25 April 2010

twenty whole months

benji is twenty months old today. four more months and he will be two. i cannot believe i will have a two year old in my arms when summer is over. that's just nuts. i once told dan that when our babe turned one year old, i'd ditch the term 'months old'. i am so over parents saying their kid is thirty-seven and a half months old. yet still i am using it, not letting his baby months get away from me.

lets just say, so much has changed in these short twenty months. as if the volume has been notched up–all the way up–to eleven. (i hope you got that one, dan.) life is full. loud with love and so happy with our boy around. everything is more fun. for instance, right now he is practicing the olympic high jump on his crib mattress after being so snug and tucked into bed. he makes me smile like nothing else. he is my little helper. my curious craftsman. i had no idea how much fun laundry can be with a little imagination. one wicker basket can instantly turn into a school bus, an airplane, a train, a spaceship or an automobile. and sometimes a cozy spot for cartoons while mama re-folds all the dishtowels.

13 comments:

{amy k.} said...

how is it possible he's already 20 months? he's so adorable and i think he looks quite a bit like his mama!

Kelly in Canada said...

my benjamin just turned six a few weeks ago and i so do not know how those months (all 72 of them!) slipped away. they do fill you up though in ways unimaginable.

Flighty Me said...

oh he is precious. love the sweet smile. And I got the Spinal Tap reference. A classic; one of my all time favorites.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

what a precious boy you have. My son will be a year old this tuesday and I can say it makes me want to cry. you love seeing them grow but you want to keep them small forever. Had fun reading your guest post. Happy to find your blog!
All the best,
Anna

Amber Lee said...

what a handsome little man. 20 months is an amazing age.

Travelin'Oma said...

Your basket over-floweth.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

aaaw he is such a cutie, really gorgeous baby, congrats!!!

Gabi said...

I know. I still want to say that the twins are just 72 months old...they seem more pint-sized and squeezable that way.

Benji is the perfect blend of you and Dan. He has the best of both worlds! Happy 20th, Benj!

--r said...

you'd think a wicker basket would leak, but that one is just overflowing with cuteness.

Kathleen said...

What a sweetheart - these pictures are too cute. My son turns 5 months tomorrow and I can't believe it either - people aren't kidding when they say it goes quickly!

Sarah said...

My toddler was 21 months yesterday. And I couldn't stop using the months at 1 year - because you know 15 months really is very different than saying 1 year old, and so on - because they change so, so much every month!

Spinal Tap is very quotable!

summer said...

how am i ever going to be this creative when i have kids!? snapping photos while he's sitting in the laundry basket and being ridiculously cute.. you are so good. i hope i'm quick with the camera like you someday, marta.

benji gets cuter by the day, i'm convinced.
and so do your notes on mothering. the 37 1/2 month thing.. loved it.

Marne said...

time goes by so fast with the kiddos! My oldest turns 10 this fall and I can hardly believe it. And my baby turns 1 this month! Seriously...where does the time go? Enjoy every moment with your sweet boy. He is adorable!

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