Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

time to catch up

So much going on, its tough to keep up.   I'll try to jot down a few things that has gone on over the past few weeks to keep you in the loop with whats going on with us.  Heather just had her 2nd blogiversary.  (check it out at http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com), Alicia's doing great at reading and gymnastics. Ben's getting into EVERYTHING, and Drew & Heather have started going to Spinning Class frequently.  All in all we are staying pretty busy.

Here are a highlights in pictures.

Is this winter?  We had a crazy run of great weather... So one day after school, Heather took Alicia and Ben to a park, and let Alicia rider her bike a bit.   Its tough to argue with 40-50s in January.

What happened to the packers?  The Packers were supposed to win it all this year.   The kids were dressed up in packer gear to show support for Heather's packers.    Unfortunately their playoff run didn't last too long, but we were able to get some good pictures from the pre-game festivities.

OK.  Winter came.. lets go play in the snow.   Alicia and Drew have gone out for the 2 snow storms we've had this year.  Alicia really enjoys sledding.  She isn't too good at pulling up the sled, but she's having fun, so its all worth it.  One day she went sledding with our neighbor.  They had a lot of fun.   Now if Mother Nature will ever give us our "magical" snow, we'll be able to build our yearly snowman.   Ben had fun, but he got cold real fast.  Its very cute when he shivers.

Random Cuteness
And here are a few more pics i've run across over the last few weeks.  Heather does a great job of documenting whats going on while i'm at work.   A few small notes about some of these pictures.   Ben in upper right likes to pull the cover on his car seat over his heads.  Its a game for him.  It keeps him busy in the car, so thats good.  Alicia's been doing a great job with her disney junior computer games (lower center).  And in the middle.  Ben tilting his head, is he way of playing peek-a-boo.   

Now for our monkey.   He's seriously a piece of work.   He's getting into everything he can get into, climbing on top of anything he can climb onto, and the little stinker is very observant.   Note the 2 center bottom pictures.   He knows that Mommy uses these magnetic "keys" to open these cabinets, so what does he do?  takes it off the fridge and tries to open them himself.     (we're in trouble)

Alicia's school had a fundraiser at chuckie-cheese (show-biz pizza) and Ben enjoyed riding a ride together.

Here's the video that didn't work too well earlier.  Ben going down the slide by himself.   

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ben going down slide all by himself

Someone will be ready for the park come springtime!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Watching snowflakes

Well it's more of a combination of all the birds that were outside our window plus some big snowflakes coming down. Either way thought it was a good pic..

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Holding on with 2 hands!

Silly boy has been playing with his carseat lately. Ben pulls down the umbrella hood portion on his carseat a lot and now is playing peek-a-boo like with Alicia at times in the back seat. It's cute. He also rides like with 2 hands on the handle like an amusement ride bar, seriously?! Mommy is not that crazy of a driver, Ben!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hop hop hop froggy

Ben was carrying the little froggy up the steps and he was being super cute with it making it hop. I really think he was just trying to shake it to hear some type noise, but it looked like hopping instead :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Someone is starting to finally wave, Hi!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Newest climbing challenge

Just great. Looks like someone now thinks he can try and climb out of his pack and play.. Luckily it is still a challenge to Ben and he can't get out just yet.