Ben’s fascination with buttons has lead to a love of all remote controls. He loves nothing more than sitting in Mum’s seat on the lounge and pressing the buttons on the remote. He now calls out ‘MUM’ if he changes the picture. When you attempt to get the remote off him he tries a quick dash away laughing. HOW CHEEKY!!!
Claire and Al had a baby boy on Thursday 4 September at 12.50 pm at Pindara Private Hospital (Gold Coast). His weight is 8 pound and 8 ounces and he is 52.5 cm long. His name is Hugo Rankin Lattimore. A new baby cousin for Ben, YAY!!! Well done Claire and Al!!!! He is a delightful little man!
Just thought I would make a note of what Ben can say at nearly 16 months:
Bruuummm – for anything with wheels
Boat – in the bath when playing with his bath toys
Hooray – thanks to ‘If you’re happy and you know it’
Woof woof – for most animals
Mieow- for a cat
Baa – when corrected
Moo – when corrected
Ta Da – when he is playing peek-a-boo
Ta ta – when saying goodbye
Dad – when talking to Dad
Mum – when talking to Mum
This morning Ben was playing after breakfast as normal when he began to become frustrated with his little wagon. He was trying to sit in it. This was a difficult task as it is small and Ben is not walking yet. So with a little help he hopped in. Well no guesses what he wanted then. I think he thinks it’s like Ollie’s big wagon. But none the less it still worked and Ben was able to have his wagon rides up and down the hall (all the while saying ‘bruuuum, bruuuum). We may have to invest in a bigger wagon. By the way Ben is in his PJ’s with a hoodie. It’s a pretty tragic outfit otherwise!
Yesterday Ben had a play date with Oliver (his honorary cousin) for his Birthday. Oliver is turning two next week. Oliver has a great outdoor courtyard just right for toddler play. It’s equipped with everything boys need – a sandpit, bikes, an easel, an outhouse (with potty), trucks, cars, plants, dirt and grass. Ben was into everything. He ate dirt, chalk, his rusk, Oliver’s rusk and anything else he could get his hands on. It was just wonderful for Ben. He and Oliver played together as toddlers do. Ben gave Oliver a little red wagon for his birthday. Thanks for a great afternoon Ollie!!
As I have already said Ben likes to call all animals ‘Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof’. Recently he was on the change table playing with a toy horse while Andrew was changing his nappy. He was saying ‘woof, woof, woof, woof, woof’ while Andrew was explaining that it was a horse not a dog and horses go ‘neigh, neigh, neigh’. With this explanation Ben put his good arm in the air and said ‘Hooray!!’ to which Andrew replied ‘Yep I’ll take that, it’s pretty close’. Good Job Ben!!!