Born 12 May 2010, Honolulu Hawaii

Saturday, November 27, 2010

... and because Grandma and Grandpa own a Christmas Tree Farm (see last entry) and your tree is cut, bailed, and driven home the week before Thanksgiving, you have no excuse but to have it up and decorated before Thanksgiving. Ta-Da!!!
Thanksgiving Day started early with the YMCA's 5 mile "Pie Run". Daddy placed 1st in the "Benjamin's Daddy"-Category. Mom and Benjamin were at the finish avec signage to cheer on their favorite Daddy.
Our little Penguin was so cold, and cheered so loud, he passed out in his car seat on the ride home.
The festivities then moved North to Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Kate's house for Thanksgiving proper. Banjamin amidst the swirling chaos that comes with having cousins.
The hostess with the mostest, Auntie Kate and her main man.
Benjamin exclaiming how much fun he had with his cousins.
I am not sure why I insist on filming videos sideways, because there is no way to flip them upright.... regardless, too precious to pass up. Benjamin doing his standing exercises....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Benjamin's first Christmas Tree Gig

Terry, Shea, and Jordan Burnley fresh from a brisk tractor ride to the field and back.
Erika (Mom) showing Greg (Dad) how to use the bailer... "I'm only going to show you one more time, so listen closely. One wind, two cut and tie, three it's a bailed tree!"
Shea and Jordan Burnley on the bailing tractor.
The hunt is on for the perfect tree(s)... How'd we do...
Kyle Turner, fresh from the cut... tree in tow. We hope Joyce (his wife on vacation in Taiwan) likes it!
The "Executive" branch of the Clearview Christmas Tree operation... keeping score.
Alana Silva... didn't know Christmas Tree picking could be so sheik. Smile!
Terry Burnley cutting the Burnley-tree while Jordan Burnley watches. Yeah Dad!!!
A break with Grandpa and Mom...
Mom dragging Benjamin's tree. Nice pick Benjamin!!!
This island boy, not too sure about New England weather... I can't feel my face!
Dad and his boy... wagon ride with Daddy, so much fun!!!!
Excuse me, can you leave us? I am not done telling my Grandpa about all the trees I saw today... thank you.
The Boys... Shea Burnley and his cousin Benjamin.
Jordan Burnley and her cousin Benjamin.
Jordan Burnley helping pull one of the 150 trees donated to a local Boston church.
Shea Burnley showing he's a tree draggin' maniac!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big News!!!!

Brace yourselves.... wait for it....

Benjamin submersed under water at last Tuesdays swim class. Sorry, we have no pictures; for the camera lady was in shock as the events unfolded.

This is a last-week video, but you get the idea. Dad blows in Benjamin's face, and he's like 2,000 leagues under the sea in his yellow submarine - Yo!

Benjamin loves him some Baby Einstein... Christmas (wink, wink, hint, hint)

And if you didn't know, Benjamin is a certified Crocodile Wrestler. His nickname in the outback is the "Baby-faced Croc Wranglah"... look at that sheer toughness as he wrestles that nasty saltie to the ground!

Friday, November 12, 2010



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Benjamin eyeing the pool as he embarks on his second swim lesson at the YMCA. Okay... lesson might be a stretch. More like a 'get acquainted'.Pop-pop surprised us all by showing up at the pool... Benjamin still not sure about the whole thing... but as long as this lady on my left (some people call her "Mom") is near by, everything is A-OK. Neither frown nor smile... just cautious.
Pop-pop, when do we start going for ice cream after swim lessons?

Monday, November 1, 2010


Look at meeeeeeeeee... I'm a COW!!!!!!!!!!!!
How "Udderly" adorable.Cousin Shea... how 'bouts you sneak me some of that candy over 'der.
New trick: tip it over and watch it all spill out. I taught Dad this trick with my box of blocks (see video below).

The best medicine is always the giggles.Auntie Kate and Uncle Jim hanging with our special little cow. Mooooooo!Check out the trick I taught Daddy.