Friday, August 31, 2007

Go Broncos



Ok, ok, enough about that child of mine---does anyone care what's new with his parents? I'm sure you're all thinking "yes, of course" but what you really mean is "no, not so much"..... :) It's ok. We're boring.

Seriously, though, life has been pretty good around here. We've been taking nice evening walks, we both love our work, and we've been sleeping through the night consistently for about 1-2 months now. We actually even went on a double date last night with our newest and bestest friends Jamie and Doug. They have two young kids--Jamie is now an associate StrollerFit instructor and Doug and Andrew have a lot in common as well. We had a nice night out on the town without the kids. Grammy D watched Benjamin and she said that after not eating his dinner, he wolfed down the ice cream cone she bought him. Grandparents. They are all crazy and follow their own rules for your children. (Of course we love you all--especially the free babysitting ;)

Alright, I guess I can't say nothing about Benjamin. He learned to go the stairs today. He's been going up them for a couple months now, has fallen down a few stairs several times by accident, and finally today practiced a great deal and became a professional-come-down-the-stairs-er. We're so proud. Still no walking though. He's doing just what he did with the crawling....taking his time till he can figure out how to do it like a pro from the get-go.

I hope everyone's well. I'd love to hear from you all and hear how you're doing. :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

It's Zoo time





Benjamin has been to several petting zoos and regular zoos this month. Here are some pics from our visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs last weekend. This is the coolest zoo. It's got great exhibits and it has the largest giraffe population in the country....and you get to feed them. Doesn't it look like fun? :) Also, Benjamin and Andrew had a close encounter with a
vulture (fake, of course--yikes!)
The other pics are just some randoms that I haven't posted before. There's also a short video of our little one...a new feature on blogger.
For those of you that read this that I don't speak with often, Benjamin is quite the busy-body and keeps me VERY busy. He is not walking yet at his ripe age of 13 months...but I have to be honest--I'm almost dreading those crazy-boy-chasing days. He will really wear me out when he's on two feet. I think it will be any day now, though, because he's definitely been thinking about it for several weeks now...I think he'll build up the courage soon!

Enjoy the pics and happy end-of-summer!


video

Friday, August 17, 2007

Traveling man





Wow, we've been busy the past couple weeks. First Grandma Tricia and Grandpa Earl came out to visit for a week. Uncle Tom also came out to visit. It was very busy around the Harvey house. At the end of the visit, we (Grammy, Uncle tom, and me) took Benjamin to South Dakota to explore. He got to visit Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Custer State Park (absolutely beautiful), Old McDonald's Farm Petting Zoo, Devils Tower, and eventually--and unplanned- Sturgis. Yes, Ben's mother was the first to introduce him to a motorcycle rally. Go figure. Actually, we were only there for about an hour, but in that time we saw many life-changing things--such as topless women with nothing on but chaps...and only chaps. We also saw Billy Lane of Choppers Inc and got a picture with him. As you can see, Benjamin was quite interested in his tattooes and rings.

After 2 nights of camping and 3 days of driving, we decided to get a hotel room and let Benjamin run wild--and that is exactly what he did. He was a crazy man crawling around the room and went swimming with uncle tom. It was a much needed break from his car seat.

Now we are all back home, back to work, and enjoying the idea of life settling back down for a while. I am looking forward to the fall and look forward to seeing some of you in a couple months when we venture out to WV, IN, and OH!!

Hope everyone is well. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Our little camping man





Benjamin loves camping. He has gone camping 5 times so far this summer, and we are taking a nice 4 day trip (Grammy, Uncle Tom, me and Ben) with the tent somewhere next week. He loves the tent and the outdoors...just like his daddy, I guess! :)

Ben has started thinking about walking. He definitely wants to, but is being a scaredy-cat. He intentionally falls anytime he's even close to braving it alone on his own two legs. Soon enough he'll be going, though...and we're in no rush--because walking only means that soon he'll be running!! We can hardly keep up with him now because he crawls so fast!

We went to Kiddie Kandids last weekend for his one year portraits. If you'd like to view or order them, here is the info:


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Enjoy!

I hope everyone is enjoying the slow winding down of the summer. We've got lots of visitors this week, so we'll be busy. Hope everyone is well. :)