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    Archive for October 2005

    Monday, October 31, 2005


    Benjamin dressed up as a chili pepper for Halloween today! We figured that his costume would be appropriate considering his Daddy's taste for very spicy foods! We are planning on taking him to a trick-or-treat event at the nursing home connected Mayo Clinic and then to a few friends' houses. We couldn't be more excited to celebrate his very first Halloween!

    Grandma and Grandpa Schmitt came down for a short (but sweet) visit this weekend! Benjamin had a great time showing off all of his new tricks!!

    Here is a picture of the Chili Pepper:

    Hot Stuff!

    Merry Go Round

    Wednesday, October 26, 2005

    Grandma and Grandpa Andrews visited last weekend. We drove to Kellogg to visit Lark Toys, which is a huge toy store filled with lots of fun things! Grandpa and Benjamin rode the carousel and I think Benjamin really enjoyed it!

    Merry Go Round Movie

    There are pictures at our new photo site. Then the grandparents made Benjamin get dressed up in a White Sox outfit (since they're in the World Series and all) even though Daddy was not impressed! I think the little guy is going to quickly become confused with what team to cheer for. He has Cubs, Sox, Twins, Bears, and Packers outfits. You better believe that he has NO Vikings outfits though, ICK!

    Benjamin at almost 4 months

    We had Benjamin's first teachers conference at daycare this week. He is doing very well there and is so happy. He smiles and laughs all of the time! He is SOOO close to rolling over from his back to his stomach and is kind of squirming around on his belly a bit. His 4 month doctor's appointment is tomorrow. Hopefully he doesn't hate us for all of those shots!!!

    Friday, October 21, 2005

    Finally! A new way to store all of our precious photos! We are now going to keep our photos at Flickr. The little box to the right of this post is a neat way to view them. Just click on any little picture in the box and the photo will open in a new window. Our plan is to pay to get a "Pro" account so we can store lots and lots of pictures of Benjamin without running out of room! For now, I have just uploaded a few recent pictures. More photos are to follow....

    Benjamin's Starring Role

    Wednesday, October 19, 2005

    Benjamin is doing so well at his tummy time, that I had to take a little video of him during it one day after daycare. Here he is in a little movie I put together....

    Tummy Time

    I also posted some photos on our webshots account from the last weekend at an apple orchard near our house. He loved looking at the animals!


    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    Mike finishes the 2005 Chicago Marathon!! He ran so fast, we are SO proud of him! The day was beautiful and the spectators were full of cheer! Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and see Mike run, he attributes his fast time to all of your help!! Benjamin was very excited to see Daddy run his first race. What a trooper! The little guy saw much of Chicago on Sunday and even rode the "L" for the first time ever! He also made a trip to Sonny Acres Pumpkin Farm with Grandma and Grandpa Andrews. We had a great weekend!

    2005 Chicago Marathon

    Daddy's Big Race

    Wednesday, October 05, 2005

    Mike is running the Chicago Marathon this weekend (Sunday). He has been training hard for months and Benjamin is excited to cheer him on! We will hopefully have pictures of the big event soon...

    We took Benjamin for his three-month photos last week and they turned out great! I scanned and posted the proofs online at our webshots account. He is very excited now that he has his Halloween costume! I won't spill the beans on what it is, because he wants it to be a surprise...but it is very very cute!