Monday, April 28, 2008

The kids with their buddy Kate for her 4th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese a couple weeks ago. Do Ben's puffy allergy eyes remind you of anyone?

(Yes, I stole your picture Rebecca.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pass the shells

So at church on Sunday, the children's sermon was about sand dollars and how they reflect the crucifix. All the kids were given 2 little quarter size sand dollars. I held on to Ben's while he went to the preschool Sunday school class and he promptly asked for those "things" back when we picked him up. I gave them to him and told him they were sand dollars. He said something about "sand dollar crackers" a couple times and I just said okay, thinking he was being silly. So we load the kids up into the car, I climb in and look back at Ben and... he's eating his sand dollar!! His eyes got big and he had this surprised look on his face like, now what do I do?! when I told him he wasn't supposed to eat them. He was crunching away on the bite he took so I gave him a tissue to spit it out on. Luckily the church is just around the corner from the house because he couldn't spit all those little crunchy sand dollar crumbs out. He stuck his tongue out the rest of the way home and kept spitting on the walk into the house until he finally got it all rinsed out with water.

Friday, April 11, 2008


We had one of Keith's Leadership group friends and her family over last weekend. They have a little girl, Kinley, who is a couple months younger than Ben. They played really well together and before the night was over, she decided they should get married. The next morning, the first thing out of Ben's mouth was "can we call that little girl and have her come play again?"

Yesterday we went to the mall for lunch with Rebecca and Kate. Sarah had an admirer. A sweet little blond boy who reminded me of Emmett. He kept coming over to her and at first she pushed him away. After we'd been there awhile and she was getting tired and cranky, I gave her her binky and she layed down on the bench. He came over and gave her a kiss on the cheek! He was all googley-eyed around her. It was soo cute. Rebecca snapped a pic of them:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ben - "Maybe we can plant an acorn in your pasta plant place and it will go into a tree"

He meant hosta plant place :)