Monday, October 27, 2008

New Food!

Mom made meatless meat loaf and put it in muffin pan so that it was bite sized. I loved them! They were GREAT!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Apple Tree picture

Before fall break Benji made an apple tree! Isn't it so cute! That is his forearm and hand that was in paint! It wasn't that long ago that he would have pitched an absolute fit before getting in paint. He still wants it cleaned off as soon as possible, but at least now he will do it.

The apple is Benji name tag for the unit.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Musically Inclined?

We had a laugh when I walked into Britt's room this evening. Sitting on the bed was Benji trying to figure out how to play the Alto Sax. It was so cute, I obviously had to take a picture.

Looks like we have another musician on our hands. He does love to sing songs and make up his own songs too... Such a cutie.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

12 of 12

Thanks to Chad Darnell's 12 of 12...

I am Benji... if you are new here... there is alot about me. I was born with congenital heart defects that caused me to have closed heart surgery when I was just a week old. Either due to the surgery or as a companion to the defects I also have sensory processing disorder, hypotonia, ketotic hypoglycemia and I also have some issues with me feet. I am the youngest of 6.

12:38 pm Outta Church
Just finished church and leaving to do errands around town. That's me with one of my sisters, Kimmie.

12:47pm Driving Around in my automobile
On our way to I believe Lowe's. Mom and Dad have decided to destroy my living room and keep me from watching TV... it's going on 9 days now.
1:55pm Gas Stop
Lowe's is done... now mom says we have to have gas so we can go somewhere tomorrow.. I don't know where, my OT got rescheduled... hmmm.

2:21pm LUNCH!
Cool! we got to go to Burger King for lunch and I got Chicken Fries! (not really but that is what I call them. It's the chicken tenders kids meal) That is my sister Britt next to me and Josh on the other side.

3:08pm Play Ground!
This is the play area at Burger King! I ran through the tubes and made my sisters chase me. I hid from my brothers too!

3:58pm Home
And now we are home... we had to run back to Lowe's for something... Mom ran in while we waited for her with dad. This is our house... see Bob?

4:02pm Nap Time
I don't like nap time... I'm very afraid I will miss something. Truth is I am very tired and I am afraid if I sit still I will fall asleep.

5:50pm Play!!
I convinced mom that she should let me go outside and play instead of stay in bed. (Which I wasn't doing anyway)

5:51pm Swinging in the Tree
Me and Bubba playing with the swing while Daisy is keeping an eye on us.

6:37pm Helping out
Kimmie found some peppers in the garden and she let me and Bubba help... it got dark real quick didn't it?

6:46pm Lookie!
Here's the peppers we found! And there is some of the gourds from the pumpkin patch yesterday. We went to and had a blast of fun yesterday. If you are in the area, you should go!

8:19pm But...
Mommmmmm.... i'm tooooooo cute to go to bed.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Please??? Please Mom?

so... after trying to stay milk free for 3 yrs, we let Benji have an ice cream .... we will see what happens....

EDITS:: That night Benji seemed to be fine... it wasn't until the Monday morning. All progress that we had made in the potty training department was eliminated. He didn't have the white/grey poops like he used to... but they sure where stinky and it took nearly a week to get his system back to normal. So, back to the no milk product diet.

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Friday was Crazy

So... after a crazy day we manage to get Benji to take a nap. You may ask what exactly was going on that we would love the occurrence of a nap?

This morning was a struggle to get going... he wanted today to be a 'sleep' day. Convinced to get dressed and get going we made it to PT though. He didn't really want to listen at therapy. He was showing his independence and stubbornness alot.

Then we got home and he was determined to watch his Noggin and keep the kitty cat from eating his 'chicken fries'. He was reminded several times to not jump on the couch and to not walk on the coffee table. Then we had to remind Benji that while the cars go fast down the hallway it was not the Bristol Speedway. At least Murphy got her exercise in by being chased by the cars. LOL

When we went to pick up J to take him to OT all Benji wanted to do was run and play and be very hyper. Once we got J in the truck... Benji was talking a mile a minute.

And all of a sudden....

Once we got on the interstate..

The truck got VERY quiet... very very quiet.

I looked in the rear view mirror and saw J looking out the window and there, behind me was a sleeping Benji. Part of me was overjoyed! Finally a nap! Then I realized that once we got to J's OT that I would have to figure out how to get Benji out and to the appointment without waking him. Thankfully, I had the umbrella stroller with me. (that old thing has been practically worn out... I need a new one)

So... Benji slept in the stroller through most of the OT session and stayed in it till we got back in the truck. And then he had lunch. And was off to the races again.