Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Last night, Ben rolled all around until he found the toy drawer....but then couldn't figure out how to get anything out of it.

Can a 6 month old get in trouble for having a messy room?  There needed to be a toy wherever he rolled.

Then he rolled around the family room until he hit the stair...

...didn't phase him too much.  He just rolled back the other way.

He's getting to be pro-roller.  Sitting...he's not so good at! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Playing hard

Back to a normal day at home after 2 weeks of fun!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Relaxing Sunday

Benny's getting a little big for the swing.  He can reach up and touch the part that spins above his head.  We may need to retire it soon!

Little smirk...

We had a BBQ for Nick's management team today.  Gavin and Ben hung out on the blankets together... 

Shared some toys...

And made a new girlfriend, Riley.

Twins again, accidentally, Nick enjoyed introducing a smiley Ben to his friends.

Doing some lounging.

We are so sad that Nick is going back to work tomorrow after a whole week of vacation.  Thankfully, it's a short week!  

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Oh...I forgot to include that we introduced Ben to SQUASH today when we got home.  He liked it much better than the tasteless cereal.

Some other quick updates on Ben these days....
- Still rolling around like crazy but not sitting up on his own yet.
- Very aware of his surroundings and loves to yell, talk, giggle and SCREAM (loudly!)
- For those of you aware of our eating struggles...he's getting better at the bottle (crossing our fingers he keeps improving and will eventually take it from someone other than ME!)

Happy Belated Father's Day to Nick, my Dad and Nick's Dad!

Home from our Cruise

Hello!  It's been a while. :)  So cruising with a 6 month old is not ideal, but we definitely enjoyed spending some time with the whole extended Bentley family including Ben's Aunts, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Great Aunt and Great Uncle, Great Great Uncle and a bunch of cousins.

Here's a link to our pictures:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cruisin' the New England Coast

To our beloved followers:

We apologize for the lack of posts in the past few days.  Ben, Mom and Dad are on a cruise with the Bentley clan with limited access to post, download pics, etc.  We get back home on Thursday...stay posted for the big post then.

- Kray Happenings

Friday, June 19, 2009


I am amazed how fast 6 months have gone by, how much Benny has grown, and how DIFFERENT my life is!!  His 6 month check up was yesterday and we found that our big boy's growth has definitely slowed down:

Height - 28 inches (27 1/4 at 4 months) 90th percentile
Weight - 18 lbs 4 oz (17 lbs 5 oz at 4 months) 75th percentile

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trip to VA

Ben and I ventured to VA this week while Nick supposed to be going to Brazil for work...  

Bath time in the kitchen sink

Grandma has borrowed some fun toys for Ben...

Ben was happy to see his family

with Auntie Lauren

with Grandma

with Aunt Jenny

with Grandpa

and finally....with ME!

Can you believe Ben is 6 months tomorrow!!??!?!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Big Day!!

Giggles on the floor for Daddy's early Father's Day today.

Since Benny will be 6 months old next week (time flies!!!), he had a big first this afternoon....FOOD!  We (Nick) put together the high chair and we took turns giving Ben a taste of rice cereal today.  I'm not sure he actually swallowed anything, but he seemed to enjoy it.  The hardest part was keeping his hands away from the spoon.  We'll try again tomorrow and for a few days after that until we are sure he actually knows what he's doing.  Then we will move onto the exciting world of vegetables!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Ben's soooo close to sitting.  I think I want it more than he does at the moment.  In most cases, he falls over too fast for me to get a picture.

Also, he's a rolling maniac.  He was on the blanket..I looked away....and.....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A little photo shoot

Benny was in such a good mood after a marathon nap today...

Also, he will chew on ANYTHING these days...

My jeans...

My foot...

Look at him grabbing my cheek to get my nose in his mouth!