Saturday, March 29, 2008

Benjamin Turns 3

Benjamin's birthday was on Wednesday this week. We wanted to do something to celebrate even though his party was not until today (Saturday). So we made really big cookies, put three candles in them and sang Happy Birthday (one of Benjamin's favorite songs to sing) to Ben.
We let him open one of his presents because he was going to need it for his party. He was SO excited. I have never seen him so happy about a present before. As you can see, it is a baseball glove.

He immediately ran outside to play some ball with his Dad. He catches really well if you throw the ball right into the glove, otherwise he is still learning.
We had his party at a park near our house that has a baseball diamond so he could play.
After sliding into home plate he decided the dirt felt nice and made a "dirt" angel.

I spent way too many hours on his baseball cake, but he loved it! It even has a chocolate mousse filling.
He thought it tasted pretty good too.
This is the only picture I could get of him looking at the camera while opening his presents.

Austin got caught in some of the balloons, but that did not stop him . He just kept on going. He walked all over the park attached to the balloons. It was quite hilarious and it made it easy to spot him.
He also found lots of dirt to eat and roll around in. If you look closely you can see his 1 tooth. Yes, he is 14 months and only has one tooth. But we are excited to announce that as of today he almost has two. (It has cut through but not enough to see when smiling)
After an exciting party Ben decided to relax on the bleachers. A great end to a great day. (And the best part is that all the mess is in the park, not in my house)

Monday, March 24, 2008


We had a nice Easter. Last Saturday we went to an Easter egg hunt with all of the CA Thomas cousins. Benjamin got to meet the Easter Bunny. He thought that was pretty cool.
Benjamin got to decorate eggs for the first time. He had a blast. But he did not think the cups were doing a good enough job of decorating the eggs so he chose to use his fingers as "paint brushes" too. You can see the dye dripping from his hand.
Austin was perfectly happy sitting on Grandma Cary's lap and playing with the strainer.

These are Benjamin's masterpieces. He was quite proud of them!
This is the first year he understood what he was suppose to do on Easter morning. He had a blast. Austin did not participate in the egg hunt. He was too distracted by his basket full of candy and goodies.
The boys with their baskets.

Dressed for church.
With Dad.
With Mom.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cowboy Ben

I just could not help myself. Brian's Dad took these pictures. He dreams of one day being a cowboy himself. But for now he just has a hat and some boots that he never wears. But they sure help to make adorable pictures

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Baseball Boys

Last week was my Grandpa's 79th birthday so the boys and I went to his house to celebrate. (Benjamin never misses an opportunity to blow out someone else candles) Before we left he insisted we bring his baseball stuff. Baseball has been his obsession since some time last spring. Brian of course loves this and insisted he have a tee to practice with . Problem is, they don't make tees for a 2 or 3 year old. So our tee is for a 5 year old. But this does not stop Benjamin from enjoying it.
And like all good little brothers Austin is also obsessed with baseball, because if Benjamin likes it Austin does too. The tee is actually almost as tall as he is. But that does not stop him!

But he does not like to share yet. So when it is Benjamin's turn this is how he reacts. I know I should be comforting him, but it really it hilarious!