January 12, 2010

A new toy . . .

Ben can no longer sit and play in his bouncy seat as well as he used to, which is a bummer because that was a great place for him to hang out while I was making dinner or attending to Jack. He fusses if the safety strap is buckled because it fits uncomfortably around his round little belly. But without it he can pretty much arch his back and roll right out of it if left unattended for more than a few seconds. Exhibit A:

I was reading Sarah's blog and saw a picture of her little guy in his exersaucer and I was thinking about how I needed to get ours back from the people who have it. Then it hit me that we have a jumpy-seat-thingy (technically speaking) that Jack received as a gift on his first Christmas. He sat in it once and never again because he was already crawling and had already surpassed its weight limit (insert debbie downer noise here). It was like getting a brand new toy . . . but better because it was already paid for and already assembled!

So, a little over a week ago we pulled that out of the depths of our basement storage closet and, my goodness, Bennett LOVES it. It's done for me what the bouncy seat did a month or two ago. I once again have blocks of 20 minutes or so that he'll play in it without getting fussy. It's funny to watch him turn himself around in it without really knowing how he's doing it. It plays music whenever he bounces and when you watch him playing by himself, he will smirk a little when the music starts.




When I look at these pictures, I can't believe how much he's changed in JUST over a week

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Awww, Ezra is wearing that very same sleep at this very moment :) Funny, we have the very same bouncy seat, AND...yes, Ezra started using the "jumperoo" around Thanksgiving, and it's a godsend!! He LOVES it....bounces forever it seems, and just smiles & laughs the entire time...and gets EXERCISE at the same time!! :) we heart he jumperoo!!

Sarah said...

Okay, DUH....the Sarah you were talking about was me!! I didn't even follow the link....was thinking it was your other sarah! Silly me! :) I just clicked on the link curious to see this "other" Sarah's jumperoo :) Duhhhhhh!

JM said...

So our baby's could be twins right now. My littlest guy has the same sleeper and the same jumperoo. Small world, or small product pool.