Monday, September 14, 2009

Labor Day Weekend in Virginia

Over the Labor Day weekend we took a trip to VA to visit my dad and stepmom. They live on Lake Anna and we love to go down and swim in the lake.

THis little doll chair is perfect size for Benjamin and he takes it over as if it is his throne.

There is my dad making salad for dinner. Claudio thinks they make the best salads....other than the lake they are a major highlight of our trip ;)

We spent lots of time lounging around (making weird faces)

We went for walks down to the community beach/dock where there is a sandbox and a boat launch, which when not in use is a perfect little spot for a toddler to try out the water.

Here is Ben at the boat launch. He was remarkably fearless in the lake...wanting to just walk off into the water with no regard for depth.

Everyone had advice....*sigh*

Anna's first trip to my dad's dock/boathouse

Ben had a blast in the lake and just playing on the dock!

Anna, on the other hand, mostly slept :)

Benjamin insisted on climbing all the stairs back up to the house....He is a stud!

Look at all these stairs!!!

Having fun with Grandma Judi

Anna took a quick dip with mommy...just for fun.

All that swimming Anna did worked up an she is demanding her dinner!

Other than that...lots of cuddling with Grandma and resting happened :)

It's Always a Nice Day for a Walk

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Maggie Simpson

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If you click on the picture to enlarge it you will see chocolate donut crubs all around Ben's mouth. His breakfast on the way to Virginia :) In his right hand he is clutching half a donut...we couldn't get it in the picture. Boy, was he happy when he woke up and disovered more donut to eat!

Ben Discovers His Shadow

Like Brother Like Sister

This is Ben just over a year ago..
And here is Anna a few days ago....

Enjoying naps on the dock at Grandpa Bob and Grandma Judi's

Sleeping Beauty

Pretty in Pink

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Half dozen double chocolate....showdown between toddler and mom.....toddler left with a krueller.

Boston Cream missing...presumed eaten.

Me and my Binks

This was not posed....Not sure how she got it in her hand like that. Too cute!!