Sunday, August 28, 2011

Random part 568

Just another random entry to keep you folks up to date.
Capt No-No was crowned the other evening for his success at Potty Training!
He has been an entire week at school with no accidents! And he's been doing just as great at home.
I don't know if by 2 years he will be "COMPLETELY" out of pull-ups, because we still sleep in them at night.

BENJAMIN son pulled ANOTHER tooth out of his head today!
This is becoming a bit ridiculous. NanaJan's tooth fairy pillow has been aquiring lots of action.

Tonight when I was documenting Ben's snaggle smile, I couldn't resist these two loving on Raffis. *head tilt* Cloudy is adorable - when clean. All weekend we were at the lake and I just couldn't NOT keep this boy clean. He constantly had dirt on his hands and face. And if you remember a few blogs back Ben coated Cloudy in stickers... I finally removed the last of the sticker residue from his belly button tonight in the tub - IT WAS AWFUL!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

moon pies, stickers, and another tooth

Last night I was bored. I made moon pies. They were HUGE and delicious, but not necessarily going on the repeat list.

Today - Ben decided to use our potty stickers to decorate Cloudy b/c he's been doing super potty training and no longer needs sticker incentives.

He also decorated himself.

The boys sat out front to eat ice pops. I swear Cloudy thinks the front yard means "be naked". Our neighbors probably think we never dress him.

Ben finally pulled his loose tooth out! #4
snaggle tooth smile

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Grader Coming Though - LOOK OUT

Yesterday was Ben's first day of First Grade!

This is him - thinking he's too cool to take pictures.. I had to pull the "Because I'm a mom and I have the right to take pictures of you on the first day of each school year. NOW SMILE!" But i didn't really get a smile.

And this is Ben as he's about to walk away from the car to go to school and he just finished telling me "Mom, PLEASE DON'T, put down the camera"

So I had to take pictures from the car, without looking through the viewfinder as we drove away.

In other news: He lost a tooth the other night. He's been wriggling his top front right tooth, so when it was 10pm at night and he hollered for me like someone was trying to snatch him from his bed, and I about tripped over 18 stairs in a panic to get to him, and he then tells me his tooth fell out, I automatically thought it would be the front tooth. But no, it's a bottom tooth. The front has yet to fall out. Then I thought, it's 10 o'clock at night, why are you still up!? So I made him get out of bed so I could take a picture of his tooth hole.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Ben age 5-6

Friday, August 12, 2011

The many reasons I love this place

Took the boys to the park to walk around and they enjoyed watching the giant bullfrogs and chasing the ducks.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011


(this was the front of Ben's party invitation) 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


After a little shopping this morning, Ben and I decided to have a picnic in the park and he suggested a little fishing while we were there.
He had a bite every cast, but managed to only reel one in. After feeding the fish all of his bait, we headed home and grabbed out bikes. We took a quick ride down to pick Cloudy up from school and a detour to DQ for some tasty ice cream cones. (Thank goodness summer is almost over - I can't continue eating ice cream like this! and my will power is not strong enough to say no - to ice cream.)
Once we returned home, Ben rode around on his scooter. Another huge win in the birthday gift department.
This evening I had a 6mile run on the schedule - so Pete and the boys rode bikes with me to the lake and while I ran the 3miles around they were to play at the park, instead the Nebraska Game an Parks people were out for a family fishing night and Ben was able to fish more and caught a few more fish. He also learned how to cast like a champ.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Benjamin!

We are the proud owner's of a six year old. 6!!
Today Ben had cake for Breakfast, played 3ds until lunch, went skating for the very first time, and then chose McDonald's for supper.
(He initially chose another restaurant knowing I despise McDonalds, but I could see it on his face and told him it was ok. He's so thoughtful)


we've all been there....

finally! eureka

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