Friday, December 19, 2008

Weighing in at a mere 8lbs 11 ounces.....

Our little Henry B.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More Dean speak


Jon: (expels some gas)
Dean: (promptly moves to the couch on the other side of the room)
Jon: Why did you move all the way over there?
Dean: Dad, why are you always dropping stinky on me?

P.S. I promise to have pictures of little Henry soon

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dean speak

Dean: I wish I were a girl so I could have a baby

Me: Trust me, you are better off being the daddy in that situation
Dean: I wish I wasn't me anymore
Me and Jon: (chuckling) Why don't you want to be you anymore? You're awesome Dean.
Dean: I'm getting tired of me

Monday, November 10, 2008

A very Berrett Halloween

Dean looks like he is protecting his fair maiden.

Since we have about 1.5 kids in our hood, and it requires huge amounts of walking just to get from one house to the next (not to mention the lack of sidewalks), we decided to invite ourselves over to the other Berretts for trick-or-treating.  Dean had a blast, as expected, and Alta was content being the Queen Bee-- pulled about from house to house in the wagon with Clyde while she ate the fruits of our labors (we brought her pail up to each house to collect her treats).

Doesn't Alta look darling as a flapper?  Too bad she is sans the headband with feather--that would've been even cuter, but Alta and accessories don't combine for a good experience.
Lucky for me, a mom who looks and feels like I'm about to give birth to a mini whale, Dean wanted to be a swashbuckler again this year.  Just add an extremely cheap pirate hat, plastic hook, sword and Alta's leggings-- in lieu of the lost pants from last years costume-- and you get one adorable pirate.  Dean was a little worried that people would think he was a girl pirate when we put Alta's pants on him, but I assured him that he looked like a very scary man pirate. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Five

I have been tagged by Jill, so here it goes....

Ten years ago I...

1.  had just graduated from BYU (go cougs!!)
2. was working at Utah State Mental Hospital and CBTU (behavioral therapy for autistic children)
3. was applying to grad school
4. lived with a Taiwanese girl who had TB and green poop
5. was dating a hot guy named Jon Berrett

Five things on my "to do" list...

1. eat healthier 
2. organize my house before the baby
3. make my house a home (decorate/paint/fix stuff/even just hang a picture). My house is in shambles and I have no motivation to do anything about it.
4. go to the temple
5. decide on a baby name.  What do you guys (all three of you) think??

Five snacks I enjoy...
I don't like to snack either, but here is a list of junk food that I like.  If I eat anything for breakfast it is usually something found on this list.

1. cupcakes (funfetti or red velvet)
2. homemade chocolate chip cookies
3. coke (yes, I sometimes have this for breakfast too)
4. ice cream 
5. chips and fresh made guac or homemade salsa (nothing from a jar please)

Five places I have lived...

1. Yorba Linda (ages 4-19, and presently)
2. Provo, UT (for 6 yrs)
3. Laie, HI (BYU Hawaii for a semester)
4. Fullerton (first 2 1/2 yrs of marriage)
5. Corona (next 3 years of marriage)

Five jobs I have had...

1. Chuck E. Cheese's (first job.  Half of my high school worked there.  I hosted the birthday parties and was once Chuck E.)
2.Olive Garden (server)
3. BYU (as a TA and I taught 2 classes-- Statistics and Sensation & Perception)
4. CBTU (Children's Behavioral Therapy Unit)
5.Utah State Mental Hospital (as a stipend)

Five things I would do if I was a multi-millionaire...

1. renovate our house/yard
2. travel 
3. donate to my favorite charities, maybe even start one of my own
4. help out parents, in-laws
5. dress much cuter

I tag...
1. Brooke

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dean's first day of preschool

WOW!!!!!!  I think all the dogs in the neighborhood were awakened from their afternoon siestas today after hearing the jarring screams of Dean as I tried to take him to his first day of preschool.  He has been so excited to go to a big boy school, but that all changed when we went to orientation last week and he realized that I actually drop him off and leave.  I thought all was good afterwards when he talked about going to his big boy school again and how it would help  "get the little out" of him.  Wrong!!!  The trepidation set in this morning and he was already concocting the "I'm so so so soooo sick" excuse.  I felt bad about taking him anyway, but I know he'll end up loving it... right?  Needless to say, I didn't get any cute pictures of him sitting proudly at his desk or any other typical first day photos-- I was quickly ushered out of the room to "ease" the transition.  I sure hope tomorrow is better.

P.S.  Does anyone know anything about canon elphs?  I can't figure out why my pictures keep turning out blurry.  Ruth????

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I came across this gem as I was going through and deleting old emails.  It was filed under junk mail.  What a tragedy that would have been if I missed out on this little treasure.  Thanks Di for sending me Leslie in all her golden wonder!!

1st Grade!

Alta's looking pretty tired.  No more sleeping in!!
My little Alta started 1st grade today.  She is growing up way too fast!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Once again, kissing cousins at the reunion
Daddy and Alta doing one of her favs at the reunion
We also got to see DJ Lance, Plex and Brobee at the show too.  Alta even got up on stage and danced with DJ Lance and Brobee-- sorry no pictures, though.  I somehow managed to miss this highlight, which is probably just as well as I'm sure that I would have been pretty weepy. 
After Sea World Dean got to see one of his favorite people--The Bat Commander!!!
The kids loved sea world a couple of weeks ago.
Dean hearts his cousins!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I am just testing to see if I can do this blog thing. This is one of the last pictures with dean's two front teeth.