Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's How I Rock!


This year Santa brought Ben a drum set. He LOVES it and plays all the time... allllll the time!
I've been trying to get a video of him "drumming" some Blink182 songs but haven't been able to catch him. So as soon as I get the video I will post it.
Annnnyway. I was in his room last night and looked over at the drum set and this is what has happened to the drum set and MY WALL! This boy is serious about his drummin'! I've gotta find someone that does drum lessons!

The whole setup.

The wall behind the drumset! There's drywall shavings/dust all over the drums.

Dented and broken cymbal.

Banged up tom tom.

Poor lil' snare drum :(

If you look you can see the dent right in the middle of the bass drum.
The sticks have broke and been taped back together... then broke again. (Don't worry for Ben's Birthday I found some TRAVIS BARKER drum sticks!!)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Dear Matt,
Happy Father's Day to a wonderful Husband and Daddy! Thank you for the following:

* Taking care of Ben while I go workout, play Bunco, or go shopping... and not calling it babysitting.
* Giving Ben baths.
* Playing Legos with Ben...EVERYDAY ;-)
* Knowing Ben's favorite foods, bedtime routines, and other quirks.
* Speaking of Ben with pride.
* Missing Ben and I while you are at work (at least just a little bit).
* Putting up pictures of Ben in your cubicle at work.
* Asking about Ben's friends, teachers, and what he has done during the day.
* Swimming and catching Ben over, and over again in the pool.
* Working very hard so that I can stay home with our son!!!!

And the many, many other things you do for us!
I love you very much,
Ashley

Here is what Ben made Matt for Father's Day:


Front of the mug

Back of the mug
Handmade card

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Vacation Bible School

I am serving at VBS for the first time EVER at my church! I was so nervous about having my own class... I've always just been a helper at the preschool. The kids are older 2's and 3 year olds... and just sweet as can be! They keep me on my toes and are full of energy. One of the things I had to do was decorate my door/room. I just did a few things in the room. Here is some pictures of my decorations.
The door.

A little sign... It was supposed to hang above the door but it was to heavy :(

The girls love this part of the room... the kitchen/living area :)


Last Game Of The Season

Saturday was Ben's last Tball game. It was sooooo hot!!!! Ben was miserable and didn't want to take any pictures... so this is all I got.

Here is a video of Ben hitting. I missed the really big hit because I was in the dugout.



video


Ben's with his biggest fan, GIGI!!!

Ben, Matt, and I after the game.

After the game we went to the park with the team for a cookout.

The boys getting water balloons!

It was a great season and Ben can't wait to play again next Spring!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Little Dinner Conversation

When Ben was around 3 years old he started joining in on Matt and I's dinner conversation. Ben would say things like "I fired Dave today" or "Bob and I were busy today". Sometimes he would get on the phone and have phone conversations with Bob or Dave. He would tell them to "GET TO WORK" and ask "Are you coming to work or not". Eventually he added another employee "Willard". I am not sure where he got these names!
He doesn't really talk about his "employees" any more but last night Matt wasn't home from work yet. Ben and I sat down to eat dinner and he took the roll of "man" hehehe. Here is our conversation.

video

Friday, June 4, 2010

The First Week of June

We had a very busy, fun filled week!

Tuesday I took Ben bowling.





Ben & Jack giving HIGH-FIVES!

Tuesday night we had to go to a birthday party. My niece, Riley Jett, turned 2 years old.

Yumm birthday cake & ice cream!!!

The BIRTHDAY GIRL enjoying her ice cream and cake.

Thursday after lunch we meet some friends for ice cream at Cherry Berry.

Who know's what Ben is telling them :)

Friday Ben and I went and picked up Landon and headed to the park!



This weekend is going to be busy too... and next week. Phew, I need a nap!