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The Naked Chef

August 27th, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

I think I could start my own celebrity cooking show.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to see me making some yummy banana bread while wearing my green Benjamin apron and chef hat?  Daddy and I worked on the pilot episode last weekend.

First, the dry ingredients.  Cinnamon!  Yummy!

Then the bananas… peel and place.

Then the mixer.  Power tools are how I draw in the daddy demographic.  See how I can do this all by myself?  Daddy doesn’t even look worried!

I make sure to taste as I go along so that I know things are just right.  Mmmm….  tastes good!

Now we mix the dry and wet ingredients together.  Careful not to spill!

Here, I go with the spatula for mixing.  The ladies swoon at my display of muscle!

Then my assistant takes care of greasing the pan.  This is how I let people know who is in charge.

Then we just pour in the batter.  What could be easier?

Then it’s just time to clean up and wait until it’s all done.  Ummm… Dad?  We’re dropping this part from the final cut, right?

Tune in next time for… Chocolate Ice Cream! …  Please Daddy?


August 25th, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

My buddy Shannon and I have moved up to the Otter Room at BCC.

They have lots of new toys and activities like this two story climbing tower!  The Otter room is going to be fun!

Trader Joe’s

August 23rd, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

Well, Trader Joe’s is a fun as ever!  Not only do I get to help with the shopping by pushing the small shopping cart, I get to help unload the carts, too.  Watch!

First Dentist Visit

August 19th, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

Today was my first visit to the dentist!  I brought cuddle blankie, birdy, and cheetah with me to make sure everything would be OK.  First we hung out in the waiting room where there were lots of friends (stuffed animals) and a big fish tank.

Then Dr. Hodges called me in to the back where they have the special chairs.  He also has a special light, special mirror, and special tooth counter that he was showing me here.

Dr. Hodges was very nice.  He looked in my mouth, counted all my teeth, and said everything was OK.  Yay!

New Job

August 14th, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

Today, I officially started my job as “Helper Around The House”.  And what’s even better is I got my very own ID badge!  It lets me beep into and out of doors like on the washer and dryer!

Making Muffins

August 11th, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

I got to help Mommy make some chocolate chip zucchini muffins the other day.  I got to spoon all the batter into the muffin cups.  Talk about hard work!  But I did a good job and barely spilled any.  Which was really good, because that means more muffins!  And when they have chocolate in them, you don’t want to mess around!

Street Sweeper

August 6th, 2011. (3 years, 2 months old.) by ben

Recently, I put my street sweeping abilities to the test.  I swept up all the stuff lying around in the house, and dumped it all into the back of my sweeper.  Boy was this a lot of work!