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Grandpa and Nana visit

December 20th, 2015. (7 years, 6 months old.) by ben

After some present opening… we decorated the tree.  You know – Priorities!

It is finally starting to look pretty good.  Andrew was a big help this year.

We also decorated our traditional gingerbread cookies with Nana.

Nana is very good at this!

Of course it is always fun to read with Grandpa and Nana.

Peter Pumpkin Patch

October 25th, 2015. (7 years, 4 months old.) by ben

Just like last year, the Peter Pumpkin Patch was a lot of fun.

The corn pit was even bigger this year.  Actually, there were two corn pits!

I got completely buried in corn.  Woah.

And like last year, the cousins were there.  Hi Ollie!  Hi Avery!

We fed the donkeys.

And the piggies.

And the piggies ourselves.  Ice cream!  Yummy!

There was and band playing music.  Andrew really got into it.

And of course, there was pumpkin picking.

The field is huge!  So many to pick from!

2015 Family Pictures

October 5th, 2015. (7 years, 4 months old.) by ben

It’s that time of year again – Family Pictures!

As usual, Jeneanne does a great job and takes lots of great pictures.  And Andrew and I get to have fun at the same time.  Awesome!!!

Ma and Pa Visit – Sturgeon’s Mill

September 19th, 2015. (2 years, 8 months old.) by andrew

Ma and Pa came to visit us.  We had a great time visiting.  We saw them at Uncle John’s house, the pool, and they even came to our house to take care of me!

And we went to the saw mill one day.  Here, Ollie and I explore the straddle truck.

And they really do still cut wood when people come to visit the mill.

Those sure are some big saw blades!

The Beach!

September 5th, 2015. (2 years, 7 months old.) by andrew

Yesterday, we took my first trip to the beach.  By the time we got there, I’d eaten 5 squeezies, so I was already having a good time.  And then….

Woah.  Look at all that water…. Fun!

Uncle John was nice enough to take me out wading in the water.  We had a great time!

There was also digging and sand castle building with Ben, Avery, and Ollie.  You would not believe how much sand there is at the beach!

(Ed. Note: Andrew had a great time and seemed to love every minute of it.)

Giants Game

July 8th, 2015. (7 years, 1 month old.) by ben

After a long time driving, we’re almost there!

Heading in!

Wow!  These are some great seats.  We can really see the players up close!

…like Hunter Pence in right field

Everybody had their Giants gear, of course!  Go GIANTS!

By the end, though, I think the chocolate ice cream (and Giants losing) did me in.

That’s OK, it was a fun ride home with Avery.

4th of July

July 4th, 2015. (7 years, 1 month old.) by ben

Avery got to come with us to Christa’s this year for 4th of July fireworks.

And, WOW, we were right under the fireworks!

Sorry Dad, it is way more fun to watch the fireworks with Avery.

Train Town with Ma and Pa

June 20th, 2015. (2 years, 5 months old.) by andrew

I don’t even know why they call it “Train Town”.
I mean, there’s a train and all, but did you know? They have airplanes??!

The first time through, Ben showed me the controls, otherwise known as the “ropes”.

After that, I was ready.  I had my OWN ticket.

I practiced my takeoff noises!  Vrrrrrrrooooommmm!

They even trusted me with my own passenger! Welcome aboard, Ollie!

Ready for takeoff!

After that, it was a ride on the Ferris Wheel.

Can we go back on the planes, Daddy?

Races with Grandpa

June 3rd, 2015. (2 years, 4 months old.) by andrew

The first order of business was to sit in Grandpa’s race car.  Oh. Yeah.

There’s lots to see at the races!

Next, it was time to go see Grandpa race!  We went off to the big seats.

Here we are, ready to watch!

After we got back, Daddy took me for a ride on the scooter!

And then I had some cookies with Ben.  I’m really starting to like these races.

And it gets, EVEN BETTER.  The scooter had some tools in the seat, and it needed some work.  I was all over that.

Lastly, I tried on Grandpa’s helmet just in case he lets me drive his car.  Maybe next time?

Grandma and Grandpa visit

December 24th, 2014. (23 months, 1 week old.) by andrew

Grandpa and Grandma came to visit for Christmas, and they gave me this cool new tractor!

They also gave Ben a bunch of play money along with a big square of cardboard.

Grandpa and Grandma and Ben sat around, looking at and touching these things for a while.  I dunno.

It was really great seeing Grandma and Grandpa.

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