Monday, May 31, 2010

Made it home

We woke up this morning and headed home with a stowaway. (We
convinced Matt to come up this summer!)
The trip home wasn't too Terrible. Ben was exhausted from his
continuous playing and golf-cart-driving. Clouds was tired OF SITTING,
and let us know about it too. But we made it home to see that FINALLY
the green beans decided to sprout.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

So far...

Yesterday we went to Jenn Jrs graduation. A sad realization that I'm
aging.
Today: pool - ice cream - horseback riding - and meeting/playing with
cousins.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ben's Pre-K Graduation Video



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBxqvuCofDE

Today and 4 yrs ago...

I knew I saw that picture b/f when I took it this morning...

Sir Cloudy - 8mo 3wks

Benjamin Thomas the Third - 8mo 3wks
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Camping weekend


We had such a fantastic weekend.  The boys and I went out to the campsite early on Friday and Sir Clouds was exceptional!  Ben was a huge help setting up camp - he wanted to know what his next job was every time he finished the task I assigned.. He even attempted to crank up the camper.  And when pete got in Friday evening Ben was stoked about skiing.  But I think he really just wanted to show off for his friend Wesley... I'll take whatever gets the kid out on a ski. On Saturday he called "first ski run" which USUALLY goes to me...but I gladly handed it over to the kid.

Sunday we finally threw in the towel after Ben ate up all the gas skiing !!!! (5 times this weekend)
Ben helped crank the camper down, which is much easier, and a huge confident builder for him.  On the way home he was telling me his three favorite things about the weekend: 1- skiing ( my heart melted just a little). 2-smores (duh!) 3- playing with the lights with "West" (Wesley )

I think Cloudy has disowned me as his BFF and taken to Nikki.  He doesn't like too many people - but lights up and smiles for Nikki every time.  She was great and hung out with him on the boat while we skied. Thanks Nikki! 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pre-K graduation

Discovery Academy held a graduation tonight for the Pre-K class (future high school 2023 graduates- YIKES!)
Ben was stoked to wear the hat. There's a video of it and will probably be posted in the next few weeks - They sang a song that had me in tears the first few times I heard it... But I held it together tonight. *grin*




Cloudy ate raviolis with the rest of us tonight... He L O V E D it... I don't know how I'm ever going to get 'baby food' down his pipes after that.
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Writing words

Bens writing words on his own. I love the way he spells flower
("flawr")

Reads: "this flower is as tall as man"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ben and Amriel

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Look what bens learning!

Who knew it took so much patience to teach someone to tie a shoe!

Zoo on a cold dreary day

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

showin off the teef


Thought yall needed a picture of the big teefers Cloudy likes to BITE with..



His farmer tan!
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

8 MONTHS

Yesterday Cloudy was EIGHT months old - and we're still calling him Cloudy <3 <3



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Monday, May 3, 2010

swingin'


Ben finally decided he likes to swing after Pete hung a tree swing. He spent two hours outside swinging today.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cloudys first bike trek


Took Cloudy on his first bike trek today.


Then took the training wheels off Ben's bike


Then went and got his SMALLER bike out of storage - took the training wheels off it - and he was riding down the driveway like a champ! I predict he will be riding with no assistance by June.


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