Activity gym.

The day after Christmas, I walked up to Bennett as he lay contented in his crib.  And what did I behold?  Why, that little boy was happily fixated on his chiming, spinning mobile!  Fixated I say!  But even more exciting than that, when he sensed my approach, he turned his gaze and fixated on my face for a little while.


Developmental progress!

I’ll admit that I got a little teary-eyed.  Aaaaaaaaand approximately 23 minutes later I had completely assembled the activity gym that our friends Maggie and Melody had gifted him.  I’m so excited for Bennett to improve his vision so that he can learn shapes and colors and sizes and contrast and texture and faces and…  the world!

So here was his first experience unlocking the wonders of the activity gym:

(I’ll admit, it’s a little longer than usual.  Grandparents and adoring friends might enjoy the whole thing; but if you’ll watch for two minutes, you’ll see him bump and then notice various gym components.  You can literally see him getting smarter.  Please pardon my voice.)


  1. December 29, 2012

    I think it’s time for Grandma and Poppy to invest in a good video camera …. we’re gonna want to see more of these. 🙂 This brought happy tears to my and Charley’s eyes. 🙂

  2. December 29, 2012

    Bennett is very aware of his surroundings.

  3. December 29, 2012
    Joan Dedman

    Reading your momma’s comment brought tears to my eyes. Too cute!

  4. December 31, 2012

    I was in with the toddlers yesterday. This one little girl Brently was amazing! She was the youngest. Not even 2 yet maybe. She was doing all the farm animal sounds. Moo, woof, quack, etc…. She was gorgeous too! Mom said that I had my abc’s down by 1 1/2 years of age. So crazy. Bennett’s gonna be a smartie too. It’s great that you get to spend all this time with him in the beginning.

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