Thursday, July 5, 2007

Visiting Grammy & Grandad

Grammy & Grandad took Ben home with them just after his birthday party. It was his first time to be away from both Brian and I at the same time. We missed him while he was gone, but we did use the time to get some things done around the house. We also managed to squeeze in a date or two (or three… or four…)
Diane took some pictures for us so we could see what he was up to all week!

They visited with Great Grandma Barrick at The Bradford House, where Ben tried to figure out how her walker worked!
Grandad took Ben with him to work. The highlight of that day was going for a ride on the big tractor.


He also had plenty of opportunities to stretch his chubby little legs outside. It looks like he just walked and walked until he couldn’t go anymore and then he just plopped down at the end of the driveway.


I really missed my little buddy, but I’m so glad that he had some quality time with his Grammy & Grandad. I’m pretty sure this is going to be an annual occurrence that he’ll look forward to each summer!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Summer Fun

It’s definitely summer outside and one of Ben’s favorite things to do is to play in the water. It doesn’t matter what kind of water, really… any water will do.
Sometimes we go all out and head to the SeaWorld water park. The kiddie area is perfect for Ben sized people and he can spend the whole day splashing around and working on his tan!
Dad, I think you're the one that needs the tan!
Of course, we can’t drive across town to SeaWorld every day, but we don’t let that stop us. A sprinkler in the back yard will do in a pinch on these warm July days!
Sometimes Ben gets a little impatient. Before I have a chance to pull out swim suits and water toys, he just helps himself to Army’s water bucket.
Am I in trouble?
Although we kept very busy entertaining Ben and beating the heat, we did manage to squeeze in a visit to the Circus. Brian really likes the circus, so I got some tickets as part of his Father’s Day present. Ben didn’t come with us this time, but Brian was already making plans to take the little guy next year when he’s a bit bigger. Yay for summer, the circus, SeaWorld, sprinklers and water buckets (Ben added that last one).