And just like that, the Wolfe family has NO MORE BABIES in the house! What a mix of emotions this milestone brings. Parenting is such a mix of elation at seeing your children doing new things and sadness at losing the baby that they used to be.
Some updates on our Benjamin:Likes: doing whatever Eli does, airplanes
Dislikes: the sun being in his eyes, haircuts, baths
Toys: Ben’s favorite toy tends to be whichever one Eli is holding. Favorites include toy cars, planes, and LEGO’s. He also loves “playing” Mario Kart with the rest of the family (we just give him a controller and he thinks he’s playing). Ben LOVES airplanes! Sometimes we pull into our small local airport and watch the planes take off and land.
Food: chicken nuggets are a definite favorite. Also applesauce. Will also eat hummus.
We were recently shocked to learn that Ben can count to 15!
No interest in potty training yet. Has sat on the potty and few times but the novelty of that wore off pretty quickly!
Clothes: Mostly size 4T
Height: 39 inches
Weight: 38 lbs
Speech: Ben’s speech has become a lot more clear in the past few months, but he still can mostly only be understood by those who spend a lot of time with him. He spends a lot of his day talking!
Nap: Ben is a boy of extremes: he usually either doesn’t nap at all or will take a 2-3 hour nap!
Some pictures from the past year of our Benjamin's life:
With the ever-present blankie. We had to institute a "blankie in bed only" rule!
I miss his hair being this length! He hates haircuts so much that we have to cut it short so it will last longer!
Livin' that Florida life.
Spending some quality time with Great-Grandma Lynda.
We went to a portrait studio over the summer....these portraits were hard-fought! Our photographer was a saint and a miracle worker! I really have no idea how he got this shot in between the crying and screaming.
Here comes trouble!
Twinning with Aunt Emily and Cousin Anna.
Before the first day of school.
After the first day of school. We were ALL tired that day!
Bedtime story with Grandpa.
Coloring with Grandma....perhaps "coloring" is a strong word!
Cheesin' it up with mom after a bath!
A dirt-streaked face makes for a happy Ben!
Playing is serious work!
Trick or treating....he got the hang of it really quickly!
Love my boy!
At the MUSE in Knoxville with Gigi.
Helping dad cut down our Christmas tree.
He likes to sleep Sunny Side Up!
Helping decorate our Christmas tree.
Take a look at this beautiful boy that I made!
Getting a push from big brother!
Third birthday dinner at Cracker Barrel. He was a little confused as to why people were singing to him!