Walking around the living room with Ben, while he enjoys the sights.
Becky was on her first trip away for the weekend. I think James was the same age or a little younger when I took my first mom-only trip away for the weekend. I babysat for a short little while so that Jon could get some fresh air with Kevin and James. Ben was even more charming than on my last babysitting trip. He let me know that he preferred to spend his time eating, and if not eating, then going for a tour of the living room. He does not care for sitting. I was happy to oblige.
Chilling in his bouncy seat for a few photos.
Following me with his gaze like a professional baby model.
He gave me a few smiles when I sang to him, but sadly I wasn't fast enough to catch them with the camera. Maybe next time.
Kevin and James playing at Cobble Hill Park while we wait for Ben to finish napping