Born 12 May 2010, Honolulu Hawaii

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Preps 2010

We're prepping for Halloween here on Debbie Road. Check out our pumpkin collage!!!!
Shea Burnley getting down and dirty.
Before the arguing... Sisterly love.
Auntie Monica and Shea's Wolverine!!! Awesome!!!
Jordan Burnley... all smiles.... and all pumpkin... all over her!!!
The best pumpkin carving team this side of Fall River!!!
Notice Benjamin's pumpkin reads: B-W-A
Benjamin getting ready for Halloween --- Trick or Treat (in my diapers).

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bollywood Bound!!!

Mom and Dad donned their matching Indonesian Batik for a night-out of Bollwood Dancing. Professional Bollywood dancers from Mumbai were on hand at the Rhode Island College, School of Performing Arts, in a play called 'The Merchants of Bollywood".
Awesome! No really... it was awesome.

Benjamin safe at home, doing what he does best - Playing!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We took a family trip to Swansea today to watch Pop-pop Silva get inducted in to the East Providence High School Hall of Fame. Auntie Monica surprised everyone with her attendance from Italy... including Uncle Terry.
Benjamin interviewing the Man of the hour!
Mr. Silva being introduced. Acceptance speech. Back home - doing what I do best "Playing". The twins. Look at my cool polo "deck" shoes... stylin'.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"We can't figure out how Benjamin is getting so big". Could it be he steals his Dad's Awful-Awful from the Newport Creamery... what a silly boy! Caught red-handed!!! "Who, me?"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NEWS FLASH!!! Benjamin Turned Over.... Twice!!!

Erika mentioned that Benjamin may have, by accident, turned over. But sure enough later that afternoon, he repeated this feat multiple times. It's official - He's a roller.

Mark it; 160 days (that's about 5 months and 1 week)
Another 1st: BU Women's Hockey. "Mom, what's dump and chase? Is that what I do to you and Dad?"
A busy day with Grandma and Grandpa!!!
Crazy Time with Benjamin's cousins. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
More Grandma and Grandpa Time! "Grandma, is this necessary?"
Grandpa's nose goes "Honk, Honk!"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oh CANADA! Benjamin left the comforts of his Newport hideout and fled across the border to visit his new friends in Canada. As many may know, Erika spent some time playing ice hockey for the Brampton Thunder (outside Toronto), a women's professional team. During her time in Canada she lodged with and befriended Mrs. Ruth Sharpe. We were welcomed with open arms and big hearts - we're very gracious for the hospitality and kindness displayed by our Canadian brethren during what turned out to be Canadian Thanksgiving-ey.

Benjamin stops during his 9 hours of travel to get out and play on a horsey. "Dad, I'll meet you there, me and my trusty steed are going to ride in to the sunset"-ey.

The lovely Mrs. Ruth Sharpe - Mother of two, Brampton socialite, and all around fantastic lady-ey:
# 1 Son, Sandy Sharpe (aka Uncle Donald Duck - because of his Donald Duck impersonation) with Benjamin-ey:
Taking in the Brampton Market-ey:
Visiting the commemorative Mr. Howard Sharpe tree-plaque in the park near their home on Thanksgiving Day-ey.

Granddaughter # 1, Carissa (aka Benjamin's new girlfriend)-ey:
The ladies enjoying a warm Thanksgiving Day, Erika smiling because she just beat Ruth in cards-ey.
Friends of the family, John and Mandy. "Uncle John, you look like my grandpa with your mustache and glasses... and you're funny like him too!!!"-ey
Hanging with the boys... - ey

Thanksgiving Dinner, with all the trimmings: Turkey, Canadian Beer, Stuffing, and Canadian Politics for all!!!! - ey
We found refuge at Grandma and Grandpa's farmhouse for lunch on our return journey. Are these guys buddies, or what? - ey

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Look everybody! as Mom and Dad put me in funny hats for their own amusement! What kind of sound does a giraffe make (for answer see video below) ?

For Dad's next trick, he teaches Benjamin how to open the refrigerator door.

Give a man a fish; you feed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.