a blog about a family hoping to live up to its street name...with everything constantly new and busy...we hope to be a family of simplicity, not of mind, but in life. A home full of love, life, and the Lord. Adding to a family means change, alot of change and this blog will be our journey - with pictures, stories, videos - this is our family, the ott family. dan, abby, benjamin, myers...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My cake messes

Birthday cupcake love.

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Now the Winnie the Pooh cake

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

#4 Bike Ride

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Just in case you miss me announce it six times in the video this is our first bike ride. 97 hours of labor to put bike seat on...well worth it. He is smiling ear to ear under the monster helmet on his domepiece.

Watch Out Ladies

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...Some boy named Ben is getting his wink down. Step one the smile - check. Step two the wink - a work in progress with the single eye but if there are two ladies - check.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Lil Marley Fan

A rainy day.  Having to stay inside.  No there is no cat in the hat, nor thing 1 and thing 2 that came by.  Just a visit from a Rastafarians Work, and then comes a smirk that turns to dance.  Bob Marley's Could You Be Loved is just right for the bobbing of the head and the waving of the hands.  Volume up and this Dr. Seuss rhyme is retired, sit back and watch it twice it will be worth your time.


Johnnie Walker.....

Green.  Yeah I just did that.  But stay focused on this. 
This was Benjamins first great walk.  He did it of course when Daddy was away.  So when I received this video, and Rejoiced to the Lord in loud shouts of Acclamation I sounded and no doubt looked like a mad man whose team just won the big game but it was on a Wednesday and without Wednesday Night Baseball on, .... one can only assume that Akron was playing Florida International in a meaningless college basketball security at the conference was definitely called on me.  The next stage began here, the crawling stage has been put behind us.  Johnnie Walker is doing it now like he has been doing it for 171 years, so smooth, people are telling us that before long 15 years will have gone by.....when the smells of fresh grass on his part of course fill the air, while mom and dad are eating our vanilla and fruit with a nice wood smoke in the backdrop.  Enjoy the video.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Everybody up for a Beetles reference......a thank you.......momma and b strolling at the church.  Much more to come, a lot has happened since our day at the park.