Monday, June 26, 2006

FYI

I have been trying on and off to post some pictures and blogger is blocking me every time...so frustrating.

Until I can get some pictures up and running here are some words I wrote recently to a friend when asked about Benjamin.

"Benjamin will turn 2 next month on the 10th. He is an absolute delight. At about 5 months I told my mom..."Benjamin has a sparkle in his eye that looks like he is up to something...I wonder if that will hold true in his personality...." Well 18 months later it does. He is constantly on the move, not entertained by a video, would rather be dismantling something or tasting Tony 's aftershave or just trying to figure out a way to turn on the shower (he tries to rig a stepladder out of whatever he can get his hands on.) He also does not enjoy clothing, preferring nakedness...except for a navy blue pair of sandals that we cannot get off of his feet. I used to fight it....now I have decided at least he is cute and navy does seem to go with everything. :)

We are entering the stage where we are in a constant discipline mode. When we tell Benjamin no he seems to think that means, "Go ahead and do it, just do it with a smile all the while never looking away from your parents." He makes his brother laugh like no one else. They are loving playing with each other and do great until one of them tackles the other just for good measure. Then it is a full blown wrestling match...I believe I am starting to understand why I remember hearing my mom say, "You guys have got to learn to stop before someone gets hurt." They are boys loving to get dirty, roll around, jump off of high places and take a bath, and then find some mud and roll around some more. "

Hopefully soon I will have pictures to go along with this... To all my faithful readers :) There is more to come!

7 comments:

Murray & Jaime said...

Yea...a new post!! We've been waiting and waiting. I sure wish I could see sweet Benjamin right now!! I love your boys!!

msajeffrey said...

Beck...I love this post but the pictures are a must...they explain what your words can't!!!! Those I saw yesterday were the best..You are such a joy and a most delightful Mom for those two ever so precious boys and we both know Tony is a gift straight form heaven to us, to you and to P&B!!!

vicki said...

The faithful readers are rejoicing!! I thought maybe you had joined Sam in the "Former Bloggers" hall of fame. Love you loads, Aunt Vick

Lisa said...

Becky,
Your life sounds just about like mine with 2 boys!! Although Cooper, my first, was the one that was into EVERYTHING! That's why we waited a little longer for number 2! Isn't it so fun to watch them become such good buddies. Carson just turned one and already they have SO much fun playing together! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Lisa (Calvin) Phillips

Elizabeth MIller said...

Glad we can be bloggers with you now: ) Don't you love these precious toddlers!

Randy & Kelly Vaughn said...

Loved those stories of my nephews!! Check out our blog though for a fun surprise! Thanks to Aunt Kelly....
-Uncle Randy

Anonymous said...

Becky,
This is Allison (Smith) Caire. Will linked over to this blog and I said, "Aaah! That's Becky Jeffrey!" How fun! I am commenting on this particular post about your son Benjamin because he sounds so much like our Peter, who will be two this month (July). He is a mess and a charmer and a ton of fun and it sounds and looks like Benjamin is too. Where do you guys live now? That looked like the San Antonio Zoo train possibly? It was so fun to read about your love for Tony, your sisters work in Africa-- what a strange way to catch up with someone. Keep on loving Jesus and your family-- reading your blog tonight blessed me. allison