Monday, March 5, 2012

I 2!

This little guy is 2! We started working on saying it a few months ago, so if you've seen Benson lately he has most certainly walked up to you and said "I 2!" (Whether you asked him how old he was or not!)

I pinned a cute Birthday interview on Pinterest a few months ago, and even though when I asked Benson these questions he told me "I 2!" and "Bubbles!" (so random), mama knows the answers. So without further ado, Benson's Birthday interview:

1. What is your favorite color? Color! (What Benson says every time he finds something yellow.) So we'll go with Yellow, I'm thinking he doesn't really care at this point.

2. What is your favorite toy? Benson hearts toys. Perhaps his helicopter? I think he dreams about it, because the first thing he wants to do every morning is pull it in a circle.

3. What is your favorite fruit? Does the applesauce in a pouch count? Benson is obsessed with this stuff, and so am I. It's relatively healthy and he can eat it by himself. He's still trying to master the spoon/fork thing.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!)

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? The inconsistency here would blow your mind. His favorite food one day is the food he despises the next day, so we just try to keep up and get something in his little body. Lately we had lots of luck with turkey dogs, go figure!

6. What is your favorite outfit? Is this a question for mama? Um, his Tommy skinny jeans and navy and white striped sweater. I'm a little obsessed with his clothes. Whoever said boy clothes weren't fun didn't go shopping with me! Luckily, Benson is super easy going about what he wears.

7. What is your favorite game? Anything Grammy comes up with, she thinks of the funnest games!

8. What is your favorite snack? Gold Fish, rainbow ones, green first, then red, leave out the orange ones.

9. What is your favorite animal? Doggies, much to my dismay.

10. What is your favorite song? This kid loves music, like for reals. Lately hes been into "I love Benson, he loves me, we love Dada yes siree, he loves us and so you see, we are a happy Family!"

11. What is your favorite book? Big Little, Yes Yes No No, and Yummy Yucky. Funniest/Cutest books ever!

12. Who is your Best Friend? We have issues here, we're working on being more social!

13. What is your favorite Treat? Doughnuts!

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Bubbles! (Or trying to sneak into the garage through the side door).

15. What is your favorite drink? He's one of those kids who would rather drink than eat. Ovaltine, Crystal Light Lemonade, and smoothies and a few faves.

16. What is your favorite holiday? I'm sure its Christmas- any day hes gets 52 new toys has got to be his favorite.

17. What do you like to take with you to bed? Monkey, his nose is barely hanging on but they are besties and have their own language.

18. What do you like to eat for breakfast? Pancakes!!!

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Rice and Beans, his fave.

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Something that includes lights or buttons, after all, we want him to love his work!

And just to make sure this is the longest post ever, we had an airplane birthday party. My camera wasn't working which I absolutely freaked out about, so my pictures are horrible! However, i did get some low quality ones once I calmed down.

Baggage Check and Baggage Claim, I found the cute mini suitcases on Etsy:

Airplane from Homegoods:

Propeller cookies, jet fuel (lemonade), in flight menu, airplane cake:

Birthday banner, planes and clouds:

I can't get over how quirky and hilarious and stubborn this little guy is. He is just so precious and we are so happy to have him in our family. Happy Birthday Benson!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I feel like it’s a little cliché to say we’ve been super busy, because everyone is busy, but truth is we’ve been super busy. Poor little Benson used to get his picture taken weekly so I could plaster it all over the internet, he’s so neglected these days.

Since my last post, we celebrated Christmas, spent a few weeks in Park City, rung in the new year, spent a few days in the hospital having my gallbladder removed, went to Idaho, threw an airplane themed 2nd birthday bash, studied, worked, and studied some more.

Some days I feel great about where we’re at in life. (Wahoo! Saving money, love living with my parents, looking for houses is fun, studying hard, gonna pass the BAR, gonna find the perfect house, 2 year olds are awesome, life is great!) But some days… (I can’t believe we live with my parents, the houses I want are so dang expensive, 2 year olds are flippin’ hard, I’m so over work and I’m SO sick of the BAR!)

That being said, I did manage to snap a few pictures, mostly with a phone, and I owe it to Benson to plaster them all over the internet!

Seeing Santa was kind of drama, Town Square had a ridiculous wait and the line at the mall was out of control since I waited until the last minute. Luckily Benson has the best auntie that waited in line for an excessive amount of time so we could get this gem of a picture! I love how his 2010 picture is identical.

2010 2011

Benson still didn’t quite "get" Christmas this year, but loved all of his new toys and all of the treats hanging around. He figured out that there was candy on the counter and learned if he says "pleeesh" someone will give him a piece, ha ha!

Benson loves his new hat, Elmo airplane and his Pottery Barn chair. It's the perfect spot to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

Our biannual soup party was a hit as always!

Christmas eve!

My sweet grandma had a stroke just before Christmas and passed away last week. It's hard to believe I'm at that point in life where all of my Grandparents have passed away, I so wish they could have all known Benson and that he could have known them. Even though it was under sad circumstances, I always love it when all of my sisters are together and I'm so grateful to Brandon for taking care of Benson and holding down the fort so I could be there.

I have to give a quick thanks to everyone who sent flowers, stopped by, and checked on my family while I was in the hospital (for an excessive stay of 5 days! Don't have emergency surgery on the weekend, the docs are golfing.) I definitely felt the love and am grateful for you all!

Here's to taking more pictures with a REAL camera, and trying to enjoy the (busy) ride!