Saturday, May 21, 2011

I'm Still Here

I have been very negligent of my blog lately I know. In all my spare time (i.e. time when Ben is asleep), I have been working on a gift for my little sister-in-law for her high school graduation, and also working on projects for Ben's upcoming birthday party. I have been planning it for so long now, that I really can't believe it is now just three weeks from today. I still have plenty to do, but I enjoy doing it so much. I'm not all that crafty outside of planning parties, so it feels good to be creative. It also just makes me feel really good to make a big deal out of the day for my son, and lets face it for me. It was after all a life changing day for me too. : ) I opted for one simple thing this year, and that was evites. I found a great website that I actually way prefer over the traditional evites website, called punchbowl. It gives so many more options, such as setting up gift registries and organizing food assignments if the event happened to be a potluck. I also love that people actually RSVP this way too. Almost half my guests have already RSVP'd since sending it last night. You can check it out here.

I'll probably be not so good again about posting until this party is done. Perhaps a few sneak peeks though before. Stay tuned. And just because blog posts are boring without a pic, here you go.

Friday, May 13, 2011

What Did You Say?!

Ben shocks me everyday with what he can say and what he is absorbing. Kids are sponges after all, and my child is VERY porous.

On Wednesday we met some friends at a park within about a seven minutes walk from the house. When we got home I realized that the keys were not in the stroller and must have fallen out when I folded up the stroller. I told Ben the news and that we would have to walk back to the park to hunt for the keys. His response? "You gotta be kidding me."

Whenever my voice starts to raise at him insisting that he do whatever it is I am asking him to do (i.e. "Bentley get over here NOW and get your jammies on.") I have to turn my head so he doesn't see me laugh as he responds with either "calm down, mommy," or "geez, cool it, cool it."

I am constantly telling Ben that I love him, which he always responds with an "I love you too, mommy." Recently he has been initiating the I love you's, but of course says "I love you too!"

On Mother's Day my son told me one of the most heart wrenching phrases (other than his I love you too's): "I so proud of you mommy!" I'll tell you what he is so proud of me for soon. Stay tuned . . .
I love this kid so much. And he loves him some corn on the cob!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter Sunday

The decor . . .
The food . . .
The guests . . .
The reason . . .