Monday, 13 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
I cannot believe he will be nine months at the end of this month... where has the time gone. I never thought I would love someone as much as I love my little man. He keeps me entertained all day long and we have some great parties when dad gets home from work!
The biggest thing since we posted last is that he is CRAWLING. I thought it would be great for him to start crawling but now that he has I am regretting every wishing that :) He gets into EVERYTHING!!! He started shuffling around and doing the inch worm about a month ago, but he is full on crawling now and it is so funny to watch, and watch is what I have to do. The other day he was just sitting in the front room playing with some toys... I ran into the kitchen for probably two minutes, come back out... I CAN'T find Benjamin. After having a bit of a panic attack (I don't know why I am so crazy) I hear this little grunt. I look UNDER the Christmas tree and there he is just hanging out eating the pine needles!! I laughed and pulled him out. Another time, I was in the room and he was just crawling around... he got around the couch where I couldn't see him but I could hear so thought he was fine... after a minute or so... he becomes very quiet! Well I go and peek over the couch only to see him eating an orange. Jeff had left an orange and it had fallen down so I didn't see it. Ben had biten right through it and had orange gunk all over him!!! Even though he was a mess he was still SO cute.
Lots has happened with us these last couple of months, Jeff had a birthday!!! I had a birthday and it was our anniversary!!! We are so blessed with our little family and we are grateful every day! We are excited for Christmas and to watch Ben enjoy his first Christmas although I am sure he doesn't really get it!!! It will still be fun for us!
Here are some pics of the last couple of months!!!
Thursday, 30 September 2010
That is right, this little guy just likes to sit or lay there. No rolling for Benjamin.
That is okay we love him so much we buy brand name track suits for him to sit around the house in.
Happy Birthday Ben! We love you so much.
Friday, 10 September 2010
I was probably 12 and it was a Sunday afternoon and we had just gotten home from church. As much as my mother always tried to make us stay in our Sunday clothes I never did. Well, I remember walking out of my bedroom and grandma was in the family room reading, so I stopped to talk to her. As I turned around I caught a glimpse of something black behind my back, well being the wimp that I am, it scared me so I screamed and starting running. I was running around and around in circles and this black thing was chasing me. Grandma was laughing so hard I thought she was going to die (although at the time I was angry she was laughing and not rescuing me from this black thing) I'm not lying here, but probably after three minutes of my running around in circles and screaming, grandma finally got control of herself and stood up and made me stop running. With a giggle in her voice she told me to look around. I trusted her and did, only to find that my black tights that I had just taken off were stuck in my pants and that is what had been chasing me. Oh my heck... we laughed for hours about that, and every time I saw her we always laughed about it. Even now as I am writing this, I am laughing hysterically remembering it!!
Saturday, 4 September 2010
It was a particularly bad one, as you can tell as it busts the confines of the diaper. Worst then that, when I took him up stairs for a bath the sight and smell of this one was too much. I nearly added to the mess through another orifice. Yuk!
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Not this type. Although I am sure his triceps would be able to handle a bouncing baby, he may not be able to care for some of Ben's other needs.
But a bouncer we got and at first the little one was very unsure of this new contraption. That soon went away and was replaced by an insatiable need to bounce. This is good for us because he goes from this...
and this is how he gets there.
In summary, to avoid any confusion between large burly men and colourful child play things, bouncers should respectfully step down and take the name of 'Sleep Machines'. This will allow bouncers to have the word bouncer homonymlessly. Besides have you seen those guys.
Anyway, thanks to Grandma Baker for the wonderful 'Sleep Machine'.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
You may have seen or read this story before. I feel it is a tad Apocryphal. And seeing as I don`t have a fact checker in my employ I can`t be for certain. But regardless of the stories truthfulness it still demonstrates my point.
We love being Canadian! It is a great country that we are thankful to call home.
The following is a funny article that Megan found. Read if you have a moment or two, not sure exactly how long a moment is or how many it will take for you to read it.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
I speak of Hayreddin Barbarossa or Red Beard the Pirate. Or better put the Privateer. He ruled the Mediterranean for decades and became an Ottoman Admiral.
The reason I speak of such a man is because I think that he has been reborn as my son.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Our little man is 8 weeks today. WOW!!!! He is growing so fast. Last week, we went to our doctors appointment and Benjamin is 11 lbs 14 oz!! He is in the 75 percentile for his weight and height, so doing great!!! We love being parents and though we are lacking in sleep we love it. Ben is the best and we are so lucky to have him!
We also gave him his first haircut!! Just a trim around the edges. We decided after that maybe we should have cut it while he was sleeping. It was a little tricky, but no blood was drawn so we figured it was successful!!!
Monday, 17 May 2010
I am sure you are confused by the excessive use of the word "post" in the above paragraph. I refer to mail as post because of my time that I spent in England and Megan hates it. I love her and I just like to bug her. How very junoir highish of me.
At any rate the package I ordered did not make it to us until Friday, thats five days late of Mothering Sunday. Not smooth. But the awesomeness of the gift, I hope, made up for the oversight of
Don't take my word for it take a look for yourself.
What is it you might ask? Well it is a Uterus. This was Megan's first Mother's Day and you need to put your uterus to work to be a mommy. And aslo this womb is soft and Megan's was soft for a while after the birth. All is good now, but with this Adult Toy we will forever remember Benjamin's birth. Because we might forget it otherwise. ;)
When Ben is a little older and he is going through a difficult time we might visit 'I Heart Guts' again for some teaching aids.
On a more serious note and in the spirit of Mother's Day. Megan is the most amazing mother. I love you.