Benny & the Brit

July 07, 2016

Fox turns ONE!

Fox turned one and we couldn't be more shocked by how fast the time has flown by.
He really is the cutest thing. He is always smiley, has the sweetest eyes and knows how to use them to flirt with strangers. He waves at everyone, claps on demand and is walking around so well.  

We celebrated his birthday by throwing him a party on July Fourth. We had lots of neighbors and friends join us for a barbecue, photo props, cake, rocket pops and a water bounce house for the kids. In Texas heat, water is a must for any outdoor party.  We planned on doing a trike parade but the kids were too busy and we decided we'd do the parade next Fourth of July. Plus, by the end of the party Fox was pooped out and ready for a nap. All in all it was a fun celebration for a fun boy who deserves to be celebrated.

So, Happy Birthday Fox, and God bless America!


rocket pop

brrr… no fun when your hand is freezing off!

Thanks Aunty Jill Cardon :) 

June 30, 2016

Fox at Twelve Months

June 30, 2016
12 months old

recording all the firsts
  • Fox took off walking at 11.5 months! He gets around real well, with barely a wobble or fall. 
  • Fox will clap if we ask and when we sing "if you're happy and you know it."
  • Fox finally moved out of mommy and daddy's bedroom and into his own. He doesn't like it. 

some of Fox's
Favorite Things
  • Fox loves being bossy. He knows how to get just what he wants by begging and turning on the tears and I so easily give in.
  • Fox loves breastfeeding and unfortunately I am weening him this month so that I can have surgery. I am working on slowly weening him and he hasn't enjoyed the process. Sorry baby!
  • Fox loves putting on and taking off lids. He has been doing this for months but seems to be even better at it now. It can keep him entertained for quite some time.
  • Fox loves balls and will wind up by holding it super far behind his head and will either give it a good throw or drop it. Maybe he's purposely playing tricks on us? 
  • He likes to look at books, and insists on holding it himself and turning the pages.

Eating raw corn at Wal-Mart

June 04, 2016

Fox at Eleven Months

May 30, 2016
11 months old

recording all the firsts
  • Fox is getting around real well with his walker and has taken a few steps on his own. He'll be running before we know it.
  • Fox waves hello and goodbye to everyone. He is so smart and seems to know when we are coming and going. To wave he flops his hand back and forth- it's the funniest and cutest thing ever.
  • Fox claps his hands randomly and on demand. One time while in the middle of breast feeding, he stopped clapped his hands and continued. LOL!

some of Fox's
Favorite Things
  • Fox loves Finn and Finn loves Fox. Fox doesn't seem to mind Finn rolling around on the floor with him or being mauled with kisses and hugs. However, he does mind when Finn hits him or steals his toy… when this happens there is no way of not knowing. He turns on the tears pretty quickly.
  • Fox loves chic fil a chicane nuggets and watermelon. They are his two favorite foods.
  • He has discovered candy and will beg to have a piece of candy or lollipop.
  • Fox loves Finn's four wheeler and has taken a ride or two with Finn driving and mommy holding on to his hand. 

Fox on the slip n slide with his favorite friends, Thane, Ciara and Rylee

Eating Chic Fil A… his favorite!

Watermelon by the pool

With Grandma at the Animal Park.  Not sure what brought on the tears…probably the scary animals by his window. 

May 14, 2016

3 is the magic number

We blinked and Finn turned THREE!

He is our silly, tender hearted, feisty, agile, fearless and friendly little guy. He says hi to strangers, hugs everyone, calls us "mommia," "daddia," and "babyia." He is afraid of monsters, loves paw patrol and spiderman. He eats beef jerky and popsicles; says "aqui" when he wants you to come "here" and when we drive down a hill he throws his arms up and says "whee!" He insists on putting dance music on in the car and has arguably the best dance moves around. He adds so much fun to our life.  We love him to pieces. 

Finn's third birthday party was a splash! HIs birthday consisted of a bounce house, water guns, sprinkler, bubbles, watermelon, ice cream cones, presents and best of all friends… lots of them!

Grandpa and Grandma Snarr came to celebrate Finn's birthday, just as they did when he turned one. When we told Finn nana and papa would be coming he said, "pop pop!?" We hope the cute new name will stick.