Monday, November 28, 2011

ER Visit #2

Yes, Mr. Ben had us at the ER again today...

Apparently he was standing on his Ben-sized car when he tumbled off and into the bar while I was in the shower. Thank goodness Owen came up to get me. Of course it took me about an hour to decide whether or not we needed to go, but the PA at the hospital assured me it was the right decision. It really hardly bled, despite the fact that it was gaping. He did great and when he got his staple, he just said, "Ouch.". He is a pretty tough guy!

Hard at Work!

These boys don't waste any time getting to work in the morning!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Historical Sightseeing

This Fall, we have been blessed with truly beautiful weather!!! Last weekend we took advantage of it by driving to Virginia to visit Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. I had been there when I was little and always remembered how beautiful it was. I love visiting all of those colonial homes. They are all so well preserved and it is so interesting to think about how people did things way back when. Mt. Vernon is basically like a huge park. 

We all had a great time enjoying the beautiful weather and learning a bit of history. You could walk all day, I you wanted to! We took a tour of the mansion and then took a self-guided walking your of the grounds. They even had a little scavenger hunt- adventure map which Owen had a great time filling out as we went along. I wish we had better pictures to share but the camera battery was dead. This was on the back patio of the mansion.

I wish you could see the beautiful view of the Potomac River a bit better, but it is behind the boys if you look carefully!  

We also happened to be there on the day they were constructing a gingerbread replica of Mt. Vernon. We wrapped up the afternoon with a late lunch in the colonial restaurant. If you visit the area, I would highly recommend seeing Mt. Vernon. We got a lot fresh air, exercise, and I think everyone enjoyed the history, too!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A New Hat

Last year, as you might remember, I knit the boys coordinating dinosaur hats. Owen lost his over the holidays and I finally got around to knitting him a replacement. I started it on Wednesday because the weather was getting a little cooler. I made great progress and was getting ready to go to bed on Thursday night when one of those weather update commercials came on saying it was supposed to be 22 degrees on Friday!!! I stayed up until 11 (so late, I know!) finishing up! The hat turned out super cute and fits great! The recipient was very grateful! I told him the elves finished it up for me, which he didn't believe for a minute! Unfortunately, it ended up being at least 55 degrees on Friday! Oh, well! Winter is on its way... At least now we're prepared!
By the way, the pattern is called Roar by Kate Oates and the hat was knit in Cascade 220 Superwash and the trim was knit inDream in Color Classy on size 7 US needles.

I am Thankful

On Friday, Owen had to take something he was thankful for to show-and-tell. He said he was thankful for his brother! That is, after he spent all morning suggesting toys he was thankful for and wanted to take...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy haircuts!

I live with such hunky guys!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blue Cheetahs Soccer

What a beautiful morning we were blessed with for the last day of soccer!

This is the best way we've found to keep Ben off of the field!

He is a great ball boy, though!  

So proud of our big soccer player!  Cool trophy!

Thanks for the fun season!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mommy's little prisoner...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mobile blogging

I'm just trying this out... It's been a bit, I know!