Category: Ben

Ben’s Birthday

Ben turned 2! James had to work, so the kids and I had our typical day of a walk and school stuff (this was our last week of real-quarantine-school), and Evie helped me cook and we ate and opened gifts once James got home. And it turned out that the shirt I got Ben matched …

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Random May Pictures

Instead of buying kiddie pools, we broke out the winter sleds and filled those with water, which both kids have enjoyed. Ben hates water splashed in his face a la Evie or the sprinkler, but he does enjoy sitting in the water and taking water from one place to another. You can also see pieces …

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Random April Pictures

From about late March through the end of the school year, I homeschooled Evie. Starting about mid April, Evie’s teacher started sending weekly lessons, to include worksheets and projects. But until then, I was on my own. One of the things we did was make homemade play-doh and paper bag jellyfish -and then we made …

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Random March Pictures

Here we are sneaking cookies while Ben is elsewhere. Evie has a ways to go to understand such things as “act natural” and “clandestine.” Every now and then, Evie will read Ben his bedtime story. Ben seems to be the limiting factor more often than not, but it’s still sweet to watch. Ben is both …

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The Kids

Ben He has clearly learned when he’s doing something wrong because whenever he’s doing something and we go to stop him, he’ll run and back away, shaking his head, like “come and get me, coppa!” Ben and Words He constantly says “oh nooo!” Something has fallen, “oh nooo!” Something is stuck, “oh nooo!” Something’s not …

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Random February Pictures

Here are some pictures from school; the first is Ben on the toddler and younger playground. The second is during a section on Egypt -the thing she’s holding is her clay tablet with Egyptian hieroglyphs. The left bottom picture is just quintessentially Evie -the outfit, the pose. And the last one is the end of …

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Random January Pictures

Some pictures from school: We had our first snow of the year/season a week into the new year and Evie had a blast. James came home early because work closed and kicked everyone out, and he picked up the kids early so they could enjoy it. Ben was… hesitant. Not unlike with sand and pool …

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Random December Pictures

Random pictures from daycare (there’s a lot more, but I do try only to put pictures on our site that don’t have anyone else’s children. Also, apparently they’ve changed their default picture type, which isn’t compatible with WordPress -or, perhaps, anyone, because I’ve never seen it before -and I’ve only just realized it and haven’t …

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Christmas

Christmas was quiet and relatively warm (gah!). We started off with stockings; Mom made both of their stockings and Evie was able to use hers last year and Ben used his for the first time this year. So cute! Our next adventure came later when Ben started crying; we thought it was because he was …

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The Outer Banks, part 4

The Outer Banks, part 1 The Outer Banks, part 2 The Outer Banks, part 3 Happy New Year! The past few weeks were busy for obvious reasons, so I’m putting a twofer out to make up for last week and get ahead for this week. Cheers! I’m a planner. Sometimes I’d like to do things …

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