Saturday, February 23, 2008

It's a girl!

Just got back from our midway ultrasound...and it is a beautiful healthy girl!

--updated---sorry I couldn't take the pink anymore. I have switched to a gender neutral color now :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

More presents!

Ben got some great new coloring books and Crayons from Mimi that he had to play with right away!

And more Legos!!!

After the big celebration, Ben got some relaxing reading time in with Caroline.

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More Birthday Pictures

Madgie and Patch came up to play with Ben on his birthday. Ben had a great time playing Legos with Madgie.

Then we had a little celebration on Ben's actual birthday (before his big party the next day). Ben can't wait to open those presents.

Good job on blowing out those candles!

Here is a singing Happy Birthday monkey he got from his Nana and Great-Patch!

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Ben is 2!

My cake I made for him...

Sometime I am going to have to learn something other then Elmo. I don't think that will fly when he is 14.

Here is a picture of him on his cool new tricycle that he got from Patch and Madgie.

Here he is with his good friends Phil and Sandy.

Despite the photographic evidence she promises me that she likes kids.

Somebody liked the cake....

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Friday, February 15, 2008


Guess whose birthday it is?


It's Ben's Birthday. He is the big 02.

Yesterday mom and dad went to his class to help celebrate

His first birthday present was to help Patch break up some ice on the driveway...What Fun!

More Pictures to come.....
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Big Boy Bed!

This weekend we spent some more time getting the house ready for the new baby. This mostly involved starting to set up Ben's room.

Ben loves his big boy bed. So much so that he really wanted to sleep there for several nights even though we didn't have any covers for it!

Saturday night he finally got his chance.

He went to sleep without any problem. It was very cute, about an hour after I put him down, I went to get Chien to go outside. After we came back in, Chien ran up to Ben's new room and stood outside the door, waiting to go back and get in bed with Ben. They both slept through the night, and Ben ran into to wake us up early in the morning!
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Mardi Gras

Some times it is good to have a little New Orleans in your blood.

This is Ben's Great-Grandmother


Don't worry KatrinaRun's family, I will make it perfectly clear....this is from his father's side of the family.
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Thursday, February 07, 2008


I don't know if I would quite call it a blizzard, but we did have quite a storm. We got about a foot over a 12 hour period.

I took a few pictures of the backyard.

No grilling any time soon.

We always let the dog run around outside in the snow, I think it is one of his favorite things. Although he is a dog, just about everything is his favorite thing.

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Note this was a different storm then the pictures from below. All that snow had melted. I hate chicago...... :)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Snow play

We had another pretty big snowstorm over on Friday. We managed to get out on Saturday to have som fun in the snow.

Unfortunately it was pretty dry/fluffy snow so it wasn't the greatest for building a snowman.

Unfortunately, I am sure we will have more opportunities this year.
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Sunday, February 03, 2008


This was a great night to teach Ben that cheaters never win!!!, and KatrinaRun won her superbowl grid. She and I have never won one of those in 10 years of trying, so a great night all around.
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I thought this was appropriate.