Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Watch me go!!

~Ben is getting great at the walking thing so Adam and I have been trying our hardest to get some decent footage for everyone. Sorry it's a little dark :( but I thought it was a cute video! we'll get more soon with some better lighting and hopefully he'll take those 8-9 steps he's been doing.


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Who's turn?







~Benjamin has been interested in the dog door for months now and we knew it was only a matter of time before he started sticking himself out of it like the dogs do. well.......That day has finally come. Over the weekend it got very quite and I looked over the back of the couch to find my son half way out the dog door with his little tush sticking out! It was so cute! I know the day is coming when he will put his whole body out it. hopefully when he does he doesn't go landing on his head:)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

First Sitter

Benjamin has his first babysitter tonight while Adam and I go to a Halloween party up in California City. Her name is Brooke and she is 16yrs old, home schooled and has a 9yr old sister and a 6 month old sister. Wish me luck that we have a good time and not worry about the boy the whole night. I'll post tomorrow to let everyone know how it went!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin Patch
















Thursday's playgroup ventured out to the pumpkin patch. We had our 9 car caravan all loaded up and ready to go and were off to the Patch in Rosamond. When we arrived we were told they had reached mass capacity of 150 kids(6 school buses showed up at the same time we did) so back into the cars, and down to the Patch in Lancaster. This one was much bigger and the kids had a blast! they had a giant slide that Aislin decided she didn't want to go down once she got all the way up to the top. She finally came down after Camden, with Ms Janice and Ella. they had swings, spinning tubs and even a petting zoo. Ben wasn't sure about the animals at first and kept making funny noises at them. We found a few little pumpkins and took a picture with a "BIG ONE" that was as big as Ben and then went to have lunch. We told daddy we would have to go back this weekend and maybe they could go down the slide together :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mmmmmmm....Potatoes!




We have always know Ben likes food, but I think this says it all. I totally had a flash of A Christmas Story and automatically said "How do little piggies eat".

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Moves

So Ben might be a Red headed white boy but I think he's got some serious moves!! Look out ladies, he'll be hitting the club scene soon :)
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day at the park


Over the holiday weekend we took Ben for a ride in his new wagon and headed to the park. It was just beautiful outside and we had a great time.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Now I feel better


So what if I started doing Saturday confessions? Actually I just need to vent where no one can interrupt me!!


As most of you know I mistakenly decided to join the OSC board(Officers Spouses Club) and my friend Beth and I took on the job as Welcoming/Membership. You wouldn't think it would be that tough of a job and pleasing people would be easy? WRONG! after our last board meeting where I felt like I was in the middle of the "Running with the bulls" I started to question the actions of the organization and those who are running it here. well to top it all off a member of Adams Squadron lost his wife unexpectedly and they have 4 small children. We were trying to pull meals together but with a lot of our guys deployed right now we just don't have that many to supply enough for this family. So I had this great idea!! Why not have the OSC members supply some meals also, so last week I asked the women who sends out all the invites to send a little email to members and if they would like to provide a meal that would be great.


A week later I get a not so nice email from one of the executive board members that the OSC no longing provides a helping hands organization and that to bad for this man who lost his wife and now has to raise 4 children alone but an email shouldn't have been sent out without contacting the President first.


This kinda was the icing on the cake and I sent an email back saying I was done!! Know knowing that our Vice was the one mad about it and asked the person who sent the mail to do it not knowing the whole truth(typical I know) and are now begging us to stay. Our current president stepped down as of this month, if that tells you anything, and we should be getting someone new in to straighten things out. So I guess for now I am going to ignore ignorant people, rise above it and see if the situation improves with the new blood coming in.


If not I'M DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Wagon




Thanks Nana for getting my Birthday gift early and letting me use it :) I was a big help while daddy put it together. I can't wait to go for a ride in it!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cousins



Ben is very excited to be meeting his two other cousin next month. We are all heading to Illinois for Thanksgiving/1st Birthdays/Christmas all in one week Phew!!! Ben and Autumn will both be turning 1yr and I can't wait to see then chasing each other.
See you guys soon!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Pictures!!!!







It took two mornings of breakfast with the characters for Ben to finally warm up to Stich. By day two Stitch was crawling around on the floor after him trying to warm up to Ben. As you can see it worked. Thank You to the staff/ characters at the Paradise Pier Restaurant for taking it slow with our little man.

My trip to Disneyland






Finally got the charger for the new camera and uploaded the pics from our trip to Disneyland. Thanks Nana for coming all the way out here to watch me while mommy and daddy had fun. I had such a great time!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Where have I been?


So these last few weeks have just been crazy for us around here. Nana flew in on Sept 20th Yeah!!! and we headed off to Disneyland for the SETP conferencehttp://www.setp.org/HTML/Symposia/losangeles.htm down in Los Angeles. we had such a great time. Ben had his first trip to the parks with Nana and myself and rode his first ride Peter Pans Flight. I was amazed at how he took it all in and showed no signs of being frightened. After Peter Pan we headed to Mr Toads wild ride then Dumbo's Flight ans Pirates of the Caribbean. We ended our day with the Jungle Cruise and Ben was amazed with all the animals. After two days of park hopping and blisters on the bottom of my feet I was exhausted and ready to head back home. This past week we have been recouping from our trip and enjoying time with Nana. We will be sad to see her go back to Florida on Tues.


Ben has mastered walking with assistance and goes all over the place with his Mickey Airplane. He is starting to get a little brave and attempt a walk unassisted. We had our first head bruise this week from a lovely fall into the rocking chair. I have tons of photos and videos to post as soon as my charger and cord come from China, Oh yea did I mention I found a kick A** camera at the park and tried to turn it in and was told to keep it! So until I get the cords for it I can't remove any of the pics. Hopefully they will arrive soon and I can get them put up here ASAP.