Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring brings to mind...







Thoughts of cleaning up and out...

Quickly turn to thoughts of playing with baby Benjamin!




... and enjoying an old puppa
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Benjamin likes to "Chatter"

These aren't the best examples - he sometimes really gets going with all of his sounds :)

Just prior to me grabbing the camera, he was snuggling his head into the puppa's fur and babbling away - telling Forest his adventure stories. By the time I started the camera, he was trying to get back down onto the floor (which he will only do occasionally on his own) and talk on his telephone to the mysterious people that must live in there...

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Here Benjamin has climbed onto my yoga brick and is holding on for dear life onto a chair. It turns out that he is telling me that he needs a new diaper - you'll see the stinky nose face that I falsley attribute to a scary tale. Once I helped him up after his fall at the end (he was fine), I discovered the true story... a diaper full of things that he did not want it to be full of ;)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where Benjamin eats dirt, and likes it!

Here am I, a sweet young babe out in the fresh air with my handsome puppers...

And then, I find

DIRT!!!!!!! Dirt is awesome, and tasty, and fun to squiggle my hands in, and just plain brilliant!











A few days later, I practice my new awesome messy skills, impressing my Big Papi by feeding myself freeze dried blueberries and then avocado with my cool green spoon!




Yeah, I got the whole word in my hands, and I am spinnin' it like nobody's business ;)

Our Second Trip to Cincinnati










Yes, we did it again... even though I said,
"Never! Never, ever, ever! Do NOT even ask me ever never ever again!"
We still went.

I still said, "Never! Never, ever, ever! I mean it this time, DO NOT EVEN ask me ever never ever again!"

Benjamin still hates riding in the car - can you tell?

On the up side, we did have a great time once there...


Doesn't Zoe just ooze happy enthusiasm in this photo?!!? I love it!



Aunt Kerry's birthday fell on Easter this year (OUCH!),
and so we had a double celebration:

Easter pictures and playing with Zoe in the early afternoon,
while Aunt Kerry and Uncle Jim went to a Red's game,




and then a yummy Easter feast while Aunt Kerry opened her very happy birthday gifts :)




And, then... more peaceful moments of the ride home:

Early Easter at Ft. Detrick



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We took Prima Tana and Uncle Corey with us to see the "Easter Bunny" at the park on Ft. Detrick. They had an Easter egg hunt too!


The Easter bunny was, well, was kind of, sort of,
very much creepy...




Afterwards, Prima Tana wanted to carry
her baby around in the Ergo, just like Tio carries Benjamin.

Yes - that is the adult Ergo - we just tightened all of the straps for sweet Tana :)

ttyl *SherryQ*

9 Months-Old and He's ALL tHaT!

Momma, Is it okay if I take care of Forest now? See how gentle I am? I really LOVE him!Now, Forest, your hair should stretch just like ... this ... (pull, pull, pull)
Benjamin enjoys Forest very much - Forest sometimes enjoys him right back :)