Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quick Ben Story

So, yesterday a woman from church took Ben for the whole day and even brought us dinner when she brought him home. It was a huge help. Anyway, according to her, Ben was very well behaved for her and was just a joy to have. Don't get me wrong, I think Ben is a joy too, he just gets a little stir crazy here and lonely as well. I'm glad he got the chance to get out of the house and play with some other kids. She has a little boy who is just over a year old named Spencer.

Apparently at one point during the day Spencer hit Ben and Ben responded by going over to Spencer and gently rubbing Spencer's arm in the gesture we've taught him that goes along with the word "gentle". I think it's great that he actually learned what we've been drilling for the past couple of months in preparation for the baby. He's so smart (even if he is a little lacking in the verbal department) and sweet. Jon and I feel so lucky to have such a special little boy. He's adjusted beautifully to no longer being the only child. He loves his little sister. He tries to play with her and comfort her when she cries.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quick Update

So, posting on the blog is a little bit tricky these days. For those of you who didn’t get the e-mail, I also posted a link to the pictures I uploaded to Walgreens (it’s the easiest place for me to pick up prints). I don’t really have any more pictures to post today, but I do have a couple of videos. But I’ll only share them if all of you promise not to judge my messy house keeping in mind I’m new to two kids and a lot of these videos were on my birthday.

Also, yesterday was Penny’s one month birthday and we went to the doctor. She tipped the scales at 11 lbs 9 oz and measured 22 inches (although I think she’s a bit longer than that because the nurse really didn’t try to stretch her out at all). She’s a really big girl.

Anyway, here are the videos:

Ben playing cars with his little sister:

Ben in mom’s shoes:

Ben exercising with dad:

And lastly, Penny’s smile (I swear, she’s an early smiler, she does this a lot, it wasn’t just a fluke we caught on video). Oh, and yes, she is very chubby:


Penny's first month (90 photos), by Chelsea Willes

I'd like to share my Walgreens Photo Center photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

So here are some new baby pictures

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It’s frustrating that even though she is only 6 hrs out of delivery at the time of that picture, I’m the one who looks like i gave birth.  Anyway, as far as babies go our little girl is pretty okay.