|Sick boy at the dr.'s office|
Benjamin is surprisingly observant, and makes connections I don't even think about. One night I showed the boys the picture I have of them as embryos- it's a photo of 6 embryos, and 2 are marked with an X. I said, "You two are the ones with the X!" and Benjamin said, "What happened to the other ones?" which wasn't the follow-up question I had anticipated.
|Diligently mastering the rocket launcher|
|Not serious for a second|
Benjamin is an enthusiastic and adventurous eater. I think he sometimes pretends he doesn't like, or doesn't want to try, foods because Asher doesn't, but he seems to like almost everything he eats. He seems especially willing to try a food if Papa Nick recommends it. He LOVES mustard and will dip any food in it. Today I sent him to school with baby carrots to dip in mustard. He likes every fruit there is, and eats vegetables, too. He and I enjoy very similar diets, and will often share snacks. At the table, his seat is next to mine, and he almost always crawls into my lap over the course of the meal. It's pretty cute.
Benjamin likes music and likes to dance with me. We dance to a lot of pop music- our current favorite is Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off." He has beautiful, hazel, almond-shaped eyes with long dark lashes. He has sweet little lips and perfect small white teeth. Sometimes when he has trouble napping but needs the rest, I lie down with him until he falls asleep. I love looking at his face when he is asleep- he couldn't be sweeter.