Well, it has been a couple months since my last post and since then Benson has become 8 months old, odd how time correlates with age! He hasn't quite figured out how to crawl yet, he has the motion and stance down, but all he can seem to do is face plant and move backwards. If he can just get his little arms one in front of the other, he would be cruising. One thing he has developed though, is a bit of character. Whether it be him letting out a scream, just to make sure you didn't forget he was there, or maybe he'll flash you his cheesy smile. His cheesy smile consist of him doing his "toothy" grin along with squinting his eyes. It's a little bit of a rarity to see, he'll either do it randomly or every once and awhile he'll flash it when I am doing my "Donald Duck" voice. At any rate this little baby is growing up!
Yup, there's the cheesy smile, hope you enjoy having your heart melted. Credit for the last photo goes to Joe Nguyen, make sure to check him out: http://fungifotos.com
Here are a few of Benson's favorite things at the moment, in no particular order:
- His pacifier, recently it has been his go to, not only to suck on, but to bite, play with, throw, etc.
- His mommy, even though he likes to say "dadadadada," this boy is definitely a mamas boy.
- Apparently, he loves my xbox controller, recently I have been playing my xbox and holding Benson, every time I do he grabs for my controller. So because of that I sat him down next to me with his own (non connected of course) controller. Let's just say we have ourselves another, "I just mash buttons when I play," gamer!
- His brothers and sister (pets), Lana is his best bud, I often see him smiling at her and laughing at the things she does, he also tries to roll to her whenever he is on the floor and "pet" her the only way he knows how, which is by taking two handfuls of her fur and trying to pull his face close to her. Gizmo is a sly one, he'll only go to him and if Benson tries to get close he runs away.
This is as good of a time to segway to our newest addition to the family, Lambeau! Lambeau is our new little Munchkin (literally), he is 10 weeks old, and is already proving to be quite the cuddler! We have discovered he loves Benson's play gym, most likely more than Benson even does. He'll run through it and swat at all of the hanging toys. Benson seems to get a kick out of his running around and tries his best to play too.
No new pics yet, just the one's from Facebook.
Overall I feel so blessed right now to have such a loving family. Coming home to Benson everyday is such a joy, he smiles at me and wants me to hold him. I can't believe the amazing things and people God has blessed me with.
I thank every one for their help and encouragement as we raise Benson, you are all so wonderful!