Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ben's new words:
hot (hot food, hot car, hot oven - he knows heat)
dah (dinosaur...you see, it all depends on what he's looking at on these...)
ow (out, as in the command for Zoe to back up)
duhnoooo (no - can't really type it how he says it...gets his lips in the smallest little "o" shape, pouts out his lip, furrows his brow and shakes his head...precious)
papaya (the fruit. I fed it to him the other day and asked if he could say it. As it turns out, he can!)
nack (cracker, snack)
And he can't say peanut butter, but he sure can eat it!
Another thing he's just about mastered are body parts. Loves to poke you directly in the eyeball, up the nose, in the mouth, etc. to point out parts. And he's very proud of his own...
...especially his belly button!
He likes to climb on chairs, "draw" with pens - both of which can be a little unsettling - jump and stomp, and make really funny faces. But even though he seems like such a big boy, I know that he is still a baby in many ways,
Monday, June 22, 2009
"Show me your belly, Ben!"
One hand lifts shirt, the other proudly smacks his belly.
Enjoy that move while it's still cute, Bud!
Soon, Kelley and Carter joined us and we eventually cooled off in the A/C.
Amy and Simmons hosted a fun cookout that evening, so Ben and I gladly accepted the invite for food and sandbox time. Well, in Ben's case, just the sandbox...What food? What other kids? Ben was happy as a clam to sit in the box and move sand around for the entirety of the evening. Mr. Rodney even taught him to make a sandcastle!
Caught in the middle of a sand transfer.
He did rally for a time however to work in the pool.
A great weekend with my little man! The big one just got home from the wilderness...I'm sure it won't be long until the little one tags along on these trips, which I know will give the big one the happiest Father's Day yet!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
And while he gets his fair share of activity, he does like to take it easy too! We pulled Ben's old bouncy seat down from the attic to occupy babies during my friend, Jenny's, shower this weekend. Afterwards, Ben decided it would make for a good lounger.
No offense Buddy, we love all your squishy parts to pieces!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
As for me and Tyler, we "tri"ed to have a good time as well! Here we are, celebrating finishing the Buster Britton sprint triathlon in the comfort and dryness of our own home.
Friday, June 12, 2009
You would think that summer at a university rec center would be a slow time for the office. You would think. So much for updating at work...not that I would ever do that... And I'd like to tell you that we don't have much going on to blog about anyway. I'd like to. But we've done lots of fun things and have a rather large weekend planned with grandparents coming to visit, a triathlon to tackle and a baby shower to host! Fortunately the first item on that list will come with at least one camera in tow, so maybe I will have something to share next week after all!
Until then, here are some pictures I did on that yearbookyourself website months ago...because what's a blog update without pictures?!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Good news: I can show you what we did a few weekends ago when I was too busy doin' to do any postin'!
First up is Doodah Day. Once appointed as Tyler's "favorite day of the year", it's an annual Birmingham festival for all-things Dog that we faithfully attend each year to gawk at the enormity of the Great Danes, the ridiculousness of the costumed poodles, and the sheer number of dog enthusiasts in the 'ham.
Then we headed to Adam and Lauren's for a delish dinner and playtime for the boys. Mills will now forever be known to Ben as the cool older dude with all the fun toys. Took him for his first Jeep ride after all.
I know I mentioned before what a good sport Ben was during our trip to Massachusetts. But he was so good that the very-serious-about-their-job TSA officials at the airport appointed him as a junior deputy...badge and all!