Friday, March 20, 2009

Just Chillin’

My life isn’t overly interesting, but Ben’s sure is.  This kid is discovering new things every day and really enjoying being a mobile little dude.  Here are some pictures of his latest adventures including playing drums and actually getting into the entertainment center when we cleaned out one of the cupboards.  Regardless of what he’s doing, he’s pretty stinking adorable.

I recently bought Ben some new clothes on an outing to the outlets.  Here are some pictures of him sporting his latest duds while he gets into trouble.  Sometimes I can’t believe what a little boy he’s growing into.  He even cheeses it up for the camera sometimes.

Livin' Free

So, sometimes after his bath we let Ben chill in his birthday suit for a bit. He really seems to enjoy it and I figure he's got to get sick of his diaper. Anyway, here are some pictures of him loving life in the nude. I tried to keep them G-rated, but I couldn't resist putting a couple of pictures of his little bum. If you look closely, you might be able to see all his teeth. He currently has four, although the newest one is still kind of hard to see. Also, you may notice the bonk on his forehead. He got that on one of his adventures. He’s a pretty tough little guy. I think it was harder on Jon and me than it was on Ben. Ben’s gotten pretty good at pushing his little walker around, although I think it still freaks him out a bit when it starts moving.

Also, here's an adorable video of Ben playing the Rock Band drums and rocking out a bit. This video was taken on the still camera, so the quality isn't super great, but it was a classic moment and I already had the digital camera out.

Owie and Ollie Visit

So Rachael's two little boys stayed with us a little while back. It was a little cramped here, but we had a lot of fun. Ben loved having his older cousins around to keep him company. Ollie wasn't totally pumped that Ben kept taking the toys he was playing with, but I think he still likes Ben. Anyway, here are some pictures. I know I've been doing the albums lately, which I prefer, but for reasons beyond my control, this will have to be one of those posts with tons of pictures. Sorry.
Anyway, here's one of Ben and Owen under the table. Ben likes to hang out under there sometimes, I got out the camera and Owen jumped under there to be in the picture. He loves to be photographed. Turns out, so does Ben.

Rachael sent along this little tent that her boys like to play in. Ben loved it to. He would crawl in one door and keep crawling until he tipped the tent over. All three boys were in it, but I wasn't quick enough with the camera and Ollie didn't want to cooperate.

Here's Ollie smiling for the camera. He was being so cute and smiley. He looks a little goofy in the picture, but I just can't resist those baby blues. This kid is seriously so sweet.

Ben and Ollie playing with Ben's walker. Ben is waving, he does that sometimes now, although not all that predictably.

Ben and Ollie playing the drums in their matching shirts. I promise that wasn't on purpose.

All three boys on the drums. They were so cute together.

Anyway, I know that Rachael thought I was doing her a favor, but I loved having her boys here. They really helped keep Ben occupied and they are just so sweet and fun. I even took them all to the library. They just opened up a new branch nearby and they loved it.