Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

Benson thinks his daddy is hilarious. And he really wants to learn how daddy does that cool thing with his mouth...

First Cousins Christmas Picture

First Thanksgiving

Carrie and Daniel came home for Thanksgiving and we got to see them! Yay!! My how we miss them!
We went to Great Grandmama Hunter's house for Thanksgiving. She loved having a baby in the house again!
Of course we had to go get our DEALS on Friday morning. We got up at 4:00 am! Benson was SUCH a trooper. He was definitely the cutest shopper out there!
Cousin Hannah in her cheerleading uniform. She cheered our tigers on to VICTORY!!

Every time I tried to take a picture of her sweet smile, either the camera messed up or Hannah turned her head, but you can see a smidgen of her adorableness here :) Thanksgiving with the Ryans. We even got two of two of the dogs in the pic! :)

Will learned to crawl last week! Look at those big, beautiful, blue eyes. What a little stud muffin!!The whole family- What a blessing!

Benjamin, Jessica and Benson all at five months old. Can you tell who's who?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sweet Baby Quotes

When my sweet friends put together a baby shower for me while I was on bed rest, they did some of the neatest most creative things, one of which, was having everyone who attended sign a book called "The Gift of an Angel- for parents welcoming a new child" by Marianne Richmond. It tells the story of how the Lord sends the "gift" of an angel to watch over each new little baby. It is a very sweet story, but even sweeter than the story are some of the precious tid bits of advice that some my family and friends wrote inside the book. Stephanie also took the time to look up some really great quotes on parenting and babies and wrote them all throughout the book. They are all so great! I thought I would share some of them here:

"Miracles DO happen... Benjamin will be yours. Love him like heaven begins tomorrow"- Peggy Kubic (my neighbor growing up)

"Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow and babies grow up so much to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep, I'm rocking sweet Benson and Benson won't keep!" -Melissa Kyzer (family friend)

"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' " Matthew 19:14

"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children" famous quote by Elaine Heffiner

"He'll only be young once! Enjoy every minute!" -Cara and Talia (my neighbors)

"My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune." famous quote by Graycie Harmon

"Babies are such a nice way to start people." famous quote by D. Herold

"Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be." famous quote by David Bly

"You will always remember this first little one. God is so close to us at this time (or maybe we just sense it more!) Enjoy each day- It goes by so fast!" -Nancy Blackburn (family friend)

"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." famous quote by Carl Sandburg

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one." famous quote by Leo J. Burke

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle. " famous quote by Vincent VanGogh

And of course, a couple of new pics....

Look what the stork dropped off...

A very UNhappy Benson.... I still think he's so cute even we he's not a happy camper :)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Good Times with Daddy

This boy loves his daddy! And his daddy loves him! As you can clearly see :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Recap of October

Benson was a little froggie for Halloween. I wasn't really sure whether or not to dress him up since I've never really been a big fan of Halloween (and Benjamin has never in his life been trick or treating) but after reading these two articles we decided to participate in the festivities. (The first one is kinda serious and explains the history of Halloween and the second one is a kinda funny take on the whole thing):

We ended up going to the "Pumpkin Patch" that my mom is in charge of at her church. It was spectacular. We had a ball and so did Benson. You can see more pictures here:

Benson's First Fall Festival

Here are some more snapshots of October:

Benson loves to read his "Fuzzy Bee" book with Nana!

Just a swangin' in the swing at Grandmama and Granddaddy's for the first time.

Benson LOVES his jumper. He gets going so high and giggles so much when he's playing in it.

We took him to the fair when it came to town... he loved the lights!