Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving = Tasty Terrific Fun!

We had Abuela and Abuelo in from Puerto Rico,
and Granny and GDad in from Cincinnati...
of course, sweet Tana, Uncle Corey and Auntie Sydney drove across town too,
as we all enjoyed a very Happy Thanksgiving indeed :)

We had so much fun preparing this turkey:
Corey put the brine together,
Octavio flipped the bird (LOL),
I added the herbs, citrus and baste to roast,
Granny carved the turkey,
Everyone ate (except for Corey who is now a vegetarian)!

Abuelo even had a little Happy Birthday party!

We hope that you all had a very lovely Thanksgiving too :)


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Benjamin enjoys November

Here he is at 4 months old with his sweet Sophie giraffe, just having a good ol' time getting ready for his teeth to appear!


and a motiony bit

Prima Zoe visited and wanted to hold her primo ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Trip

Well, we have now been on our first real car excursion from Frederick to Cincinnati - Forest, Benjamin, Octavio and Sherry = the little Quinones Family.

Benjamin is not that excited about the car seat.

enough said

we made it there and back again

It was lovely to see friendly faces, and to browse through The Jungle! We visited with Granny and G-Dad, staying in their motorcoach. Little Zoe, Aunt Kerry and Uncle Jim came around to see us, as well as the Strunk family and the Kuritar family - oh, and of course, Mrs. and Mr. May too :) We had so much fun catching up with everyone.

On our way home, Benjamin got to meet Jack Gelhaus at the Cracker Barrel!

It was lovely to see how big Jack is getting, and his cute teeth, handsome smile and ruddy little cheeks :) And, of course, Rachel is gorgeous and happy!

We now feel brave enough to attempt other travel destinations - so, get ready world ~ Here We Come!!! :)

bwyl *SherryQ*

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sweet Benjamin ... :(

Sad and Teary Puffin...

Poor little puffin had such a difficult time relaxing after the exciting Election Day voting outing this morning... even Sophie the giraffe could not comfort this overwhelmed bitty boy.

*** I'm not supposed to call Benjamin a "puffin." I need to wait until the sweet Tana puffin tells me that it's okay to call Benjamin a puffin too. Right now, she is noy okay with that :)

We were SO AmeriCAN today :)

all votin' and stuffs

Big Papi and Benjamin go to vote

Mommy and sweet Benjamin go to vote too!
wet hair and all ;)
Can you tell that my photo is cropped so that I look even TALLER?
shhh... don't tell Karin!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hilarious Halloween and a Brave Tana!

Sweet Benjamin has been recovering from his first cold :( We were supposed to go over to Prima Tana's house and hand out candy so that Aunt Sydney and Uncle Corey could trick-or-treat with Prima Tana too... Benjamin's little cold had a different agenda, and we stayed home.

After his nap, however, he got a serious case of the giggles!


And then... the next day we met Prima Tana, Aunt Sydney and Uncle Corey at the Catoctin Mountain Orchard where we had a fun time watching brave Tana!

Powerful Tana in Motion!

We hope that everyone is having a lovely Autumn :) *SQ*