Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Toys and Box

While in Kentucky Ben's Gammy and Papa/PawPa/Grampa (not sure what Ben will settle in on) gave the boys each a truck hauler with 3 cars.. They are great wooden toys and Ben just loves playing with them...

His Gammy also delivered a toy box we had requested to be painted.. It's so fantastic... I think (know) Pete and I were more excited about the toy box - but if you look close - in the bottom left corner of the box - Gammy painted OUR BOAT!! Such a nice surprise -- it does make me a little sad though... only because its not the "dragonfly".. (yes I STILL miss my jet boat)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Road trip

Ben did so well on our road trip to Kentucky. It was great to see the Carter/Crawford clan. Aunt Laura and Uncle Pete were kind enough to open their (kid free) home to two toddlers. I'm not sure what all the kids destroyed -- besides purple crayon on a sofa. Send the bill to One Papillion Way, Leesburg Arkansas.
The boys seemed to get along great -- if getting along means Ben bullying Jacob. I only witnessed 1 full body smother, 2 headlocks, and 13,000 "No that's mine"

View photos of our trip

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Good morning from Mt Vernon

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


A few days ago - Ben and I decided to do a little painting. We started off with some finger painting -- and hand printing...

of course -- I had to join in the fun.. that's part of the reason to have a kid, right? So I can act like a kid with him... Yeah - but then the obsessive compulsive disorder kicked in and I had to back off b/c he wasn't painting the way I thought he needed to be....

Once with freedom to enjoy... He painted this dandy picture of what I interpret to be a Christmas tree... a purple present.. and a streak of Santa flying across the sky..

What a clever little fella..

In other news -- Ben and Pete were taking turns counting numbers to 20... and when Pete stopped participating - Ben starts with "uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, seis..... " I think we've had enough Dora and Diego.... I did not know my child could count in spanish... and to 10!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

#403 & #404

Reasons my son will need therapy:
403: Ben took off my socks last night - and I asked him if my feet smelt like roses.. He says "No momma, like toes"

404: Pete brought home the Superman Returns hd-dvd and shows to Ben... (you have to have seen this old video to appreciate this)... Ben sees Superman on the front and proclaims "SUPER UNDIES"

Friday, November 2, 2007

park and play

This morning - we went to the park.. and we played for a bit.. until we were uncomfortable by the wind and chilly air temps...
But during our brief play at the park.. we had FUN... Ben climbed the ladders, slid the slides, swung the swings, and spun on the spin-n-get-sick....

*notice in this pic - creepy guy walking from behind the tree while little blue shoes are taking a tumble after..

Ben cracks me up ~ that face is the best!!
Later in the day -- Ben was playing inside.. (in more than one way..)
We have this toy box for downstairs's nice and light weight and can easily be folded up..

Here - you can see it holds the toys and books very efficiently

And then you have Ben - who likes to DUMP the toys - toss the books and climb right inside..