Poor Benny was sick for his birthday. In fact, the poor guy really didn't feel good for most of December. He had an upper respiratory infection. I took him to the doctor but they didn't give an antibiotic. He had a nasty cough for weeks. Then we ended up taking him to the urgent care on new year's eve, and he had an ear infection. FINALLY, he is back to his usual jolly self.
Despite the illness, he had a measure of fun at his birthday party on New Year's Day. Here are some pics:
Kevin and I made Benny a chicken cake for his birthday.
Benny in his overalls and mommy and daddy in their plaid.
Granny Lindy made Benny his very own little cake. Of course, she marked it with a 'B.' Also, she gave him the cute little stuffed chicken named Henley to go along with the chicken theme.
Benny and Granny Lindy.
My new clothes from Aunt Katie!
Benny is like his Mommy and usually makes dessert a sort of priority. Sadly, since he wasn't feeling so great, he didn't want to eat any cake at his party. We tried again on Jan.2--his actual birthday. Still didn't want to eat it. But, here is a cute video. At the end of the video, he says that he is 'all done' with the cake. Some of Benny's first words! That's right folks. Benny can TALK. What was his first word?? ON. I hear him say ON about 50 times a day now I think. He points to all lights, fans, and electrical devices and insists that they be turned ON. (Benny decided not to 'go green' for the new year).