Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Look at what came in the mail yesterday!
Thank you Nana. Benson is IN LOVE. "Miles" does not leave his side. And he's even cuter than I anticipated.

And Banks, as expected, kind of likes the frog (that I so lovingly knitted), but will require more urging from me to become attached. I'm working on him though. He's sleeping with froggie tonight whether he likes it or not.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


So coveting this chair right now. I am currently looking for both a rocker (for my baby) and a velvet-covered chair (for my happiness) and lookee there, they make one with both. And it's 50% off! Ok so it's still $550 and $125 for shipping, therefore slightly out of my price range, but someone out there can afford it. So someone buy it. And then invite me over so I can enjoy it for a minute.

Monday, December 28, 2009

snippets of christmas

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We spent the morning playing with legos

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Benson got the Optimus Prime with double swords that he's been talking about since July

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And Banks got his big Megatron

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The best part of being the only girl in the family; I finally get to be Mary when we act out the first Christmas! I've always had to be the angel because apparently little sisters make better Marys.

We sort of neglected to take photos on Christmas this year. These are some of the only shots we took. Oops. We did have a lovely day though, even if we don't have much proof.

And all evidence of Christmasness was put in boxes by 8 am on the 26th. Bring on the new year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

yay for ben!


This little cutie started his first day as a college graduate today. Now, with a BA in both Chemistry and Russian, he is off to tackle the world. Congrats, my darling. Although this paper has taken a little longer than expected to procure, I wouldn't change our path for anything. I'm proud of you and all the decisions you have made. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

And no more homework for at least 6 months! Wahooo!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm so wishing I didn't already max out my Christmas budget... Benson would absolutely love a little mouse baby in a matchbox.

Monday, December 14, 2009

crying bcgs

This is how I feel when I think of how long we must wade through this ugly cold weather. It's the brown. I think it's amplified here in the winter. I don't want a white christmas this year. Can't we just skip straight to Spring?

Ps. Is this not the saddest photo you've ever seen? It makes me want to run right upstairs and snuggle this little boy while he sleeps.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

babies of another sort

So it has pretty much been non-stop baby making around this house the past few days.


Oh, that. 5 months late people.

I mean of this sort:

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This may look like an ordinary box, but it holds life. Life!

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Benson has fruit snack babies! He even made little pjs for them, as well as pillows and blankets. 90% of them are girls and all of the girls have names: Clementine, Olive, Catisha, CatRisha, and Adelaide. All the rest are unnamed boys. Poor things. Note that they are mostly of the pineapple variety, as these ones have "hair."

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They even have a toy box with toys. (I did help with the toy box a bit). And as of this morning they have bunk beds!

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The proud daddy.

It is so hilarious to see Benson's imagination begin to take shape.

Sunday, December 6, 2009



Here's hoping your Sunday is looking as good as ours.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

baby baby

click on the image to see it bigger

Now that the shock has worn off, we are getting really excited to have another boy. I'm especially excited after seeing these images on heather ross' blog. If these make it to fabric, I've got the new baby's quilt already figured out. Now for a name... (now taking suggestions).

Thursday, December 3, 2009

the big news

What a cute little bummy shot...






So if you are as surprised as we are raise your hand. We actually had a secret ultrasound about a month ago (at 17 weeks) and were told he looked an awful lot like a girl. But apparently it only took a few short weeks for our girl to sprout a very obvious boy part, because there was definitely no doubt. And this is the exact reason we didn't tell people... just in case. So there you go. Hat trick people, you win.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

homemade donuts, originally uploaded by Annedear.

On the menu for tonight: homemade donuts and freshly squeezed lemonade.

No, I'm not pregnant.

Why do you ask?