Monday, October 31, 2011

Benjamin's First Haircut

While I was down with Benjamin for the week (the pneumonia week), I asked Lindsey one day if I could please take Benjamin in for a haircut.  He'd never had one...

She said I could...
Lindsey knew of a place where they catered to little people's haircuts... Little Scissors!
It was great!  You can see the 'chairs' the kids sit in... Benjamin loved the jeep!
Normally, and for quite some time, Benjamin has NOT liked you to comb, or mess with his hair... doesn't like to get it wet...nothing.  Lindsey had thought he would not be a happy camper getting his hair cut...

Wrong...

 He was loving playing on the slide...and in the little house... and loved sitting in the jeep... but when they put the cape on him, he got real still...
 He didn't move his head...but looked around by shifting his eyes...
 He held so still...



 
 Part of the time, a shaver was used...

 and part of the time, scissors. 
She squirted his hair instead of washing it... he didn't mind at all!
 
What a difference this haircut made!  He seemed like he aged a couple of years right before my eyes!

Look at this profile view!
 The cape was taken off...and Benjamin was happy with his new haircut!

Oh my, Benjamin!  You're looking great!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

19 Weeks

 Benjamin says, "YEAH!"

He loves his mama... and he's happy because...
He's going to be a big brother...
 

We don't know if it's a little girl...or a little boy...but tomorrow, October 31, marks the halfway point.

We're praying...

for a healthy little one
and a healthy mama, too!

Please join us!

Figs and Benjamin


Benjamin loves figs!
 
Fortunately, he has a fig tree right in his backyard! 


 He likes to pick them...

 

I'm not sure what he's looking for....to see if they're ripe?
 Doesn't make any difference, he'll eat them even if they're not ready to be eaten...


 I love this... he saw me looking at him as he looked through the leaf...

 "Hi Benjamin!"
He not only likes figs, but just about any kind of fruit!

Fluffy, the patient cat

 Fluffy!
He was Lindsey and Donnie's first 'baby'... but he took 'second fiddle' when Benjamin was born.  Fluffy has become one of Benjamin's buddies.  You can see from this video that Fluffy is about as long as Benjamin is tall... but oh, does our little man love to pick up Fluffy!

All I can say is, Fluffy is one patient cat!
video

Watching the 'dactrows' (aka tractors)

Week before last, I was down at Lindsey's.  My little man had pneumonia...and, well, it was a time Mimi needed to go.
After starting his antibiotics, it didn't take Benjamin too long before he felt like going outside to play.
One morning, about 9:30, he heard the 'dactrows' (aka, tractors) in the field behind their house.  I asked him if he wanted to go see the tractors...and, of course, he did.  Off we went.
There is a log on the edge of the field, and we decided to sit there and watch...




Mimi and her recovering-from-pneumonia-little-man...
Benjamin told me to come sit next to him... but I told him to wait while I took some pictures.
He was in awe...
Now you may be wondering what this photo is...I'll give you a hint:

One little boy who is just about completely potty trained...
and sitting on a log for an hour or more watching tractors...
coupled with a lot of water consumed...
adding a sincere dislike to the idea of leaving the tractors to go in the house...

well, we did see one of the men on the tractor relieve himself next to the tractor...

Benjamin loved getting the ground wet!
"Tractor is moving dirt, Mimi!" 

After about an hour and a half or so, both tractors stopped.  Benjamin was pointing to the tractor nearest us, and telling me it had two lights (true!).  We took a little walk up to see it up close.  However, some nice man with a great Ozzie accent came up to me, apologized, but said we needed to not be on the working part of the field.  "The big guns are here!' he told me.  He said as soon as they left, we could come back...

What fun for my little man and his Mimi...sitting on a log, watching tractors.

The next morning, we were out there, me with my coffee, sitting on the log, watching the tractors!

What fun!