Lately Benson's favorite thing to do has been to throw toys off the balcony down into the living room. It's so cute to watch him concentrating so hard to drop it down through the banister posts and then get SO excited when Beau throws it back up! He thinks it's amazing!
*Has been crawling for 2 months and is seriously speedy! *Pulls himself up to anything and everything, and has just started walking along the couch this last week. * Has 1 tooth. *Sleeps from 8:30-9:30 or 10. Still takes two 2 hour naps. *Loves to put one object inside another. His favorite toy is a cup and anything he can take in and out of it. *Has had 2 ear infections in the last 2 months :( *Still nurses 4 times a day. *Smiles all day long and loves to laugh. *Absolutely loves Josh! Josh can be coming to take a toy away from him and he doesn't even care, he just lights up the second Josh looks his way. Josh is usually very sweet to him and has recently started to play with him a little more. Watching the two of them together is my favorite thing on earth! *Waves hi and bye every chance he gets. It's SO sweet! Whenever we're checking out at a store the cashiers usually says hi to him, and as soon as they do Benson turns on his huge smile and waves the entire time we're checking out, and just keeps on going until we're half way back to the car.
Beau got a new bow last week and basically hasn't stopped playing with it since. Last night he got the great idea to set up a target in the basement. Today he has already made us all go down to watch him shoot it multiple times. He's pretty excited about to say the least! But it's fun to see him so excited about something.
The mullet was getting a little unruly, so we decided it was time for Benson to have his second buzz. The first time we did it I think he was about 4 months old, and he didn't mind at all. This time I was nervous because about a month and a half ago we were buzzing Josh's hair and Benson sat on the bathroom floor and screamed his little head off, he was so afraid! He also does the same thing every time he's in the same room as Beau when he's shaving with his electric razor. For whatever reason, that noise just freaks him out. So anyway....the moral of the story is, I thought this was going to be a rather traumatic experience. Thankfully, I was wrong. He didn't care at all! He just sat in the sink and made faces at himself in the mirror for a few minutes and when he started to get a little restless and wanted to crawl on the counter, I gave him my water bottle and he sat still the rest of the time. Like a champ! I'm always a little sad when we have to buzz the boys heads, I love their hair longer, but it has to be done during the awkward growing even hair stage. Right now Benson can grow a mean mullet because it's so much thicker in the back and he's got another thick spot right on the top of his head, which also turns into a super cool mohawk when it gets long. He's just naturally a pretty awesome kid I guess!
I'm not sure how to break up the pictures and blog about our trip to southern Utah for Christmas last month. It would take me way too long to tell the story behind every picture so I think I'll just post a few of the highlights. This trip down was tons of fun....well, once we got there. The actual drive down was sort of a nightmare, but we survived and quickly forgot how bad it was. We stayed at Luke and Jana's because Grandma and Grandpa Davis just sold their house and have moved in with them as well, so it was one big party over there with almost the entire family living under one roof. The kids loved playing together from the moment they woke up until they went to bed. Josh was in heaven! We mostly spent time talking and hanging out at the house, but we did spend one day shopping for Kathy's Christmas (which was awesome!) , and a couple days helping move out of the old house. We also went over to Matt and Michon's and made candy trains with all of them, that was seriously fun! I hope it's something we can make a yearly tradition. That about sums up the first week of the trip! I think I'll stop there and post about our time in Bunkerville tomorrow.
I cannot believe how warm it has been here lately! It's the strangest thing to me that it's January and there's not only no snow on the ground, but it's warm enough to play outside! I'm not complaining by any means, but it just feels so odd! A couple of days ago while Benson was taking his afternoon nap, Josh and I went for a bike ride, then after he woke up the boys went out and dug in the sand(mud actually)box. It was such a nice change, and it made me so excited for spring and summer. It gave me a glimpse at how nice it's going to be for me to have both my boys being able to play outside together. It seems unreal that in probably 6 to 8 months from now I will have two toddlers running around. Benson will only be 18-months-old, which is still pretty babyish, but just the fact that he'll be walking and tagging along with Josh will be so different and fun! They are already starting to play together a little bit, when Josh allows Benson to come within 3 feet of what he's playing with (which is a rear occurrence. We're working on it), and I love watching them interact. I just checked the weather and it says there's a small chance of snow on Tuesday, I don't think it'll be much of anything, but I do think it's beginning of it. The temperature is supposed to drop into the low 30's this week as well... I guess it was good while it lasted. I'm grateful we've had such good weather this long. It makes the impending cold months feel bearable knowing there is probably only 3 months of it before we start getting the occasional warm day and only 5 months before it's summer here. We can handle that!
I was feeding Benson a bowl full of broccoli when I got up to do something and not really thinking, set the bowl down on his highchair tray rather than on the counter. When I finished whatever it was I had gotten up to do and went back to finish feeding him, this is what I found. This little monkey is the messiest eater on earth! He thinks it's awesome to grab handfuls of food and rub them all over his head. Usually it just takes a wet rag and a few seconds of scrubbing to clean him up, but broccoli doesn't just wipe off, it smears around. It was everywhere! The pictures don't show all the tiny little broccoli particles that were literally head to toe. So he got to experience his first bath in the sink, and he absolutely loved it!