Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Last Day of Summer

School is in full swing for us here and last week, the day before Adam had to go back, we took one last summer trip to the San Diego Zoo!

We parked next to this! Seriously? What the heck?! 
Our little tour guide

He's so big and brave now! 

Bennett's first penny print was of course of an elephant!

He loves "Eh-Eh"'s soooo much!
I'm so glad I caught this totally spontaneous act of love! 
The polar bears were out playing!

He just took off running when he saw the "hop-hop"!!!! 
Happy Man! 

Waiting for the train

3 generations on the train 

Train riding is serious stuff these days!
Showing me his "Lie-lie" his Grandma bought him! 
What a perfect end to a great, great summer! 
Now bring on Christmas break and baby Elwer #2!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fresh from the Garden

Bennett has a thing for cucumbers! He will eat them any time, any where! He loves them! But until recently I didn't realize that he would even take them off the counter and just start chowing down before I could cut it up!

I wonder how long it will be before he makes the connection between what he's eating and this guy: 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Swimming @ Grammy's

So we have taken to inviting ourselves over to my parents at least a few times a week to go swimming! There is pretty much nothing else Bennett would rather do (well, except for going to the zoo) and it's just good, free fun - so we're always game! 

Helping Grammy water the "plants" 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Celebrating Robert!

I met my friend Robert in high school and we have been friends ever since!  Here we are in 1997, celebrating his 16th birthday...
That's not Bennett, that's my brother Casey who just started his senior year of high school! 
... So of course we had to celebrate his big "three-oh"! 

In true Robert fashion there were bubbles and a jumper! So, needless to say, Bennett had an awesome time! 

It was a great party at the park! We got to sit and talk with great friends who we don't see often enough and play games with said friends too! (we're all a little competitive!) 

While playing bocce ball ... Bennett made a great friend in Megan (also known as May-May to Bennett) because she was pushing him around in a little car but he really started enjoying her when she started pushing him down the big hills! He loved it! 

Robert hope you had a great birthday, all the Elwer's (and Howley's too) love you and are so glad we've known you for so long! Blessing upon you friend!