Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Eating breakfast with a cousin is MUCH better than eating alone!

Christmas - Ben and Carl V!

The Kray Christmas tree

I was so happy that Ben had practice last weekend and knew how to open presents.

Carl was an expert.

Anxiously awaiting the band in a box.

Ben was trying very hard to open the liquor.

Cousin kisses!!

iChatting with the Bentleys.

The group.

Christmas Eve (part 2)

A few more for Christmas Eve from other cameras.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Ben and his cousin, Carl, after church on Christmas Eve.

Do you think Ben is excited about tomorrow????

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doctor Update

Ben did great today for his 1 year appointment. Here are his stats:

Weight: 22.6 lbs (50th percentile)
Height: 31.5 (90th percentile)

Our little boy is being a trouper through a crappy cold. I give him lots of credit because even though it's hard for him to breath, he's still smiling and waving to everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Birthday Boy Update

In the excitement of the weekend, I haven't had a chance to give my monthly update on Ben's activities and achievements.

- He's babbling a little bit. He's making the B, F, W, M, Th and sometimes a D sound. The B and M are the most consistent. He FINALLY started saying something that sounds like "mmmMMMAaaaaa," but of course it's not directed at me at all.
- He still only has 7 teeth. I'm not complaining as I'm sure the molars will be difficult (for all of us). However, I do think it's a little strange that there are three on the bottom. Where is that 8th tooth?
He's crawling even faster, cruising around everything, and likes to walk around holding our hands. He has stood on his own for a few seconds, but doesn't seem to have the balance or coordination to take any steps on his own. Thank goodness!
- Not much else new. He's a happy boy and likes any musical toys (maracas and kazoo are still his favorites), is starting to like some books, likes to dance to music, LOVES to look out the window and wave to anyone/anything, and is very into his parachute tube and his basketball hoop.

It's hard to remember a year ago before I knew Ben and before my life revolved around being a mom. I wouldn't change it for anything. I've learned A LOT, I've made some new friends, I've discovered things about myself that I didn't even know. This is a very hard, but VERY fun job. There are exciting things coming for us in the new year and in Ben's 2nd year. We are looking forward to all of them. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


As I'm sure you all know, we had a bit of a snow storm today for Ben's birthday.

Having lunch before the party.

Some of the barnyard theme decorations....


The kiddos

Ben's in a backbend phase.

Ben and his buds that braved the snow to come and celebrate with him.

Cake time

Not so sure....

Opening presents

Some of our sweet guests....



and Gavin