Friday, March 30, 2012

I just want to push the buttons..

Oh so sad Ben , big tears and pouty lip. But mommy, I just learned what that button does. It turns the tv on and off! I just want to push it all the time now.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Looks really tall here.

These stripes really make Ben look really tall here even though he's laying down!

Friday, March 16, 2012

What?? I'm being good, I'm just brushing my own teeth..

Smarty pants.. Found Alicia's tooth brush and paste and decided he was going to try and brush his own teeth. Luckily he didn't squeeze the paste out or that coulda been a big mess!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Play dough all by myself

Yeah... Not cool.. Somebody was VERY quiet earlier this morning and when I went to check on him he got out the play dough stuff all by himself.. Smart little duck i guess watched us put it away and knew how Alicia got it out if her cabinet. Ben says "I'm no trouble at all mommy. I'm self sufficient." :-)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mr red cheeks

I feel this is more of a public service announcement.. A few people have been asking about Ben's dairy concerns/allergy/intolerance. Not sure what we can call it right now other than doctors say to "avoid it (dairy) if we can" or keep it in small doses for now and we'll address is more when he gets older. This is what begins to happen (redness on his face, etc) when he does consume some amount of dairy, it will start on his cheeks and often travel to his neck/back/belly if it was a larger dose of dairy. It is not as advanced as Alicia's tree nut allergies, thank god, but we still need to be aware of his diet.
This is what happened about 4-5 hours or so after he ate some soy yogurt. Moral of story..not all Soy yogurt is dairy-free so please please read the label very carefully. I'm learning... This soy yogurt did say it had milk-based live cultures, but I wasn't sure if that was an acceptable level of dairy for Ben to tolerate.. Obviously not, poor Mr Red Cheeks. :(

Monday, March 5, 2012

Just another day

Just another day at the house... I was sitting with Ben in my lap helping him color at the table when Alicia was like I want up on your lap too. Seriously? Ok, sure i was up for a challenge and she hopped right up.. Didn't think my lap was big enough to sit like this, but she snuck right between me and Ben, lol. Lucky, I have such small peanut kids to allow them to do this.. :-) Ah yes, and it became quite silly and didn't last too long but here's our self portrait..

Friday, March 2, 2012

new years day fun

We welcomed 2012 at the Suttmann's annual New Year's Day party. What's more fun than starting the new year off right with a big party with so many friends!
Things really have changed in just a few years - check out our group back in 2008!

Here's the kids' table - Starting with Ben in the upper right corner, we have Ben, Alicia, Carl, Lucas, Hannah, Kaylee, Megan, and Nathaniel.

Here's the big kids' table :)

Our group as a whole! the Suttmann's, Bormet's, Ford's, the Kluesner's, the Russell's and the Soukup's

Well, we atleast tried the kids on the couch shot... not many happy campers here, lol... Maybe we should have tried to bribe them or did this shot at the beginning of the night next time.

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