Sunday, January 30, 2011


Bennett loves to paint and it's a great pastime while I am trying to organize and rearrange the house to make room for our little girl. Bennett's new big boy room will take over the office and we're almost to the painting stage of things. Not sure I'll let him help with that project.

We had a family work day last weekend (I think I'm nesting) and cleaned out the garage. Bennett was so excited that the boat was coming out that he put on his life jacket, grabbed his "fishy net" and sat in the drivers seat for about an hour. He could have cared less that he was on dry land - and it allowed us to get a lot done!

Friday, January 14, 2011

In other news....

It's a girl! Bennett is very excited to have a little sister!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas and beyond

After a failed attempt with Santa, we opted for the much less scary option of Santa's vacant sleigh - while enjoying our candy cane Santa gifted us despite being scared to death of him
It's hard to get an almost 2 year old to stand still - he was fascinated by the lights on the tree, asking every morning as soon as he got up if we could turn them on

Aunt Jenny wins for best gift - a real screwdriver and a truck we can take apart (or "fix" as Bennett will tell you)

Friends waiting in line for the carousel

He asked for the purple horse

Checking out the gingerbread houses downtown - constructed by local architecture firms

Christmas morning, helping Daddy put together his new tool bench


This was probably the next best gift - hours of entertainment. But all those fun color options are now one big brown blog.

Bennett loved having his family around over the holidays, especially his cousins