Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm a Sucker...

For a baby in striped pants...And as promised to my beloved MKs ladies here are the pics :)


This is his "I just woke from a nap, give me a break" face!






Now he has discovered the camera and he wants it LOL




But, alas, there are curiouser things behind this door!





I LOOOVVVEEEE this pic!!




Sunday, August 17, 2008

What Happens When....

You spend too long on the phone with Beany!




I told you he would be too sleepy to eat! LOL....You can see in the pic above there is some smeared baby food on the edge of the tray that was then squashed across his face!

Ben had his 6 month well baby checkup last week. He is 16lbs 1oz and 26.5inches. The doctor said he is wonderful, healthy, and happy. He feels that his constipation problems are most likely due to a milk protein sensitivty. But he felt that it wasn't something to worry about. He said if it was a serious sensitivity he would not be so happy or sleep as well as he does because he would be uncomfortable all the time. So we continue to manage the constipation...which we basically have down to a sience anyway.

Ben is getting more and more mobile which brings new challenges and concerns....especially wondering what our options are with the wood stove this winter. We are looking into different options. We are hoping to depend on the woodstove a lot this winter to help defray the rising costs of heat.

He is also going to bed earlier and earlier it seems! I just put him down at 7:45pm and most likely he will sleep until 6:30am. I guess because he is so much more active during the day he just is ready to be fed and sent to bed by 7. I must say it is nice to have all of this time in the evening, but it also creates some scheduling issues! Hard to be away from home any later than 7pm anymore!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Blessed Feast of the Assumption!


The Benjamin Dance!

We call this the Benjamin dance. This is what he does when he wakes up for naps and is so happy to see us!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook


For Today 8/11/08

Outside My Window...the birds and squirells scampering about. And the beep of a truck backing up.

I am thinking...how long will Ben sit up before he falls over??

I am thankful for...my little family

From the kitchen...my typical pile of Sunday dishes that need to be cleaned up before I can give Ben a bath. And some bananas that need to be turned into banana bread today.

I am wearing...a favorite April Cornell nightgown and a blue knit skirt (don't ask).

I am creating...a peaceful home

I am going...to the library to return a book, take out a book, and sign Ben up for infant story time.

I am reading...The Diary of Elizabeth Cabot Mason but I will be putting it aside today. Going to the library to pick up a few books I have been wanting to read.

I am hoping...this is a good week..

I am hearing...Benjamin making funny sounds, "bwehhh blleeeehhhh" at my feet.

Around the house...Cla is already at work and it is quiet.

One of my favorite things...a new week ahead ready to be filled up.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Finish up some work, get to the library, go through some of Benjamins clothes and pack up the stuff that is too small, well baby visit on Wednesday and a playdate on Thursday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing..

Thanks to The Simple Woman for this idea! Check out the link if you want to join in!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Life is Just a Day at the Park

Today we took Ben to the playground for the first time. He had his first swing and ride down the slide.







Look at that beautiful blue sky!











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And after all the excitement and a quick hike around the park Ben was fast asleep! Look at that adorable little pout!



Thursday, August 07, 2008

Coming to a Blog Near You!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. The day has finally arrived!!! Sooon....verry sooooon this here little blog will be filled with BENJAMIN VIDEOS!!!! That is right folks....due to some fortunate revelations (including us realizing we have 40 thousand "thank you" points on our credit card) we have a brand spanking new digital camera that takes videos....and videos it shall take! Afterall I need to make up for 6 months of NOOO videos!