Wednesday, February 29

Busy Benjamin

So, Benjamin is growing like crazy. He isn't getting super tall or fat, that kid has yet to break the 10th percentile for weight!! He is growing in smarts. He is starting to talk, or at least he thinks he is talking. He is very specific in what he wants and it is a guessing game half the time. He loves to climb and to eat and especially to make messes. I have already posted peanut butter pictures. I wish I could say that was the last time, but oh no. I have worse pictures. You would think I would learn. The problem is, sometimes siblings leave out the peanut butter in the morning and I teach a few piano lessons in the morning.....the two don't go too well together!!
Yeah, not too happy about that one, but I still had to take a picture!!
Another day I made bread. I decided I was going to grind enough wheat and make two batches that day. I made one batch and had it sitting out to raise. I was downstairs vacuuming when I noticed it was awfully quite. That is NEVER a good thing with little ones about the house. I thought to myself, great I am going to have a ton of little finger holes in the bread. I ran upstairs and was very happy to see my bread was untouched. Then I rounded the corner of the cabinet to discover this.....
My text to Brad, after I took the first picture on my phone was, "How is your day going?" He said he started laughing and was in a meeting. He then had to show everyone. Benjamin was the hit of the meeting!! I had forgotten I had left the bowl of the wheat flour still on the counter.

And as if this wasn't enough, a few days later Becca got out the hot chocolate to fix herself a cup, without me knowing. She left it out to Benjamin's delight!!

Yes, the hot chocolate mix is hidden so Becca and Benjamin can't get to it.
So, I hope if you don't have children, or if it has been a long time since you have a toddler, that you will be slow to judge. Remember that the kids can't stay by your side 24/7. They need to explore this world. A lot of these catastrophe's happened in a blink of an eye. I can even be in the same room and it can happen, oh so quickly!! At least I can say life is never dull with this little guy. And one day, in the future, I will miss these moments.....right?!!!

At least with Benjamin we have fun times that don't involve food. This kid has the funniest personality. He has the funniest laugh, when he really gets laughing. No one can make him laugh like his siblings. He absolutely adores them. He loves to play with them and their friends. He is the favorite in the neighborhood with all the kids, even the older ones!! He smiles and laughs all day long, when he isn't crying that is!! He has been getting his molars and has had a cold and a cough, so he hasn't been feeling great. Between that and having a definite opinion as to what he wants, he does have his very unpleasant moments. I just have to remember how cute he is at those moments when I am pulling out my hair!!
I really love when this guy is sleeping. He is so adorable, and no messes can be made!!


M Mommy to 4 said...

TOO cute! He's adorable! I can't believe how big all of your kids are! Isn't it amazing the trouble kids can get into? Jack's like that at our house and Eli's not far behind! Good luck with your little handful!

Jill Heaps said...

so darling! I can't believe your kids make house stays perfect EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! And if you believe that, you'll believe ANYTHING! It is great to have the pictures someday they will make great memories! You are such a great mom!

Rose said...

Was he trying to eat the peanut butter or wear it? If he was trying to eat it, he has a terrible sense of where his mouth is! haha Some mom's have all the fun!

Ashley said...

I love this post. Benjamin is so adorable in each picture. how could anyone get upset with that adorable face.

Gregg Sorensen Family said...

Oh man that kid is too smart for his own good! It is a great thing he is so cute!!!