this summer we had a big Ensign (my fam) reunion in Wisconsin---we've known about it for 2 years---so why the heck did JASMINE AND DAVID HALL PLAN TO HAVE A BABY 2 WEEKS AFTER? i dunno---but they did---and that will be a future blog---so----we offered to take Ben Hall (yes---we call him that because we also have a Ben Webb---and yes---we call him that) with us to the reunion---which means driving 1200 miles with a 3 yr old...and then 1200 miles back with a 3 yr old...and keep him for 2 weeks more before flying to New Orleans for the birth of his baby sister. we didnt offer to take Beth---we love you Beth---but you were only 15 months---and this was our vacation! :) see ya in a couple.
Jasmine and David Hall (yes---we call him that because we have David Jeppson---but we dont call him that---we call him My David---or Dad---or Grandpa---or Brother Jeppson) agreed to let us have Ben (from here on to be referred to as "Ben") for 3 WEEKS!
|feeling great after throwing up--hence the naked|
|cuddling asleep at the resort in Wisconsin|
|asleep on his little couch|
|yes mom and dad---he brushed his teeth|
|asleep cuddling with chloe---on my bed|
|asleep on the couch---we just let him be|
|playing with milo on top of his cousins Abby and Trevor Dow|
|visiting Great Grandpa in Freeport|
|he figured out the tickets pretty darn fast|
|in motion as SuperHero!|
|cousin jake horsing around|
|watching Bugs Bunny on the Ipad|
it was joy---pure joy. He had his moments of missing mommy and daddy---saying "I need to go home"---so we made sure he skyped and called home a lot----but mostly we played, took swimming lessons, gave in to his every whim and desire---we arent his parents---we are his grandparents....which meant Chuck E Cheese----NRH2O (water park)----crawling into our bed in the middle of the night. My nephews and niece were here---so Ben got to rough house with them---and he learned to say Outside! to the dogs.
Ben is so fun---so entertaining---has a great sense of humor---loves apples and all fruit---and shrimp.
when we got to New Orleans---he looked at David and I and said "you gotta go" "where?" "home"---he was afraid he wasnt going to stay with his family!
thanks Jas and David---and thanks Bell for coming 2 weeks after the reunion!