Thursday, July 23, 2009

Man on the Move!

Okay, since BEFORE day one Ben has grown and changed at his own pace. I am pretty sure that is par for the course when you have a Mom who does most everything by the book. I remember when I was pregnant with him, every time we went in to the Dr. to measure or check something or another he was always just slightly behind the curve. Nothing alarming he just did things on his own time. At seven weeks we went in to check for a heart beat and got zilch, nada, nothing. Went back at 8 weeks and everything was perfect. Went in at 20 weeks for the ultrasound and they checked for the four chambers of the heart, ummmmm yea it didn't look good. Went back just days later and he was A-OK. (It was at this point that I just asked if I could start coming in for testing the week after they typically scheduled it, thus preventing any additional freak outs for Mommy) My point is that Ben is on "Ben-time" and when he gets good and ready to do something he does it. No amount of prodding, "practicing", or anything else is going to speed him along. Well, for the past nine months, not much has changed. I threw away the "book" a looong time ago. I know those milestones are just general markers and perfectly healthy normal kids hit them at all different ranges of time. So just in case you were wondering what all this rambling is about....Ben started crawling this week. He has been getting really close for quite some time. But this morning it was like he just woke up and decided he was going to do it.... so he crawled all the way from the sofa to the fireplace! (it is about 7-8 ft. I am guessing) Not bad for his first time. I snapped these just a few minutes later...I am obviously not a professional, but you get the point.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ben's Fist Haircut

My big boy recently had his first haircut! Can you believe that? We were up visiting with Gigi & Ben's hair had started to grow so long it was over his little ears. As much as I hated to admit it, my little baby is turning into a big boy. I thought we had loads of time before milestones like this but this little mama is continually amazed. Soooooo, I asked my Mom to do the honors. I just wanted to trim a little over his ears- that's all. (Please note the really stylish haircut cape circa 1989, Ben is so retro!)
OK- so it didn't start out so good, but eventually he came around. Mommy held him close and gave lots of hugs and kisses and Gigi was able to work her magic.

I'm not sure he really knew what to think about that whole deal! Lookin' trim and quite handsome if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

We had a fun and relaxing Independence Day. Matt was off work on Friday (it is so nice when he gets a three-day-weekend!) so we made our way down to the Bay House Friday morning.

We did a lot of swimming that day and I did a lot of cooking. We had loads of fun and loads of yummy food!

I have been looking forward to Ben's first 4th of July since before he was born. It is one of my favorite holidays. He & Ava just love the water, so of course they were in heaven. We all enjoyed the fireworks show on Sat. night. It is pretty awesome because we can sit out in the backyard & have great seats to see the Kemah Boardwalk fireworks display. I can't believe the 4th has passed already, time flies when you're having fun!