Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Morning 2008

Ben with a Partridge in a Pear Tree

This is Benjamin on Christmas Morning. he has just looked under the tree at all the gifts and returned to the stairs to sit and smile gleefully to himself. He seemed a bit nervous. After a little while he went and got a tiny tractor from his stocking, returned to the stairs and played with it for about 45 minutes. Needless to say, Christmas morning took all day! But it was lots of fun. This Christmas was overshadowed by all of his milestones. While we were busy with bows and cookies and decorations, Benjamin became more independent. He learned how to take the gate off the stairs and will not allow it to go back up. If I am upstairs, he
 is downstairs and vise versa. He can get into his car seat all by himself, and lets me k
now it.  He has no need for a high chair or booster seat or shopping cart or stroller; That part is pretty frustrating :( He is way to little to not need those things. His favorite place in the world is the library, yesterday he seemed to be asking to go there, took me all day to figure that out which was frustrating for both of us. On the 23rd he slept through the night for the first time in his whole life, Ten pm until six a.m. I am hoping for more nights like that. Words seems to be stringing together into sentences, words we did not even know that he knew.  All this is in the past two weeks! I can tell that 2009 is going to be a fun year for us, watching our little baby learn how to communicate with the world. 

We hope the New year brings happiness joy and good health to all who read this!
The Aitchison's


Josh Jones said...

love the DOF on these!

Julie-ann said...

Oh, so, so cute and adorable!