A brief glimpse into the daily happenings of a 6-year-old, his new baby brother and his family.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


As promised (and better late than never), here are a few of the pictures from the Mother's Day photo session. I have also added a few pictures to the photo badge on the left column of the page.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hitting on the 1 Hour Photo Girl

We had Ben's pictures taken two weeks ago so we could give the grandmas updated pictures of their favorite 2 year old. ben was in rare form at the photo session and really put the photographer to the test... he was much more interested in all the other kids and their pictures than he was in smiling nicely for his own. We did manage to get several cute pictures, though (which I will post later). Below is the one that is still cracking me up.

If you watched Seinfeld, you know that George Costanza had Kramer take sexy photos of himself so that the 1 hour photo girl would see them as they were developed. Here is one of the photos:

And now, here's Ben's version of the picture:

Priceless, huh?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Calls it as he sees it

Tonight at bedtime:

H: Time to pick out a book.
B: I'm 'Lighting the Fween'

D: Come on, Buddy. Find a book to read.
H: Ben. Choose a book.
B: I'm a famous race car. Here I go.
H: Seriously. Book. Now.
B: Woah! I'm fast.
H: Benjamin. Find a book to read or Mommy and Daddy will turn off the lights and go.
B: You're bossy to me.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Lighting The Fween

I realized today that it's been awhile since I wrote about the crazy stuff Ben says. Here are a few of our recent favorites:

First conversation of the morning (as I opened his door):
B: Mommy, you came back.
H: Good morning, Buddy.
B: I like you when you come back. It's so sad when you slam me in my room.

Last Friday, when I picked him up from school:
B: I'm glad you here, Mommy. I really need coffee. Can we go?
H: Do you want to go to Starbucks with Aunt Katie and Baby Hannah?
B: Yes. And drink lots of coffee.
(A new drive-thru Starbucks just opened by our house. Ben gets a "chocolate coffee"--choclate milk-- and sips it like a good soccer mom as we cruise down the road.)

Dinner conversation:
B: Daddy, are you the boss?
D: I dunno, am I? (I'm sure he would have said, "yes" had I not been sitting there)

B: Nope. Sorry. Abby's the boss.

Talking to the animals
H: What does a donkey say?
B: YEE-HAW! (as he demonstrates donkey kicks)

A week long, several times a day inability to communicate:
B: Mommy, it's "mountains of dookie."
H: What? Mountains of dookie? (as I thought: piles of poo?)
H: Ummm.. can you show me?
B: No. Mommy-- just say, "OH, MOUNTAINS of DOOOKIE. I know you mean, Ben."
H: Are the mountains big?
After many unsuccessful attempts (a whole mountain of them), I finally heard what he was saying:
B: Mommy. Tyrone. MOUNTAINS OF DOOOOKIE. With Pablo.
H: Ooooooh! Mounties on Duty. (from the Backyardigans TV show) Oh my God, is that what you've been trying to tell me? Mounties on Duty.
B: Hooray! Clap for Mommy. That's it! That's it! Mountains of dookie.

Our newest obsession:
B: Lighting the Fween. Let's do it!

H: What?
B: Lighting the Fween. Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!
H: What's wrong? Did you get hurt?
B: No. Let's watch it.
H: Watch what?
B: Lighting the Fween. The fastest racer.
H: Oh! Do you want to watch Cars?
B: Yep. Lighting the Fween is the red guy.
(Lightning McQueen is the main character in the Disney movie, Cars. You know, Lighting the Fween. In the opening scene, he blows out his tires and says, "ouch, ouch" as he crosses the finish line.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Nancy Regan is so disappointed

In the words of a former first lady, I'd like to remind the creators of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that we all agreed to "Just Say No to Crack" (although it is interesting to note that, evidently, TMNT friend, April O'Neil, goes comando).