Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pennsylvania Trip

While we were up in Pennsylavannia for Pete's grandpas farewell service, we had all the boys and 1/2 the girl together. Here are a few photos from the trip..

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving 2010

Happy Thanksgiving all.. Ours started out with a sick kid.... It never fails - we mention ben has to ride on a plane and he goes and runs a 100+ temp.. Thankfully on Thanksgiving it broke and he feels GREAT... Which meant Pete and I were able to run a turkey trot after all... Just not the one we planned on running... 4 mi in 17 degree weather.. We left Ben at home with his PawPaw.. but poor Cloudy had to go with us in the stroller... He was SO BUNDLED up we could barely see him.
Back home to cooking ALL day.. then a little eating.. and if Thanksgiving wasn't stressful enough with so much going on.. we have to pack! I DREAD PACKING!

it's not thanksgiving without pete's amazing fried turkey.

Cloudy 2010

Ben 2006
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Eve

This morning I headed to the Y for a swim - and Ben tagged along since he was out of school.. When I was finished swimming laps.. he joined me and he practiced his skills... He does quite well!
The Stevens ladies stopped by and we had lots of hor'devors and lots of FUN.. I love them! And so does Clouds and Ben.
Ben must've been worn out - he dares not fall asleep b/f bed time.. he just couldn't help it today at 6:45!

This is Cloudys new camera face. He scrunches everything up.. its funny! I'm sure when I go to take Christmas photos I won't be so amused.. but for now it's cute..

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A men

Ben says grace at supper every night. Last night he says: thank you for the delicious food amen and a woman.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online shopper

I step out of the room for 2 minutes and return to this! Credit card and all - you should've seen what was in the shopping cart.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday shots

Since the boys were inoculated last week, and since we will be flying next week, we figured it was time for our flu
Ben played on the dry erase board while waiting. Everything you see he wrote on his own. Our kid is smart! :)

1: I went to dinosaur land and it was fun
2: I like to play

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lunch date!

This morning I took my little Cloud swimming. He does so well in the pool! He would stand on the side and jump in to me, the water exercise class at the other end of the pool would cheer for him. When the class was over they all came to say hi to my rock star: grandmas!
For lunch - I hired a sitter, picked up takeout and ate with my lovely Benjamin. He suckered me into bringing him mcdonalds, I figured it was ok since I didn't have to eat it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Parenting WiN

I know Clouds is too young to potty train. I started ben at 18mo and was successful by 2 yrs. The benefits of staying at home is I see/hear the signs and let Cloudy know it's potty time and he needs a "clean butt". So to my surprise today he runs to the diapers and brings me one when he finishes. yAy!!!
Parenting win. 4 more months and hopefully no more diapers!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

it's so 'eeeesey

'eeesey or cheesey, either way they're still cute.

more pics
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

a dad's life

We had NOTHING to do this weekend...
and we LIKED it.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cloudys first spin-and-get-sick encounter

Monday, November 8, 2010


Today we tried our luck again with Cloudy and his "first haircut"
This time the lady we had did FANTASTIC, and so did Clouds... So much hair! So little crying!
Ben had his locks trimmed up too.

(b/f slobber caused from teething - darn canines and molars all trying to be first)

(after slobber shirt caused from lollipop I used as bribery not to cry during hair cutting)

Pictures from our weekend.
We went camping and had wonderful weather.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Camping again

Another great saturday
Camping , hiking, and sidewalk chalk coloring.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dirty Rat

I had finished giving Cloudy a bath and started Ben in the tub, while I went to shower myself. I'm thinking to myself - I don't have anything to blog about today - the kids haven't really done much. Pete dressed Cloudy with a fresh diaper and pajamas before he returned to his computer to check on work. A moment later we hear *SPLASH* *THUMP* *GIGGLE GIGGLE* and *EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeee* .............

and he still resisted leaving the tub when we drained the water
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Park after school

The weather is continuing to play nice and we were able to enjoy the
park on the way home from school. Met a new friend the same age as
Clouds - his name was Niles! Isn't that a great name (I was a big
Frasier fan).

Monday, November 1, 2010