Friday, March 15, 2013

A Friday post for Ben

A couple nights ago while Amelia was in the middle of her 11 hours of straight sleep I woke up to a creepy feeling that someone was watching me. I opened my eyes to see Ben standing in our room staring at us. I asked him if he needed to go to the bathroom, he nodded his head and walked out of the room. I got out of bed to follow him to the bathroom to make sure he was okay and realized he wasn't in there, but instead could hear him unlocking the sliding glass door trying to make his way outside. My guess is he was trying to make his way to his "pee tree". ( Just a few days before he had been showing his friend, Noah how to properly pee on the tree in our backyard.) After a couple more confused attempts he made it to the bathroom and back into bed and was fast asleep. I on the other hand laid wide awake wondering if Ben had anymore plans to sleep walk his way outside while we were sleeping.

Or maybe he was just trying to get into Thriller mode which is what he was doing in this picture above. I can take him anywhere with me and he's happy as long as he can listen to Michael Jackson on my iPod. He looks like a mini-teenager with his headphones and glasses. We're still working on getting him to bring his voice down a few volumes when he talks to us with his headphones on. Everyone in the store can hear him yell "Mom! I just changed the song to Billy's Jeans!". 

Ben is desperate to have his own iPod or iTouch. When he begged me for one the other night I did the whole "When I was your age blah, blah, blah....". I can't believe I say stuff like that. I hated when adults used to say that to me. But, regardless my deal with Ben is that if he can save up $250.00 of his own money he can buy his very own. On Sunday night I walked into his room and asked him why he was still awake and he said he was counting all his money to see if he was anywhere close to getting the iPod. He had counted 100 pennies and added that to his $1.50 he had in his wallet and in his mind came up with $200.00. I had to break it to him that he still had quite a bit to save. So, the next day he went to the Boys and Girls Club and spent his $1.50 on a muffin in the coffee shop. I think it'll be a while..... 

Bragging Rights:

This is my new segment I like to call Bragging Rights! At the first parent  teacher conference we went to with Ben's 1st grade teachers they told us he had behavioral problems because he couldn't stay still and was too social in class and we needed to take him to a doctor to find out what's wrong with him. I guess most 6 year old boys sit quietly for 6 hours at their desk and listen attentively to every word the teacher says. Who knew?

  And now, just a few months later (no doctors involved) we have a Student of the Week! We framed this certificate and he found a place to put it on his wall by his bed. We are all very proud! 

That's all for now! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Milly's first tooth!

Milly's first tooth popped up this weekend! You can barely see it yet, but it's there. Bring on the steaks and jaw breakers!! Just kidding....

Anyway, here's some super cuteness! She seriously is a happy baby and smiles all the time until that mysterious flash machine comes out and tries to snap a picture of her.
Sierra and I took Ben to the Science Factory last weekend. More on that in another post. I promise. Maybe.
 OH EM GEE!! They are adorable! Yes, Ben has a mohawk. No, he never lets us spike it.

 Then there's this! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I have so much blogging to do and so little time lately!!! Don't worry though fellow followers, I'll be back! In the meantime here's some super cuteness! 
Seriously! Look at that face!

And this one too! We're currently waiting for a new pair of glasses. Soccer ball to the face meant bad news for the ones in the pic, but that's another blog entry.

Christmas morning! Ben was so excited to wear his new robe! Such a little man. 

This is usually how she puts herself down for a nap. P.S. I pretty much wore those red pajamas for the entire winter break. Don't tell.

Ben is truly the best big brother and very proud of it!
Soon, when life takes a small break I'll blog more! XOXO

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Holidays Are Here!

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year! Isn't it everyone's? We started the holiday season off with long over due visitors from the East Coast. My Kissy, Paul, and Matt all flew out to Oregon for Thanksgiving! It had been way too long since we'd spent time together so it made it extra special that it was during a holiday. Kissy had been dying to get her hands on Amelia. Once she did it was hard to pry her off her.

Ben had so much fun spending time with Cousin Matt! I found them hanging out in the living room together one night talking about sports and watching Full House. Matt was telling Ben how much money baseball players make. Ben was pretty impressed especially once he realized that that must mean his friend Keaton (6 years old) who plays baseball must be super rich!

Courtney's family Jer, Pamela, and Ruby were here visiting as well starting a little earlier in the week. Ben and Ruby always have so much fun together. Here they are playing dress up. You can 't tell in the picture but taking a picture in these masks/hats...whatever they are was making them laugh so hard.

Poor Ben got so sick that he had to spend Thanksgiving day and the next couple days in bed which is not easy for a 6 year old. That weekend was the Christmas parade downtown which I so didn't want him to miss. So, I bundled him up, took a couple umbrellas, left Eder and Amelia at home, and we headed to the parade. It was so much fun! I love our little town and their hometown traditions. 

Yoda on top of the truck was Ben's favorite.

Bonus picture:

Milly's activity seat

More on holidays to come!! Suspensful, right?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Amelia's First Spoonful

We tried feeding Amelia some rice cereal this weekend. I'm sure you can guess her level of enthusiasm.

Anyway, we poured the rest of it in a bottle and threw the spoon and bowl in the sink. Maybe next month will be more successful. At least she's cute even she's looking at me like 'what the hell, mom?!'.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Halloween and Birthday Extravaganza!

After 5 days off work I have so much to blog about! Where to start....
It was so great that I got to take some time off work while Ben was out of school, especially since our first day off was Halloween! Ben was dressed and ready to go trick or treating at 9am. This is him waiting patiently in his room.

We took Amelia to daycare late morning so Ben and I could go on a lunch date and trick or treating down town baby free. It was so fun to do something with just the two of us. Even though we did that for 6 years, it seemed like it had been forever since I had spent any one on one time with him. 

After our lunch date we met up with Michelle, Ella, and Keaton and went trick or treating downtown. The kids had so much fun and Michelle and I had a great time catching up. 

We had a Buzz Lightyear, a G.I. Joe, and a ghost turned Mother Theresa turned Princess in a white sheet. 
The 3 of them have been close since they were babies. So much fun to watch them grow up together. 

Meanwhile Amelia was busy being really cute in her halloween onesie and OSU hat. Proof of cuteness here:

See, I told you.

Here is a fun pic of Eder and Ben waiting ummm....patiently for Ben's parent/teacher conference to begin. His teachers told us he has a lot of energy. hmmm.....I wonder where he gets that from.

On Friday we celebrated my mom's 60th birthday! Our family took her to dinner at a new gluten free restaurant right around the corner from our house. Afterwards we went back to my house and hung out in Ben's room and took some pics. I'm pretty sure this first one could be our Christmas card this year. Just need to photo shop in Eder. 

On Saturday Eder stayed home with the kids while Aaron, mom, and I went out to Newport for the day! We have a favorite breakfast spot out there that looks over the bay and has the best crepes. I'm so lucky to have a mom that I enjoy spending so much time with. It may not have been a two week road trip like we did 10 years ago, but it was still a good memory.