Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...
The most adorable cheeseburger you've ever seen.

Benton had a fun first Halloween. We spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect costume without even thinking about what we were going to do with him once he was dressed up. So we decided to take the cheeseburger to the church fall festival in my hometown. It was an adventure. 

He met some Storm Troopers.

He got his first Bible. He thought it was delicious.

He trick-or-treated with his Uncle Jesse (of the Secret Service).

He met a lot of his Nana and Papa's friends and stared politely at each one of them.

I know I say this all the time, but this little guy is such a trooper. Clearly Old Navy did not expect a Halloween evening to be 70 degrees when they made an infant costume out of fleece, but Benton didn't complain once. He let us carry his snotty self all over the parking lot. I love this kid.

One last cheeseburger shot for the road.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halfway to one

I have a six month old. Hard to believe, huh? It's been a quick six months and yet I have a hard time remembering life before Benton.

We've been busy and Benton's been right in the middle of everything. Braves games, college visits, birthday parties. He even sat in on my performance evaluation at work this week. He just wanted to tell my boss how hard I've been working.

We tried solid foods this week. Benton's a lot more interested in holding the spoon and touching the food than eating it. Guess he's not in a hurry and that's fine with me. Turns out it's messy. Sweet potatoes were the only semi-successful try. 

Other things you may or may not want to know about the Bento Box:
-Trying really hard to crawl
-A tooth is almost in
-Still not sleeping through the night
-Copies noises and faces that we make
-Can give a high five upon request about 12% of the time
-Thinks it hilarious when someone throws and catches a ball
-Love watching sports in HD
-Now sporting a mustache

Monday, October 18, 2010

Not crawling

Benton is not crawling. But he can still get across the room in no time.
Just watch.
We need a bigger apartment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy birthday, Martha

My alma mater (and employer) Berry College has a homecoming celebration each October in honor of our founder's birthday. Martha's birthday party is a good excuse to eat barbecue, march up and down a hill, and catch up with old friends. I won't try to explain all of the traditions involved, but I will say that Mountain Day 2010 was one of my favorites yet.
Not only was it Benton's first Mountain Day, but it was the first time in five years my best college friends and I were all together. There are four and a half babies between us (Baby Smith arrives March 2011). They all played well together. Benton needs to get his act together and sit up like the big kids.

Hannah (16 months)

Caedmon (13 months)

Jack (10 months)

Benton (6 months) and Erika (317 months)

Even baby Madelyn was there! (3 months)

Thanks for the party, Martha. It's always a good time on the mountain.