Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2008 Adventures

I (Sarah) compiled the 2008 Alex & Ben videos-- with serious editing to reduce playing time-- for the same reason as noted in the last post. Interested parties can view the result here.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Oh, where does the time go?

I (Sarah) recently compiled this blog's 2007 videos (with a bit of editing) into one iMovie, just as a way of trying to keep them around indefinitely. So anyone interested in a little retro, 2-year-old Ben & Alex can check out the link/video. Seen together, the contrast between how much each boy talks while playing is evident (which also results in Alex getting more air time!)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Exploring Down the River

By Alex: We had a fun day at the park today. We walked in the creek. We got very wet. I slipped three times. Daddy preferred not to get wet. He would rather stay on the trail that followed the creek. We met him several times.

By Ben: We started at the end of Sawmill Branch Trail and went all the way down to the tunnel. Sawmill Branch trail was very long and steep. I wanted to get as wet as I could. I pretended to be a frog. There were lots of really deep parts. It was really fun. 

Alex: My feet are in a waterfall!

Ben: I was trying to make the picture look good.

Ben: One climbing up the rock and one coming down.

Ben: I didn't mean to be squinting. Alex: This part is deep.
Alex: I wonder why Ben is kneeling.
Ben: See, here I am being a frog.
Alex: This part is deep too.
Ben: Wildlife.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Funnest Trip Ever !!!!!!!

Written by Ben (orange) and Alex (blue).

We went to Calvert Cliffs State Park on Wednesday! It was fun! First we walked on a very long trail called the Red Trail! It went to a trail called the Black Trail! It took us to the beach! It was fun! It was a long way. We had lunch at the beach. We played a lot. We went in the water a lot when we played. We scrubbed mud on each others' backs. We built a sand castle. We were pretty tired at the end. We did not complain very much though. The way back seemed longer because we took different trails. On the way home, we had smoothies. We both had chocolate. They were very good. Soon we went home. It was a fun trip.

 At the trailhead (Ben with the bird list)

 A 17-year cicada! Ah, that brings back memories. (They're just in Southern Maryland, not in Baltimore-- we'll get ours in 2021).


 The Calvert cliffs.

 The sand castle.

 The Chesapeake Bay mud cure?

 The rinse cycle.

 The swamp

Eastern Eyed Click Beetles mating (thanks Google Search-by-image!)

 Ben navigating through the traffic jam on the way home.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sports Season

We have been playing a lot of sports lately. Tennis, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, and football. Especially basketball. We got a hoop and a ball at Target. We are pretending to be professional teams. Right now we are pretending to be the Washington Wizards and the Orlando Magic. This was all written by Ben. I am Alex. I am going to add one more last sentence. It is : What makes sports fun for me is that I am always with my brother.