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Cleanin’ Up!

May 29th, 2009. (11 months, 4 weeks old.) by ben

Now that I can walk around, I’ve decided to help M&D with some of the housework.  The dust-mop is one of my favorite toys cleaning tools.  I like to push it all over the kitchen.  Daddy says if I really work hard, I might be good enough to be a chimney sweep!


Blind Rubber Ducky

May 27th, 2009. (11 months, 3 weeks old.) by ben

Ummm… I’m not doing anything.  Honest.   Ignore the man behind the car pajamas.   Mffmmrmmllgghhh!!


Really Walking

May 24th, 2009. (11 months, 3 weeks old.) by ben

Enough of the walker already!  I’m ready to be free!  I think my videographer did a good job of capturing how happy I am to be walking on my own.  To Infinity, and Beyond!

(Ed. Note: And no kneecaps required!)

King Ben

May 23rd, 2009. (11 months, 3 weeks old.) by ben

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m king.  I sit on my throne with my dust-mop scepter, and mete out justice as I see fit!


You there!  Bring me some Cheerios!  Or I’ll clean the floor with this here dust-mop!

Swinging at the Park

May 21st, 2009. (11 months, 2 weeks old.) by ben

Daddy gets to play with me on Thursday afternoons.  Last Thursday, he took me to the park with swings!


These swings are really easy to ride.  After we were done swinging and going on the slide, I walked all the way back to the parking lot holding on to Daddy’s hand and the stroller. (Ed. Note: about 200 yards!)

Summer Time!

May 19th, 2009. (11 months, 2 weeks old.) by ben

It seems that gone are the days of cold and rain, and it actually gets quite hot here in the backyard!  I’ve not experienced this before.  How hot does it get, anyway?

To help beat the heat, Mommy put me in my nice light Hawaiian shorts and my nice shady hat.


Also, Daddy put up the gate to make a safe place for me to play on the back deck.

Mommy also broke out my sandals, which I’m modeling here, for your viewing pleasure.


Very cool!

(Ed. Note: Thanks, Luciana, for the Brazillian sandals (complete with national flags!))

Race Training

May 17th, 2009. (11 months, 2 weeks old.) by ben

I heard that Grandpa is coming to visit and to race his car.  I thought I could show him a thing or two as I’ve been practicing for the last month.  Check out these qualifying laps!

(Ed. Note: Perhaps Ben is showing Grandpa a thing or two not to do!)

Big Blue Ball

May 16th, 2009. (11 months, 2 weeks old.) by ben

Sometimes I like to play with the BBB.  M&D will bounce me up and down on it, which is really fun!  And then I can roll it all around the house!


Future Career – Phone Book Shredder

May 13th, 2009. (11 months, 1 week old.) by ben

You know those guys that go around entertaining school kids by ripping phone books in half?  Well, I’m starting my training!  And I know M&D won’t be needing this phone book because, well, in case it isn’t obvious already – phone books are soooooo last century.


Welcome to the digital age, M&D!


May 9th, 2009. (11 months, 1 week old.) by ben

Well, I’m finally getting good enough at this walking thing to start letting go sometimes.  Have a look!

(Ed. Note: For those of you readers who apparently equate the blogging of the event with the truth of the occurance of the event (you know who you are!), it is now true that Ben is walking.  :-) )

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