Thursday, September 30, 2010

2nd tooth gone!

Uncle Jon came to visit - and Ben is having a blast with him!
Jon is wore OUT!
Cloudy likes Uncle Jon lots too -- today at the zoo when I put him down to walk - he looked up at Jon for a bit and then reached up and grabbed his hand.. I think it startled Jon a bit.. but OH SO CUTE..

Ben lost his SECOND tooth today.. I think pretty soon Cloudy will have more teeth than Benjamin.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

oh my clouds

This is how Clouds usually wakes up...

His self-portraiture - notice remote switch in his sticky paws

Last night after Ben went to bed - Pirate Cloudy-saur came out to play
Ben heard us and WAS NOT happy...
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ahoy mate.. the weekend is over...

This weekend - we didn't go camping b/c it rained MOST of the day Saturday.. but Sunday we had a jam packed fun fall day.
First the Pirate Festival, then r/c fun, sailed the boat at the park, and took a bike ride.
See link below for more pictures...
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Friday, September 24, 2010

an Off Friday

Ben had today off from school - so we enjoyed a cool morning at the zoo, had lunch, rode the train, headed home, played catch while Clouds napped, then headed to the park. Today was a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A week of firsts... They keep coming

Ben has his first self inflicted hickey (on his arm).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We Love Legos

We saw a new game while shopping for ideas for Ben's birthday.   I knew we needed it, so when I saw it for sale again this past weekend, I had to grab it.  It's like pictionary, but instead of drawing pictures, you build things with Legos.  It includes a wide assortment of Legos, cards with 3 different levels of things to create, and a lego die you roll to choose a category...

Ben's first build was an armchair..

Then I had to build this concorde jet.

Jenn did this giraffe....

There were many other creations, but most of the rest were not worth showing...  But it was definitely fun.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sep 19, 2010 6:42PM

Sorry if you are getting this in your email AGAIN.. first time Blogger errored out on me.. 2nd time the pictures weren't posted on the blog... Let's hope this time it works...
Ben lost his FIRST tooth today!

With Tooth

Without tooth

It took over 3 hrs for him to wiggle the little sucker loose...

We found the Tooth Fairy pillow from NanaJan and are ready for tonight! Bring it Tooth Fairy!
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

FIRST Haircut

Cloudy had his first haircut today - and if you know him at all you know it didn't go well, i.e. strangers, strangers touching him... well at least we had the stragglers cut.

Ben - *head tilt* awww
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Capt Destructor!

Cloudy vs Corningwear (the "unbreakable" dishes)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cloudy Video

Two kids must've sucked all the 'creativeness' out of us. We no longer create mini-movies for the kids.. we just post short raw videos of them.
Oh well - I guess at least we are still trying to capture them - and that's a plus.

Here's a short video of Cloudy's latest accomplishments.. He is walking like a champ - he just hasn't figured how to stand up with our holding on to something.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Daddy dots!

This past week Ben pointed out Cloudys first daddy dot! (our code word
for mole/freckles). Cloudy has his first one on the middle of his
right arms fish belly.

Cloudy had his 1yr well ck and even as big as we all think he is - he
is only in the 50% of his age. He recieved FOUR shots and gave blood
samples. And by the time we were done he was not Nurse Mistys friend!

Ben is doing well. He is already mastered the "i don't want to do
homework" cry.

We kept it pretty low key this weekend. We went out to eat Friday
night, cleaned the boat Saturday, hit the lake Sunday. We ALL missed
camping. Maybe next week?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sight words

Ben brought home a few pages of sight words. We went through them and
he knows 23 out of 25! Need to work on "my" and "like"
He had his first homework assignment last night too.. Kindergarten
has homework Monday-Thursday! We love this school!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Farts in the tub

Farts in the tub by little boys equals bath disaster.... *bubble
bubble*. Hey what are you playing with there I only gave you one
toy... * moment of realization*. Oooooh *grimace*. (sanitzie, and re-
bathe boy).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Birthday Birthday Weekend

This past week we pulled Ben out of school a few days to start our long weekend a bit early. We loaded up the boat and drove to Arkansas. I made sure we left at 0'dark thirty in hopes to getting a few hrs in b/f the kids really woke up.. and for the first 3 hrs of the trip, Ben made sure I wasn't sleeping - he talked and talked and talked.. I'm surprised Pete slept in the passenger seat as much as Ben rattled on.

We had a late lunch at Devils Den park in Arkansas and really enjoyed a little hike. That place is just beautiful to me. After a night at PawPaws house we packed up mowers and headed to Norrell. The lake was amazing as always.. and the camping was great - minus the no campfire due to a burn ban, and low 50s over night... Buurrrrr.

Cloudy turned ONE on Saturday and we had a little party for him at the lake. It was sweet, and the cake was tasty!
Sunday came around and no one wanted to leave...
Monday we drove back to Nebraska and celebrated my birthday in the car.. FUN... I'm getting a new tire for the boat trailer...Backing into the drive Pete hit some rebar sticking out of the storm drain...

Ben was distraught that he didnt have gifts to give Cloudy or me... But decided his gift to Cloudy would be that BEN could play Wii while Cloudy watched.. and my gift was he wasn't allowed to cry/whine all day today (it actually worked too) .

Take a look at the album below for more pictures of our long weekend..

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Sir Cloudy

Friday, September 3, 2010

Making memories for Ben (and someday Cloudy)

At Lake Norrell <3

Thursday, September 2, 2010

You're my favorite nut

I asked what the boys' favorite nut was.... Pete said peanut... Ben
said doughnut!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

short week (for Ben)

Ben made it through school today - we were worried b/c on our way to school he was hollering his belly hurt, we figured he was trying to scam out of school. Sure enough, he was fine once he started skipping into the building. It's the only day he goes to school this week, tomorrow we head out on our Labor Day weekend trip.

Cloudy absolutely LOVES his rocking chair, JUST TRY to get him out of it...

The little boys club forgot to include mom in on the funny... :( typical

Clouds is cutting his back teeth and I wish they would hurry up... this drooling episode of his life stinks! :D

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