Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wish us luck!

Mommy is applying for a new job and needs your prayers and well wishes. It's a first shift Monday-Friday position at the university. Mommy getting a first shift job would mean that we're all home together in the evenings and that I can go to a first shift daycare at an actual center and not somebody's house. I love that idea. I would be in a classroom with kids my age and learn all kinds of things.

Please, please, please say a prayer that mommy gets this job. It would mean the world to all of us here at the Benner Household.

Love you all!!


P.S. Sorry no new pictures today. I'll post some this weekend :-)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Potty Training and Me

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Helllllloooooooo! That's what an elephant that I got for Christmas says. If you've seen or read "Horton Hears a Who" You know what I'm talking about. I got the movie for Christmas and watched it for the first time this week. My favorite part is when Horton the elephant is shaking his hind end to the music. It made me laugh a lot and it makes me dance too.

Right now we're watching football at our house. The Indianapolis Colts are done playing so Mommy has so interest and the Bears are done playing for the season too, so Daddy doesn't really care either. We just like football so much that we'll watch any teams. So that's what we're spending our Sunday doing. I think Daddy has to go to work in a little bit to make some phone calls. I know for a fact that we're going to give our dog a bath. If you look back a couple of posts you can see that she is HUGE so it's a task to give her a bath. But, Mommy went to Wal Mart (and I went with her, of course) and bought a hose to put in the shower that should make it easier for us to give her a bath. I hope it works well. I'm really looking forward to seeing her get a bath.

Enough about all of that boring stuff. Here is whats up with me. You all probably saw the title that says "Potty Training and Me" when you came to visit. That's what we've been doing this weekend. Every hour mommy and daddy have been sitting me on the big boy potty to do my business. I have gone in the big boy potty about 7 times since yesterday morning. How exciting is that?!? I love going in the potty because it makes me feel like a big boy...and I get candy when I go! Mommy says that she is going to have to figure out a different reward because at the rate I'm going my teeth are going to fall out soon. I don't see what the big deal is; she only gives me two M&M's when I tinkle and 4 when I poo. I guess a sticker chart would be alright with the occassional M&M thrown in :-) Anyway, that is what I have been up to this weekend.

No church today because there was a water break at the church. We found that out after we got all ready and drove to church and there was nobody there--just a sign saying no church until next week. That's okay, it got me out of the house for a bit, and I love going bye bye. Tomorrow we are going to meet with a new babysitter. Mommy says she seems really nice. She's a little farther out of town than we want, but she seems nice and will work with Mommy's work schedule. Mom and Dad both have the day off tomorrow. Going to the new babysitter is all we have planned. Mommy keeps talking about painting and cleaning. I love cleaning but I've never painted so it could be interesting. I'll let you all know in my next post.

It's time I head out. I hope you all survived the frigid cold. It got down to -26 here the other day but we survived. We still have at least 15 inches of snow on the ground. So, if any of you in other parts of the state that are lacking snow are having snow withdrawls feels free to come visit us. We have plenty to share with you!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thunder Basketball!

Hey guys! Even though we've gotten just about a foot of snow since last week, I've been having a pretty good week. On Saturday, Daddy took Mommy and I to the basketball game. It was a lot of fun! They didn't win, but I got to see them "shoot hoops." Kind of a bummer though... the boom boom (drum) wasn't there. Daddy told me that the next game I go to, the boom boom will be back. I think it's on vacation or something. Anyways, we had lots of fun. Can't you see from this picture?

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As you can see, I'm wearing my "football" shirt. Daddy said that I can wear it to football games and to basketball games. I have one and my friend Brooklyn has another one. I gave it to her at the start of the football season because neither the bookstore or the athletic office sells toddler clothes, so I had to make our own! Here's a picture with me and my best buddy! Aren't they super cool? There's a place here in town that does screen printing and they made them for us. Mommy wanted to make a navy blue one, but Wal-Mart doesn't sell them. Oh well.

