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 ;)