Monday, January 25, 2010

Kid for Sale

Name: Ben
Age: 2
Date of Birth: November 7, 2007
Height: 2' 7"
Weight: 38 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blond

Profession: Terrible Two
Education: Advance degree in tantrum throwing
Language ability: Beginner
Second Language: Not Set
Third Language: Not Set
Religion: Christian

Interests: Likes mess making, puddles, drag racing big wheels and Elmo.

We would never really put this kid for sale, but lately he has brought us awful close. Remember the seizure episode? I think it may have been Ben holding his breath. I have done some research and am finding that there is a holding breath syndrome that mimics seizure disorders. Anyway, he has had three additional episodes where he holds his breath when he cries. Two of these episodes were just this week! And on top of that, he has been sick for most of the month of January with everything - you name it, this kid has had it. Teething (molars), throwing up, fever, cough, runs, et. al...

This is a glimpse into the life of Ben...

These two shots were right after we discovered Ben's new favorite thing...emptying all the contents of his dresser! He also love to haul around his potty chair - use it? never. But he loves dragging it around the house.

We love when he sleeps, look how sweet, but come awake time, and you see why looks are so deceiving.

You've all seen the little drawings of a fairy princess that when you turn them upside-down they become an ugly ogre??? That's Ben. Sweet and pie one minute and hell on wheels the next. I hope we all survive the terrible twos!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Time To Say Goodnight"

Here's a cute little Elmo clip I found for Ben on YouTube. It's darling!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bob The Builder, Meet Marty

Marty has found his new favorite toy. A power drill. I'm not complaining. I have new oil-rubbed bronze door fixtures and hinges. I love it. But Marty has decided that other things around the house need fixing also. His handy side-kick Ben (Buzz Light Year) has been his handy assistant. I couldn't resist getting these cute pictures.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Just Being Themselves

Yes. I know. I only blog about my boys. And this entry is no different. My boys are my everything. I just love catching them doing their own thing. Like yesterday. Jacob and Ben were watching cartoons. They looked darling on the sofa. I also got some pictures of them eating their apples a la "Mr. Peepers" style. Never heard of Mr. Peepers? Just google it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas 2009

Santa found our house this year. He never fails to deliver lots of fun toys for the Asay boys. We have two Christmas trees -- one upstairs and one down in the basement. When I got home from work Friday morning, Jacob greeting me in distress. It seems Santa had forgotten to come to our house. Jake said there were no presents/toys under the tree. I asked if he had looked under the tree in the basement. His face lit up. He ran (after we had him wait while Marty got the camera). There was much joy to be had. Christmas is so delightful through the eyes of my wonderful angels. I love them.