Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Little Chef

Chef Ben likes to help chop vegetables at the counter...

But he prefers "cooking" underneath the dining room table. Ingredients: egg poacher, salad server, clementines, hole puncher, and cat.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Maine's Fire-breathing Terror

We had a very fun Halloween, and were so worn out that it has taken me a while to post costume photos. We had an especially nice party on the night before Halloween, with plenty of adorable kids (and several adults) in costume, and entirely too many desserts. Ben and I dressed as the dragon and St. George--a fun way to remember All Saints Day as well as Halloween! Chris dressed as "disgruntled philosophy professor." Boo. Instead of making myself a sword and shield, I used a book of dragon lullabies to subdue the wee terrifying dragon.


Ben can count from 1 to 10, and he knows his shapes, colors, and body parts. We own a few simple books that he has memorized and can read out loud (including the appropriate mood, volume, and expressions for each page), but don't be surprised if he clams up when he's around a big group of people. He's still an introvert!