Friday, December 05, 2008

Just a Little Change of Pace

I'm not sure about everyone else but I needed a smile today and I didn't have to look too far to find one. In fact I was staring at a wide toothy grin for most of the night or rather early morning.

While I stayed up for the news last night Jessie crawled into our bed and sacked out next to Joan. Rather than disturb Jess I decided to sleep in Ben's bed and get a first hand look should he seize during the night. Sure enough, sometime between 3 and 4 I was awakened from the bed violently shaking. I nervously watch the pulse ox but Ben's vitals never tanked. Once he calmed down he turned and stared at me awhile.

I turned back over hoping he'd get bored and go back to sleep. Nope. Next thing I knew Ben had picked up Freddie the Frog, his sleep buddy, and threw it over my side. Honest to God I didn't know he could do that! I turned back over and watched him laugh, smile, and have himself a little party for the next two hours.

In this scene he's playing with his Big Mac. With this particular version he has to hold the big blue button down for the music to keep playing. His red version, he has to just touch it once to turn an appliance on or off. I hope you enjoy this as much me and Vickie!


Maggie, Dammit said...

I feel like I know you guys.

Thank you for letting me into your life.

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Gretchen said...

Oh that smile!! For awhile I thought he was thinking "what the hell is up with this sesame street crap. where is my aerosmith???" :)

I don't think I've ever seen him so animated!

Ben and Bennie said...

I'd say he's back to baseline. He loves music! It's the only time he completely ignores the camera.

Nurse Betty L. Boop said...

Daaaaaaaaaaad! He wasn't needing a break, he was clearing his throat so he could sing The Ben Song:

This is the song
Big Ben's song
He loves to sing
He wrote the music
He wrote the words
That's Big Ben's sooooonggggg

I've been on antibiotics for a few days, so I plan to stop by monday after kickboxing for a visit!

Kyla said...

So glad to see that happy guy back to his smiling ways!

kimmyk said...

he's so darn precious!

i'm glad that you were there for ben in the middle of the night. i have to ask though, does ben have seizure's often in the middle of the night? and if so, do you know? i mean, do bells and whistles go off??

i'm glad you were there-i hate the thought of the lil' guy goin' through that alone.

thank goodness for you and freddie.

flutter said...

I just love your family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that with us - the girls are now all singing the Elmo song at the top of their lungs :o)

It's cute how he knows exactly when the song is over and seems to be all out of breath from working to make it play all the way through. He definitely knows how to rock out (he just might need to grow his hair long, just to keep up with that image :o) )

Vodka Mom said...

That was wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Christina said...

Such a change from a week ago and I am so thrilled to see it.

Hi - new to your story thanks to Maggie (I think she leads me to all the best places!!)..and was thrilled to see you are also in Kyla's network! Thanks for leaving a comment on my story about my baseball weekend.

gwendomama said...

THAT is amazing!!! YEAH BEN!!