Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Clean Teeth....Finally

Today Benjamin went to the Dentist for the first time. Am I a bad Mom? Should he have gone sooner? I don't know. But the good news is that his teeth look great! Here he is waiting, and actually excited.

He also go to read his first Highlights magazine. An exciting day of firsts.
Ready to go and bubbling with anticipation.
Not so excited anymore! It took about 5 minutes of me begging and bribing to get him to open his mouth for the x-rays. And another 5 minutes of begging and bribing to get him to open it again for the cleaning. 50 minutes later his teeth were clean and he had quite a stash of goodies. A blue balloon 2 bouncy balls and a bag of fun teeth stuff.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Benjamin's first MLB game

Yesterday Benjamin went to his first Oakland A's game. (First of many, I am sure) Benjamin and Brian had matching #3 Chavez shirts that Benjamin thought was great. They had good seats in the lower deck by third base so a few foul balls came their way. In the picture you can see Ben had his glove ready to go at all times. He kept yelling to the players "Hit it to ME!"
He also got to go with Brian's brother Jon and his son Nolan, Benjamin's only male cousin.

He got to eat lots of junk food....soda.

And popcorn....
The game started at 1pm....Benjamin's nap time
But he had a great time anyways.
They lasted about 4 innings and even got free bobble heads. Benjamin loved the game!! On our way home from church today he remembered that he forgot to tell his friends about the game. He was very upset. He told me to go back so he could tell them. I convinced him that no one would be there. So he deiced he would call them instead.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mini Me Golf

Yesterday was the nicest day of the year. It was 89 degrees and it was so nice Brian decided to leave work early and have some family fun. We went miniature golfing for the first time (Ben calls it mini me golf). And it was quite an experience.

Benjamin quickly decided he did not need any help.
And was very excited when he found two balls in the hole.
Austin looks like he is being a good boy and golfing with the family.....but this is the only time he was where he was suppose to be.

This is how it went. Benjamin running one way and Austin running the other.
They both really enjoyed the water features. Austin is trying with all his might to get through the fence.
And when hitting the ball did not work Benjamin would just throw it.....why not? That is how they do it in baseball...Overall it was a fun time on a beautiful day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Goats, Goats and more Goats

Yesterday was dollar day at Happy Hollow. It is a fun park with lots of rides, playgrounds, a puppet show and a small zoo with some random animals. Potbelly pigs, sheep, monkeys, and the very best part is the goat place. You pay 25 cents and get a handful of food and you get to feed the goats. Unfortunately for my deprived boys, I had no change. Benjamin being the resourceful boy that he is, got food another way. He went around and picked up the food on the ground that kids had dropped. (It got a little tricky when we was having trouble distinguishing between food and goat poop. Luckily there is a sink to wash your hands when you leave the pen)
But he soon decided that he did not like the goats coming at him with their mouths open.

Next he figured out how the goats get water. He thought it was great that they were licking him. They were actually trying to get the water that was running through his hands.

As usual Austin found dome dirt to play in. He also found some "pellets"that looked tastey. Luckily I caught him before they made it to his mouth. This boy will eat anything!

Then he found this cute baby goat who was trying to take a nap.
The goat tried really hard to ignore him. But Austin did not care.
He deiced this goat needed a hung. TOO CUTE!!!! (He really is hugging the goat) He is such a hugger. And such a sweet boy!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Another First

Benjamin got himself dressed yesterday all by himself for the first time. He picked out his clothes (clothes he got from his Thomas Grandparents for his big B-day) and I told him to put them on as I went to get Austin. This is what happens every day. But when I got back down stairs he actually had put the clothes on. But both his shirt and pants were backwards. So cute!! I congratulated him and then switched them forward. Later that day I was helping him go to the bathroom and I noticed he had no underwear on. (How I didn't notice when I switched his clothes earlier I do not know...) Apparently he likes going commando.