Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Puddle Stomping

It's a pretty big event when it's February in Maine and it actually gets warm enough to melt some of the snow and ice! Of course, it'll all freeze again tonight when it's 5 degrees, but it may get up to a whopping 33 again tomorrow. And really, one can't complain too much when there's a bright blue sky to go with that, and you're well-stocked in puddle-stomping boots.

And here's our little miniseries with the lightsaber.

Puddle: "Give in the Dark Side, Ben."
Ben: "Never!"

Stroller: "Join us, Young Puddlejumper."
Ben: "Never!"

Digital Camera: "Smile for the camera, Ben."
Ben: "Never!"

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Glorious Letter U and My Private Fort

Ben actually sounded out the word "hot" the other night, so I'm going on record saying he is officially literate at age 2. The last few days, he has spent hours transferring his alphabet magnets from their board to his easel and then back to their board, sounding them out and getting especially excited about the letter U (I have no idea why) and letter pairs ("Two Ts!" "Two Ps!").

He's also keen on a good couch fort, just like I am...uh, I mean, just like I was at his age.

"Welcome to my fort!"

"Get away from my fort!"
"I'm currently taking into consideration your request to visit my fort."