Monday, May 25, 2009

Uncle Josh's Big 3-0

On Saturday we celebrated Jon's brother, Josh's 30th birthday. It was all the Colyer's along with our Aunt, Uncle and cousins from Kansas City. We had so much fun because it was a gorgeous day and it was the first time Nana and Poppy pulled out the kiddie pool. Even though it's so tiny for them this year, that didn't matter a bit. They played in that thing with buckets and toys for at least an hour. I was telling my mom that it was so fun for me because I think that's the longest Bennett has played outside in one spot without running away and me chasing him! It was an impromptu swim session so Bennett sported his birthday suit in honor of Uncle Josh. Caleb only wore his until his Mom and Dad came out and made him put on his undies :)
We finished the day with some awesome cheesecake and a good old game of Scattegories...we let the birthday boy win.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Benefits of living in Johnston

Last night my parents came over to watch the Survivor Finale with me and Jon (one of my favorite nights of the year :). Bennett got to play with them for about 20 minutes before he went to bed. So this morning when he woke up, the first thing he said was, "Where's Grandad?" He continued to ask about them throughout the morning so I texted my mom to invite ourselves over for lunch. Definitely a win-win situation: I get to eat my mom's delicious leftovers, which are always in abundance in their fridge, and Bennett gets free entertainment until naptime. The best entertainment for toddler? Watching the garbage truck and wheelbarrow rides!

Monday, May 11, 2009

swinging and spraying

Jon hooked Bennett's swing up under our new deck. Its a perfect spot for it. He didn't last too long in it though. Maybe it'll get more use with the next baby :)

For some reason Bennett always sucks the water out of my spray bottle. He's done this for months and all of a sudden he realized yesterday what the lever was for and figured out how to spray it. So I took his shirt off and sent him out to the deck. He wasn't quite coordinated to hold it the correct way so he could only spray himself. He spent about 20 minutes spraying his face and into his mouth and had a blast.

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Babies!

No, not mine! The baby birds in a nest under our deck hatched. They're over my head so I had to hold the camera up to even see them. But they're so tiny and cute! Jon held Bennett up to see them. I'll have to take a picture in a week or so to see how they've grown.