Here are a few pictures I came across from Benjamin’s first birthday party in Dallas. My Brothers and Sisters in law – Will, Lucy, Jill, and Phil (only Lillian is missing) The cutest cake of Benjamin’s favorite stuffed animal Oo-Oo the Monkey. Haha, he looks angry. Getting ready to try cake for the first time. For some reason he HATED the cake… Maybe it was too sweet… maybe he was
Benjamin: Every time he hears the toilet flush he says “Bye Bye Pee Pee”… we did not teach him that. If I ask him to sing he holds his hands together and sings “mimimimimi….” I did teach him that. He loves to fake snore. He loves to count. He loves to chuckle like the Count on Sesame Street. Gigi (my grandmother): Whenever we watch American Idol with her and Steven
It is important for me to be able to easily (as easily as possible) get out of the house with Benjamin and Lyla, whether it is to go shopping, or for a walk around the lake. Benjamin is going through a wandering faze and Lyla is getting really heavy for her front carrier, so the double stroller is key. At Sea World with Grant’s family We already had a front/back
So Benjamin is at that age where his vocabulary is exploding and he is learning new words every day. One thing he loves to do is to label things, both what they are, and whose they are. When he sees the newspaper, he points to it and says Gigi. When he finds a belt he points and says Daddy. Anytime he sees anyone anywhere holding a clear Starbucks cup (or
I don’t think I could ever take enough pictures. I want to capture every moment. Benjamin and Lyla change so quickly every day. I really wish you could take a picture of smell. Lyla has the most amazing baby smell. She is just the happiest baby. She especially loves it when Grant holds her up in the sky. I have been experimenting a little bit with photo editing as well.
Benjamin was born with a short head of light brown hair. By the time he was about six months old, it had all fallen out, except for an adorable little mohawk. Now he has beautiful blonde hair and it completely fits his personality. I couldn’t imagine him any other way. When I found out I was having a girl, I secretly hoped she would be born with thick brown hair
I had the best Mother’s Day! Benjamin and I spent the morning making a Mother’s day card out of Play-doh. It was so much fun. He wants me to make a bunch of little Play-doh balls so he can squish them. He also likes to sort them into different colors and say “blue” or “green”. I made a sort of oval-shaped ball and Benjamin’s face lit up as he pointed