Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our Little Al Bundy

You can't be more relaxed than this. Little man taking a breather after a big meal

Needless to say, we have higher hopes for Jude.

Monday, May 30, 2011

More Carrots, Please

It's about that time...to begin introducing cereals, oatmeals, and veggies into our little man's diet. First was cereal; FAIL. That stuff tastes nasty, so I can't even blame Jude for spitting that right back at us. Next was Oatmeal....better. Not as much of a "who farted" face, but he still was not too impressed.

So then came the carrots. Orange in color and rich in Vitamin E. He wasn't too thrilled at first, but after a few bites he hit his groove. Spoonful after tiny spoonful he downed his first helping of veggies like a good boy. He was having so much fun, that mommy and daddy decided to get into the mix, and turns out we are just as messy as JBB.

Here Comes the Airplane....................MMMMMMMMMM 

             This. Is. Awesome.       Dad, get me MORE CARROTS!     

You were right, Jude, these things ARE awesome! 

Next time, Mommy gets a bib too!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jude's First BIG Giggles

I was playing some peek-a-book with Jude tonight and out of nowhere he started cracking up. This was the first time he had some serious belly laughs, and not just some little giggles. It was music to our ears, and I'm sure there will be many, many more times like these...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jude's Suite First Baseball Game

It was a wet night at Wrigley, but you wouldn't know it from where we were sitting.  We were lucky enough to be offered some tickets for the Cubs vs Cardinals game last Wednesday, May 11th. The best part is; they were FREE, the second best part is; we were in an all-inclusive SUITE!

The hot wings and hot dogs were aplenty, as were eager friends ready to get their hands on the baby! We got to catch some live baseball, hang out with some friends and co-workers, and enjoy the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. We would have preferred his first game be at Busch Stadium (home of the STL Cardinals), but since they were in town, we figured it was OK to expose young Jude to the enemy's lair.

There was an hour rain delay, but the storms subsided, the Wrigley groundscrew worked their magic and they got the entire game in. Sad to say, the final score was: Cubs 10, Cardinals 4. No matter, we had a great time (plus the Cardinals spanked the Cubbies 9-1 the next day to take the series). 
Go Redbirds!

The Bennets are Baseball fans, for sure. Love catching all the games we can!
The Timeless Scoreboard at Wrigley Field....Before and During the storm
When things got crappy outside, they got cozy inside the SUITE
Finally, the rain stopped, the players took the field, and the Cardinals took an ass kicking.                         But what a great time!
Goodnight, JBB. This is baseball, we hope you enjoy it, and eventually win a full ride athletic scholarship. XOXO, Mom and Dad

Easter 2011....Away We Go!

So...Easter was about three weeks ago, so it's about time we update you all with the fun we had over that particularly great weekend. Thank you to all for the cooking, cleaning, and company. It was great (as always) to see everyone.

First up; Ashleigh's family. The trip to Central Illinois began on Thursday night , where we hopped onto I-57 South and made the 3 hour drive to the place where dreams come true....as long as you're dreaming about opening a Meth Lab*.

To Mattoon!

   First Family Easter Pic, and Jude getting Ready to get his Easter duds on

Baby Bennet Bunny and Jude with Grandma, Momma and Great Grandma     

Jude meets his Great, Great Grandma Sims and the Family gathers for a rare 5 Generation photo op!

And then the Bennet Clan hopped their way West to what can only be described as Central Illinois' version of Mexico. Not because of the beautiful beaches or constant sunshine, but because you should not drink the water.

To Pekin!

Grandma Menk and the Great Grandparents (also Menk). Thanks for a Great time!

Uncle Jeff and Jude hit it off (can't you tell). Great Grandma said "let me show you how it's done!"

Then the Easter Bunny showed up! What???!!! Even Max got in on the action, but who could it be.....?

"..and I would have got away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and that mangy mutt..."
(in case people did not get the reference)

*though she laughed, Ashleigh did not approve this joke

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jude Jumpin' Around (House of Pain Style)

So...if you enjoyed the video we posted yesterday, you may like this one as well. A little editing and some music and BOOM! (YouTube blocked the original video due to copyright issues, so hopefully this one is decent quality).

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You don't just jump...You Jumparoo!

We decided that Jude needed something to do with his legs instead of constantly kicking the floor while in his activity gym. So this past weekend we decided to get him a jumparoo. Daddy put it together in a flash and Jude loved it right away. He may be a little small for it still, but a blanket and foot support helped Jude really get into the whole jumping action. I'm happy to say that this child has been jumping for over an hour without stopping. He will not let me take him out! So what's a mom to do? Take a video of course. And if I'm taking one....might as well take two. That will be uploaded later since it's taking forever! Love my bugaboo in his jumparoo.

And after an hour of hardcore Jumparoo'ing, it was inevitable that the bottom would drop out....literally. Worth it.