Sunday, September 25, 2011

Two Year Old's Apology

At dinner, Jackson had kiwi fruit and strawberries for dessert. After being fussy because he only wanted strawberries and didn't want kiwi, he decided that kiwi is now his favorite fruit. I asked him to share a piece with me and he proceeded to quickly shove any remaining traces of kiwi into his mouth. This was after offering me a piece and then changing his mind and taking it back.

I told him I was very sad that he didn't share.

After that he went with Rob, took his bath, and was getting ready for bed. I joined them in Jackson's room. He crawled into my lap, looked sad, and hugged me. He said, "Mommy, I don't like it when people are mean." I asked him who was being mean and he said, "Jackson." He said he was mean because he didn't share with Mommy.

What a sweet apology.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jackson's Ring Finger

Jackson has been really hurt twice in his life. I am thankful that it's only been twice in his life (excluding illnesses - swine flu etc). The first time, if you remember, was when he fractured his leg. That's right. It was Mommy's fault. He blamed the slide. Good boy.

The second time happened this morning. We came out of the bathroom. I shut the door. After a brief pause, there was a blood curdling scream. Yes, door shut. Finger in door. Mommy fault again. It looks awful. Not as awful as I feel. Yes, I know it was an accident. Jackson doesn't blame me, either. He says the door hurt him. Still feel awful.

Again, thankful that these are his biggest injuries. Not thankful that Mommy caused him the pain.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Ben tried his second food yesterday. We let Jackson pick out what he would have, and since he's on a big carrot kick - that's what he picked. He liked it okay. He ate about half of the container, but he didn't go nuts for it like he does for cereal. 

Brotherly Love

This boy...

LOVES this boy...

It's adorable to witness the boys' relationship start to develop.

Ben constantly watches Jackson. Jackson constantly tries to make Ben laugh. It's quite a combination. Tonight at dinner, Jackson was drumming the table. Ben watched in complete awe. Then, as soon as Jackson stopped, Ben would repeat it and laugh and laugh. In the car Jackson will laugh and Ben will copy it. It's so cute I can barely stand it. I know this imitation will probably get old fast when Ben starts to copy less desirable behaviors, but for the time being...we love it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Benjamin - 6 Month Appointment

Ben had his 6 mo appointment today.

Forgot my camera. Yay for cell phone cameras!

Height - 26.5 in (49%)
Weight - 17 lbs 6.5 oz (45%)

Otherwise everything looked good. Although he's only been on cereal for a week or two, we got the green light to give him fruits and veggies now. He had a bunch of shots and he didn't like that. Jackson had a flu shot, but did okay. The visit was pretty uneventful.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Benjamin - 6 Months

Happy 6 months sweet little boy. You are adorable. You smile. You laugh. You love eating. You love your big brother, Jackson. He makes you laugh more than anyone. We love listening to you laugh and laugh and laugh at him in the backseat of the car. He loves you so much, too! You're perfect in almost every way.

We say almost, because suddenly, you don't like to sleep. We know your routine is off because you started school this month, you're teething, you are practicing crawling in your crib, etc etc. But, it's time to get over all of those things and go back to sleeping through the night. Otherwise Mommy and Daddy will end up in the looney bin soon! Don't worry; we still love you.

This month you had cereal for the first time. You went to the beach for the first time. You met the Morris family for the first time. You sat up alone for the first time. I'm sure there are other firsts we are forgetting.

Here are a couple of pictures from today. Mommy snapped a couple between Jackson's swim lessons and a photo session, but you'll get a proper 6 mo portrait session soon.