Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Luke Benjamin Marshall

Here is a picture of our newest nephew. This is one cute baby! I can't wait to meet this little guy. He looks completely different than Patrick did when he was born, so it will be interesting to see how little Luke turns out. Congrats Megan and Benjamin! The second is just as cute as the first!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Alexa's Party

Sunday we had Alexa's party. I think she was a little overwhelmed with all the presents and kind of confused about why she had to put each new toy to the side to open up another present. Ashlyn was kind enough to help he open her presents.

Cassandra made a really cute giant cupcake for her birthday cake, but she really didn't seem too interested. Kyle forced her to touch it and then she was upset because she was messy. Cassandra tried sticking some frosting in her mouth but that didn't work either. Oh well, at least she didn't get too messy.

Addison joined in by sporting this party hat :)

Trick or Treat...Early

While we were in Camdenton, all the kids put on their Halloween costumes and then Trick or Treated in Cassie's house, which consisted of knocking on two doors and getting some candy. They were pretty dang cute in their costumes and Ashlyn politely asked for some candy when she came to my door instead of the usual "trick or treat."

Weekend in Camdenton

It was Alexa's first birthday party this weekend, so Quentin and I ventured off to Camdenton. Everyone was there except Nick, Colton, and their girls. It was so fun to see everyone and we couldn't believe how big all the nieces and nephew (yes, the Bell side of the family is a bit lacking in the Y chromosome) are getting!

Last time we saw Addison she was just a little over a month old and now she is about 5 months. She is a chubby baby and so so pinchable and squeezable. Such a cutie!
We hardly recognized Preston because he has pretty much lost his baby look and is now a very cute little boy! He's a busy little boy, so I couldn't get the greatest picture, but here he is attempting to eat a ball.
Ashlyn is a smart little girl and still likes to snuggle and give nice, big hugs, which pretty much makes me melt. She loves her Uncle Quentin.
I can't believe Alexa is a few days shy of being a year old! She is so fun to watch and has the cutest facial expressions. She is walking now, so she's all over the place.

Pumpkin Carving

We carved pumpkins last week with the Jacobs and had a blast! Here's what we ended up with...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcome Luke!

Megan had her baby last night! His name is Luke Benjamin Marshall and he weighed 7 pounds, 10 oz and was 20 1/2 in. We are so excited to welcome another nephew into the family! I'm a little sad that we won't get to meet him until the end of December, especially since I got to meet Patrick the day after he was born. We look forward to meeting him though! At least he will be at a more fun stage than a newborn when we get to see him. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures, but I wanted to share the news :) Congrats to the Marshall family!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Quentin's 23rd

Quentin's birthday was on Monday. He turned 23. I made him a fun-fetti cake with rainbow chip frosting...his favorite.

Our friends, Michael and Karen, came over and their baby, Andrew, wore his present to Quentin. He loves Quentin, so he started the Quentin Bell fan club. Andrew is president and has invited Butters to be vice president. This is how much Andrew loves Quentin... Maybe the bib should say "My Heart Belongs to Quentin."

So I think Quentin's birthday turned out pretty well. He got a new pillow (so he can't complain that mine is better anymore), some brown and khaki socks (so he doesn't have to wear black socks with brown shoes), some sweat pants (so he can take Butters out in the cold), a CD I made him with a bunch of Muse songs because he really likes them, Season 5 of The Office (even though we opened it like a month ago), the new family picture that I already posted on here, an electric screw driver and some money from my parents, and some delicious chocolate from the Jacobs. Happy Birthday Quentin!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Family Pictures

Quentin's birthday is on Monday and the only thing he asked for was a family picture to include me, him and Butters (yes, that's right...he specifically asked to have Butters in the picture). Arlaine came to visit this weekend, so we asked her to take out picture. I thought it would be just one or two, but she got pretty into it and set up our poses and everything. Here are a few...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Nesting

I know you are probably all sick of pictures of our living room, but too bad. For some reason I'm stuck in this nesting phase, so the rest of you get to hear all about it :) So I sewed pillows to go with our love seats and they are the same fabric as our curtain. And by "I" I mean that Mom did a lot of the work, so thanks Mom. Then we decided a rug would be a nice touch for our new little space. We found the perfect one at Target that Quentin and I both liked, so I bought it for Quentin for his birthday (mostly because he would not tell me what he wanted). Happy Birthday Quentin!

I am so proud of how this room turned out! Our apartment is becoming so homey and I love it! I had so much fun with my extreme makeover apartment edition.