July 26, 2006

My Manly Bonnet


That's me in my baptism outfit with the bonnet that came with it.

Mommy's been busy in meetings and going to work all the time. She's pretty tired when she gets home so she doesn't have time to help me update my blog, much less her own. So I just wanted you guys to know I'm still alive. When I get a chance I'll talk about my baptism.

- My nails grow at the speed of light

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July 16, 2006

Ben, In Drag

Today is my baptism. I'm not sure what it is, but Mommy tells me that it officially makes me a member of the Catholic Church. I don't know what kind of benefits I get as a member because everyone seems pretty cool with me going to church right now, I don't see how things would change if I was a member. Maybe they'll let me go in line and get one of those wafer things...they look yummy.

I got this outfit from a granduncle from far away. I guess it's really nice, but I think it's for girls, because it's a dress. Grandma tells me that in the old days all babies wore something like that, and even showed me a picture of Papa wearing a similar thing. I dunno, I prefer pants. When I have the dress on my feet get stuck in it when I'm kicking around.

I'm really excited for today, I guess a lot of people are coming out to see me! Also, Mommy says that I get to take a bath in the church, and that if I stay quiet and don't cry she'll be really happy. I'll try my best, but if it has to happen, I'll make myself heard!

Anyway, here's me in my dress.

Ben...In Drag

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July 14, 2006

Answering Tita Kimmy

Tita Kimmy asked several very thought provoking questions in the "Ask Ben" thread, and I've got some free time today so I'll answer them...

which came first, the chicken or the egg?
In my case, it shall be the chicken. Why? Because doctors suggest to keep egg whites away from babies until they are at least one year old, in case of allergies. However, chicken is just fine!

why does earth only spin one way on its axis?
Did you ever see the movie Superman? There's that one part where he spins around the world and turns back time. So if the earth were to start spinning the other way around, then time would start turning back, and that wouldn't be fun because after three months of that happening I would revert to a fetus, then 9 months after that I would pop out of existence. You wouldn't want that now, would you? That's why the earth spins one way on its axis - so Ben can live!

why do we have black hair?
So you know who to go to when you need your math homework done.

why is it...?
This one I actually had to do research for...I know what an ellipsis is, but not from where it came...though it's my Mommy's favorite punctuation to use in printed text next to the exclamation point.

In printing and writing, an ellipsis (plural: ellipses) is a row of three dots (...) or asterisks (* * *) indicating an intentional omission.

That's all for now...I need a nap!

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July 09, 2006

I'm A Quarter of a Year Old!

...that is, if my math is right...if I'm wrong, well, hey, I'm only three months old, what do you expect?

Anyway, I'm three months old today! Mommy took out her baby book and did a check on all the milestones I should be having by now, like being able to smile socially (I love to smile!), starting to hold up my head with no help (I did that at 2 months, yo!) and other things. I'm right on track, baby!

There's no party today, though I think there should be one.

Here's the picture that Mommy posted on her website, but I've decided to add some captions to let you know what I was thinking when I took the pictures...

- "I'm Three and I Like to Pee"

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July 06, 2006

My Hands Do Stuff!

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions...I'll get to them when my busy schedule allows it.

Guess what happened today?!?!

Fine, I'll tell you.

Mommy put me in my papasan because she wanted to eat some lunch. I'm being extra fussy today because I feel that she's not giving me enough quality time. So to keep me entertained, she attached the papasan toy tray that has a rattle and some other toys.

First, I made my annoyed grunting sound that I like to make when she leaves me by myself. As I was waving my arms around (for effect - it makes the grunting that more theatric) I hit one of the toys on the tray. AND IT MADE A SOUND WHEN IT HIT THE OTHER TOY! At first, I couldn't figure out what happened, so I waved my arms some more. Then I hit it again and it made a sound again!

So after a couple minutes my incredible detective skills led me to deduce that when my hand hits the toy, it will make it hit another block and make a sound. I tried out this theory several times. It actually kept me busy for a whole 15 minutes before I realized that Mommy should have been done with her meal and should be coming to get me.

That's my amazing news, folks. If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm here to tell you - if you move one plastic object with some force into another one, it will make a *clack* sound.

- Hands are for grabbing hair

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