19 hours ago
Monday, November 12, 2012
Yes, it's true. We had another birthday boy in the house. Big Ben, The Benjamin, Big Jet, Benny Boy, the little man--call him what you will--turned ONE. Hard to believe it's been a whole year. I feel like he's so much younger than Evan was when he turned one. Weird to say, but true. Probably because E had been walking for a couple of months by that time. Ben has taken a few steps and can totally do it, and totally refuses to. He is one stubborn kid, and just doesn't want to walk! It's kind of hilarious. We love our Big Jet, as E nicknamed him. I don't know why, but it's cute. He still won't sleep through the night, is obsessed with food, growls and screeches, loves to wrestle, gives us crinkly smiles, has five teeth, loves knocking over towers and flipping through books, can clap and play peekaboo, screams at the cat and pulls out her hair (he adores her), and is super speedy when it comes to stairs. He has a special screech just for Evan when Evan is mad at something he's doing. He lights up when he sees his Dada. What would we do without him? Happy birthday Big Ben!!
Posted by John, Jen and Evan at 9:34 AM
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Evan turned FOUR on the 23rd of October. For his birthday he got to eat donuts for breakfast, go to the zoo, and spend some birthday money from Grandma and Grandpa. We went out to dinner to the restaurant of his choice (Freddy's--yum!) and then went for ice cream. He got a two wheeler (well, technically, a 4-wheeler), fireman boots, his first real Legos, Angry Birds pjs, and a couple of books.
Posted by John, Jen and Evan at 9:50 AM
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Posted by John, Jen and Evan at 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2012
We had a fun Fourth of July shopping at the outlets and then napping, then having dinner and watching fireworks with the Hoffmans and others. It was so nice, and the fireworks in the town (just set off by random residents) almost beat out any professional fireworks show I've ever seen. Evan loved it, but Ben was not interested. In fact, he was downright grumpy about all the noise.
Posted by John, Jen and Evan at 2:29 PM
Monday, June 25, 2012
This Father's Day, Evan picked out a tie for John. I had found a simple tutorial online to make a tie for Evan, so I bought two of the one he picked out. Then I made a tie for Evan, and used the leftover pieces to make one for Ben, which I sewed onto a onesie. It was fun to do! Here are the results: John was sure thrilled with his Father's Day gift. He was one proud daddy at church.
Posted by John, Jen and Evan at 2:43 PM