Friday, September 10, 2010

Ben Gets Some Much Needed Exercise

I took one look at Ben today and said,"Hey kid, if you want to build some muscle on those chubby little legs of yours, you're going to need to get more serious about your exercise regimen."

Here is a video of him...taking my advice to heart, I think.

Recording Breaking Baby

My baby the record breaker- here you can see him challenging the world record for number of fingers held in the mouth at one time. If he were limber enough he would have surely put his feet in as well. I asked him what motivated his efforts- he said...because he can!

Salon Time for Graham

Far be it from me to send my kid to a barber! Graham went to a great kiddie salon in Grandma's hometown today. This place was so super awesome, I am thinking about getting my hair cut there! Only if I can sit in the plane chair of course. Check out G-man driving his taxi in style. If you are in need of a kiddie haircut, I highly recommend it:

Girlfriend Vacation...Kind Of

I had the rare opportunity to vacation with my friend Heather this past July...and her two kids...and my two kids. Oh, how times have changed for us!! What softens the blow? Room service and someone else making my bed. Plus, Heather and I could be raking leaves and we'd have a good time. Also I discovered that nothing is more entertaining to my kids than her kids. The boys loved all of the attention.

At the resort they had a fun restored old farm area. Here's mister Graham kicking the tires on his tractor and taking the time to smell the sunflowers. Had this been a working farm, I am certain that Graham would have been happy to be pressed into service.

Ben's First Carrots

I might as well buy stock in Oxy Clean- we now have our next kid in carrots- and when I say "in" carrots, I mean carrots in his ears, hair (what hair he has), diaper, and most assuredly on his clothes and face. Ben is a good eater and seems so far to prefer these veggies to anything else he has had. But seriously, just chain me to the washing machine. Why are there no albino carrots?! I tacked on this pic of Graham's first carrots just for fun...

Future parents be warned- expect to have to buy some new clothing- and I am not talking about clothing for the baby.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Graham's Windfall

We hit an awesome sale at Children's Place today and Graham got all of these new clothes for $20.33!! I could not believe it! Holy cow! The two pairs of khaki pants and sweater are for next season.

A Rare Cold Day

Graham enjoyed a rare 50-something degree day in style by bundling up and making his way around the playground at the railroad park. Look at all of these layers!

Ethan's Birthday Extravaganza

Graham was loving this birthday fun day! Ethan's birthday featured TWO jumpy bouncers of which he fully took advantage. We partied until he was pooped!

These Boots Were Made for Walking

Graham's Grandma sent him these awesome new boots. Here he is showing them off. His "boops".

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Life' s a Zoo!

Graham recently enjoyed a trip to the zoo during which I worked like a mule and he sat in his wagon and ate popcorn until he puked! Then, ate some more popcorn. Here he is enjoying the views of animals and also chowing down with his friend Claire.

Warm Warm Winter

In mid-January we enjoyed some gorgeous weather with temps in the 70's. Here's Graham on January 14th in shorts (reading a book) and here is a video of him enjoying our local sculpture garden!

Graham at the Museum

Graham was cooking up some fun at the Children' Museum last week. It was so rainy we had to get this kid out of the house. He thanked me by making me this sumptuous meal.