Benji is a good sleeper, but who likes actually going to sleep? Once in his crib, Benjamin will ask for his favorites: milk please, berries please, candy please... before he'll accept his fate and go to sleep. He also has noticed the stars on his ceiling and wall and loves for us to "charge" a couple that he can sleep with. We always sing "now the day is over" (this is how Doug and I sound :)...) and pray together. Even if Ben is upset and screaming while we sing he sometimes stops just for the duration of the prayer, haha. It's so cute how he folds his arms and bows his head (usually only for the first part) and he's so proud of himself! During the day he will randomly stop what he's doing, pretend to pray and make sure I'm watching. Aye, I love this kid. He's such an obedient and eager to please little soul.
I think I've mentioned before that Ben really likes playing in the car. He never fails to push buttons (mine and the cars!). Three times this last month I haven't noticed that he turned on the small overhead lights in the car. So... three times this month we woke up to a dead battery. You'd think I would have learned by now.
Doug, for one, is counting down until December 15th when Ben will be 18 months and old enough for nursery! Lately they've been wandering the halls and looking at paintings of Jesus (aka, playing with a basketball in the gym) ;).
We just spent a week in Asheville where Benji perfected playing independently. Now that we're home he is content to play by himself most of the day as long as I read him a book here or there and take him on an outing and feed him food. I have to say, it is a great thing when I can make dinner and peek over at Ben on the floor building a tower of legos. Not to say he doesn't like his tv - Thomas, Tow Mater, and Baby Einstein are his go-to shows.
Well, I think that's enough for now. We're just chugging along.
Words Benjamin says/signs*... note that most of these words he doesn't actually say, but he has his own sound/hand combination specific to that word. That counts, right?
I love you*
berry (blue/ras/black) *