Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter!! :)

We did Easter super early this year so that all of the family could get together for our Easter egg hunt, so we went down the entire last week of March to my parents house. :) We had to do it in the evening so everyone could be there, and it was SUPER windy, I didn't get too many good pictures, but at least I got a few! The baby was ready for bed, so he played with his Easter present for a few minutes and then went to bed, lol.





This was right after Benson's birthday party, so he has berry juice everywhere! lol.

Getting ready for the hunt...

Clues!














12 months!! :)


Mr. Benz is ONE!! Oh, how I love this boy. I woke up at 2 AM on his birthday and just laid in bed remembering exactly a year ago when he was born. He is such a blessing to us and I am so grateful for him. I gave him extra, EXTRA cuddles on his birthday, as many as he would let me now that he has gotten so busy!


Cute little faces he makes...




  • He started "officially" walking this month, he had been taking steps here and there for about a month, but he knew that crawling was faster so he would just do that instead. It has been so fun to watch him gain confidence in his new skills. :)
  • He loves greek yogurt and has it everyday, he loves avocados, quesadillas with chicken, whole wheat english muffins, peanut butter & jelly and peanut butter & honey, grilled cheese, he still likes Cheerios, and he loves sweet potatoes! He will also eat cooked carrots and likes cheesy scalloped potatoes with ham. And pretty much everything else we give him. lol. He doesn't seem to be too picky.
  • He started sleeping through the night around 10 months, he has the occasional night where teething wakes him up a couple times, but usually he will go to sleep at 7 and sleep until about 5 or 6, then I'll nurse him and sometimes he will go back to sleep until 8! He takes one nap everyday at about 1 PM and sleeps until 3:30-4. 
  • He can say dada, mama, and ball. He says, "uh-oh" when he throws things out of his crib or off his highchair tray. He makes car sounds and plane sounds, and can say "woof," and "moo." 
  • He loves his moose he got for his birthday and cuddles it all the time. 
  • When I put him in his bed to go to sleep, I put his favorite blanket over him and he snuggles it and giggles, it is so cute. 
  • He cut his third tooth, the top middle right at the beginning of twelve months, he cut the other top middle yesterday!
  • He still nurses about 3 times a day. :)
  • He is wearing 18-24 month clothes and they fit well. 
  • At his 12 month appointment he was still in the 90th percentile for heigh and about 70th for weight. 
  • I've had to carry his around in our Ergo carrier a lot because we are so busy all the time with homeschool stuff, running errands, and at church on Sunday, all places I don't want him crawling/walking around in. For the most part he has been content to chill with me in there and cuddle, just this month he's been wanting to get down and get moving more. 
  • He loves his family so much, everyday when Jeremy gets home he toddles to the door saying "da! da!" and then snuggles him. He loves our puppy, Captain, too, and will find him and put his head on him to snuggle. Captain just follows him around and they take turns taking each others toys, lol. Benson loves his brothers so much, they are so silly together, especially at meal times, lol. There was one time when Bridger was sad and Benson went up to him and snuggled him for like five minutes, it was so sweet. I am so grateful for him, we love him so much!




Here are some pictures from his birthday party! I did a lumberjack theme, so we did "flapjacks" for dessert. We put out a bunch of toppings and had pancakes and then did some presents, it was low-key, but perfect because he lost interest quick, lol. 





His little stack of flapjacks. :)


He had just woken up from his nap, so he was quite mellow for his party, lol.




Jeremy cut out all of these beards for photo props. He did such a good job!!



















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