Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Carl's birthday weekend continued

Don Kray after the zoo.....sound asleep.

We went to the pool yesterday. Ben was so happy in the freezing cold water!

Then down to Carl's house to celebrate his birthday. Ben immediately saw the need for Carl's new helmet. Safety Always!

Proud Papi

Ben helps Carl open his presents.

Birthday dinner

Grandparent picture

Two kids on the stoop...each with a toy in hand. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Carl V's 2nd birthday

Happy Birthday Carl!!!!!!

Today, we went to the zoo for Ben's cousin Carl's 2nd birthday.

Nick, we missed you!

Checking out the sheep.

Gorilla kisses from Carl.

Hand holding from Ben.

This is pretty much the best we could do getting a picture of the two of them together.

Ok, so I couldn't decide which to post...

Trip to VA

Ben arrived in VA to greet his adoring fans.

"This is the life!"

Glasses and more glasses are everywhere at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Ben was fast to find some to wear around. Although, he's pretty funny trying to walk around in them since he can't see too well!

Hello to King Benjamin.

Applauding for himself.

A relaxing morning at Westwood.

"Hi Mommy"

My sisters and I took my Dad to a Nationals game as a gift for last Father's Day. Ben had an exciting evening at home with Grandma where they came face to face with a deer!

Morning at the park...

Two rides on the carousel.

Thanks for a great visit!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Visiting Great Grandparents Enid and Mac

This weekend, we drove to Long Island to visit my grandparents for the night. We took Ben to the park that I'm sure I went to as a little kid. He had a great time following the big kids around and trying to climb like they do....this did not go over so well for Mommy and Daddy....but he had fun!

Running over for a snack.

Cheese! Ben is saying "cheese" to his Great Grandpa instead of to me.

He loved him very much. There was hand holding...

And hugging...

And some cheesey smiles from the playground.

Some close shots while Ben was chatting away.

I love this picture. The little beads of sweat on Ben's nose were in full effect (as was the curly hair).

Ben loved the porcelain dog in my grandparents dining room. He tried to ride it as well as hug and kiss it the whole time we were there. Mom, can we find the pictures of me with this dog when I was little?

He was in a kissing mood...

They have a mirrored ceiling...

A devilish look after Ben stole Grandma's necklace and ran away.

Playing outside....he needed to yell inside for Daddy....this method seemed to work well.

The excitement continued with a ride on Great Grandma's walker.

Finally, this was the cutest moment: Grandma was doing her exercises and Ben not only found another exercise band and wanted me to attach it to the other door knob, but he also tried to pull a chair over himself. Remember I mentioned the imitating in our 20 month update? So sweet.