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Foto Friday – Water

Posted by Liz on August 5, 2011 in Benjamin |

I’m doing something new in blog world here – linking up with another blog.  I’ve been following Foto Friday for a while now through my friend’s blog at  Growth Chart Moments.  Each week there’s a new theme for the pictures that people post and this week’s theme is “water”.  When I saw that I was excited because our 2 year old son’s love for water has exploded this summer!!  He loves the pool and the lake!!!  (Which we love too!)

We recently returned from a family vacation at Douglas Lake and we had a blast!  Benjamin learned to float and had a wonder time jumping off the back of the boat!  I have lots of favorite pictures from our Tennessee vacation but I’ve highlighted just a couple.

I love this picture because of the excitement in Ben’s face.  He loved swimming around and, different from previous trips to the lake, he didn’t care if there was an adult swimming close by.

Here’s another favorite – an action shot of him jumping off the back of the boat.

I love this photo because it caught many of the water droplets from the splash that hit my face!  (Which of course I didn’t see first hand since my eyes were closed.)

Be sure to visit La-La’s Home Daycare to see the other fun water pictures that were posted this week.


Our week in a nutshell

Posted by Liz on April 29, 2011 in Benjamin |

What a fantastic week!!!  Ben and I were off school for Spring Break and Aaron joined us.  We’ve spent time together as a family going many fun places around the area.  We’ve gone to the pool, COSI, Columbus Zoo, Slate Run Historical Farm, and AHA museum in Lancaster. Pictures are coming to the gallery soon […]


Posted by Liz on January 15, 2011 in Benjamin |

Tonight at dinner Ben was eating an English Muffin and kept pointing and grunting toward the table.  I kept asking him what he wanted and he kept pointing and grunting (toward the stick of butter).  I asked him again what he wanted and added “use your words”.  Without missing a beat, the wise guy said […]

It’s been a while

Posted by Liz on September 15, 2010 in Benjamin |

So, I guess I’ve been neglectful on the blogging side of life.  But that’s what happens as life happens. Summer is officially over and school has begun.  Ben and I are working through the fourth week of school.  (Almost 1 whole month with a new group of kiddos!!  WOW!)  I’ve been trying some new things […]


Summer time fun – midway

Posted by Liz on July 24, 2010 in Benjamin |

I haven’t counted how many weeks of summer break have gone by but I do know that August is just around the corner.  So, I thought I’d take a chance “midway” through the summer to blog about some recent events.  As you may have noticed from previous blogs, I have put the sewing machine to […]

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A new endeavor

Posted by Liz on July 21, 2010 in Benjamin |

This summer has challenged me to try (and learn) new things.  I have been motivated to try out my sewing skills again.  After reading my friend Amanda’s blog and seeing her try things with her new sewing machine, I decided to get mine out of the basement.  In my extra time, I’ve read many craft […]


Summer projects

Posted by Liz on June 28, 2010 in Benjamin |

June is almost over and I have found myself feeling ambitious and crafty.  When Ben was born, we received a couple of homemade bibs from one of Aaron’s coworkers.  After using them, they seemed to be very absorbent and larger than most bibs you can get at the store. So I decided to use them […]


Summer time fun!

Posted by Liz on June 12, 2010 in Benjamin |

Summer vacation officially began this week. Ben and I have done things around the house as well as the community. We started off the week with grocery shopping. (It’s amazing how empty the store is when you are there on a weekday morning. It was nice!!!) Then Jack and Amanda stopped by to visit for […]

Harvest time!

Posted by Liz on May 27, 2010 in Home |

I know I’ve used this space regularly to update and brag about Benjamin and the milestones he is accomplishing. However, it’s almost June which means it’s time to harvest strawberries (and lots of them). We decided to only do strawberries and tomatoes in our garden this year. So we purchased some new strawberry plants a […]


Off to the races!!

Posted by Liz on May 21, 2010 in Benjamin |

Ben’s now walking independently!! Within the last three weeks, he has become more adventurous while walking. He has even gotten comfortable walking around on less forgiving surfaces such as the patio and the sidewalk. He’ll walk just about anywhere. He really seems to enjoy stopping before he gets to an object. Many times he will […]

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