Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ben Today! Another video

Here is the big accomplishment- he started doing this yesterday and is almost a master at it.

Ben 12 months- Walking!

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Video #2

Hmmm... I'm re-evaluating whether these should be posted for the public. Awfully grainy, interesting sound bites... But I love watching him grow! He was so bald, and his head was awfully funny shaped!

Ben Nine Months

Ben Ten Months

Ben Ten Months #2

Ben Ten Months #3

Ben Eleven Months

Ben Eleven Months #2

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We don't have a video camera, but my old digital camera does take some video. I started taking little snippets of Ben every month to help remember his growth. I didn't really want a lot of material to plow through later, as I prefer pictures and memories to remember things. I do wish I had started doing this earlier, though!

Almost 4 Months

Just Over 5 Months

Ben Six Months

Ben Seven Months

Ben Seven Months #2

Ben Eight Months

Ben Eight Months #2

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

What a Night

Things I've internalized tonight (I would say learned, but some of these things are apparently taking more than one experience to actually learn from):

1) Unpack everything completely after a trip in a timely manner
2) Kids get sick a lot
3) Usually they get sick when you are also sick, or at another inconvenient time
4) When you need something urgently for a sick child, you will have to go to four stores to get it
5) When you do find said item, buy enough that you will have a supply in many places
6) If you send your husband for something urgent, it is a given that he won't accomplish the task
7) Target is the best store on Earth

Ben is sick. Again. There is a recall on Tylenol and Advil, of course, so no stores are carrying medicine. A week ago I had to run out to get medicine, and went to three stores. Unfortunately, I only bought one bottle of medicine. Today, when we needed it again, it was nowhere to be found. In addition, our thermometer isn't working. Dave says that it could be because he immersed it in water. He went to buy batteries for it. Those didn't work. He went to buy a new thermometer. That didn't work. I went to exchange the thermometer. The people working at the store got it to work, so I couldn't exchange the $50 that Dave found with the $35 variety I found at the same store. Or the $20 one I found at Target. I went to four stores looking for the generic version of acetominophen. At Target (duh), I bought two bottles. One to stay at home, one for the diaper bag. I'm doubting that it's enough.

A picture to show why I go through all of this:

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