We currently live in Misawa, Japan courtesy of the Air Force. Jordan is an F-16 pilot and Jenifer is an RN. We don't speak Japanese. We have been happily married for 4 years and currently have a little son who made his appearance in the world Sept 18, 2008. For those who can't get enough photos of him on this website, please check out http://photobucket.com/benton. We hope to share our adventures with our family and friends as we navigate through our careers and upcoming trials of parenthood.
Merry Christmas to Everyone! I forgot how fun Christmas could be until we had Ben. It's wonderful to see all the toys under the Christmas tree. Ben made out like a bandit - it's easy to dote on such a handsome little man. His big toy was a jumperoo. He is still maybe a little too small for it, but he seems to enjoy when we bounce it for him. We have a couple of large textbooks under his feet so he can reach and get some leverage - we are still working on a solo bounce.
I have been trying all season to get a picture of Ben with Santa Claus and was finally successful on Christmas Eve. I didn't realize Santa hangs out at the Food Court.
Not only were we visited by Santa for the holiday season, Grandma and Grandpa Kittok also paid us a visit. We really enjoyed the company and appreciate everyone making the long trip to meet our little guy. Ben has now officially met all the grandparents and he loves them all!
So, first of all a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We have been busy these last couple of weeks. I recently returned to work and we had a visit from Grandma Carvell. Ben is enjoying daycare - the ladies that take care of him are really great with him. He has a lot of interaction with the other babies (like playing footsy on the floor together) and he has more toys than he knows what to do with. He is already becoming more aware of things around him and batting at objects over his head. Now, he only does this at daycare. We have a play gym for him at home which he can stand for about two minutes before he cries to be picked up. Somehow, Mommy still remains his number one source of entertainment. The daycare is located right across the street from the hospital where I work which enables me to walk over during lunch everyday to feed or check on him. It helps break up the day and it reconfirms the fact that his being in daycare at all is not a failure on my part. He loves it!
He also loves his Grandma! Ben had a week off from daycare and got to spend it all with Daddy and Grandma. I don't think this baby could be any more loved. Thanks for coming, Meg!