Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mind Your Mother

just so you don't think we are confusing him by telling him "noo" when he wasn't doing anything. He went under the table to play with the electrical outlets...just didn't get the camera on fast enough.

Jack...errr...Ben in the Box

I Dare You To Tell Me He Isn't The Cutest Kid!

I think Ben woke up this morning looking like a little boy and no longer a baby. In seven days he will turn 1 and I am shocked. It helps me get a bittersweet perspective as we await our new baby. Those 2am feedings really are just a miniscule phase, those clingy whiny phases are fleeting amidst weeks of sweet baby lovliness, that first tooth, cold, ear infection, diaper rash, owie is a meer blink. At the time we are going through these things it seems as if the days stretch on into eternity.....and yet it is a whole year gone by.

Ben in all his glorious sweetness...munching on pizza crust...and a nice shot of my foot LOL

Here he is meandering about with one of his favorite stuffed animals. It is a monkey that Claudio named Brooklyn, but we can't remember why LOL

And in case you are wondering why he has no pants on so often lately.....he just likes having his pants off. Nothing makes him happier than being unfettered. So we indulge :)

So I dare ya ;)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

At Long Last!!

Well after thinking we would have an early walker and being proven wrong month after month look who finally decided to get off his bum just a hair shy of his 1st birthday!

This video looks almost exactly the same LOL...but here he is again. By the way...yes, by the end of the day my living room is always that messy!

Friday, January 09, 2009

The Importance of Motherly Encouragement

True encouragement for mothers is sorely lacking in our society. Melissa is truly lucky to have found these women.


Sunday, January 04, 2009

Our Christmas Family Picture

PS to those few who don't already know....and there is a new member of the family not visible in the picture :) Due late July.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Benjamin Gets in Touch with his Roots

Storage For All Ben's Toys!

With the huge influx of toys at Christmas we quickly realized that the two little baskets we kept everything in just wasn't going to cut it anymore. Here was our solution. So far so good!

Friday, January 02, 2009


Christmas Morning

We were too excited for Christmas morning to actually remember to take many pictures. And Ben wasn't all that successful with really opening anything so that is fine. But below were just a few of the hysterical and memorable moments. :)

This is just a pic of our tree with all of the presents under it.

Now a little explanation: Cla always says he wishes he had warm fleecie feetie pajamas like Benjamin. So below is what Benjamin got his daddy for Christmas....and yes Cla has worn them to bed every night since ;)

BTW....they glow in the dark LOL!!

Look they're twins!!