So, I know this is long overdue. Jon’s been really busy with tests and what-not, so I haven’t had much Ben-free time to get to the blog except at night. Which, I’m sorry to say, I usually reserve for watching a show or two and reading before I turn in. Anyway, Benjamin managed to complete his first year of life on April 18th, which was Saturday (a week and a half ago). I think I’ll start off by showing you how much has changed in that year.
|Born: 8 lbs. 12 oz. 21 inches long |
1 yr: 23 lbs 31 inches long
|OK, I’m feeling skinny and good about myself, but not good enough to tell everyone how much I weighed before I delivered.|
OK, so I know that the picture of me you can’t really see how much I’ve changed. But it turns out that Jon and I never take pictures of each other, so it’s the best I’ve got.
Anyway, we celebrated the big day by taking Ben to the park and having a picnic and playing on the playground. Be forewarned, this will be a fairly long post with lots of pictures and video. We went a little nuts. One of the first things we did was show off Ben’s upper body strength, which also serves as a demonstration of how he is quickly turning into a good climber. It’s cute, but definitely not good news for mom, who has a hard enough time keeping him out of trouble as it is.
Here are a bunch of pictures from the park:
We also found out that Ben’s two favorite things at the park are:
Lastly, when we got home from the park, Ben took a ride on daddy’s shoulders and showed that dad’s head makes an awesome drum.
That’s pretty much it for Ben’s actual birthday. We did most of the presents and cake on Sunday. Pictures and video of that will be in the next post, hopefully tomorrow.