Saturday, November 26, 2011


This year we started the "Elf on the Shelf" book / tradition. Ben named his Elf "Pickle Head" and even after trying to tell him how awesome another name would be pickle head has stuck! Pickle Head is definitely performing his function. Whenever Ben needs to perform a "bad act" he will leave the room where Pickle Head is residing for the day. If I ask him to do something and oddly enough he obliges he will conveniently ask me if we can "put his shoes on in the living room (insert whichever room Pickle Head is located at the time). " Thank you Pickle Head for making my 3 year old obey slightly more often!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Ben: Mom can I have another Christmas cookie?
Me: Ben, if you have anymore cookies your belly will hurt.
Ben: Mommy, I want my belly to hurt.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Today was the beginning of Christmas decorating at the Espinosa casa. We have already had to tell Ben 200 times not to plug or unplug the lights that he has to ask mommy or daddy. Many tears later and we are still having to ask him. There must be something so appealing to a 3 year old about a socket. On a side note Luis and I spent 2 hours tonight trying to put up 1 set of blinds in Ben's room! Luis walked into the loft to find Ben playing with ANOTHER set of the Christmas lights plugged in. He asked Ben who plugged in the lights? And Ben stood up and started waving his arms and saying, "Its amazing, its amazing, its amazing." Apparently a modern day miracle was performed in our loft this evening.


Today Ben met his new cousin Grady James Huitt for the first time. He was watching as Grady was being bathed by the nurse and said, "Oh no Nini" referring to Gradys id bracelet.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Beginning

I have never been into writing, scrap booking, etc. However as my sweet boy has just turned 3 I have heard some of the funniest comments of my life. I always think... "I hope I can remember that one to tell him someday" This blog will not have long posts about anything and it will not be updated daily, but it will be filled with funny thoughts from the brain of a hilarious and curious 3 year old.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!