He said, "That's me and some crazy kid..."  I explained to him that the crazy kid was actually Bro. Michael Truck.
CAPTION: Bentley and a Crazy Kid. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Handsome Cowboys

Yesterday on outreach, we went to a couple yard sales. (Don't worry, we knocked doors too! We have a new little boy that is supposed to start coming next week!!!!!)
Pastor was looking at a cowboy hat that was all mangled and smushed. I knew Bentley would have a blast playing with it, and hearing Pastor saying it was a special hat because someone had signed it, I picked it up for a $1.00. (I am so grateful for such an awesome Pastor that has such great knowledge about these kinds of things.)

I put it in the van and kinda forgot about it until Will found it. He thought maybe one of the crowd that I forced to go swimming (ha! That is a blog post by itself!) had crushed it. I feel asleep last night before we could talk anymore about it and woke up to him wearing it, not crushed anymore. Amazing what a few google searches (and a steamer) will do!!! He is currently taking orders for crushed cowboy hats to be made uncrushed again. (which I didn't read that part just now, when I read him this post, shhhh LOL. Trust me, just put your order in.)
I just wished I had a before picture. I could become an overnight pinterest sensation LOL!!!

So, we had some explaining to do to Bentley about how come his $1.00 hat that actually is a $100.00 hat belongs to daddy and how daddy will buy Bentley a new hat.

Later on, will asks Bentley if he can borrow his boots.
Bentley of course, replies, "no, they are too small for you!!! "

Then Bentley said, "you will buy me a cowboy hat, and I will buy you some cowboy boots!"

Go get 'em cowboys!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

An interview with 3 (and a half) year old.

Bentley and I were having a discussion, and he was quick to give me lots of information about any subject I picked. I had seen interviews with kids done before, and I quickly went to grab my notepad and googled some more questions. You are certainly in for a treat!!!

Please note: I brought some of these questions down to his level, so they may not be grammatically correct. One thing at a time. He's THREE.

What are you going to be when you get big?
"I'm going to be doing Sunday School. Im going to be doing the puppets and the memory verse. Those two things."

Are you going to sell Pampered Chef products or drive a truck and fix washers?
"Both of those. I'm going to drive a truck and fix washers and your lady Sarah is going to give me the Pampered Chef products."
( I am a Pampered Chef consultant, and Sarah is my director, she is going to LOVE this. My husband, if you didn't know, services appliances and drives a work truck)

 Are you going to get married?
 "Yes, to a girl bigger than you."
 Well I am glad you like 'em fluffy! You go Son!

Are you going to have kids? How many? 
"Two kids, one boy and one man." 
I don't know if your Pastor will like this!

What is your favorite (best) thing to do with your mom?
"To talk right"

What is your favorite food?
"Ummmm, Candy."

What are you getting your mom for Christmas?
"Two pairs of flip flops, and another pair of flip flops."

What do you look like?
"A avocado."

What do you see when you look in the mirror? 
"All my toys and me." 
"I have a coupon for some clothes!"

What makes mom happy?
"Me talk right."
(Um, I guess I am not very happy right now...)

Is it ok to lie?

Do you lie?
"I don't" 

What about last night? (He had lied last night about something we asked him if he had done)

Do you lie?
"I do, but I don't."

What time should kids go to bed?
"When its toooo dark."

What happens if you dont brush your teeth?
"I need help brushing my teeth, sometimes when i take a nap i wake up and mumble mumble mumble mumble"

Are you supposed to be quiet in church?
"When I am listening, I whisper"

What about when you are not listening? "
I'm talking"

What should you do when you are scared in the middle of the night? 
"When its too dark?"
"You should go Uhwahh its scared uhwahhh its scared"

What should you do if there is a fire inside the house?
"Look out the window & wait for the man to come put it out"
Yeah, this brought on a big discussion about what you should really do if there is a fire.

If you could change one thing what would it be? 
"I would pick up my toys & play with my cars."
Well by all means, let us change that right now.

Anything you want to add?
"my train, my sticks & my scary clothes"

What are your scary clothes?
"I have to buy some"

Are you going to use a coupon?
Yes, I have one"
"I'm going to wear my scary clothes to church! Hahahahahahahahaha!"

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pampered Chef Fall Launch

I'm at the Pampered Chef's Fall Launch in Anaheim, CA!!! I know you really love Pampered Chef's time-saving recipes and tips!!!
Leave me a comment if you would like to know more about the new products!!!