Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ben's Christmas List

This is what happens every time Ben looks at a toy catalog that arrives in the mail.


That's all. :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Preschool Thanksgiving "Feast"!

Today was Ben's preschool's thanksgiving lunch or as he has been excitedly calling it, "A feast!". Ben wasn't much into the performance of it all, but he loves a costume and a cupcake, both of which he got to enjoy. 

It was his first school program, so the Mamarazzi was on hand with my video camera, regular camera, and a few iPhones pictures for good measure. Super cute time all around,  and now we are READY for Turkey Day!
 George and Ben, the cutest boy pilgrims there ever were.

Looking at all the mommies and daddies, and not singing


 Feasting with Rae the pilgrimess.

 Chasing the natives!

With help from Chef Ben, I made these pilgrim hats (well, a messier/less-perfect version of them) yesterday. They were so easy to make, and everyone loved them!

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And for those who truly want the full experience: 

Happy Thanksgiving from our colony to yours!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Investigate, explore, discover!

Any Sid the Science Kid fans out there?


Katie Beth has been taking morning naps again lately, allowing for a little more QT for Ben and me. But his ideas of hockey games and hide and seek aren't exactly conducive for a napping toddler, so we've had to get creative.

After seeing a friend's Facebook post about doing a science experiment with her 2-year old, I decided we were up for that (quiet) challenge. So out came the food coloring, baking soda and white vinegar for some crazy volcano-making and color-creating! We used up all the red dye and vinegar...but also most of naptime, and the smiles I got from my budding scientist were the highlight of the day!

PS. Okay, there are way too many pictures in this collage. There were too many to choose, so I just let the program plug them in. But, you get the jist!