Just thoughts and updates on our little family!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Bens!

Again there are a lot of pictures and videos in this post. Have to make Bens' grandparents feel like they were here at the party!

Here is Bens' birthday cake. It is Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. We made it the day before the party.

Here Bens is excited about his Mike cake.

Here is our front door, modeled after Boo's door from the movie.

Our sushi appetizers. Best idea ever! I found this online. It is a gummy worm in the middle with rice krispies treats rolled around it and wrapped up in fruit roll ups as the sea weed. Now that is my style of sushi!

Here is our Monster Bean bag toss. Bens did pretty well with it. Thanks to Daniel who put this all together!

When the guests started coming we made monster masks for the kids to wear. Bens showing off his mask, it only last long enough for the picture!

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Here is a video of Benson and Chandler sharing the computer chair. They are actually becoming quite good friends.

Posing for the camera!

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Here are a couple videos of Bens opening his presents.

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Bens got pretty excited about this present and forgot about opening the others for a little bit!

Here is Bens' puzzle book he got.

Bens showing off his new basket from my Aunt. He walked around for a bit and then just collapsed on the ground.

Bens got a Big Boy Potty... we will see how that goes! Here he is trying to open the jumbo crayons to color in his new coloring book.

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The birthday boy wasn't sure what he was supposed to do with the candles! Maybe next year he will get the idea a little better!

Here are some classic cake eating shots!

Here are the decorations and everybody enjoying the cake.

On Saturday evening we opened presents from Bens' grandparents. Here he is looking at a new book from Grandma and Gramps. He is also wearing his new monkey backpack/harness. He seems to like it so far but we will see once we take it for a trial run!

Here is Bens showing off his new from towel from Nana and Papa. He really did like wearing it!

He had a great birthday! Thanks to everyone that came to the party. You helped make it a really fun day for him.

It is hard to believe that he is already a 2 year old! I feel like I was just pregnant with him not that long ago and now he is walking, talking and running around about to be a big brother. He is such a fun little guy and we love him to bits! Hope everybody has a great day and enjoyed the pictures!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Update

I don't have any pictures of Bens today but I am sure some more are bound to come!

Daniel decided to use his hand as a measuring device this week.

Here I am at 30 weeks. I think I am already as big as I was at the end of my pregnancy with Bens!

Surprise! I cut my hair on Tuesday. I went to a school downtown. It was really nice. It isn't as short as I was wanting it to be. In short I have had worse haircuts! Only thing is that parking cost more than my hair cut did so I don't think I will be going back there anytime soon unless Daniel drops me off!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter one and all! Hope everybody had a great weekend. So as a warning there will be lots of video and pictures in this post so enjoy!

So here is another picture of the belly. We took this on Sunday after we 'helped' the Easter bunny. I am 29 weeks already. For the pregnancy going to slow it is going really quick!

Bens was super funny during his egg hunt. He went from being half a sleep to totally wired in half an hour! Bens loved picking up the jelly beans and stuffing them in his mouth.

This is how Benson started out his Easter egg hunt. He wasn't too interested in the bucket or being on the ground!

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This is after Bens realized he could just eat the jelly beans!

He probably had about 8 in his mouth at all times!

So he just kept on putting them in!


Our friends the Favero's came over to enjoy the hunt. Thanks Jeff for all the pictures and video!!

This is what Bens looked like most of the time... he couldn't keep his mouth closed.

Reaching for more candy!

Bens found a sucker and really wanted it!

He was really happy after getting it open!

This is why we got him the bib! We saw that he was going to be drooling a lot! This is after he realized he could just unwrap the chocolate eggs and eat them as well!

There was no way I couldn't post this picture! He is just so happy with his chocolaty teeth!

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So here is some video of the after math! Sorry they are sideways! I don't know how to flip them. Bens was super hyper and funny!

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I enjoyed watching him in his messy glory!

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Here is where the candy ended.


We let Bens sit in his chair and keep eating his candy until he was done. He had two partially eaten chocolate eggs when he said all done. I haven't dared give him anymore candy since then!

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Country Boy!

I was playing some country music while Daniel was at school the other day (that's the only time I can actually listen to it without him going and changing it on me) and Benson started to bust a move.

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By the time I got the camera he had simmered down a bit but it was still really cute!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lincoln City, Oregon

During our Break from school we went out to Lincoln City with some friends and rented a small house about a 5 minute walk from the beach. The first day we got there is was sunny so we went do to the beach for a little while. Lucky because the rest of the time we were there is was rainy!

Bens enjoyed all the dogs he saw on the beach. He started screaming Dog, dog, dog! when he saw them.


This one made him pretty happy, the dog licked his face! It surprised Bens but he enjoyed it.

Bens and Mommy on the beach.

Daniel would take Bens out toward the water and then they would run back as fast as they could to escape the water. Here they are on the way back.

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This video is of Daniel and Benson "playing" with the water!

Just some cute photos of Bens running around exploring the beach!

Finding something interesting!

Checking it out some more!

Off to something bigger and better (I think Daniel was just past our stroller).

Looking at the ocean.

I couldn't decide what pictures to post so I posted most of them!


The story here! I was taking Bens by the water and then turned around and pointed to a whole bunch of seagulls. I knew a wave was coming but I thought it was small and the next thing I new Bens was knocked over in the water. He was the first of everybody to take a dip in the ocean! He did really well though. He was crying before it happened and then not a peep came out of him after!


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Daniel took a dip in the ocean with one of the other guys we were staying with. They did this right after Bens' dip so Bens could use his dad's towel!

Family photo on the beach right before we left for the day.