Sunday, September 30, 2007

I want ice cream

The last few times Ben has made stinks on the potty - i gave him a (very small) spoonful of ice cream as an incentive. Today Pete and I were in the kitchen fixing brunch... and Ben runs up to me - squeezes my leg and tells me he needs ice cream - over and over -- and I was telling him ok as soon as you go I'll give you some.. He didn't say anything else.. we ate -- goofed around -- and an hour or so later Pete went to Ben's bathroom and HOLY SMOKES there in the middle on the potty float some big ole STINKERS! Ben went all by himself! Another proud momma moment..

Saturday, September 29, 2007

My kid makes me laugh

Yesterday we went to a store to buy the latest Wii release -- Dance Dance Revolution... while we were looking thru the games, Ben - who had insisted on a piggy back ride - starts hollering (and i mean HOLLERING) "Boogie mom Boogie - SEE"
He points to the game on the shelf and I praise him appropriately for being too darn observant. Next thing I know he's hollering it again.. UGH - I already know its there get off me.. right? No I was wrong - he was pointing in the other direction - at the TV - it was on the demo - and after we acknowledged that Boogie was on tv - he started moving his hands as if he were playing... Oye! (I should mention we haven't played Boogie in over a month! But it is Ben's FAVORITE game that we play)

- Today we were in the car - and I was telling Pete a story about me telling a bunch of girls about how much I yell -- and Ben pipes in from the back seat "that's mommy"

- BEN PEED OUTSIDE (on purpose) for the first time Friday!!
We were out Geocaching friday afternoon and had just found our loot in the middle of a shrub fort - Ben tells us he needs to go - and he got to squat right there in the trees -- A mommas proud moment.

- New words/phrases to his vocabulary - "Left turn ahead, mommy" "you have reached your destination" -- We have tomtom to thanks for these ---- The other words that tickle us are "fantastic"

- And lastly - This morning he was signing (sign language not a typo) and telling me animals and sounds -- elephant, dog, cat - yada yada yada right... and then he goes - "daddy - (and makes a farting noise) I thought I was going to fall out of bed!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Possibly the last trip

We had a wonderful weekend at the lake - yet AGAIN. The camping was perfect - and the boy was sweet -
We (and by we I mean me) left lamby (one of the 5 he owns) at the house, and I didn't realize it until it was time to go to bed. So we improvised and gave him my rashgaurd shirt. It's sorta silky feeling. But he didn't really fall for it -- when he woke up the next morning he told us - mommy's lamby shirt... So we ran out to the nearest store and purchased a new lamby - but this one was different - as it is a dog and not a bear - (the original was a lamb).. and he woke up Saturday night and in his drowsiness calls out for "blue lamby dog" - i could only laugh.

With the new lamby

Yoga in the morning .. lakeside

working on the stance

sandy beach play

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hank for President 2028

Yesterday [talk like a pirate day] Ben threw the biggest fit ever b/c we didn't let him wear his heavenly Brown shoes. For goodness sake the kid needs a little variety! So we tied on the gray NB shoes and the minute he walks into school.. he twists and squirms until he gets one off... Ms Jeannie [one of his teachers] convinced Ben that the NB were cool shoes by calling over Hank. I call Hank the little politician, he is the outgoing kid at school.. He's very articulate (and only 2 like Ben but talks like 10). He walked up to Ben and was like 'wow cool Ben, you have shoes just like me'.... and for the rest of the day Ben was good with his NB shoes...
((After Ben got his shoe back on - Hank proceeded to convince Ben which cereal he should eat for Breakfast. ))

Monday, September 17, 2007

Brown Shoes

Ben has a nice little pair of Carter shoes that are brown... and for the longest time we were able to hide them from him because he INSISTS on wearing them with EVERYTHING. Yesterday when we were getting ready to go geocaching - Ben let us know that he wanted his BROWN shoes... we told him he could wear his brown shoes tomorrow and that today we needed to wear our tennis shoes...
So this morning when I wake him up.. I didn't hear good morning mommy, i love you mommy, the first words out of his mouth were BROWN shoes....

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Ben decided to get up at 5 am this morning... Fortunately, he went right back to bed (after crawling over mommy to snuggle into the middle of our bed...) and let us sleep in until 10!! yippee..

We got up and had breakfast, and then went GeoCaching... We found 3 caches today before returning home to grab lunch and watch the TX game...

WE then got our usual 3 miles in (With Ben Napping in the stroller) in time to come home and watch the NE-USC game..

Friday, September 14, 2007

Lunch Pictures

Pete came home from lunch today - and Ben looked too cute not to take pictures... so...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

coming up roses...

Monday, September 10, 2007

like father - like son

A boys best friend...

Sunday, September 9, 2007


We took Ben camping this weekend - and we all had a great time. Ben met Wesley - and occasionally would talk about Jacob - So I assume he thinks Wes and Jacob would make good friends.. who knows what Ben thinks - he's 2...
He didn't try skiing -- but he threw a tantrum to ride the tube with Nikki and Jenn.. and then threw a fit b/c he was on the tube..

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Super Ben!

A short movie for your viewing pleasure..