Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!

Benjamin is one year old today! Here's an update on all the wonderful things about Ben:

1. He loves reading and books. He'll flip through them, just looking at the pictures and the words.

2. He took four steps in a row two days ago toward the piano, one of his favorite toys. Yes, the piano is more motivation than I am. :)

3. He says, "yeah," "hi," "huh," "moma," "dada," "yum," and giggles incessantly.

4. Ben clicks his tongue. Constantly. We'll blow kisses at him, then he'll smile and click his tongue. At least he's consistent!

5. He recognizes Mickey Mouse. When he sees a picture of Mickey, he says "huh" and points at him.

6. He is REALLY ticklish. The best spots are his armpits, belly, and knees.

7. Ben doesn't just sleep. When he first falls asleep, he crashes and is totally out. He's been known to fall asleep in his highchair.

8. He loves crackers. He especially loves crushing them and playing with the pieces.

9. He loves music and tries to sing to it. So cute!

10. Ben loves scary rides like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride or the Roger Rabbit Ride. He'll make a tiny, high pitched scream with a huge smile on his face!

Ben's so big! It's hard to believe it's already been an entire year. Happy Birthday, Ben!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Recently, I got a craving for cheesecake, so I went on the Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese website. I figured they would have the best recipes, but they also had a "create your own cheesecake" application. It's wicked cool! I'm going to try out the recipe tomorrow, and I'll let you know how it goes! In the meanwhile, we're going to DISNEYLAND today! Hooray!

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's Called "The Happiest Place on Earth" for a Reason

Stephen and I have been contemplating buying season passes to Disneyland for a while. I know, it sounds crazy; we only have my server's income right now. However, we were blessed with an AMAZING tax refund and found ourselves in a reasonable position to go out on a limb and purchase passes. Southern California residents get a great discount; the passes would pay for themselves in just two trips! We just couldn't let the opportunity pass us by. Ben is free until his 3rd birthday, and we both love Disneyland.

By the way, our one and only Christmas present to Ben this year was a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal. This child is going to be Disney-tastic. It's inevitable.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oh Blogger, Where Art Thou?


I loaded my page... and my posts disappeared! They just . . . weren't there!
Has this happened to anyone else??

Have YOU seen them?