Friday, January 28, 2011

Chaos at the Krays' house

I'm way out of order here....but this was the calm before the storm last Friday when Kate was here while her Mommy had a doctor's appointment. I was on the drum. We were starting a band.

7 kids later....

Fortunately, all other kids came with a mommy.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Up Up Up!

This video was taken a few days ago. Lauren is singing for him over iChat so it's a little quiet. This is one of Ben's new favorite songs.

Snow Day video

Is 3 1/2 minutes too long for a video of Ben playing in the snow? I think the best part is the if you get bored, click through and watch the end. :)

Snow Day!

Ben discovered he could eat the snow in the last few minutes we were outside.

Kray Christmas

I'm a little behind on this. A few weekends ago, we celebrated Christmas with the Kray family. Ben is now (sort of) a present opening expert. :) He spent more time exploring Carl's toys and was very happy.

The boys received another homemade masterpiece from Nick's Dad. A very cool "animal" drum.

They played together with Carl's new sushi set.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mr. Clean

As usual, I like to document anything Ben on this blog. I feel the need to capture an obvious personality trait he is showing these days. Ben likes things clean and neat and will be the first to tell you if something is out of place. If he says, "Uh oh," "Oh no," or "Uups," it pays to look because there is either a pretzel under the couch, a water bottle on its side, or the tiniest crumb on the floor. We also cannot get through a meal without him yelling for a napkin to wipe a small amount of food that has landed on his hands or face.

It's very cute and I've learned to trust him. If he's telling me something is out of place, then I better find it! Wish he was this way with his toys!! My house would be a lot cleaner. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sporting a new haircut

While playing and singing a song!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bedtime stories

I love you!!

I am not sure if I've tried sending a video straight from my phone before. We will see if it works.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fireman Ben

With Mr. Potato Head's glasses on.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


It's awfully hard to vacuum when there's a 2 year old following you around.

So I'm counting this as Ben's first time REALLY out in the snow. Last year, he couldn't walk and wasn't really aware of the snow around him. We've been putting off the snow this year as he hasn't had the right boots... but today, I couldn't wait any longer. He did NOT like the gloves....but also, didn't like touching the snow. By the time he figured it all out....we were already heading inside. We'll have to go out again later or tomorrow!

Not such a good idea, Ben...

Kate's a little more experienced in the snow. She was ready with a hug when he fell over.

"Follow me, Ben!"

2nd pair of gloves on the ground.

Date lunch after playing.

A new handyman in the house

Saturday morning Play Dough

Monday, January 3, 2011

I love you!

Just wanted to document it that Ben said "I love you" both to me and Nick separately today. Best sentence ever! Of course it sounds more like "ah boov uuu." :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Eve

We had a play date New Year's Eve day with a few of Ben's best pals, Brenna and Colin.

Then we spent New Year's Eve with the Wolf family. The boys loved the hats and blowers. We honored a 2011 countdown around 8 PM (for both the boys and for me since there was no way I was making it to midnight!).

Happy 2011! It's going to be a big year! :)