...as well as other various ramblings and way too many photos brought to you by their mother who is nearly crazy with love for them (she means that in every sense of the word...;-)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Ben is able to recognize all his letters now with almost 100% accuracy, and has even come up with a way to write them -- with his favorite snack, of course!
Bennett is a pretzel junkie. I'm telling you, he MUST have them every day, no exception. ;-) The usual routine:
Ben: Mommy, I need a snack. me: (knowing 9 times out of 10 he'll ask for pretzels) Okay, Ben, what would you like? Ben: mmmmm, pretzels! yes, pretzels!
Ben MUST get the bag of pretzels himself. (otherwise, meltdown!) Unclips the bag, hands me the clip, asks for a "little bowl", looks at me very seriously, and then this exact conversation ensues everytime: Ben: Mommy, I gonna fill the bowl all the way up to the roof. me: Wow, Ben that would be a lot of pretzels! Too many, I think. How about 3 handfuls? Ben: (satisfied) Okay! One (grabs first handful, with care to fit as many in his little hand as possible) - Two - Three. One hundred! One hundred pretzels. Oh, and I'd like some milk too, please!
Some more fun things courtesy of Ben's mind: As we're sitting all in a row on the steps of the pool after swimming: Ben: (sigh) This is nice. me: (giggling at how sweet he is) Yes, Ben. It is nice. Hey Ben, how many people are in our family? Ben: (pointing at each of us) one-two-three-four! Four people in our family! me: Thats right. How many boys are in our family? Ben: One (pointing to Xavier) Two! (pointing to himself). Two boys! me: Ben, I think you're forgetting someone. What about Daddy? Ben: hehe. Mooommmy! (said with a 'you're being silly' tone) Daddy's not a boy! Daddy's a MAN! Nick: Yeah Ben! me: Was that rehearsed? Nick: Nope. Our boy's just smart! (smiling big)
Heard from our walk-in pantry at snack time: Ben: Mommy, I'd like a snack, please. me: Okay, Ben. What would you like? (expecting, you guessed it - pretzels!) Ben: Hmmmmm, let me see...(hands on hips) Maybe....(with thoughtful finger touching his lips) I gonna have (taking that same finger and pointing up and down the shelves) a teeny tiny bit of (using a tiny pleading voice, holding each index finger and thumb together and using both hands to make a little box shape) candy! I laughed for about 5 min straight. Where does he get these gestures from?!