Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And we are off!

So, being that Atlanta and air travel were not in the cards for us over the holiday season, we are taking a quick getaway up north to Duluth! The bags are packed and in the car. The skis are loaded and Bennett can hardly stand the excitement! Hopefully it will be a great time for our family! I am still not sure if we are crazy going off to one of the coldest spots... as thought 6 degrees here in Hudson was not bad enough. And it looks like we will be home just in time for another BIG winter storm!

Monday, December 27, 2010

An ear and a storm!

So, Bennett has an ear infection that sprung up on Monday during the day. When my mom picked him up Heather mentioned that his ear had been bothering him and he was kind of fussy and didn't eat very well. So, off to the doctor he and I went in the middle of a snow storm. We made it to the appointment and he had a nasty infection in his right ear. We were able to get a prescription and be on our way. I asked about traveling on the plane with him and the doctor said it would be a personal decision as to whether we went or not, but our departure was still 6 days away. Then Wednesday Bennett started to get more of a cold and cough which came on with a vengeance! Going into Friday we were about 50/50 of being able to go and then the snow moved into Atlanta and we knew that the flight might be less then desirable! That sealed the deal and we spent our Christmas at home in Hudson! Kind of a bummer, but probably for the best since Bennett is still complaining about his ear hurting. I took him into the doctor this evening again and she said that things are looking better, it is just the change in barometric pressure that is causing his ear to bother him. Hopefully this will be the last ear infection at our house for a LONG time!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The stockings were hung...

But Christmas morning they were filled with all of B's favorite goodies and laying by the fireplace! Toothbrushes and paste, bubble bath, licorice and gum, colors and notepads! Oh, what a delightful find Bennett had when he came down stairs!

Friday, December 24, 2010


The cookies are almost gone and so is the milk. Does that mean the big guy visited 11 Founders Green! Bennett is still sleeping soundly at 11:00 am but I am sure that he will be excited once he finally wakes up :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Baby

Bennett went to visit Santa with Nana & Papa and I think that this picture explains it all. He was not too sure about Santa or sitting on his lap. My parents said that he just looked ahead the whole time as if he did not look at Santa he would not be scared. I guess that he told Santa all of the items that he had on his Christmas list. I think that he has been pretty nice this year, so let's home that Santa is good to Bennett!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Packed and ready to go...

I thought this picture was more then fitting to talk about the phase in life that Bennett is currently at. Packed and ready to go... anywhere and everywhere. Ready for anything!

Lately, Bennett has been one busy boy. Between playing at Heather's, racquet ball at the YMCA, visits with Santa, Christmas traditions, skiing - sledding - shoveling and playing with Oliver he hardly has time to pack for his impending trip. To Atlanta that is! To visit all of his cousins and godmother/father! Oh, it is going to be a trip. The packing has yet to begin for our vacation, however it is looming on the calendar only a week away. So hopefully Bennett will get his favorite clothes, a couple of swimsuits and we will be off to the airport next Saturday! Can't wait... the whole family!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Another fun tradition with the holidays!

The Big Hill

Bennett had his first big adventure skiing at Afton Alps on December 9th - the day before the blizzard! It was kind of a last minute thing to pack up and head down to Afton. And Bennett loved it! Like he was yelling and crying to go bigger - the hills, the chairlift and go by himself! He was not happy that he had to be wearing a harness that my dad or I held the ropes to. But, overall the night was a huge success. And quite the milestone. Skiing was always such a fun sport for me and in one year I skiied over 70 days. Last year, Travis and I only got out once. I am hoping that Bennett is going to make us go more! He has asked to go back everyday :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Ladies of HG

This week I hosted the girls from the neighborhood for Bunco night! It was a fun time with lots of good food and conversation. Along with a little bit of Bunco!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blizzard December 2010

Words don't do it justice!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

St. Nicholas

St. Nick made his stop at our house on December 6th! The night before Bennett set out his boots and we went to sleep with anticipation of what was to come in the morning. Bennett was not disappointed!
Showing off all of the goodies!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Bennett is so lucky to have so many great toys! This is the newest from the Larson's for Christmas. A snowmobile sled that he absolutely loves! The first snow after he got it, we took it out into the backyard and he wanted to be pushed up the hill time after time. He squealed the whole way down! Thanks Troy & Marita!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We were on Kare 11 yesterday doing our presentation for Rotaract. Here is the link to the show: KARE 11 Toys for Tots

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Car

Travis got a new car this weekend. Bennett was less then amused and cried when we were ready to leave in the new car! He loves it now.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ohh - Ahh!

The King of Kings church in Woodbury holds and annual fundraiser with a light display at Lake Phalen each year. This year we headed over and were impressed with the display. Bennett loved all of the lights and watching Santa golf, the horses on the merry go round and the pirate shooting out of the canon on the pirate ship! It was a great time supporting lots of great charities!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Bennett had his first experience playing the Wii this past weekend! He was really good at it and of course loved bowling and golf! He got to be pretty good it at.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zonked Out

One tired boy coming from an outing with Nana & Papa! Bennett couldn't keep his eyes open.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Natalie!

Natalie turned three on December 1st and we were lucky enough to be able to celebrate with her at her party! Bennett enjoyed the cupcakes, presents and friends. They had lots of fun playing with Natalie's new loot!
This is the tent that Bennett gave to Natalie. It was a hippo :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Too cute!

The new table and chairs that we are selling at Logomos. Of course, who gets the first set...