Monday, October 27, 2008

Benjamin Reaches 1 yr. Old

Benjamin had a wonderful week and a half, his birthday pretty much lasted that long...

Benjamin started receiving gifts from all his loved ones before his birthday and after his birthday, he has loved each and every gift he has received.

To anyone who gave Benjamin a gift, THANK you very, very much, Sarah and I are so blessed to have so many people love our son.

Here are some pics of Benjamin during the past couple of weeks...

Benjamin received a plastic cube which has foot holes and a platform for him to climb on, he absolutely loves this gift!!!

On Thursday Oct. 23 our Friends the Julien's had their first child, a wonderful baby girl. Her name is Adelyn Rae, she is adorable. As you can see Benjamin is beginning to court her already:)!!! Benjamin was very gentle with Adelyn, surprising because he has figured out how to slap/hit the rest of us, he thinks its funny the rest of us do not!!!

Isn't she wonderful?!!

Here is Benjamin's Birthday cake from his party, Mommy did a great job picking this little cake out. Benjamin thought it was so yumm!!

Here is Benjamin, Mommy and Griffin, opening up gifts, they had so much fun!!!

Griffin was a big help, he will be such a great big brother!!!
Again Benjamin loves all the gifts he has received and he was so happy a lot of people could participate in his big day!!!

This is Benjamin before meal times, he is just like his dad, super happy to eat!!!

Over the weekend we went to a Bonn fire at our friend's the Brandhorsts. Al has all sorts of fun toys, one of them being this FarmAll tractor. we usually go for a hay ride through the cemetery around Halloween to get everyone in the spooky spirit!!! Benjamin really enjoyed sitting on it and cranking the wheel!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pictures of Ben growing up

Benjamin Update -

With all the posts being around Sarah and I, I figured we better get one update with Benjamin in the pictures:)!!

Here is Benjamin and Grandma Wendy opening Benjamin's first, First Birthday gift!!!

And it is a tee ball set, he will be a natural slugger, he already swings this bat at all the breakables in the house, like father like son i guess, at least with the breakables....

Benjamin absolutely loves this car, Grandma Jeanne got him. He knows how to get in and shut the door and then looks at you like, I am ready push me around the yard.

Just wait til I can drive an actual car, oh yah baby!!!

"I think I can help you lay these blocks out dad, trust me I know what I am doing, I play with rocks all day..."

"Don't I look so good in my Gopher Beanie?"

Okay sometimes it is more fun to hop in like Dukes of Hazard, I have not quite gotten the smoothness of it yet, but don't worry I will in no time!!!

I absolutely love bath time. It has got to be my favorite activity. This is me not wanting to get out after getting all clean!!!

I started fishing already and I am not even 1 yet. Look out fishies.

Uncle Dave don't worry I will get old smokey, don't worry!!!

Mom do not ever use this picture in some Wedding Slide Show, it will not be that funny:)!!!
California Trip continued -

Muir Woods!!!

WOW!!! is all I have to say.

Amazing, how big these trees became. It would be totally cool to be the Swiss Family Robinson and live in the trees here...

The time it took for these trees to get this big is amazing.

Here is the tourist group, Trevor Sarah, Linzee, and Andrew.
Man did we have a good time, we joked and poked fun at each other it was a blast:)!!!

You get dizzy if you stand an look up too long....

I really wanted to crawl up this trunk but Sarah said I would be a bad example for the young boys who were watching us take this picture, Man I never have any fun, Just kidding I have fun, but she is probably right, like usual:)!!

Andrew and Linzee, see we were all having fun, what a big tree, a person could live inside these things.

Here is the Golden Gate Bridge, too bad the fog never moved out completely while we were down there so we never actually saw the entire thing, top to bottom. We mainly saw the bottom.

Looks like we have an excuse to go back.....

California trip continued

The next stop on our trip was to Paso Robles, a very small but very personable wine region of California. This place was so wonderful, very pretty and mediteranian like. The first stop was Pipestone Vinyards, we stoped and tasted some wine and had definately the best wine along our entire trip. The owner of this vinyard is actually from Minneapolis, he and his wife and two daughters moved there a few years ago from Minneapolis. Small world!!!!

All these vinyards had the most amazing vines and beautiful flowers.

Sarah could not stop taking pictures of them.