Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, December 24, 2010

Snow Day!!!

Here are just a few pics of Ben and his daddy during last week's "snow day."

After playing outside, Ben went exploring and found some of his Christmas presents! Oops- mommy needs to find better hiding places.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Janoschkas Don't Like Turkey

The Janoschkas did not travel this Thanksgiving. The three of them enjoyed their own little Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, and some other stuff. Last year Ben was too young to eat Thanksgiving dinner. This year he got to eat it all!

Ben loved the stuffing and the mashed potatoes (just like his mom.) He wasn't too wild about the turkey (but neither are his mom or dad, so who can blame him.)

Enjoying dinner with daddy.

Last year's hat is just a little too tight!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A year of firsts.....

Ben turned one on October 29! What a whirlwind year this has been. He celebrated with friends and family on October 30 and had a blast!!! All his girlfriends were there- Lilly B, Lily D-C, Anna C., Madison C., Kaitlyn C and Aunts Mary and Elizabeth.

Here he is opening birthday cards on his actual birthday. The cards above were from Geemoo and Granddaddy Pete, his Great-Aunt Macel, and his mom's assistant, Liz. He loved them all!!

Ben's first real cupcake was from Roanoke's very own Abbeycakes- the best cupcakes ever!!

Ben wore his Yoda ears for part of the party. They kept his head warm!!

Yummy cupcakes!! Ben is a big fan of cupcakes and pizza!

Ben got lots of awesome presents! Among other gifts, he got a football, blocks, a dump truck, some fancy play stand thing from Aunt Mary and a wagon from his grandparents. (He now likes to go on wagon rides with his girlfriends!)

He also got a little people farm. He loves dropping the animals in the silo, then opening the hatch and pulling them out!!

Ben had his one year check up a few days after his birthday. He weighed 22 pounds!! The doctor was very impressed that he had been walking since eleven months! He told Ben's mommy that Ben's daddy better go ahead and pick out what sport Ben would be playing, because Ben had some mad coordination skills!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mommy's Little Pumpkin

Ben visited his first pumpkin patch this past weekend with his friend Lilly. They both picked out their own pumpkins and played in a haybale maze. (Ben tried to eat the hay so his playtime was cut short by his mommy.)

Look at all those pumpkins!!

This is pretty cool!

This one is the one for me!!!

Give me back my pumpkin!!!

This is about as far as Ben got in the haybale maze. Miss Lilly made it a little farther, but for some reason they both kept coming back to the orange pumpkin sign! (And Ben kept trying to eat the hay.)

Home at last!

Guess why Ben's Mommy Posted this Pic?

....because it makes her and Aunt Mary look pretty. And, of course, Ben looks pretty good himself!! (As always!)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

If you like to talk to tomatoes...

A couple weeks ago, Ben skipped school and Mommy and Daddy missed work. What was the big occasion?? Why VeggieTales Live of course!!!

The trio enjoyed lunch at Moe's before the show. Ben LOOOOOVES black beans and he also likes cheese quesadillas.

Ben got to take Larry the Cucumber home with him!

Time to go home!!!