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Oodles o’ Cuddles

May 4th, 2016. (3 years, 3 months old.) by andrew

Ben really knows how to cuddle and snuggle, so I’m learning from the best!

OK, Mommy is pretty good at cuddles, too.

Reading to Andrew

April 20th, 2016. (7 years, 10 months old.) by ben

Andrew really likes it when I read to him.

I think M&D do, too. Hmm.  Wonder why that could be…

Hike to the Marsh

November 14th, 2015. (7 years, 5 months old.) by ben

We went for a hike out to the marsh with some friends.  The marsh is very large.

Because of the drought, the marsh is very dry – you can walk right out into it and the dirt is not wet like it normally would be.  And the plants are mostly dry and dead. We did find a cool clearing a ways in to walk around in.  Here, we found that a little ways below the nice soft dirt is a layer of clay.

We had a good time playing in the dirt, playing with the cattails, and running all over the place!


November 7th, 2015. (7 years, 5 months old.) by ben

Daddy took us to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County.  They have some really fun stuff there!

Like this railroad car that you can sit in – and watch a train drive all around the museum on the screen.

Then there’s the wall where you can write with light pens.

And doodling with light bars.  You stick the colored light bars in a hole – and they light up!  Like magic!

Then there was the puppet theater, complete with a multi-colored light board.

And there was a giant Thomas Train track that you could climb under and come up right in the middle.  Need I say more?

Then there was the doctor’s office.

And at the dentist’s office, you could use the X-ray camera to take pictures of the patient.  Here Andrew is X-raying his hands!

This cool thing would suck these yarn-ball-things through the pipes and you could watch them race around, and change their paths by flipping some switches.

And that was just the inside!

Outside they had a giant Ornithopter!

Andrew was really digging it.

And, of course, giant tires to climb on.

We had a great time!


October 2nd, 2015. (2 years, 8 months old.) by andrew

We went to the airshow and Wow!  They let you sit right up in the airplanes!

This one you could crawl from the cockpit right out through the front!  (Daddy helped me climb down.)

They had helicopters, too.  I got to move the control stick.

Ben went in some airplanes, too.  We took turns.

Maybe next time we can take off!

Library Day

September 2nd, 2015. (7 years, 3 months old.) by ben

Daddy stopped by the library on the way home and picked us up some new reading material – good entertainment for the ride home.

(Ed. Note: Gotta love my readers…)

First Day of 2nd Grade

August 17th, 2015. (7 years, 2 months old.) by ben

Andrew was there (of course) to give me a warm send-off!

Once we got to school, I met up with my old pals Patrick and Julia!

OK, Dad.  You can go now.  Really.


Potato Hunting

August 5th, 2015. (2 years, 6 months old.) by andrew

You have to be vewwy vewwy quiet to sneak up on and capture those wascally potatoes!

Ok, not really.  But it does help to have a digger (Mommy supplied) and a bowl to put them in.

Also it is more fun when Ben is helping.  And we get to eat them later!  Yummy!

Watching with Ben

February 18th, 2015. (2 years, 1 month old.) by andrew

Sometimes I get to watch videos with Ben.

He is a great brother!

Filling Ben’s Shoes

February 12th, 2015. (2 years, 1 month old.) by andrew

I’m showing everybody that I know how to wear light up shoes.  Maybe my next pair can have lights.  How about it, M&D?

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