Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Benjamin quickly figured out that all of the eggs had candy inside, and after that he had to open and inspect each and one before running back to put it in his basket.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This last Saturday, we got all the materials we needed to start our first "Square Foot Garden." We got enough to make two 4'x4' boxes and have all the seeds ready to go. We've just been inundated with rain for the past couple of days, that we haven't gotten them put together just yet. I'm just really excited to plant a bunch of strawberry plants! One can never have too many garden-fresh strawberries on hand is what I say. We'll also plant herbs, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas, peppers and broccoli. I can hardly wait!
So about a week and a half ago, our neighbor, Cathy called. She had seen the PBS Mormon documentary and wanted to know more about our church. I set up a dinner with her and the Sister Missionaries in our ward, and ever since, she has been absolutely inspiring to us! I have never met anyone so faithful in my life. She has been searching for the right church for years, and knew this was the right thing for her. She is getting baptized the end of April. We just feel privileged to know her!
And the last bit of news that is not so great is that our kitchen pipes that gave us so much grief a few months ago, are up to more trouble. We started noticing a growing brown spot on the carpet in the basement, and worried it might be a leak in the foundation. Luckily (I guess?) that was not the case. Instead, the entire stack of pipes from the floorboards to the roof need to be replaced, as they have rusted through. And it's going to be over $1000. You gotta love being a home owner! :)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I think he's trying to say "picture"at the end, because he's obsessed with looking at pictures of himself on the camera and wanted to see the one I had just taken. Naturally, the only reason I could get this video of him was because he was unaware I was taking it.
So this reveals that I'm kind of a moron when taking videos. I didn't hold it the right way.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
On Saturday, we had gorgeous sunny spring weather, so we decided to head over to the St. Louis Zoo. I checked online first to make sure they had normal operating hours, only to discover that frogs and princesses woud be admitted free (to the Children's petting zoo section--the rest of the zoo is always free) during Leap-Day weekend. So after muttering to myself about how unfair this all was (after all, what little girl doesn't have a princess costume?! But boys don't usually have amphibian disguises readily on hand), I set to work and made a paper hat for Benjamin and dug through his summer clothes to find something green. I was grateful after all to be able to go for free.
Benjamin enjoyed most of the zoo from the stroller. When he did get out, he would pause for a couple of seconds, then wave his hand "Bye!" and reach back for the stroller. For some reason, he wasn't having it.
It still holds true that Benjamin's favorite animal is the Meerkat. He loves looking through the glass and having them run right by him. The delay on the camera just missed it though.
We only stayed for about an hour. We were about to head over to the elephants, but decided to ask our rather unimpressed little boy if he'd rather go home or see the elephants, to which he immediately replied, "Home." Oh, well. At least we didn't have to pay!