Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple picking!

Today was a super warm fall day, and our cousin Liam and Aunt Bridget came for a visit, so we decided to go apple picking together!

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We got to go on a hay ride!

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This picture makes it looks like the boys actually liked each other! Isn’t photography a wonderful thing?!?!?

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Liam and Aunt Bridget enjoyed their first trip apple picking together!

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Liam was proud of himself, but he wouldn’t give up his rocks to pick any more…

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Ben did a great job on his first picking trip too!

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Everyone loved getting the apples from the top of the tree!

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After our apple picking adventure, we headed over to Lincoln Park Day & enjoyed walking around to check out the vendors, go in some awesome inflatables, and even check out the fire trucks!

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Of course, Emily asked a MILLION questions, but the fireman was very patient with her, and answered all of them!

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We even got to practice using the fire hose!

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When we got home, the fun continued in our own bouncy house!

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It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt…

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Luckily, we all got back up and kept on jumping!

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What an awesome way to start our fall days of fun!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Growing up…

Maybe it’s because I moved to a big boy bed last month, or that I just turned “free” years old, or maybe even because I started school this week, but Mommy is THRILLED that I have FINALLY decided it was time to try using the big boy potty! I haven’t worn a diaper ALL morning, I haven’t had a single accident, AND I’ve gone on the potty EIGHT times! It’s like a party in our house every half an hour! Mommy gets all excited, claps her hands, gives me hugs and kisses, and then I GET CHOCOLATE CHIPS!!!!! Mommy is really hoping I keep on going with it!

-Benjamin

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Mommy says the key to potty training is to stay at home, wear no pants, put the potty in the dining room so I can watch “Thomas” and “Dinosaur Train”, and then drink A LOT of water!

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…and of course get A LOT of praise and rewards!

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I’m a big boy now!