Summer vacation officially began this week. Ben and I have done things around the house as well as the community. We started off the week with grocery shopping. (It’s amazing how empty the store is when you are there on a weekday morning. It was nice!!!) Then Jack and Amanda stopped by to visit for a short while. Wednesday we went to the library for infant story time. Ben seemed to enjoy it. He sat in my lap for the first 20 minutes or so just taking everything in. Then the toys came out and he slowly started interacting with the other babies. While we were there, I signed Ben up for the summer reading program. Guess he’s taking this thing serious . . . . he was really interested in reading “What to Expected the Toddler Years” as a bedtime story the other night.
On Thursday, we met Aaron at the lake and had a chance to explore the beach! Ben was hesitant of the water at first but eventually he adjusted to the idea. He walked around and played in the sand for a while also.
Here was his first water experience of 2010. . . .
This was after he fell down.
And, here he is at Alum Creek . . .
Thankfully he adjusted better to the lake water than the backyard water. Now we just need to keep going on a regular basis so he gets use to it!! Be sure to check out more pictures in our photo gallery of both of these experiences.
This week Ben has also figured out that he can go down the stairs on his own. (Thanks Jack!!) So Ben and I have spent a couple of hours over the course of four days on the stairs, me sitting – ready to catch him – and him climbing happily up and down the steps. Oh, the little joys of life.