Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Ashton!

We started off the day with “mini-wheat” cereal. (That was what the birthday boy asked for if he could have anything in the world for breakfast) Easy child! Then off to school he went and then “off to the races” I went! It was a BUSY afternoon, but I got it all done. I was able to make it to his school to bring his class cupcakes during lunch….. Here are the pics from that. Then I was off to grab decorations and presents and come home decorate and wrap before he got home from school!

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Jacob stuffing his cheeks with cupcakes. And giving Ashton a hug!


I looked up and saw this little cutie headed towards me! Apparently her class came in after Ashton’s for lunch. I didn’t see her but she saw me! She left her table and came and sat down with us! She is sooo cute!


*Back at home*


Don’t have helium? No problem! Hang balloons upside down from the ceiling! ha ha!


I asked Ashton what kind of cake he wanted (expecting the usual, white, or chocolate, or sprinkles) The answer he gave me was “I want a baseball cake!” Um…… ok? Hmmmmm. So this was the best Darren and I could come up with! We were up late last night putting together this “baseball cake!” He loved it! That’s all that matters! ;)


Presents from Grammy Sue and Grandpa Steve

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Make a wish!


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Happy Birthday Ashton! We love you!!!

Gr8 to be 8!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

It’s G8T to be 8!

Ashton Benjamin was born on April 30th 2004

The second he entered this world he has brought tremendous joy to our family! He is a very peaceful, easy going person. He loves to have fun, laugh, and “go with the flow”.

He was the best baby EVER!!! That kid rarely made a peep! I was floored that a baby could be so good! (Especially after my first experience!) Ashton is a peaceful fun little guy and we love him to pieces!

Ashton is so thrilled to FINALLY be 8! He is so excited to get baptized and become a “big kid”! We love you Ashton! We hope you have a wonderful birthday!


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We ♥ you Ashton! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Nauticus

During Spring Break this was one of the places we took the kids. They enjoyed it very much! It’s basically a maritime themed science center for kids.

This is the Battleship Wisconsin

Cute little guys…. and cute Lily! ha ha!

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Norfolk, VA

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Ashton, Mackay, Jacob, Easton


Lily and Emma!       Ashton, Easton, Andrew, Mackay,

                                  Ethan, Jacob, Emma, Lily

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                                                                       Sherrie and Brooke!


Let’s touch a bunch of stuff!


Gross! EEL!

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Horseshoe Crab

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Cute shot of Jake next to this huge ship! He wouldn’t smile for the camera! ;) But still a fun picture!

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