Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Haircut remorse

We might have made a terrible mistake. Today, we took Benton to get his first haircut. After several mullet comments the last few weeks and a recent reference to Donald Trump, I realized it might be time to say goodbye to the crazy baby hair. It's been gone almost four hours, and I already miss it.

Here's a "before" picture of Benton from the Memorial Day parade yesterday. Note the luscious baby curls.

Benton waited patiently for his turn with the scissors. He scoped out the cool seats and chose the Hummer over the Barbie car.

This child behaved perfectly. Seriously. Just give him some buttons to press and a cartoon to watch and he's good to go.
The only shaky moment came when he caught a glimpse of the comb and kept trying to reach for it. Crisis averted with an animal cracker. He demanded that they keep coming after that.
After a little electric trimming for good measure, he instantly morphed into a man-child. Where's the baby?
No more curls. But still ridiculously adorable, wouldn't you say?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby steps

We have a walker! This week, Benton finally took off on his own two feet without any sweet potato fries dangling in front of his face. There's no stopping him now. Here's a look at his progress, brought to you by Brack's wonderful iMovie skills.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Take your baby to work day

Benton goes with me to work a lot, seeing as my office shares a wall with his bedroom. But every now and then, I do have a "real" office day on campus. This week, the Bento Box stopped in with me for a visit to Admissions.

Thanks to my co-workers for showing him around and letting him drool on your stuff. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Will walk for food

Not sure why it took us this long to realize that food is the best motivator. Hope this concept still works when he's 13.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring fever

Thank God for protection and mercy during the crazy storms this week. Aside from a couple of hours of sleeping in the hallway, we didn't see any effects on our end of town. I am sad to see the damage and destruction across the South and we're praying for those who are recovering and grieving.

On all other fronts, this Spring has been amazing. We've enjoyed the warmer weather, a growing toddler and lots of food. I feel like most of the funny pictures we now take of Benton revolve around him eating something. Guess that's part of growing. 

 Weaning is well underway and Benton's drinking whole milk like a champ.
 A regular occurrence: snack time in his chair, with or without pants
(Thanks for the chair, Granny C!)
First Chick-fil-A biscuit (hold the chicken)

Pretty soon, he'll be preparing his own meals. He can now open the refrigerator.

Since it fell so late this year, this was actually Benton's first Easter. Last year, I was miserably pregnant at Easter and Benton was born three days later. This year, he participated in his first egg hunt at Mimi's house in Alabama with a hilarious trail of adults following him around the front yard.

 His favorite Easter basket item was the paper grass

Another fun Spring activity has been family walks. We push Benton around the block in his hot rod and stop to play on the school playground. Makes us really excited for the Summer!