Friday, June 27, 2008

Has somebody abducted Benson's mommy?

Nope, that's her, she's just got straight hair! It's just temporary and just something different, but I decided to straighten my hair for a couple of days. I think Benson's still a little confused by it... :)

We went to the zoo with Kelli and the twins. Benson LOVED watching the gorillas. He was fascinated by them! They got really close to us which he thought was WAY cool... I think it looks like the gorilla is kissing Benson in the picture :)

Check out the kids hair standing behind the stroller.... Benson better not get any ideas....

The twins like the gorilla too.

More sister/aunt/grannie time! I love SUMMER!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

At the Drive-In Movie!

In the BIG town of Monetta, right outside of the also BIG town of Batesburg-Leesville, there is a Drive-In movie theater called "The BIG Mo". For Aunt Ashley's 20th birthday, we went out to eat at Shealy's BBQ and then went to watch Kung-Fu Panda at the Drive-In. It was perfect, because it didn't matter if Benson made noise and he could move around all he wanted. We'll definitely be going back! It was a blast!!

Daddy and Benson in front of the movie screen before it started

Grannie took us all to the movies!

Pile in the back of Chris's (Ash's Boyfriend's) explorer to watch the movie...

Waiting for the movie to start...

Benson started out in the explorer with me and Benjamin moved to a chair right outside. He could crawl over my back to one side and go exploring and then crawl back over to the other side. He finally got tired, so I handed him to Benjamin thinking me might fall asleep...

I had brought a bag of Benson's "cheerios" (I put them in quotes because they aren't REAL ones, they are dairy/soy free ones :) ) and he sat in Benjamin's lap, glue to the movie, eating handfuls of cheerios without even taking his eyes off the screen- like he was eating his bucket of popcorn:)

Finally, he drifted off to sleep....

With his hand still in the cheerios... Hilarious :)

All tuckered out...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

a few snapshots from lately...

On the putting green with daddy.

He looks like a 15 year old with an attitude here.

Benson loves summer time because he gets to see his Aunts a lot! His mommy likes it too! :)

Scary Face

Pretty Face

Grannie and her little "MONKey"!

Help! My leg is stuck!

No worries... Aunt Becca was in the pool, just out of the picture :)

You might have to put on sunglasses to be able to look at the this crew, we're all so blindingly white!

Benson loves swimming with his daddy!

Benson's Aunt Christa Gave him this hat for his birthday. Nice. :)

Benson with his hair :)

As if there weren't enough birthday pictures already...

I came across these pics when I uploaded the new pictures from my camera. Apparently I had taken some from the birthday party too! There were some that were just too cute not to share!!
What a fun memory!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ONE year old!

Benson's first birthday party was a blast! We are so thankful to all of our friends and family for making the day such a special memory. Kelli just got a new Nikon SLR and volunteered to be our photographer for the day. I am so thankful to have captured every moment. Below are a few of my favorites. You can see the rest of the 371 amazing pictures she took here.