wip 1.19.13

ben and i had a date at the dentist's office. he was amazing. told me that he was going to go first so that i wasn't scared. he is seriously the sweetest little boy. {he doesn't let me walk down the stairs first either. wants to make sure there are no bad guys and he can keep me safe that way. awwww.}

stopped by and visisted nick at work after the dentist. 

we came home and napped. it was hard work going to the dentist and mcdonalds!

then it was family night. ben was hiding from the visitors. he is so shy at first. still. 

he could play with balloons for hours. 

it was a soup theme. nick wanted to make lobster bisque. i hear it was good. a bit too lemony.  nick is usually mr. anal retentive when it comes to measuring everything out. apparently, he just squeezed the lemon juice in. i believe this was the recipe he used. {not the best pictures. sorry. but he was so proud of his soup! didn't want to leave em out.}

b2. ben and auntie bri. 

someone attacked the birthday cake early. went to cut it and found this! i guess nick's aunt was hungry! and i don't think she likes the ends! 

saturday: {nick's birthday!}
went out for breakfast. ate at jelly. that place is really growing on us.
passed the time working on our letters. ben likes to take our orders. i think we might eat out a bit much, no?

a morning coffee boost and our to do list. was kind of a big list considering we had somewhere to be a bit later in the day. 

yum. nick got the ribeye. he enjoyed it. i got the country skillet? so good. ben enjoyed his chocolate chip pancakes. 

and a gumball because he was a good boy. ;)

nick said he wants one of these for his car! 

ben loves hiding in his hoodie! 

stopped to check out mattresses for the wee man's big boy room. 

of course, ben wants the one with the remote! 

got some more shelves for the basement. i have no idea how we have so much crap. ahem, stuff. 

headed to dinner at pf changs. ben wanted to drive for a little bit. of course, we were parked in the lot, not actually driving. :o)

after dinner we went back to nick's aunt house. ben was excited to play balloons with megan's boyfriend, jerry.

jerry was great with beans. did this little trick where he went to throw the balloon but let it fall behind his back instead. ben found it hysterical. made him do it over and over and over and laughed hysterically every single time.

cake time!

wanted to help daddy blow out the candles. they were trick candles. that was enjoyable to watch. ben loved blowing them out again. and again. and again!

then the grown ups played a game of wits and wagers and ben colored and ate some snackies. aunt michelle always has the best treats at her house.

couldn't believe that we actually had a sequential run in the game.

wanted to play with his white board after using the giant one at aunt michelle's.

he wrote it all by himself! however, we cannot get him to write other letters. or practice them. is obsessed with writing his name, mom, and dad. oh well, soon enough.  and the remaining photos are of nick trying to get him to write other letters. he did a great job. but took lots of encouragement. 

my parents stopped by later for an impromptu birthday dinner. my lil bro was stuck at work and couldn't join us. boo. the joys of having grown up jobs, right?

our spread: sweet potato fries, fried pickles, curly fries, burgers, sandwiches, pizza. got a little of everything to try.

helping dad with presents.

some fun flavored jelly beans. because my mom can't buy a present and not include something food related.

was a perfect lazy sunday. loved being able to hang out with no real plans. probably for the best....

{beaner ended up sick that night. we didn't find out til the morning. poor man threw up and went back to bed. said that he felt better and didn't want to wake us. so strange since he'll holler for us if he can't get back into his sleeping bag at night.  he climbed into bed with us early that morning and asked for water. usually his telltale sign that he's got a fever. when we turned the lights on we noticed that he had some not so nice stuff crusted to his shirt. poor guy! called my mom... she was only home because it was a holiday, otherwise, she would have been on her way to work.  so thankful that she was able to come over and spend the day with him.}

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