Thursday, June 30, 2016

7 Months with Benjamin

Well, Benny is 7 months old.

Benjamin is over 20 pounds, and he is in 12 month clothing. My baby is a beast.

He's in size 4 diapers, with a Huggies nite time diaper at night. Benny is eating 6 ounces of formula every 4 hours, and has solid food 3 times a day. He occasionally eats cherrios, bits of banana, etc. His favorite food so far is peaches with a close second of apples. He tolerates peas, carrots, and now green beans... but barely. Green beans are almost on the squash list. 

Recently he's been waking several times a night, but I think it's due to teething. This sweet boy has ZERO pain tolerance. The Bigs had great pain tolerance... but they weren't as sweet as Benny is.

He has mastered rolling over, and is close to sitting up. If he cries during playtime, its usually because he has rolled onto the hardwood floors, and still can't reach the toys he's tossed.

He will reward anyone who talks to him with a big grin. His favorite toys are Sophie the giraffe, his Maileg puppy, and toy keys. He desperately wants to play with big brothers... to the point he will reach and scoot for them.

He says mama, dada, and hi. He also waves.

This child is such a joy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Houston, TX

Last weekend we went to Texas. No reason really, other than we are four hours from Houston, and thought it would be a neat place to visit. Honestly, we realized that the likelihood of being only four hours from Texas again wasn't very good. So why not take the boys and see what the fuss was about.

Y'all. Texas. Is. Beautiful. Well, the one little corner of Texas we saw was. It was nice to get out of the swamp for a little bit, and we saw some pretty incredible things too! We were only there for a three day weekend, but we packed in a lot of stuff: Houston Natural Science Museum, authentic Tex-Mex, Space Center, and the Houston Aquarium.

My favorite by far was the Natural Science Museum. Dinosaur bones, wildlife exhibits, random artifacts the boys were able to touch, gemstones, and a whole second on ancient Egypt. Seeing Levi's face when he saw dinosaur bones was PRICELESS. I'm still kicking myself for not having the camera ready. Jonah was totally freaked out by the "moms" (aka mummies) in the Egypt exhibit. Both boys keep asking when we can go see the dinosaurs again.

At the Space Center, I touched the moon... or a rock from the moon, but same thing right? It was a little over the boys heads, but they both plan on flying to the moon now. Justin and I really enjoyed it.

Our little mini vacation was quick, but fun and relaxing. Thank you Texas for a lovely time