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Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2011 by Mollie

I love to see what the kids come up with when left to their own devices.  One morning they built a “rocketship” out of chairs and car seats, completely by themselves.  Here they are doing their “1-2-3… BLAST OFF!”  Natalie is great at coming up with fun make believe games and Ben is thrilled to play along.  I love how well they play together.  This was actually back in February and I didn’t have a chance to post it, but I thought you all might enjoy one of my favorite things in action.  This is why I keep the camera in arm’s reach!

Someone Turned Two…

Posted Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by Mollie

I have not forgotten that Benjamin had a birthday last week!  I have lots to share about him because he is such a hoot, but not enough time to write up a post, or even process all the pictures.  I have some video to share of him, too… he’s talking so much and doing so many funny things, it really deserves a full post!  Coming soon…


Underwood Farms

Posted Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 by Mollie

I keep forgetting to post these pictures of Ben’s first pony ride!  One day Natalie was at a birthday party, so Benjamin and I headed over to Underwood Family Farms with my friend Olivia, and her daughter Grace.  Underwood has a really fun setup with animals, rides, games, tractors, and giant fields full of pumpkins.  Ben was really interested in the turkey (it was bigger than him).

Ben got to have his first pony ride!  I wasn’t sure how he’d do… mostly because he sometimes decides to scream about strangers he doesn’t like.  But he was way too pleased to notice any of that.

Grace and Ben:

I think this is the last post involving pumpkin patches…


Posted Thursday, November 4th, 2010 by Mollie

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It’s a good thing we keep the camera handy so we can remember  funny little moments like this.  We were getting ready for church when Andy caught Ben “shaving” his face with my hair dryer.

Not so funny: in a 24 hour period, Ben broke my steam mop (so sad), brought me a dead bird that he found in the yard, and burned him self on the toaster.  He keeps me on my toes.

Natalie wanted me to take her picture with the paper full of “N”‘s she wrote for Grandma.  She said, “WAIT! Let me put my pen in my ear first!”  I started to tell her that we do NOT put pens in our ears, then realized she was doing the same thing I always do with my pens.




September- A Picture Post

Posted Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Mollie

Just another day of dress up with Natalie, the Snorkeling Cowgirl Princess in a backwards shirt!

Little Lights had a transportation themed field trip the Oxnard Airport, as well as the train station.  My kids were a little scared of the airplane and Natalie refused to sit in it when she had the chance, but that’s okay.  Maybe transportation isn’t her thing.  I have a feeling next month’s farm field trip will be more her style.

The kids got new pajamas for fall.  This is a REALLY. BIG. DEAL. in our house.   These pictures are blurry because I didn’t use the flash but too cute to not post.

Natalie had her first trip to the dentist.  I am glad I waited till she was a little older because she did amazingly well!  She had a full cleaning, and didn’t have any cavities.  She talks a lot about plaque now.  Ben is also really picking up on oral hygiene.  He loves for us to brush his teeth, and the other day I caught him brushing his baby’s teeth.

It’s great that Ben loves babies because we have a little buddy named Will who comes to our house on Mondays while his mommy works.  The kids ADORE him and it’s so much fun to have him around!  Nata can play on the floor with him for hours, and Ben showers him in kisses.

September was a really busy month but there are some highlights for you at least!