Today was a testing day. Ben tested most of his boundaries just in case they had changed. So there was a few tantrums when he realised that the rules hadn’t changed in his favor! I was nearly at the end of my tether when I noticed all had gone quiet except for this little voice coming from the lounge. Ben had curled up with his favorite books and was reading. He was turning the pages and saying words. My little boy is growing up and wow it is so lovely to witness. His favorite books at the moment are Busy Railway by Rebecca Finn (he turns the pages saying ‘toot toot choo choo’). He also enjoys Row Row Row Your Boat by Trace Moroney and Baa Baa Black Sheep by Brimax (he says ‘Row row row’ and ‘Baa Baa’). Some other favorites are Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, Noisey Cars by Bright Baby, Gallop by Rufus Butler Seder, Cats by Baby Einstein and Playschool Numbers by ABC. We have story time every night before he goes to bed. It is my favorite part of the day.
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
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!!!
Benjamin is very talkative these days.
This one is at age 7 months in November 2007.
What a delight !
Last year we started to capture some small videos of Benjamin using our little Canon IXUS40 digital camera.
We have uploaded a few to YouTube, here is the first one. This was recorded on the 12th September 2007, age 5 months.