This month, Big Ben has taken a few lessons on self defense. Maryn has gotten a little more physical with her little brother and the tiny teeth marks on his back are proof that she has no idea that the tables are about to be turned. I warn her every day just so I can say, "I told you so".
15 months old
25 lb. 11 oz. 60th percentile
31.5 in. 70th precentile
head circumference 47.5 cm
What I find so amazing about him is that every day. multiple times a day. without being asked. he signs thank you. Used appropriately and in context. You give him a toy and he says thanks. You pick up his dropped cup and he says thanks. You open the baby gate and he says thanks. He does not say thank you when you change his diaper. That looks more like a scene from the Crocodile Hunter. He's thrashing around with 8 exposed teeth, that he's not afraid to use, and I'm dodging kicks and crocodile death rolls.
Daddy cut his hair, the messy spike, and I cried because it was too short. I got over it and now I like it.
Bode Bay turned 4 and he celebrated with a lamb bone.
Maryn singing "Happy Birthday to YOU!"
It's also been four years since we were forced to say good bye to this good looking kid. Benham has a dog lovey that he sleeps with every night and when we were thinking of a potential name, the only thing that came to mind was Bayley. Ben jumps into his crib yelling "Bay Bay". I think of that dog every day. Love and miss you big guy.
Besides losing her for a good two minutes at the water park, we were so proud of her independence on the slide. Not her independence on deciding she'd wander to the baby pool. I'm still shooken up about it. I know that I've only known her for three years, but they have been the greatest three years of my life. My heart would freeze over without her.
Why do boys spit in the face of danger?
Firework Safety 101: Don't eat the fireworks
Watching the neighborhood firework display from Grandma and Poppop's new back porch.
This picture illustrates that Benham is basically the male version of Maryn.
I waited three years for this day. It's the reason we have these beautiful children, right?