Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bath Time

We spent a week up north visiting my family. Four days with Grandma and Grandpa and 3 days with Great Grandma and Great Grandpa. We had a great time. Ella and Ben had so much playtime...they didn't want to leave. In fact, Ella just said today that she thinks we should go back up north again real soon.

While at Great Grandpa/Grandma's house, I decided to give the kids a bath. They only have a shower at their we used the next best thing. The laundry tub. They thought it was so much fun!! What a great idea, Grandpa!

We can't wait for another trip. It was full of love, fun, and memories.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Thank Goodness for washable markers. Ella had gotten a set of them from Nana for Christmas. Before anyone had even noticed, Ben had crawled up to the table and had started coloring...on his face. Isn't it a nice shade of blue?

To Crayola's is washable and it came off with ease. Hopefully it comes off that smoothly from the wall.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Our Auntie Jill ROCKS!

Who's got the best Auntie? We do!! Our Auntie Jill is one of the coolest aunties anyone could ever have. Why you ask? Well, let me tell you! My little brother and I got a package in the mail today...and not just any package. It was a neat little box all wrapped up with our names clear as a daisy right on the front. It even came complete with a big ol' stamp in the corner. I thought this was pretty neat. I had to explain to Ben that although the box was cool, it wasn't the actual present. I just knew there had to be something inside.

I know right now you are asking yourselves "what in a box of jelly donuts was inside?" I understand the suspense is killing you...believe you played a number on me too! Once we were able to rip of the wrapping, the box was revealed. It was a cell phone box. You heard me right, a cell phone box. My mouth immediately hit the floor. Wow, it even had a was the most beautiful red you had ever seen. I couldn't believe it...mine, all mine. Whoa...wait a minute...hmmm...that box said "Ben and Ella". Great, that means I have to share this gem of a gift. While I was contemplating how I could weasle this fabulous phone out of my little brother's paws, Mom informed me that that was just the picture on the box...not what was actually inside. Hmmm...okay. What could possibily be better than your own cell phone?

When I opened it up, I squealed with delite (literally). I could hardly contain my excitement. What had made a long journey all the way from Chicago turned out to be my new, beautiful, custom, hand-made mittens!!!! They are so warm, fuzzy, and couture. I just can't get over that fact that Auntie Jill made them from a ball of yarn...all by herself...with just a hook! I mean...seriously...who does this kind of stuff?!? Pure talent.

Ben got his own pair, and he too was very excited. What's not to like? They are black and they are even connected by a string so if you whip them around you can hit stuff with them! He seemed pretty happy.

Thanks, Auntie Jill, for such a cool present. Mom tells me that is wasn't even my birthday or Christmas. It must be because of my good looks and sparkling personality. Who can argue with that logic?

Friday, February 1, 2008

Gopher Fan

We were over at Nana's house and Ben started signing "go gophers" and wanting to do the rouser. Once you just can't stop. Not because you don't want to...but because Ben wants to do it over and over and over and over and...well you get my point. I'm pretty sure we impressed Uncle Carvie seeing how he himself has a lot of Gopher Pride. Daddy couldn't be prouder of his little boy. Ben seems to be following in Jason's footsteps and loves, loves, loves Goldy Gopher and the U of M. He is definetly a boy through and through. He enjoys his football, soccer ball, well...any ball for that matter. He goes crazy if he sees basketball on the tv and cries if you try to change the channel. I can only imagine what he will be like once he can have ice skates on!

Here is the direct link to the video...I'm having a doozer of a time trying to get Blogger to upload and play it. I don't want you to have to miss out on click and paste to check it out:¤t=GopherFan.flv

UGH!!! This site if making me soo mad.

If Blogger ever catches up and links can just click on this: (if it even shows the actual link)