Friday, January 16, 2009

Pictures from the Week

Benjamin is growing up SO fast! This week marks one year since we finalized his adoption. I can hardly believe it. We plan to make this a special time each year and celebrate as a family. Since the actual date of his finalization was the 14th and Matt had to study that night, we will be celebrating tonight by going out for ice cream. As Benjamin grows and begins to understand adoption more, we hope having this little tradition will help him understand how very special he is.

Here are a few pictures from this past week:
I am so thrilled that Benjamin is still such a book lover. Since Matt and I are both big readers, it's so fun to see Benjamin enjoying it too. He's doing great at pointing out the different animals when we say them and naming several of them too.

He loves to color and he's getting better about not putting the crayons in his mouth. I still had to pull some chewed up crayon out of his mouth this time, but he mostly just enjoys coloring. I'm glad that crayons seem to wipe off the table pretty easily. :)
After attempting to cut Benjamin's hair a few times and struggling because he moved so much, I decided to take him to Wal-mart and let them try. I thought it would be cheap. Ha! $12 with the tip is not what I call cheap, but at least now I was able to watch what she did and I can definitely do it myself next time.
I love this picture. Matt was reading his Bible one morning and Benjamin climbed right up and sat beside him reading his own books. So sweet!


ChristaD said...

Those pictures from the week are super cute. Benjamin is such a special and adorable little boy. I am glad things are going well.

vehementflame said...

Thnaks for stopping by! Your son is so adorable. The one with Matt and him and the Word is so special. I am making sourdough bread in the morning too. I hope it goes well for you. Pancakes ROCK! They are so light and fluffy. I think I'll try with buckwheat this weekend...