Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas & Birthday photos

We have many more photos from Christmas & Ben's 2nd birthday party, which we held on Sunday, but here are a few of our favorites to start.

Ben really liked ripping off the paper this year!

We made the mistake of leaving the Little People farm unwrapped as Santa's gift. Ben saw it first and it was like pulling teeth to get him to open any other presents. We eventually decided just to let him play with it, and we opened the rest of the presents Sunday.

Showing off his monkey pj's from Grammie & Papa:

Relaxing & reading his stack of books:

Christmas at Kenny & Lynn's. Ben had a good time playing with the toys and the other little boy cousins.

We postponed Ben's 2nd birthday party until after the craziness of the holidays was over.  The kids had a great time playing with the Mr. Potato Head accessories and I don't know that they ever actually got out one of the potato heads! Here are some of Jerry's photos.

Wearing sunglasses from Great-Grandma:

Ben wanted one of the cupcakes the moment I put them on the table. Uncle Jeff & Opa ran interference. We did a stars & moon theme for the cake (chocolate) & cupcakes (vanilla) because Ben loves going outside each night when we get home and looking for the moon & stars.

Hanging out with Eric

Insisting that Opa try out the microphone from Uncle Jeff, which was a big hit!


Jennie said...

Those pj's are adorable! The farm is a big hit around here too. It's crazy to see how big these kids have gotten!

Em said...

They are all getting so big and un-babyish!

The kids must be building up identical toy sets too - Ben got the same play-doh cutter set as Sammie, and it looks like the Mr. Potato Head glasses were the toy of choice for 2-yo KC Nestie babies this Christmas too - saw similar pics on your blog & Melissa's!