Saturday, April 28, 2007

Swimming at SeaWorld

The weather was warming up and it was time for Ben's inaugural trip to the SeaWorld water park. Tanner and Liz came along, too. We swam and splashed until our lips turned blue and we can't wait to go back!

Stopping by to say hello to Uncle Chuck
at White Whale & Dolphin
Ready to get our swim on

Help, Liz!
Venturing out on my own
Should my lips be changing colors?
Not quite big enough for the lounge chairs yet. Whoops!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Springtime in Gilmer

We travelled up to Gilmer to see Grammy and Grandad and to take part in Jessica & Brad's wedding shower. It was a fun weekend - the weather was really pretty and it was nice catching up with our family.

Group photo with Grandma Barrick after the shower
Enjoying being outside at the farm before church
Ben loves snuggles from his Grammy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Did you know that one day a year Ben & Jerry's gives away FREE ice cream?! Well, they do. This year it was on April 17th, so we headed down to the River Walk to get our free scoops. We anticipated long lines, but we didn't have to wait at all. I guess it's because we went in the late afternoon. Sure, we probably paid more for gas and downtown parking than we would have paid for a pint of B&J at Wal-mart, but this was much more festive. Plus, the we got a balloon and a walk through the park along with our ice cream. :)

We parked next to this park and had a nice walk down
to Ben & Jerry's!

Super excited about his balloon!

Worried about the stranger holding the
camera, or perhaps sad that the ice cream
is all gone!


Sunday, April 8, 2007

Ben’s 1st Easter!

Sweetie came to visit us and we had a nice little Easter celebration at home. We went to church on Saturday night. I didn’t ask, but I think that this was the verse that was taught in Ben’s bible class:

“Never take your word of truth from my mouth,
   for I have put my hope in your laws.” Psalm 119:43

Ben really took it to heart, because when we got in the car, my mom said from the back seat, “Look at him… he’s making a funny face!” I looked back at Ben and pressed his cheeks (which were all puffed out) and they were rock hard! I pried his lips open to find an entire baby bible folded and stuffed in his mouth! WHAT.IN.THE.WORLD. Only Ben!
Sweetie wasn’t our only visitor! The Easter Bunny made a little delivery on Sunday morning. Ben was excited to play with his eggs and the goodies in his basket.

I don't know who this bunny guy is, but he sure is generous!

Puffs! My favorite!

Hey... is there more stuff in this thing?

Can someone open this PLEASE!
 It was a sweet family time this weekend and we are looking forward to teaching Ben about the true meaning of Easter each year as he gets older!