Thursday, May 24, 2012

Choo Choo Train Ride - Part 2

After the train ride to Downer's Grove, we met Brad and Denise at Egg Harbor for breakfast. Here we are trying to eat and keep Ben entertained. Breakfast has nothing on a train ride.

We headed along the tracks to Brad and Denise's house after breakfast to hang out since we had an hour to kill before the return train arrived.

Ben loves bikes. He had to stop to point them out to us.

For some reason Mike and Brad decided it would be fun to do a push-up contest.

Ben wanted to participate too. His idea of a push-up is to lay on his stomach and roll back and forth. Adorbs.

After the push-ups, which Brad won, they did a plank contest, which Mike won.

Ben got in on that too.

He lasted all of 10 seconds before he just laid down and rested a bit.

Next was pull ups. Ben was all over this one.

Look at those muscles!

Once the iron man competition was complete, we headed back to catch the train home.

It was a great day. I'm sure we'll be taking another ride soon, as Ben still mentions it daily.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Choo Choo Train Ride

Last weekend we decided to take Ben on the Metra train since he loves trains so much. Rather than take the 1 hour each way train to Chicago, we took the 20 minute train to downtown Downer's Grove, where Mike's brother and girlfriend live. The train was a big hit. Ben was mesmerized. This is his "mesmerized" face.

At one point Mike squatted down and Ben had to imitate him, of course. To me it it looks like he is pooping, but okay.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Boo Boos

Friday I dropped Ben off at daycare, and, like always, he was eating his yogurt as I left so I asked him for a yogurt kiss. He gave me one and then, like always, he pointed out where I had yogurt on my chin. But this time, he noticed a huge and unfortunate pimple on my chin. He pointed to it and said "You got a boo boo, mama?" I told him yes and he leaned over to kiss it and told me "I kiss it and make it all better, mama." So sweet at this age.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

For a kid who is not a sweets-eater, Ben sure likes milkshakes. Chocolate mint chip milkshakes to be exact. Ever since we got our new Ninja blender (love that thing), I've been whipping him up milkshakes once or twice a week as a treat.

It is a messy but entertaining endeavor. As you can see below.

A few things to note. Ben always has to sit on the counter and watch. If I say help, he says "no, I watch mama." He loves to watch the blender run, but I think he's a tiny bit afraid of it too. So he likes to make it very clear that he is watching, not helping.

Milkshakes are always enjoyed on the counter for some reason. But I don't complain, as it contains the inevitable mess.

He likes to eat the milkshake with a spoon. The ice cream scoop apparently looked like it could get the job done faster. (Mike's son, for sure.)

The next week:

Oh, the mess.
Again with the huge spoon.

A quick video. Vertical again. Old habits die hard.