Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ben's Birthday - Part 2!

After our crazy, fussy morning, we were hoping that a nap would put LL in better spirits for Ben's party.  Wrong.  She woke up and immediately started crying.  Like, nonstop.  Like, we couldn't even take her out of the room because she was crying so hard.  Everything we tried to do just made her cry even harder.  Then, suddenly, she stopped.  She's getting in her last two molars, so I'm wondering if those guys (plus traveling) messed her up?  I have no clue. 

Anyway, she woke up and all of the family was there and ready to celebrate.  My goal was to put a cute dress on her for the party, but she wasn't having any of that. 

Balloons are always a good distraction to help a toddler get in a better mood!

She was very happy to see Oma and Opa!

Laura and Gino's best friends bought Ben a sand table just like the one LL got for Christmas.  I'm sure she thought it was hers!

"Aunt" Wendy also brought Ben some m&m's and he was very happy about it!

Birthday boy!

They had a pool set up, but we forgot to bring a bathing suit for LL.  So what did we do?  Swim in our panties, of course!

I love that smile!

Jam was very happy to have so many people around!

Ben is IN LOVE with his Chuggington train set.  It is his absolute most favorite thing.  LL had to sneak some train time in while Ben was outside!

It was a mostly-train birthday for him - he was in Heaven!

LL is in LOVE with watching YouTube videos on Haley Reinhart from American Idol (thanks Opa!).  We put some videos on tv for her and she just danced and danced.  And Ben just looked at her like she was crazy.  :)

This is what she does when you ask her to shake her hiney.  It is so cute!

Shaking her hiney some more!

My sister and I have always looked VERY different from each other.  She's tall with blond hair, blue eyes, and pale skin.  I'm short with brown hair, brown eyes, and olive skin.  I think it's very funny that we both ended up having kids that look just like us (coloring wise)!  So funny!  It'll be interesting to see if they continue to look very different from each other years from now.

Even though we had a rough go at it with LL on Saturday, we did still have an awesome time and I'm glad we could be there to celebrate Ben's birthday!


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