Benman is the most joyous little guy though, and his laugh is infectious! He lights up the room, shining bright for all to see...happy and outgoing yet sensitive and tenacious at the same time. He's got a mind of his own and strong-willed even before one - this little man can move mountains if he really puts his mind to it. I think we're in for trouble already!
|How big are you?? "Sooo big!" 9 months old at the lake - April 2013|
I've been wanting to write this post for months now, and I've waited so long that Benjamin has his first birthday this week!! It suddenly occurred to me that I haven't been "around" online for the entirety of a pregnancy - conception to birth - a heck of a length of time, and now our little man will be a year old this week. Where have I been? Where has the time gone?! Well I will tell you exactly where the time has gone, and I downright want it to slow down. I have been right where I've wanted to be - purposely thrown in the middle of shaping and molding two tiny lives and enjoying, and admittedly sometimes escaping, the day to day of toddlerhood, sibling rivalry (already), and all things first year baby. I've wanted to be here with you all so badly - writing, sharing, communicating - but what I have thrown myself into - building, growing, nurturing - is so much more important than any blogspot could ever be. Yet, 9 months later, I still have the desire to write personally - more so for my children to read later in life than anything else, but I certainly want y'all to be here with us along the way. I hope to post more often, less words (yeah, we'll see!) - more pictures, recapping the joyous times, the not-so pleasant tantrums, and the absolute hilarious things our children do on a daily basis. They keep us entertained - that's certain!
|10 months cheezin|
Benjamin Scott will be one year old this week - on the 25th, and we are in such awe (and disbelief) of this little person that he has become so quickly. He's got lots of tricks up his sleeve y'all, and he is the center of attention - and a lil' nut- keeps us laughing along with his sister. Benji's been walking for a month now, and we can't believe our eyes. After such a chunky little baby, it's shocking to see these little legs propelling him throughout the house! He's a smart little guy, climbing onto anything and everything, taking interest in cars and trains, and man, does the boy have a thing for his mama! - shoo.wee. It's the cutest thing, it really is to me, but we are right in the middle of separation anxiety, which can get pretty ugly. We're working on that slowly but surely. For now, I'm enjoying letting my baby be a baby because soon y'all? Soon, he will be too big for this mama's arms, and I'm relishing in the little moments while they are here! Sweet Naomi Garner already politely declines hugs sometimes - who does that?!
|11 months crawling to mama!|
|can you do all the ironing from here on out, please? ... I asked nicely!|
For now, I leave you with some of our most recent pictures - we spent both Father's Day and July 4th weekends with Andrew's family - to Albany for Great Gma's 90th birthday and to the NC mountains for the 4th. It rained the entire trip to the mountains, but we had a blast anyways cooking in every night and spending time with everybody. It's just perfect up there this time of year, so we got to stomp around in it anyways and catch up with friends too. Summertime is just perfect up there - rain and all!
|Father's Day 2013 - 3 generations|
|a REALLY BIG piece of my heart is represented in this picture!!|
|at Memama and Papa's in the mtns|
|Naomi's posin' break from puzzles - this girl and her new poses.|
|she loves to make you laugh!|
|Getting a midday walk in between storms!|
|Ben loves his Papa - even said Papa while we were there!|
|listening to Deddy play|
|Memama's collection of puzzles were the hit of the trip!|
|rainy July 4th time with Memama|
|no, he is!|
|he's so crazy.|
|I'm about to be ONE, yall!! :)|