Benson is just shy of 7 months old – HOLY COW! How the time is flying! He is weighing in at 24lbs and is 30 inches tall. He is just… BIG. Perhaps ginormous is a better word. Ben has also been hard at work teething – he has cut FIVE teeth in the last 4 weeks. He started eating some solid foods last month, and is LOVING it. Lately, we have been giving him some food at lunch and around dinner time. He gets downright angry if he’s at the table with us while we are eating and he is not. We have been giving him some purees, but Benson (and the rest of us, actually) are in love with mesh feeders. We stuff it full of some type of fruit or veggie, and Ben takes it from there.
For months I went on and on about how I could not wait until Ben learned how to give out those hilarious baby kisses – you know, the kisses that are an open mouth slobbery mess? Well, Ben has learned, but he has made it more of an assault. He will first grab a fist or two of hair from the back of your head, then come in for the slobbery kiss. The hair grabbing makes it so there is no escape while he drools all over your face. So, consider this fair warning. In the words of Cousin Eddie, “if he does lay into ya, it’s best to just let him finish.”
Liam turned 3 years old on February 25th. You read that correctly – THREE. I’m not sure where the time has gone either. On his birthday, he woke up to a decorated bedroom and house downstairs – what a thrill! We had a small party with close family, and also a “Friends Party” at a local indoor play area. Liam had a great time playing with his friends and, of course, eating pizza and cupcakes!
What is Liam into these days? Running, jumping, learning letters and numbers, drawing, and SPIDER-MAN. Rarely does a day go by that we are not reminded of his Spider-Man-like qualities, and Liam does not just pretend to be Spider-Man… he IS Spider-Man. And when he does not have clean Spider-Man underwear, it can be kind of a problem! (This does not mean any of you should feed into the Spider-Man mania. We have plenty of Spider-Man stuff, thankyouverymuch.)
Liam is also an incredibly loving big brother. Sometimes he has trouble sharing things,, but normally he is loving on Ben and wanting him to grow bigger so they can play together. Funny, because Mom and Dad want Benson to stay small and immobile for as long as possible.
I recently realized that I have not updated since before Christmas! Yoi! So, for now, I will let photos tell the story of what has been going on in our lives. Stay tuned for a real update in the near(ish) future!