A video and the cupcakes.

I’m going to share a rather long video with you today.  If it only gets viewed by the grandparents, I’ll understand.  In the back of my mind, I kinda have a feeling that if you’re not yet madly in love with Bennett, this could be fairly boring.  Here are my insights:

In the beginning, Bennett doesn’t know that I’m around or recording him.  He very much keeps himself busy without having to be entertained by me or Brian.  That’s not to say that we don’t want to be allllllll up in his business allllllll the time.  But we don’t need to be.

He desperately wants to crawl.  Even though I took this video on Thursday, yesterday, just two days later, he showed even more improvement in this area.  Bennett can now get his butt up off of the ground and steady himself on his hands and knees; but he’s pretty much stuck there for the time being.

The child sure can swivel around though.  Early into the video, his feet end up getting stuck under a fallen puzzle.  It’s hilarious to watch him try to shake it off and then peer behind him to see what in the world is going on back there.

Once I moved the puzzle for him, he was much more aware of my presence and therefore more inclined to fuss for me, the audience.  The simple ways in which he can be distracted are so adorable to me: a soft elephant to taste test, a crocodile walker, standing upright, etc.

Sorry for the part where you have to look up my nose, by the way.

And, yeah, the singing at the end… He loves that song.  I keep that one in my back pocket if he gets fussy in the highchair.  Works like a charm.

PS: In my attempt to improve this week’s cupcakes, I really feel like I made some great strides.  The butter was softer, I paced myself more slowly, being sure to watch my mixing speeds, etc.  The batter definitely seemed to fluff up more and I was pretty hopeful for this batch.

Alas, I never heard the kitchen timer go off, so I completely forgot about them, burning half of the batch and toughening up the rest.  *sigh*  Oh, well.  Maybe next week I’ll get it together.


  1. April 7, 2013
    Lisa E

    Awe….I watched the whole thing :0) I’ll never tire of watching babies learn and discover, and I’ll never tire of watching motherhood :0) and those chunky legs….Loved it!

  2. April 7, 2013

    Not boring , I loved it.

  3. April 7, 2013

    Amazing to watch him caught up in his own world, striving to achieve what he desperately wants to do. Lots of patience, like mom. Almost there, you know. Not so far from first steps either, I don’t think. You help him up and he does the rest. Loved all!

  4. April 7, 2013

    That was wonderful to see, thanks for sharing his world with us.

  5. April 7, 2013

    I watched the whole video and enjoyed every second of it. You will be forever grateful for remembering to record these moments… moments captured forever. It is so fabulous to see him work through things.

  6. April 7, 2013
    Sue Russell

    The World According To Bennett….precious.
    Wonderful “non-battery” toys for him to explore.
    Love your posts…thanks for sharing your gift.

  7. April 8, 2013

    Oh my Squishy. He is so funny. I could not stop laughing when he was trying to kick that puzzle off of him. “What the heck is going on around here and what is this freakin’ board doing on me!?!” Poor Squish. His mixed emotions. He was frustrated, mommy. I love how he is enamored by your phone. lol. He is so amazing. He has the will but just can’t find the way yet. <3

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