Saturday, March 28, 2009

And now ... 8 1/2 months old

Baby Benjamin is growing, growing, growing!

I had a dream last night that he just started talking, in full sentences, and surprised us all :)

Benjamin in his new carseat - we're not using it yet, but soon will be :)

Pretty soon Benjamin will have spent more time outside of the womb than inside, which means he will lose most of his special baby talents, and really start developing his special growing-into-a-person talents. We can already see his little personality coming through! He seems to have a very silly side, is sensitive, and balls up his little fists when he is frustrated - so far, all of this is adorable :)

Benjamin is enjoying eating oatmeal with bananas, bananas on their own, peas, asparagus, avocado, chicken (woo hoo!), pears, mangoes, kiwi, grapes (peeled), sweet potatoes, butternut squash, apples, kale, zuchinni and probably other stuff that I am forgetting here...

We are going to be trying broccoli (again), cauliflower, yellow squash, cabbage, green beans and pork soon!

Benjamin loves being outside - he crawled all through the grass on his own (no coaxing from Mommy).

And he loves being with Forest the dog. Forest wants to love Benjamin, and he is trying so hard. But, it is difficult for a puppa when a sweet baby pulls on his tail, his sensitive boy bit area hair, and pokes him in his eyes...

Octavio and Benjamin are great pals and play with the basketball game in the nursery, read books, and roll the soft sport balls across the floor together ;)Peek-a-Boo and making funny faces/noises is a really big hit with Benjamin right now - he is such a little giggler!

Benjamin is a super-crawler, and pulls up to stand on everything (including the dog) - so we expect it won't be too long before we have a super-walker living with us :)

We hope that all is well with everyone out there - take care, Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Spring to all!!!

xoxoxoxo Sherry, Octavio, Benjamin and Forest ;)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Adventures with Baby Benjamin - outside and standing!

Benjamin's first time on the lawn...

Forest is teaching Benjamin all about lawn care :)

Super stander!!!

Derek Zoolander "Salesman" look

shhhh... sleeping with Big Papi ;)

And some movement by our little mover :)

and then

Don't worry... he is just fine and was right back up again :) Our sweet baby boy!

Is anyone looking at this stuff, or am I amusing myself?


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Still shots etc

Tired of the movies? :)

Here are some still shots..
Prima Tana and Baby Benjamin on the hammock... Baby Benjamin playing with blocks from Prima Zoe and jumping in his Amby jumperoo

And another movie ;)

and stills... of Prima Tana with her fancy dolls from Abuela and Abuelo!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

He's a crawling fiend :)

Our little sweet monster baby Benjamin... he takes after his Big Papi, and he LOVEs to eat, eat , eat :)

Benjamin also enjoyed his Prima Tana this past week - she stayed with us while her Mommy was in California and Daddy was in Israel.


Benjamin is a crazy crawler now, and has been pulling up onto the couch and ottoman to stand! With Tana here, we moved the bed to put the baby rail back on - but he thinks it is great fun to pull up on it and tip over the top... so I'm not sure how useful it will be for safety - he is drawn to it ( and many other things) like a moth to a flame!



And in his jumpy jump Amby attachment:


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This photo was just 2 1/2 weeks ago - and this clip as well :)

Baby Benjamin and Prima Zoe helped Tana celebrate her FOURTH Happy Birthday on Valentine's Day, and at her birthday party with friends on the 15th at her gymnastics studio! Tana's "real" birthday was on the 17th - she is SO grown-up now!!!

Prima Zoe, Benjamin and Forest relaxing on the giant couch :)

We seriously heart the couch!

Here's the sweet baby sleeping in his carseat...

and in his cool wagon...

Wishing Big Papi a very Happy Birthday on 3.1
Poor Big Papi has a terrible cold :(***I have removed three photos of our sweet baby Benjamin in the bathtub because it was brought to my attention that not everyone views children the same way - stupid reality, stupid nasty people ***

Granny and GDad say, "goodbye," for now, and baby Benjamin has fun discovering Big Papi's new computer ;)

More to come... this week is double Puffin trouble at the Mt. Zion house!!! ;)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Moving right along...

W h e w! A lot of catching up to do :)
We have an Aero garden now - and here is what it brings to our table:

Thai basil, Italian basil, oregano, thyme, mint, and chives... yumola

The honorable MLF Kerins suggested rolling our meatballs in cheese before cooking them, and while not a very flattering photo, we did do just that and they turned out to be quite yum indeed.

But, seriously, I think what you are wondering about is baby Benjamin - I am right, eh? :)

stay tuned....