Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Tree and Train

It was time to decorate for Christmas. We got Papa to help out.

Ben got to put the star on the tree.

Ben got a really nice train from Patch last Christmas that we got to set up this year. It is a really neat Lionel train from the 1950's. Every day when we come home he asks to drive the drain.

As you can see he really likes it.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Sorry I am lazy and cannot get any Thanksgiving pictures up. You can see a great slideshow from AGTrex here.

Note I skipped ahead in the slideshow to get right to the Ben pictures.....feel free to backtrack though!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Stop Looking!

Everybody who is looking for and asking me what I might like for Christmas, you can just hold it right there....I have found it!

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Picture from the ugc/ag wedding

Just got this in the mail today from last spring. This is KatrinaRun's family.

cold day on the playground

Many thanks to MomiDomi for loaning us HP's puffy jacket.

The hat/mouth warmer is a PablitoRun exclusive.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Big shoes

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

My friend at work made me some Gulab Jamun. They were incredibly delicious. But Ben prounced them yucky. (He wouldn't even try them)

Thank you Geeta!

Some pictures from school.


Hanging out with the twins and Aiden in the fort.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Other fun things...

When we weren't at the zoo, we filled our time by reading books with Madgie,
Playing with our alphabet puzzle with Patch,

And just plain having fun with all our toys (by spreading them all out in the room at the same time!).

It was a fun weekend - thanks for coming Madgie and Patch!!
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Zoo, cont'd

Look at these crazy kids!
Ben got to pet a baby chick, and a rooster. Ben loves all animals.

Ben walked all over the zoo...

And then he was very tired!

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Zoo, cont'd

Then we saw a real elephant.
Then we saw how Ben measured up against a baby rhino.

Then Ben saw a real rhino with Patch. Interesting fact: Rhinos are territorial and will make their territory by peeing and they can pee in any direction. There were actually signs up that told people to stand back because they could get peed on by the rhinos! So needless to say, Patch and Ben moved pretty quickly once the rhino came close!

We learned lots of interesting facts at the zoo, as evidenced below by Ben, Madgie, and Patch all reading the informative sign about hippos!

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Brookfield Zoo

Madgie and Patch came up to visit us this weekend, so Ben decided to take them to the zoo. First we had to get ready at home with warm clothes because it was cold out.
Once we got to the zoo, we saw giraffes with Madgie.

Then we climbed on an elephant with Patch.

Then we got to feel a real elephant's tooth and skin.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pumpkin de la resistance!

This year we decided to carve the pumpkin as something Ben would recognize...ELMO!!!!

Update....Just thought I would share that I got the stencil from here.