Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This is Ashland's weekend in pictures. He spent the weekend with his Papaw and Nini, where he had a blast. He passed out less than 10 minutes after we left there house. He sure loves his Tubby (that's the bear he's sleeping with)

We carved pumpkins when we got home on Sunday evening. I talked Ashland into sticking his hand into the pumpkin, as you can see. But, as you can also see, he wasn't a big fan of that idea.
Enjoy the pictures and look back in a week for another update. We've been pretty good at doing it weekly, again. Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of months!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's snowing!

That's not cottonwood on those two SUVs...that's SNOW! It was snowing this morning when we woke up. If you look closesly, you can see that it's only really on the truck that obviously hasn't been driven anywhere yet this morning. We only got a very little bit, and it's definitely not warm enough to stick to the ground yet. It was a nice surprise, however, to wake up this morning and see it on the cars :-)

We got our pumpkins this weekend :-) Just in time, because we didn't know there was SNOW in the forecast. We will be carving them this coming weekend. Ashland had to pick up every small pumpkin he saw to see if it was the right one. Unfortunately, this one was still pretty green, so we left him at the orchard. We picked out three perfect pumpkins :-)

Finally, Ashland has accomplished his ABC's and counting to 15. He is absolutly amazing. I realized the other day that I have no had to buy diapers in over a month...and I've still got a month supply at home! Horray no diaper buying! He still sleeps in them at night, but he's always dry in the morning. He hasn't had a wet diaper in the morning in over two weeks! I just have a feeling that when I let him sleep in big boy undies we're gong to all be woken up in the middle of the night because of a wet bed. Our baby boy is growing up, so fast!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Worn out...

We went to Trine's homecoming football game on Saturday and Ashland was SO well behaved. He sat on my lap or in his stroller the whole game. He got enough courage to give the Thunder mascot, STORM, a high five, and then a hug, and he ate popcorn and cake at a party after the game. He also won the game ball which was really neat. We'll have to put pictures of that up sometime.

After the Trine game we came home and played and watched the N.D game. Ashland loves watching football, and if he would rather sit with Mom and Dad and watch football, than play with his toys, that's fine, because he plays all day everyday.

AT gave us a pretty good scare this weekend. After not having a nap on Saturday, he was quite emotional when I asked him to not jump on the couch. When he was crying, he held his breath like all little kids do before they let out a giant wail...except, he didn't stop holding his breath. His lips turned blue and he fell over on top of the dog. Yes, he held his breath so long that he passed out. It was a scary moment...As soon as he fell he was okay...If it wasn't for Tyler I would have been freaking out more than I was. Seeing your child fall because they can't breath is scary....and nobody ever warned me that it would happen.

We hope that everyone is enjoying this beautful weekend. Next weekend we will be going to the pumpkin patch to get pumpkins for halloween. We will post pictures of that trip :-) Keep warm, everyone :-)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall is here and that means it' s football season. Racheal and Ashland went to their first Trine Football game while Tyler was in the broadcast booth. The Thunder won 40-9! Ashland had such a fun time watching football with Aunt Megan and Ren. He showed them his ABC skills at the game and had a great time, overall.

We will be visiting another football game tomorrow. Trine travels to Franklin to play the Grizzley's. We will be stopping in Indy on the way home for some OSF and we will be sure to take pictures of this game.

We also hope to make it to the zoo this weekend. Ashland has been asking about the animals a lot, and we promised that we would take him before they close for the summer. Here is one last summer time picture. From here on out, they will all be fall pictures.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Back in Business

Ashland loves to sit with his Daddy on weekend mornings and watch Playhouse Disney

Sorry we have neglected to update this for so long, by the time we get home from work in the evenings, I do not want to look at a computer until the next morning. I've got a few minutes to update now. Since our last update, Ashland has come a very long way. He loves daycare so much and is learning so much there. He can count to 10, and he knows most of his ABCs.

We took Ashland to his first Cubs game in August, but it got rained out. He fell asleep while we were waiting during the rain delay. He got to see bating practice, and he doesn't know any better to know that the game was rained out.

The weather here has been very cool in the mornings and it has been pretty foggy every morning. The leaves are already starting to change here. Football season starts at home for the Trine Thunder tomorrow. Ashlad is VERY excited to go. We will have to post pictures of the game. Sorry we have not had pictures in a while...we have been having computer issues at home.

In other news, we put an offer in on another house, and we are waiting to hear something back from the bank on their approval. It is a short sale. Once they approve it though, and we get an inspection and everything comes back okay, then we can finally have a home. We are all very excited in the Benner family.

We hope everyone is doing well, and we will make sure that we start updating more. Again, we apologize for neglecting the blog, lately.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Turn off the Humidity!

Woah! It has been humid like a sauna here the last couple of days! It's too hot to play outside at daycare, and still too hot to play outside after dinner. Just thought we would stop in and say hello. We haven't been around much lately. Everyone has been busy working, cleaning, and playing. We thought we would give you your bi-weekly Ashland update.

Mommy started her new job and she loves it! She seems so much happier. It is taking some adjusting to get used to getting home later in the evening, but everyone is adjusting well. It's so much fun being home with both Mommy and Daddy in the evening time--and it's even better knowing that Mommy doesn't have to go back to second shift next week when she would at her old job.

Next in the line of business: Ashland is doing GREAT with potty training. He's still not a big fan of actually telling us when he has to go potty. But, when we put him on the potty he does his business. It's so nice to not have to change poopy diapers all of the time, but it's very sad that our baby is growing up.

Daddy is getting ready for football season to start. He will be, again this year, the color voice of the Trine Thunder football team on the Trine University radio station. Football players moved onto campus today and that made a lot of people happy. It means that school is almost ready to start. also means...FOOTBALL SEASON IS ALMOST HERE! That means getting to see Brooklyn a lot on Saturdays. We are looking forward to football season.

We hope everyone is doing well. We love comments so keep them coming. We hope to make our rounds and see everyone sometime soon. Please bear with us we go into football season though because every Saturday from Sept. 12-Nov 14 will be busy.

Keep cool everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mommy's new Job!

Hi Everyone! First, an update on our house search. It's come to a halt right now. The house that we really liked and wanted to make our home just didn't work out for us right now. We've really slowed down on looking for the time being though. We know that something will come along, and we're just going to sit back and wait a while for it to come. 

In other news: MOMMY GOT A NEW JOB! She will still be working at the university, but she won't be cleaning any more. She will be the Administrative Assistant for the Communication Department.  Everyone in our family is really excited. For those of you who are familiar with our family know that during the school year Mommy has to work in the evenings leaving Me and Daddy at home by ourselves. Now we get to be a real family!!! It's so exciting! She starts her new job on Monday!

Everything else is good here. Ashland is doing GREAT with potty training, and the weather here has been wonderful :-) The weather people say that it has been the coldest July on record here in NE Indiana. We hope the weather in your area has been nice, too. We love everyone! Let us know how you're doing in a comment!