On the 5th December Justin (one of our oldest and dearest friends) and his lovely wife Nick welcomed baby Jack Rigby Frame into the world. He was 3kg and very handsome. It is unfortunate that Jack was born on the other side of the world…. however he will not miss out on a ‘welcome’ from the Lattimores. Ben with a little help from his Mum this morning made Jack this poster. If you look closely Ben enjoyed eating the crayons. It is with much joy and love that we say ‘Hello Jack’ and congratulations to his Mum and Dad.
Ben’s loves to have his cousin (honorary) come and play. On this particular day the boys got grubby so a bath was needed before dinner. Oliver is toilet training and went to the toilet before his bath. The boys were having a great time in the bath and Oliver said ‘Toilet Mummy’ followed a short time later by ‘wee-wee….toooo late’. Emily and I both immediately looked at Ben and said ‘Don’t drink the bath water’. Kids you gotta love them!
Ben has been on a journey of discovery since he found his feet. People would say to me ‘you won’t know what hit you when he starts to walk’, ‘you’ll wish he never starting moving’, etc. But I love the walking and so does Ben. It is so much fun and it sure beats the frustration of not walking. He is such a happy boy puddling around with whatever he can get his hands on. I am such a proud mum watching him walk…. I never thought it was going to happen.
Ben loves to play outside. He particular loves Daddy’s motorbike. He has fiddly fingers and will play with all kinds of things – rocks, tools, pegs, sticks, bolts, locks ect. This weekend while outside with Dad Ben decided it would be fun to post a peg in Daddy’s motorbike exhaust…. Oh Dear! Ben had a great time with Dad while they pulled the bike apart to get it out.
Charlotte our neighbour came over to play with Benjamin this week. Charlotte is in Prep so has a keen interest in writing. She has a gorgeous journal that she gladly carries with her. Ben and Charlotte had been playing outside when Charlotte decided to have a rest and do some writing. Well…….Ben wasn’t to be outdone. He dragged a chair over to Charlotte and climbed up himself. He initially tried to steal Charlotte’s journal and pen so we soon got Benjamin his own. It was definitely a Kodak moment. The two sat together giggling and writing for a good thirty minutes.