Well, Mommy went back to 2nd shift this week. I'm sure they don't like it, but I get to spend lots of time with Mommy during the day, and lots of time with Daddy during the evening. I like spending so much time with them... I just wish we could spend it all together as a family. I guess I was a little bit spoiled over Christmas break. Daddy did tell me today that both Mommy and Daddy get Martin Luther King Day off on Monday, so we'll have a 3-day weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Daddy has to work on Saturday, but I'm sure we'll be able to have some fun together. Any ideas?

Well, we're supposed to get even more snow in the next couple of days, but hopefully we'll stay nice and warm. I hope everyone is having a great week and I'm sure I'll have some more exciting stuff to share next time. Don't forget to leave me some love! Mommy and Daddy love reading all of your comments to me, so keep them coming! Love you all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Just a quick note: If any of my readers would ever like to visit and go to pizza I know where every pizza place in this town is. Today mommy was driving me home from daycare and I was sitting in the back seat like always. Well, today while Mommy was driving I was sitting in the back seat yelling "PIZZA" every time we drove by a pizza place. We drive by :Little Ceasars, Tony's Pizza ( a local pizza place with amazing bread sticks that I can eat 2 full ones of), Pizza King, Hungry Howies, and Pizza Hut. I yelled "PIZZA!" as we passed by every one of them. Hungry Howies and Pizza Hut are right across the street one another so it was a little tricky yelling two times right in a row, but I did it! I love pizza. Besides spaghetti it's my favorite food. I hope mommy got the hint that I want pizza soon. We have not eaten out in 7 days! I really like Mommy's food and all, but she can never match the pizza at Hungry Howie's or Pizza King--my two favorites.

Aside from pizza all I've been doing is hanging out with Mommy and Daddy in the evenings which is amazing, shooting hoops, and eating. I have snack after daycare (because I'm a bear if I don't get to eat anything) and then I eat a lot at dinner. Last night for dinner I ate a FULL grilled cheese sandwhich (in like 4 minutes), a full banana, and a Hershey Kiss for desert.

Lastly, I want to let you all know that my comments are finally enabled. If you want to leave me a comment you can do it as a guest, or you can create an account and leave them. Thank you to those of you who have sent Mommy and Daddy emails saying that you love the blog!

It's time to go. Mommy's getting ready to get the laundry out of the dryer and that's one of my favorite jobs. Then it's time to make dinner and I'll probably call it a night shortly thereafter. Mmmm...I hope pizza is for dinner!

Until Next time--Lots of Love for Everyone from Ashland!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Back to work tomorrow, but fun this weekend!

Mommy and Daddy have to go back to work tomorrow... boooooo!!! We've had lots of fun together these past weeks. I'm full of energy, and I think I'm in a growth spurt right now. Mommy and Daddy are giving me lots of good food to eat, and I eat it all! I'm a member of the clean plate club, 3 nights in a row! Last night was spaghetti (which is my favorite) with garlic bread and a cereal bar. I ate all of it!

Yesterday, Grandma and Grandpa Fouts came over for a little bit. Grandpa got a brand new hat from Bass Pro Shop (I've been there before! Lots of times!). He let me wear it for a little bit. What do you think?

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We had lots of fun. After they left, Daddy and I played fetch with Cora. She has this Kong thing that is basically her favorite toy. I love my dog... even though she bugs me sometimes, deep down, we're best friends. Here she is playing with Daddy.

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She's crazy! I love her lots. As you know, I spent some time last week down at Grandma and Grandpa Benner's house in West Lafayette. I missed Mommy and Daddy lots, but my grandparents are so much fun! We played lots, and I'm sure Grandma could use a nap after my visit. On our way back, I was having fun in the back seat with Daddy's hat. It's one of his favorite hats, and he let me try it on. What is it with me and hats?

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Lots of fun, I know. Well, I know the weekend is about to end because Daddy has already gone into work today once. After I go to bed, he'll go in again to make phone calls. He got some good news before the break; he is now responsible for all of the states west of the Mississippi. That means he has more responsibilities! I am sure proud of my Daddy. But, of course, the downside is that he has to spend more time in the office. I don't mind because I know that I get to see him lots during the week.

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying the nice (no snow!) weather. I can't wait for it to warm up so we can open up the windows and I can go outside and play! Have a great week and we'll talk soon! Love you all!