Friday, December 30, 2011

It's a sit and spin toy, right? Not a spinning racecar track.

Well..., atleast Ben is enjoying his new Christmas toy in some fashion. I did want a toy that he sat down more and played with....
I guess I didn't specify. :P

Thursday, December 22, 2011

One of the few ways Ben will sit still.

New music instrument I guess, lol. Perfectly fine toys right next to him, but wants to play with this instead. Silly...

Holiday card cheer

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mommy's little sweeper

Hired a new kitchen floor sweeper :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ben's random 10 celebrating 10 months.

The little man is growing up so fast. At Ben's last doctor's apt (his 9 month one) he was 18 lbs, 14 ounces and was 29 inches tall.  So here's a random top 10 list for Ben celebrating 10 months!

1. Already walking, started probably about a month or so ago, at 9 months he was walking unassisted, and now, at 10 months, he is running and chasing Alicia.
2. Has 2 bottom teeth, and has 3 more coming in on top! They are just breaking ground now, so that is why he has been a bit of a fussy fart the last few weeks on and off.
3. Just in the last week, he has been more vocal, as we've been hearing more "mama" and "dada" and other squaking and squeaky noises. :)
4. He loves to chase Tanner and play with his tags.
5. He enjoys to "bother" his big sister Alicia, as she is always saying, "I want to play with Ben" but then a few minutes later, "mom, Ben is bothering me and chewing on _____ "
6. Yes, Ben loves to chew on things right now, everything _____ insert in to mouth. Think this directly correlates with #2 on the list, but it is crazy. I hope he doesn't get into a biting phase that's all I can say. Right now it is innocent, but I could see it get out of hand.
7. Ben enjoys climbing up and down the stairs in our house. Yes, it is early to start, but with a townhome, you need to get used to the stairs, so why not start them early.
8. Ben is still on his Nutramigen (a special hypo-allergenic icky expensive formula) :(  We are hoping once he turns 1 we can officially move him to milk... fingers crossed that he doesn't have a milk allergy or intolerance as we've had breakouts and irritability in the past. He tried yogurt at 9 months, but began breaking out a bit, so we gave it a rest for another month or so and have only been introducing small amounts of other dairy instead.
9. Ben loves his grilled cheese sandwiches! He doesn't break out from them, so yeah to cheese, and small amounts of dairy seem ok! He also loves to eat bananas.
10. Ben is very very active and doesn't like to sit much. Always on the go. So I think we can almost officially call him a toddler...  :(

Looks it's super-Ben!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy st nicks day!

There's an elf on the loose in our house! Day 1 of the "elf on a shelf" - Alicia named him Cookieo. Not sure how she came up with it, but I guess it's a combo of a cookie and Oreo? :-)
Follow his whereabouts on our random photos site here

"I'm free!!" said Cookieo.

Friday, December 2, 2011

There it goes!!

Alicia finally got to mail out her hair today for Locks of Love! <3 more pics to come later!

What you see if very rare...

Ben was really quiet and rarely lays still on the floor like this (he is always go go go...) unless he is playing with Tanner. Aww, here kitty kitty..

Monday, November 28, 2011

Not too bad, only took about a day...

Well considering we just put the tree up late Saturday night, Ben is just now trying to really get at the tree....

I see that Ben!! Gotcha.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hold still, kitty cat...

Oh, poor Tanner, always getting picked on. He is being so good here tolerating Ben playing with his collar tags.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I think Ben was cold here. (audio)

Lately, Ben's been communicating a bit with us.   Not with words, but with Shivers.
The other day this was his way of telling us he was cold in the van

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy 9 months, Ben!

Here's the look of determination.. Walking with socks on the pergo without falling over :-)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Seriously, I heard this tink-tink noise and then saw Ben playing with this... Well, maybe he'll be the fixer-upper of the family, lol. Not the first time today I caught him doing this either.. Boy oh boy...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Steps here and there..

Ben cruising a lot now days and starting to take unassisted steps.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2 teeth

I managed to sneak this picture somehow and got an adorable looking Ben here, haha.. He's like chheeessee!!! Check out my two bottom teeth in this picture too!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Hey that's my sun.

Tanner keeping his position in the kitchen sun, despite Ben quickly approaching him :-) Tanner loves his sunshine, while Ben loves to chase kittycat... Makes thing fun ;-) lol

Monday, September 26, 2011

Starting them out young...

Hard at work already on their computers :-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Carseat for Tanner?!

Ben was playing with his carseat earlier today on the floor and a little bit ago I went to pick up his carseat and I found this. Too cute, I guess Tanner thinks it is comfy to fall asleep in too.

Monday, September 19, 2011

gymnastics apparatus

Well I guess when Ben grows out of his little pack and play Alicia will be using it for gymnastics practice. Ugh! I don't think so! so I came down the steps from getting Ben changed after lunch and Alicia was having way too much fun. :/

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I love my Sophie...

Ben is really enjoying his Sophie squeaker toy lately with his new teeth. I have 2 bottom teeth now!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Heather

Happy birthday to the best wife/mother/friend a family can have.
Its been a roller coaster of a year, but we seem to keep on trucking.
Thanks for always being there for us.

Happy Birthday,
Drew, Alicia, Ben and Tanner

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Alicia's 1st day of Kindergarten

Here's some photos from Alicia's big 1st day of Kindergarten!! So far, a week or so in, she has been loving it. What a big new exciting experience for our little 5 year old!! Way to go, Alicia.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy 7 months

Happy 7 months old Ben!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Look at that pouty face.

We got a big ole pouty lip and tears on this face. Mommy's little boy gets a bit upset when he doesn't get what he wants right away. Lol.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Found you!

Ben found Tanner's hiding spot. Lol. He is seriously getting into every single little corner of this house. Poor Tanner has no where to hide now!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I wanna play in sandbox with big sister too...

Hannah's 1st birthday



Oh d-d-d-d-dear... This poor post has slipped my mind. Poor miss Hannah B. celebrated her big 1st birthday earlier this summer and I am now just posting pictures from it! eek! Well, we definitely had a great time at her party, all the kids loved the pizza, cake, and of course, the soft serve ice cream cones!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Resourceful ? Or trouble... You pick the title.

Taking a poll..

Found Ben sitting on his turtle blocks toy. So he had to have climbed/crawled up it and sat down to play his musical table. Pretty funny and he was super content. Should I title this, resourceful (since he's using the toy as a chair) or trouble (since he probably should be climbing up on things already)???

Helping with the dishwasher

Monday, August 15, 2011

Somebody loves his sister

Ben sure adores his big sister. Look at this big grin when Alicia was hugging him.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Well I'm sure this is the first of many many bruises, but the floor and one of Ben's blocks got the best of him! He was pulling himself up on the couch and then fell pretty much face first on the pergo on top of his building blocks. And of course mommy was just two steps behind to try and catch the fall.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

More Pictures from Tony / Michelles Wedding

Here's a few focusing on The Grandkids

Here's a few focusing on our family.

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