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Christmas II – December Strikes Back!

December 31st, 2009. (18 months, 4 weeks old.) by ben

Well, I guess it is that time of year again!  Time for a big car trip and getting to see lots of people (again).  Oh, and there was a lot of these things called “presents” that, once you “open” them, turn into fun toys to play with!

The first car trip was really fun.  I got to see lots of big trucks and point them out to M&D.  And then I got to Grandma and Jay’s house – and guess what?  They had a big truck (and a smaller one) just for me.


Then it was on to Grandpa and Nana’s house.  I got to meet Simone and Davide and pal around with Darren.  Grandpa got me this really neat racing hat.


Then I got to do vacuuming and truck inspection before we left:


Next up, it was ping pong at Uncle Tommy and Aunt Danee’s party:


Nobody wanted to challenge me, but I suppose that’s just as well since I couldn’t see over the edge of the table!

Later I got to open presents with my cousin Avery – I pulled “older cousin” rank and showed her the ropes:


I also had a great time visiting with Ma and Pa.  Can you believe some of the toys they have?  I’ve never seen a phone like this one!  It must be the latest technology:


I’m looking forward to Christmas III – The Return of Christmas, which I’m told is scheduled for next year about this time.  Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas is almost here!

December 20th, 2009. by wil

Hello blog readers!  This is just a little reminder that our 2009 Christmas Letter can be found online from the main page.  Please take a look, though if you’re a regular reader of the blog, you won’t be surprised by its contents – namely that our lives revolve around Ben these days.  Merry Christmas, everybody!

– The Management

New Pet!

December 17th, 2009. (18 months, 2 weeks old.) by ben

M&D introduced me to our new family pet.  World, meet pet heating pad!


It even comes with its own built in leash, which I use to take it for walks all over the house.  M&D say they like it because it is easy to care for and clean up after, too.

Park ‘n’ Wash

December 13th, 2009. (18 months, 1 week old.) by ben

Wouldn’t you know it?  M&D had just what I need!  A Park ‘n’ Wash for my truck and tractor.  One stop takes care of all your parking and truck washing needs!


Speed Reading

December 9th, 2009. (18 months, 1 week old.) by ben

Daddy always has these big books on his nightstand.


I don’t know why it takes him so long to finish with them.  I just flip right through them from front to back!  No problem!

Box Sitting

December 2nd, 2009. (18 months old.) by ben

One thing I’ve learned while stalking Atlas is that he likes to sit in boxes – he can often be found snoozing in them.  So I figured I’d try it out and see what it was all about.  It’s never a bad idea to learn from a pro!


Here’s Atlas, demonstrating his technique.