Monday, September 29, 2008

Benjamin in motion with toys and big Papi !

Now that Benjamin is 12 weeks old, he's showing off his skills: neck swivel/pivot, staring, random arm flailing, opening mouth, and spurgling (spitty baby gurgling) = Genius :)



Monday, September 15, 2008

Our "agreement" with the squirrels is OFF

Well, in my yard, we are no longer abiding by our agreement with the squirrels.

The squirrels are terrorizing us. They are luring us out into the yard with their mischievous eyes, swishy tails and funny antics, and then just as we pass underneath the acorn trees, they begin pelting us with acorns! Not nice, squirrels!

I've tried meeting with them to negotiate new terms - but they do not show up. Oh, I wouldn't want to exaggerate or anything, they do arrive, but just for a skittish, "how'dee do," and then they flip right off to their squirrely meetings, probably planning when to attack us again.

Hey - I've got a baby to protect now, never mind my sweet puppa who is completely baffled - he believed that the squirrels were his friends.

I've thought about imposing some kind of sanctions against the yard squirrels, but I'm not sure it would be effective, since they can easily skip out and move onto the next yard (and do, I believe), and we do not have any alliances with our neighbors in regards to the squirrels.

I could declare war and begin my own "pelting the squirrels with nuts" campaign, but with only one troop and the infinite amount of guilt I would suffer since I know that they need the acorns to survive the winter, this just will not do either.

Here is my solution: I will no longer walk underneath the acorn trees in the evenings admiring the swishy tailed squirrels. I will walk around the acorn trees and wish the squirrels well with their acorn gathering, since I do not need or want the acorns, and I have other paths to take.

W H E W - sticky situation resolved for now. But, I would very much like to walk again underneath the acorn trees, so if anyone has an "in" with the squirrels, please put in a good word for us!

Thank you! *SherryQ*

B b b b b Baby Benjamin in Motion

He's got some serious seriousness going on ... :)

and to continue ...

Thth th thththth that's all for now, folks :)

*SherryQ* and Benjamin too!

Friday, September 12, 2008

More Photos of Benjamin @ 9 1/2 weeks old

With at least one of these photos, his name should be pronounced BenHaMean, Spanish style.

Can you guess which photo is just begging for this altered pronunciation? :)


btw all of the photos are links to my Flickr with even more photos :)

And, finally, please join me in saying a prayer that my friend Emily and her family have all made it safely out of hurricane Ike's path, and that all those affected by the hurricane will be well.

Thanks! *SherryQ*

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Benjamin loves his Moby and his Mommy

Yes, I know that I should ALWAYS wear makeup - but... well... oh well :)

Before getting into the Moby - on his way to the Urbana Library! He is already tired :)

Can you believe that he is already 2 months old? Now, thas wack ...

*SherryQ* :)

Granny and G-Dad visit with Benjamin

Here they are - chatting each other up in Frederick :)



The Cincinnati Families visit the Frederick Families

This was on Labor Day weekend ...

Cousins sharing cousin time on the cuddly couch :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome to the World, Dalton!

Congratulations to my friend Mel on her new arrival - sweet Dalton!

Dalton Robert De Miranda
Born: September 6, 2008
Time: 9:30pm
Weight: 7lbs 10oz
Height: 20 1/2 inches