Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 4th!

We had a great Independence Day this year! We went to a family reunion out in Palmdale with Stephen's side of the family. We had a lot of fun, even though we had to miss the afternoon portion because of work (grr). It was great to see everyone! Here are some pictures (courtesy of Kari- thanks!).

Relaxing around the jacuzzi at Eric and Robin's.

Ben wishes he could launch rockets just like Great Uncle Neil.

Ben and I watching everyone play in the pool.

Family Picture!

Ben's new favorite treat.

Playing outside before fireworks started.

Stephen and Ben playing inside.

We had a great time. We were sad to miss the afternoon festivities. Hopefully no one has to work next year!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Gooooooooooal!

Today I was working on my Sunday school lesson and listening to Stephen play with Ben. I heard Stephen say, "Sorry Ben. That's goal tending, huh? Can you say goal tending?" Then, I heard Ben say, "Goal tending." Ahh! I was so pleasantly shocked and surprised! His vocabulary has just taken off in the last few days (not that I really expect him to understand what goal tending is...). His vocabulary now includes:

Pretty
Dirty
Mom
Daddy
Nani (Grandma)
Uh-oh
Up
Down
Kitty
This
Peas (Please)
Dank-oo (Thank you)
Hey
Hi
Yeah

Of course, he never speaks when we want him to, but he surprises us.