Last week we were at our friends Brian and Katie's house and they had a super cool basketball hoop that their son Cale had gotten for Christmas. Benjamin LOVED it! We had been given a couple of gift cards to get things for Benjamin, but we were having a hard time deciding what he would really enjoy. So when we saw him loving playing basketball, we decided that a hoop would be a great idea for him. So far it's been a hit. He loves to bring the ball to us and have us put it in the hoop. He's also getting better at throwing it in himself. For months he has been watching some of the neighborhood kids outside playing basketball and calling out "ball" every time he sees a hoop, so it's fun to see that he likes it. Plus his mommy really likes basketball. :) Thanks to Matt's parents and my brother Joel for the gifts cards!