Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Best Time of Your Life?

While I have heard many remark that the best time of their life was when their kids were little, I hope sleepless nights and tantrums aren't as good as it gets. However, there are some pretty cute moments...


For instance, Holland in her first swimsuit. I might have to eat her.


Bennett taking his first moped ride. I don't think his smile could have been any bigger.

Bennett discovering and mastering the potty. And then finding him sitting on the closed potty reading a magazine. Who knew it started this young?


Watching this sweet girl give huge grins and practice her laughing.

There are definitely moments where I can see why some might call this the best time in their life.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Progress


While the construction workers have been busy adding a second story, Ben has been busy with some "construction" of his own.


Who knew those scrub brushes could be so useful?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Holidays Indeed


 Christmas Eve brought us a cute wise man who thought he was a shepherd...


...and a visit from Santa. 
This is quite possibly the closest Ben has been to Santa without completely losing it.


Christmas day was wonderful and relaxing and almost completely picture free.


While some spend New Year's Eve bundled up, drinking hot coco we decided to hit the beach!



It made a kid (or two) quite happy.


Afterwards the real fun started, with yummy food, kids running around playing, BINGO and...


...sparklers!
Of course there was the usual crazy fireworks show thanks to all the neighbors.


New Year's Day the party continued...



video

(I promise no one was permanently injured)



There was even a visit from Cousin Itt.


And somewhere in the midst of all this fun this little girl turned two months...and started smiling.
(said smiling yet to be captured on film)