Jan 29, 2013


You didn't believe me, did you?

Jan 23, 2013

SEVEN months?

I know that I really haven't posted in a long time when Doug (he reads the blog? Who knew.) said to me in the middle of the day, "you haven't done a blog post...just in case you're bored." To which I responded with a bored? hah! here's my long to-do list. I've thankfully completed that list, but you know how lists are, they just keep multiplying. So basically what I'm saying is I don't know how anyone blogs anymore. Especially with a broken dishwasher.

I would love to tell you about our delightfully long vacation to NY. Essentially, Benjamin was adorable, got sick and developed some naughty night-time habits (fortunately he's back on track now!), learned that wrapping paper is really fun to play with, was loved on by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and went sledding! Did I miss anything? It's hard to remember without pictures and it's hard to take pictures when you leave your camera in NC... So much for adorable first Christmas pictures.

I can't get enough of him! 
  • Ben is loving real food. Absolutely loving it. He coos and hmmms while eating or when he sees it coming. I gave him a taste of ice cream last night... he loved it, of course. Other than that we feed him healthy food, I promise! I think his favorite foods are grains, no seriously, this kid loves his carbs. If he doesn't like a food (ahem-carrots!), I mix in some barley or rice and he's game. Or I'll top off a meal with some cereal and he's the happiest kid on earth.
  • His preferred toys are that triangle toy pictured above, baby spoons, and pacifiers. Go figure.
  • Ben's new name is Kicking Legs. He kicks his legs when he's excited (happy or upset). i.e.: I sat him down next to Elsie Wilson and he couldn't stay upright for his excited kicking legs! He'd fall over every time we tried to sit him back up. Apparently she's the cutest girl around :).
  • We have a pterodactyl in the house. Hopefully this phase doesn't last too long.
  • Ben is still sleeping 4 to 5 hours during the day and 11-12 hours at night - L.O.V.E. Hopefully this phase lasts forever.
He is the most pleasant child. Maybe we'll have another? Maria's just eaten up all the deductible so why not. Doug, what do you think?

Oh yes, and Doug sprained his ankle. We have pictures of that, but not Ben on his first Christmas morning. Something's wrong here.

Lovely, honey.