Friday, October 24, 2014

Benny Sweets and Benny Funnies

We were reading a book the other day that mentioned about one of the characters having a best friend.  I asked him, "Do you have a best friend?"  I was curious to see if he would talk about some of the neighborhood children he sees frequently.  He quickly responded "Mommy!"   I said, "I'm your best friend?"  He said "Yes!  I love my Mommy!"  I hope he always does :)

This pic seemed most suitable for the Benny Funny edition :)  Here was our conversation:

Benny:  I need to go potty.  (I help him up onto the potty.  He has a few 'toots' as we call them.)
Me:  Do you need to go poo poo?
Benny: No.
Me:  Oh.  Maybe you just have a little gas.
Benny: Mommy!  That's silly!  I don't have any gas.  The gas is outside in the shed for the lawn mower!

I just about died laughing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mystery Talker

Over this past weekend, Claire said her first words.  Or at least I think she said her first word...  I was feeding her breakfast.  When she was finished I signed and said 'all done' as I typically do.  Then, clear as day, she said it back---'all done.'  I was so excited!  Grammie was standing nearby and heard it too.  I wiped her face, and she said it again!  Nana heard that one.  I sat her on the floor and said that I couldn't believe she said 'all done.'  She looked at me and said it for the 3rd time.  Don't get too excited.  She hasn't done it since.  I sign and say 'all done' after each meal in expectation, and all I get is that sweet little face looking back at me.  I would say that I'm a crazy lady, but I do have 2 witnesses.  About a week before this, I swore she said 'hi' when I walked in the room.  Don't worry.  She hasn't done that again either.  However, she more recently loves to play patty-cake and looks at you with those pretty blue eyes when you say her name.  Oh yes, and she has 1 tooth :)

Still oozing with cuteness!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

God is So Good

When I watch this video in 16 years, I will burst into tears for sure.  I will long for these sweet years when he throws his arms around my neck, asks for snuggles, and says "I love you Mommy!"--and I know he truly does.  In the meantime, I will enjoy him singing this song over and over again and pray that he always knows the words he sings are so very true.