Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Gathering #1 and Christmas Eve

Our Christmas festivities began last weekend when we went to Granny Lindy and Stevie's house on Friday night.  We went to Aron and Annie's house on Saturday for a yummy Christmas lunch and gift exchange.

Snuggles on the couch

One of Benny's neatest gifts was this chair that Aron fixed up for him.

Lindy got the three grandkids jammies.  Luke and Benny's matched.

Yeah Uncle Aron, can I have this ornament?
On Christmas Eve, I had 3 services to play for at 3:00, 5:00, and 9:00.  Kevin and Benny came out to the 5:00 service.  Then we ate some dinner at Friendly's before Kevin took Benny home.  So, unfortunately I missed getting to put Benny to bed.  Daddy was instructed to make sure he didn't forget to have Benny put out cookies and milk for Santa.  Benny decided that Santa really didn't need all of the cookies or all of the milk.
Gotta make sure these cookies meet quality standards for Santa.

The milk too...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Increased Mobility + Mama's Boy + Curls

I also realized I never posted a video of Benny climbing our stairs.  I figure it must seem like Mount Everest to the little guy.

Benny's a little cruiser these days.  He does this cute super shuffle up and down our couch.  He likes to walk behind his motorcycle (a toy Grammy and Grampie got him.)  Also, his balance is getting pretty good.  Hey.  This sounds like a recipe for him walking soon.  YIKES!  Watching them gain new skills is exciting, but sometimes I long for the pre-crawling days...  It was much simpler for this mommy to keep track of him then.

Also, somebody has become a Mama's Boy.  He still likes other people to play with him.  But, if he isn't feeling well or is tired, he needs his mommy.  What can I say?  I'm awesome.

Benny has the cutest curly hair.  And, he's got lots of it---perhaps its getting a little out of control.  Daddy wants to cut it!  He says he looks like a girl.  I think he looks handsome.  If I get all that hair cut, he'll look too old.  I think we've compromised that Papa will cut it sometime after his first birthday.


Lots of hair!
Also, its fun to see how he responds to language.  If you tell him 'arms up' he puts up his arms.  If you tell him to 'dance' he rocks back and forth.  Also, more non-verbal communication has developed recently.  For example, the other day I put him in the high chair to feed him breakfast but the light was still off in the room.  He looked up at the light and then over to the light switch on the wall and did it again a couple of times.  He's like "Hey lady.  Are you going to turn on the light or make me eat in the dark?"
BTW, we had a lovely Christmas.  I'll post about it soon!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

The first weekend in December Benny, Grammy, and I went to breakfast with Santa.  It was an event sponsored by Kevin's employer.  Unfortunately, Kevin had school all weekend.  Boo.  Turns out that Benny and Santa are very good friends.

 Benny is such a sweet snuggly little guy.  Full of lots of love for everyone.  I am getting ready for a hectic busy week.  Next Sunday is our Christmas music Sunday for church, Christmas caroling, and a wedding.  Certainly more challenging to prepare for such things with Benny as my side-kick.  I'll be putting my multi-tasking skills to good use this week!
Also, Benny seems to be on a growth spurt yet again.  His size 18 month pajamas are none too big anymore.  Hard to believe he will need 24 month clothes soon.