Monday, May 30, 2011

The Big Two

Our little birthday boy enjoyed every second of his birthday. He took playing hard to a whole new level. We had a great party with friends and family. Jonathan grilled out and we had lots of good food. It was a great 2 year celebration.

He knew it was an exciting day when Granddad and Grandmother came to spend some special time with him. He loves them so much.

Every gift totally captured his attention. The hardest part of the whole day was getting him to open the next gift. After he opened each one he was done and wanted to play. It was sweet.

Miss Kylie was willing to help open the gifts while he played.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Evening Family Walks

Now that it is getting warm we love to be outside. At least a few nights a week involve a walk around the pond in our backyard.
It is all about the dogs for Benjamin. He likes to talk and bark to every dog along the path.
About halfway we take a little break. Sometimes watch the little baby ducks.
Only until he spots more dogs, inspiring many claps and squeals.
Jumping on our shadows.

Every walk is topped off with a juice box.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Easter Sunday Cheese

Benjamin decided the week of Easter that screaming cheese with all his might is the only way to take a picture. So we have a ton of pictures with his intense cheese face. This new way of taking pictures is quite welcome. He at least stands still. For the last 4 months Benjamin has been blurry in every picture because he is always on the GO. He knows one speed. Fast.
Benjamin loving on Grandma.
This was the best we got for a family picture. Most of them have Benjamin's mouth wide open screaming cheese and we are laughing our faces off.
And here are a few pics more for Nana...

After church on Easter we had our family over to celebrate Jesus! What a blessing it is to see our family growing! All the little cousins did an egg hunt after dinner. It was hit.

Once Benjamin discovered the eggs are full of candy the hunt was over. He would just stop and eat the loot from that egg before going back to the hunt. However, his cousin Tanner was very experienced in egg hunting and had a basketfull in minutes. I think Benjamin had 3 total eggs in his bucket at the end.

(please excuse the poor pic quality here - camera phone)
Benjamin realized that is was much easier just to take all the eggs from his cousin's basket after the hunt was done.
Ethan sat here for over 30 minutes eating candy. He was too focused to even look at me for picture.

It was a wonderful Easter Sunday! We are blessed.