Running a Half Marathon = Risky Business

24 04 2012

Dan participated in the Rutgers Half Marathon on Sunday, which just happens to be where we both went to college. He ran 13.1 miles. In less than 2 hours. I know, I was impressed too!

He ran the hilly course so quickly that I actually missed him coming across the finish line! He ran through 3 campuses which he said was amazing and quite an experience and something he wants to do every year going forward. We were both getting very nostalgic being back at Rutgers, especially with Ben. It was a wonderful evening/morning.

Happiness!!

This is how Ben prepared for the race…by running around Risky Business-style with no pants on! I absolutely love giving Ben a pair of sunglasses because he finds it hilarious.

Ben is wearing a Gap button down and H&M sneakers.

Here are a few other pictures from the evening before the race and the race morning. We had dinner at Old Man Rafferty’s and walked around campus. We got Ben all decked out in RU gear for the morning! He was exhausted since he woke up at 6:45 in the hotel because we had to drop Dan off at Busch campus. And luckily the rain held out until Dan was around mile 10! Could not have been a better weekend. *Please note Dan’s amazing Adidas New Jersey shirt he has been saving for the race*

Ben is wearing his Rutgers football jersey, Gap jeans, Old Navy onesie, Rutgers socks and H&M sneakers.

Bib pick-up / Sharing milk / Time to Run / Success!

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In case you need a Tuesday pick-me-up, you need to check out this blog. Be warned, you may die laughing. Especially when you look at this post.  

Thanks to Laura for sending me last night, causing me to laugh uncontrollably for many minutes.

***Linking up to Harper’s Happenings for a very late Steppin’ Out Saturday post!!***

This week I have an excuse to go a little crazy since we’re taking Ben to EUROPE and it’s finally here! I am so excited, and can’t wait to post updates on the fun European clothes we get him! I am particularly excited for the Eiffel Tower, eating as much cheese as possible, visiting the Anne Frank Museum, the tulips in Amsterdam, renting a boat on Queen’s Day, riding bikes around Amsterdam, and of course, seeing our good friends the Zbranaks!!!!

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How to be a Hipster…

15 04 2012

…and other fashion advice from Ben.

In case you have been asking yourself the age-old question  “How can I get my baby to look like a hipster?” then this picture was meant for you.

Effortlessly cool

Let’s take a closer look…

Sunglasses at night? Check.

Messy shag haircut? Check. (Although, it’s just the way his hair is naturally. Hipster-ish.)

Jacket that could have been bought at Urban Outfitters and NOT Carter’s? Check.

Rejects mainstream culture? Not sure yet.

{Sidenote: Ben actually does own one V-neck t-shirt that I literally cannot wait to put him in. Maybe that will be Hipster lesson Part 2}

Now while Ben was a hipster by night, he was pretty prepster during the day. Sporting a Janie & Jack crab shirt & khaki shorts, we went to my sister’s house for a fun BBQ. We brought our baby gate to close up the deck and it was the perfect set-up!

Ben is wearing a Janie & Jack t-shirt, H&M khaki shorts, Janie & Jack socks, and H&M sneakers. The sweatshirt above is from Carter’s. Stroller: UppaBaby G-Luxe.

Let's go to Aunt Laura & Uncle Jeff's!

All Ben needs for a perfect afternoon: Sippy cup, snacks, and some dinosaurs.

I can’t take that face. Ben was so good just playing on the deck all day. He is obsessed with his little dinosaurs and makes them go “RAWR” and sometimes even threw them off the deck. I mean, does it get any better than that?

My angel / Uncle Bones / Trying to escape / Sisters

My boys / Laughter / Ben's level / Coolness

So there you have it. How to have the world’s best BBQ and how to be a hipster. Happy Sunday!!

***Linking up to Harper’s Happenings!***





Real Men Wear Pink

9 04 2012

Yesterday could not have been a more perfect Easter Sunday! Ben was so happy all day, the sun was shining and the weather was gorgeous. The day started with an Easter egg “hunt” with strategically placed eggs all over our apartment (basically, just a bunch of eggs in plain view). We filled them with yogurt melts and he was so excited to open each one with a snack inside! The rest of the day was spent with family and Ben got to run around outside and even tried kielbasa for the first time!

Gimme my Easter basket!

Ben’s Easter outfit: Pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt, Gap jeans, Gap blazer, H&M sneakers, Pottery Barn personalized bib

Find the egg, Ben

Ben & Frisco enjoying the weather

Shirtless Easter dinner

Mini Don Johnson

Dan and I did not realize we were channeling Don Johnson when we put him in this outfit in the morning, but just look at the resemblance. He even has a similar hair-do. I’m so proud.

Ben's Easter fashion idol

Ben actually wore the same blazer last Easter….it’s a size 6-12 months but if you just roll up the sleeves it still fits, just a little differently! I figured why not get some more use out of these things that he only wears once. And he looked so adorable (both years).

Easter 2011 - 8 months old

Hope everyone had as nice an Easter as we all did. And that you are enjoying as many leftovers as we are! Happy Easter!

***Linking up to Steppin’ Out Saturdays over at Harper’s Happenings, even though these were from Sunday!***





{Steppin’ In Saturday} Pajama Party

13 02 2012

This weekend was all about staying in, staying in pajamas, and staying warm. We were at the beach, and it was freezing. Ben never even got out of his pajamas on Saturday. It was one of those perfect days that include takeout pizza and a fire. And playing around on the iPad and taking silly pictures.

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Post no-heat curls / PUZZLES / Circus tent with Daddy / Family thermal camera fun

Linking up to Steppin’ Out Saturdays, where other people probably went out and had a life! And in case anyone is curious about what no-heat curls are, see tutorial here.

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The iPad camera really is crap

Today we had a fun playdate, and as usual the day is ending with Ben pant-less. Here’s a few pictures of a tired Ben rolling around with paper towels and his blankie.

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Paper towel love affair / Sleepy baby / Rolling around / Outfit: Gap onesie, Trumpette socks & Aden + Anais star swaddle blanket

Tomorrow is Ben’s 18 month birthday. What a perfect way to celebrate…on Valentine’s Day! Especially since he’s the love of our life.

Happy V-day!





{Steppin’ Out} Saturday Fun – Family + Birthdays

5 02 2012

Look at us, linking up to Steppin’ Out Saturdays. The most exciting thing about this was I even got showered and dressed up this Saturday. We had a family party, and it was great fun. Ben was an angel. And just hilarious, per usual. The amount of times he says “WHOA” never gets old. It’s like the first time, every time.

Here is a glimpse at the getting ready process. 2 words: Dinosaur Train.

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All ready!! Let’s do this.

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On Ben: Tommy Hilfiger button down / Children's Place guitar t-shirt / Gap jeans / Trumpette Johnny socks / Toms // On me: Forever 21 blouse and tank / Gap jeans / GoMax shoes from Lulus.com

Dad steps out, too.

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Dad wears a Gap button down

And the rest of the evening consisted of Ben waking up at 2am and screaming uncontrollably until we decided to bring him into our bed in the hopes of getting some sleep. That resulted in Ben playing/cuddling for an hour until Dan brought him back to his crib and successfully got him to sleep. Yay Dad!

Now it’s time for Superbowl Funday!








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