Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Only a bit behind but here's what we did for Ben's birthday party. On his birthday, 11-11-11 at 11:11am! (We couldn't resist) It was a great hit with all involved.


And here's a little video of the "town" in action.
It's a "quick before somebody needs me" type of video. Sorry.

Strangely enough, or I guess not so strangely considering kids tend to enjoy the thing you least anticipated, almost all the kids favorite part was cleaning up..........figures.

Then, because giving a bunch of five year old a license to drive wasn't fun enough we were crazy enough to go on a scavenger hunt to find Ben's birthday present. Here's the treasure at the end.

By the way. That is Ben excited. He maybe a bundle of supercharged energy but when it comes to getting or finding something cool he's usually pretty "chil-lax",as Will would say, about it. And yes I have no idea actually how to spell that made up word, which I'm pretty sure reveals my age and all together lack of coolness. Oh well.

We rounded out the day with an inaugural ride, it was dark so the ride was short, but overall I'm pretty sure this adorable five year old had a pretty darn good birthday. Wouldn't ya say?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Dalmatian Plantation or the
Dalmatian Herd, whichever one Ben is in the mood for.
(Better pictures to come later, hopefully)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Guess what Ben's up to.....

So Ben's was the man of the hour yesterday and got to go to......


Jumping, running, climbing, swinging, it's basically tailor-made for this kid. I was only able to get one video as I was trying to coral Emma, but it was of the "best part". So without delay here is Superman Ben.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First day of school.....

I know it doesn't look it but he'd been asking us at least five times a day for the last three weeks if he got to go to school today. Well today we could finally say YES!! Another year of preschool is off to a great start.

We also attempted to get a family photo via the "guy with the longest arms holds the camera out and clicks the shutter" tried and true method.

Obviously it's not exactly tried and true for us. Oh well.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A First....

Big day today...

Emma cut a tooth!

Does she scoot? No.
Does she crawl? No.
Does she roll over?No....
Well, actually, it's rumored that she can but the
feat is elusive and has yet to be seen with the naked eye.

Does she move under her own power really at all? Nope.

But a tooth? You betcha.

PS. I'll get around to posting something about the holidays sooner or later or ever later.