Friday, May 29, 2009

An Ode to my Dad!

This is Bennett here and today is my dad's 28th birthday! I'm told birthdays are a pretty big deal (all I know about them is that it's the end of living in that nice warm swimming pool) but since my mom insists that birthdays really are a good thing I thought I would write a blog about my dad and tell you all the reasons why I love him so much!

First of all, he talks to me and tells me great things! I love to talk to him and tell him about my day when he gets home from work!

He is very good at playing music! He's been playing music for me even before it was my "birth"-day. I love to listen to him and some times I even try to sing along with him and my mom.

I love it when my Dad lets me sleep on him! It's great and sometimes he even falls asleep too so I get to stay with him longer!

Sometimes my Dad will let me look at his shinny box (he says it's called a computer) I don't care what it's called - I just love to look at it with him because that are so many fun colors and sounds coming from it!

In the past couple of weeks my Dad has started to do something new with me that I LOVE - Swimming! This is so much fun! He helps me to kick and swim and i love it so so much!

And lastly, my Dad helps me when I'm sad! He holds me and comforts me and only hands me over to Mom if I have let him know that I am not just sad, but that I am hungry too!

I love my Dad very much and I think he is fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better Dad!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Water Boy!

Bennett went swimming for the first time yesterday!  

And he LOVED it! You can't see it very well in the picture with me but he had a huge smile on his face!  We didn't get any pictures of him swimming with his sun glasses on, but he actually liked swimming even more with them on because he didn't have to squint.  He was kicking and talking and even tooting a bit (but it was just gas, nothing else, thank goodness!) I really think we have a water baby on our hands here - we will have a fun summer I am sure!
 To get the visual on the sunglasses - here's a picture with them on last week - pretty cute huh?!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

He's figured it out!

Welcome to the world of thumb sucking!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

First Mother's Day!

This was Bennett's first time celebrating Mother's Day! (Last year on Mother's Day I wasn't even pregnant). We had a great weekend of fun to celebrate! 

Saturday morning Bennett took his mom, Grammy and Grandma to the Mother's Day Tea at church. It was a very lovely afternoon and Bennett enjoyed being the only boy there!
Well, he enjoyed it for a while and then he decided to fill his diaper to capacity and scream like a crazy man while sweet Amy Rogers was doing the devotion on highlighting God's hand at work in your children's lives - well at least that's what I gathered from the half I heard! Here's Bennett just as the tea was ending - he really does like his grandma, but he was just over it at this point!
Saturday night, due to life around a fireman's work schedule, we had a Mother's Day meal with my parents that consisted of them going to pick up PF Changs take out and bringing it to our house! It was fabulous! After dinner we all sat around for a while and talked and watched Bennett engage in his new favorite past time - gnawing on his daddy's finger! Yes, folks, we think he might already be teething! If the chewing wasn't a good enough sign the fussiness and inability to stay asleep are also in full swing. We will see how this goes! 
Oh and let's not forget my Dad's mother's day present to me! While at the tea saturday afternoon, he washed my car and then came over on monday and cleaned our garage so I could park the car inside! YAY!!

Sunday morning my husband did a wonderful thing! He got up with Bennett at his usual 5 am time and let Bennett cry and spit up all over him and let me sleep until 8! YAY!!! However sleeping until 8 when you leave for church at 9 makes for a rushed morning but nonetheless, I was grateful for the sleep! At church I was the only person in the whole church service to stand up for having a first baby in the last 2 years! So, I won this amazing arrangement of flowers that is still making my house smell lovely!
After church, Mary Beth came up to me and said, "I think your son has something for you" and in all my mommy glory I responded with, "What? Does he have a big bugger or did he blow out his pants?" She laughed and said I should go check:
Oh melt my heart, my little boy got me a card and wrote in it! :)  
(Although his writing looks a lot like Adam's, if Adam had gotten a crayon out to write in a card with!) 
We enjoyed an outstanding lunch at Flour Fusion in Old Town Elsinore with Roger and Mary Beth. I had a truffled chicken pot pie with a hazelnut crust! I was in heaven! (and Bennett slept through the whole meal, so I actually got to eat it while it was hot!) And then for dessert Mary Beth and I split this chocolate raspberry layered cake that was so good and rich and wonderful we seriously couldn't finish it! Here's Bennett when he woke up, just as happy as can be! 
After a diaper change and feeding, Adam, Bennett and I headed out to do a little mother's day shopping! I was gifted a gift card and cash and Adam offered to go shopping so off we went!  It was a long shopping trip and sadly I never found the thing I was really looking for (a bathing suit - although I have since ordered one online, hopefully it gets here soon so I can try it on! I know, so risky to order a bathing suit online!) Bennett was quite the trooper and really did do a great job being good - but he hit the was and was just done for! But even when he is exhausted, he's still so stink'n cute!

My first Mother's Day was so great! I will always remember it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Few Firsts...

The other night I thought it would be a good time to try out the Bumbo for the first time! Well, I put him in it, he smiled, I picked up the camera and then came the spit up! All over the place! But he was so happy I took the pictures first before cleaning him up and changing his pj's, I just couldn't resist!

Second "first"... I had to get some laundry put away the other day and he was not really excited to let me do that so I tried something new - I turned the mobile on in his crib and set him there. Besides looking absolutely precious, he seemed to really enjoy himself for about 30 min. YAY for finding new entertainment!

Last but not least, this was the first time I put Bennett in the first thing I ever bought him from Target. Can you even handle this sweet little face?
Also, Bennett had is 2 month check up last week - we was 24 in. long and weighed 13 pounds 4 ounces. His height is 70% and weight is 67% so the doctor was very pleased and then after Bennett smiled and "talked" at him the Doctor said, "You may just have the perfect baby!" I said thank you.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Baby in the Mirror

Bennett discovered that there is a very friendly and handsome baby who lives in the bathroom mirror. He had a wonderful time talking and smiling and making faces at him!