ben has always been a great eater. nursing was a breeze and he did great with bottles- breastmilk, formula, he didn't care! he's made the transition to whole milk and sippy cups, which has gone really well except that he now likes to throw his sippy cup. that's been fun. ben has loved most every food we've given him, and is happy as a clam when he has food in his tummy!
he didn't hesitate for a second to dive into his birthday cupcakes!
|friends: teagan, spencer, landon|
|starfish class with his best friend landon|
i think ben gets the award for youngest attendee of a packer game at lambeau field. he went to his first game there when he was only 3 months old. he also attended 3 twins games in his first year! he's already a sports fanatic, just like his daddy! he's practicing throwing, too. give this kid a ball and he's in heaven.
first holidays were fun to celebrate as a family of three!
rolling over: november, 2012 (4 months old)
haircut: november 24, 2012 (4.5 months old)
sitting up by himself: mid-december, 2013 (5.5 months old)
sleeping through the night consistently: january 27, 2013 (6.5 months old)
crawling: march 23, 2013 (8.5 months old)
steps: may 25, 2013 (10.5 months old)
tooth: june 21, 2013 (11.5 months old), still just has the one!
foods: turkey/ham deli meat, cheese, teddy grahams, yogurt, peas, applesauce, and obviously cake
toys: tiger xylophone, balls, anything that's not a toy (cell phones/charger cords, tv remotes, magazines)
activities: walks in the stroller, crawling through tunnels/swinging at the park, wrestling with daddy, playing tug-o-war with george, "swimming," reading (he laughs when we open books and LOVES when joe or i do silly voices when reading to him)
books: little blue truck, chicka chicka boom boom, pajama time
least favorite things
diaper changes/getting dressed
being told "no"
getting in the car seat
we've done our best to soak up every minute, good, bad or ugly, as much as we could over the last year. lots of changes will continue to come in his second year and we look forward to continuing to watch him explore things around him and develop into the amazing little boy God made him to be.
mama and dada love you buddy! happy birthday!