Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Benson!!!

We had a little party for Benson's birthday today.  We had a great time with family at the park!  Thank you everyone for coming!  :)  While there we let Benson eat his cake... those, unfortunately were the only pictures we took of Benson today.  He's so big and walking all over the place these days!  We are having so much fun with Benson and his silly social personality.

Here are some cake pictures. Benson got a little frosting on his finger and tried to wipe it off.  So, I got down and put a little frosting in his mouth and that was all he needed!  :)





First thing Benson went for was the number:












A little foot action:




Benson started to gag a little bit... we needed to stop for a water break:



Benson started to cross his legs because there was a lot of cake and icing on his left leg:




You can see a lot of cake and icing on the back of his leg:



We love you Benson!  Can't believe you're already 1!  We are so glad you joined our home a year ago!  Can't imagine what our lives would be like without you!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Walk to the Park...

Poor Benson has had a fever yesterday and today.  We're guessing it's because his molars are trying to break through.  He's been super cuddly and tired.  Benson definitely hasn't been his normal independent self at all this weekend.  I love that he wants to just sit on my lap and snuggle, but I wish it was because he enjoys to just sit with mom and not because he is sick.  

Here's Benson falling asleep on dad's lap yesterday (this was not long after we first noticed his fever).  He just wanted to be held.


Our house was pretty hot today, so as soon as the temperature outside got down to the house temperature we opened everything up and went on a walk to the park.  I LOVE that we have a great park so close!  Benson had his first experience with going down the slide.  He wasn't too excited to go down alone so I went with him a few times and he thought it was okay.  :)





Benson also got to try swings for his first time (unless you count the way his daddy would swing him around in his car seat when he was little). Swinging with daddy was super fun!


The camera had a bit of a delay since it was dark and had to flash... so I couldn't see Trav and Benson to center them in the photo... but this action picture show how much Benson loved to swing with dad!  If you look close you can even see Benson's hair standing up as they had just started to fall back down.  :)



Benson got a chance to swing by himself on the park's baby swings.  He wasn't sure about moving that much and not being buckled in tight.


He did love when we played with him though!  That made his nerves leave for a moment.  His hands were holding on tight.


Past his bedtime and getting dark, Benson decided his day of fun was over.


Sleep well, Benson! We hope your fever doesn't come back tonight so you can get all the rest you need!  We love you!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Benson is 11 months old!!!

I can't believe Benson is already 11 months old! In one month he will have his first Birthday party and I'm so excited about it! It probably won't be anything fancy or anything, but I'm just excited to start throwing birthday parties for our little ones! :)



Benson LOVES to go outside! He could probably live outside if we'd let him, but in Rexburg you never know what the weather will be like in April. We get out as much as we can between meals and naps. :)





Benson's first Easter egg hunt! :) He loved picking up the eggs and was then content to simply shake them and watch everyone else. I forgot my camera, so I stole this picture off my sister's blog (Thanks Amy!). I'm in the pink shirt helping Benson bend down to pick up another egg.



Here's Benson in his pj's... we woke up an 11 month old! :)




Whenever I open the door to let the dogs out, Benson crawls as fast as he can to the door. I usually shut it when he's about to make it to me and he'll just cry. Here's a video of him looking outside. The day he learns to open the door is going to be a scary day indeed! :)

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Monday, March 12, 2012

10 Months Old!!!

I can't believe our baby is 10 months old today!



Benson is growing and learning so fast! He loves to tease to dogs with food (acting like he will give them some and then when they get close he'll hurry to put it in his own mouth), loves to take things apart, loves to walk around the room trying to find the most noisy things he can hit or rub something against, loves to scream instead of just babble, loves to dance to any kind of music (he'll start dancing the minute he hears something that sounds like music, even if it only lasts half of a commercial) and he loves books! Here are some pictures from the last few months. Benson enjoys spending time with friends and family and simply loves to make people laugh! He's our social little comedian. :) WE LOVE YOU, BENSON!!!

















Here's a little Benson Blooper:
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