Smart Casual Mr Ben

When we go out with Ben now, He understands the idea of dressing up. Smart Casual is his favourite. he doesn’t like Neck Ties and over complicted stuff which is fine. We usually dress him in stuff from a company called Kids Planet. Real cheap but looks great. The black and white picture is just me playing with the new software on my phone but I really like the picture.

Ben in Central World
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Another Year, Another Birthday, Another Baby!

Thinking Hard!
Thinking Hard!
4 Months and Growing
4 Months and Growing

It’s that time of year again!. Next year is the big one that I am not looking forward too, the big five O!

I think it’s time everyone new I am going to be a daddy for the second time. ( Horray, The last time as well I hope. ) Kwan is now 20 weeks pregnant and the baby is strong and health. This month’s scan showed us all his finger and toes and his face! At 4 1/2 months you can’t really see what he is going to look like but it’s still amazing what technology can do these days. It’s another little boy (groan), I really wanted a little girl but never mind, He is due on October the 18th so Ben is going to have a half brother.

Thinking about names right now. Why is it so hard to find the right name. I want something short like Ben so right now the list includes Joe, Sam, Max etc. Any suggestions gratefully received!

Bens First Picture

Every morning Ben wakes up early and wakes Sa up for a shower and to get ready for school. Apparently he LOVES school. Their can’t be many kids that love to go to school. He came home the other day shouting about Teddy Bears and waving his first picture, naturally of a bear. He certainly didn’t draw the bear and I think he had a guideing hand to put the colour, but never the less still his first picture. Sa already has it framed on the wall..

The Bear
The Bear
After School
After School

School

Do you think Bens new school uniform will stay that colour!
Do you think Bens new school uniform will stay that colour!

Last week Ben started school he looks so cute in his uniform. He may only be two but apparently he has taken charge of the teachers and is telling them what to do!
He has also started asking lots of questions which I find amazing considering his age. Maybe we have a budding genious on our hands…. we wait to see.

Another Year Gone

Ben 10

Well, last year was an amazing year. I wouldn’t have believed Ben could change so much in a year. He is chattering away at a million miles an hour, asking questions and putting whole sentences together.

Its become very clear he is facinated with two subject, Anything Electromechanical, including phones, computers and almost anything with buttons and secondly Water, be it fountains, Jacuzzies, Swimming pools or the sea. He still can’t swim yet but he is not far off. I will feel easier with him around water once he can swim.

As for electronics, its going to be interesting to see how quickly he can really use some of this stuff. He can already call me on the phone and use his radio controlled car.

So lets see what this year will bring…..

The Tiger Zoo

Tigers!
Tigers!
Its Hot Dad!
Its Hot Dad!
Chocolate!
Chocolate!


We had a day out at the Tiger Zoo last week. Ben didn’t freak out at the tigers and he even had his picture taken with an enormous Chimpanzee. The best bit of the day was letting him loose with his own Chololate Ice Cream!

At Last!

At Home
At Home

After 1 Year and 6 Months, at long last Ben called me Daddy! Yeeeaaaahhhh!
It sounds really funny but such a nice feeling. He definately knows who I am and the number of words he is speaking is growing very quickly. Still very little English, I guess I am not spending enough time on that right now. Plenty of time though.

Sorry for such a long wait!

In the sea
In the sea

I cant blame everything on my ISP provider but for the last 7 weeks I couldn’t figure out what was wrong until I relised that my ISP had changed the fixed IP address of this site without telling me! Anyway, the site is back up now so hopefully I will get back to updating things more.
Last weekend Ben and I had a lovely time on the beach. He is now saying about 20 words and clearly understands much more. He is tearing around picking up everything he can get his hands on and you need eyes in the back of your head 24/7 right now.

Ben’s first word – Plaa (Fish)

You CAN'T go Without Me!
You CAN'T go Without Me!
Hmm! Can't Quite See! But I'm Driving Anyway!
Hmm! Can't Quite See! But I'm Driving Anyway!

This year low season in Thailand is worse than low, in fact its worse then ever. Since the Red Shirt protests in May everyone has run away and the place is empty.
Ben just seems to be growing so quickly that its hard to keep up with him. He is using a spoon now, and he is Talking! Only afew words like Plaa = Fish and Nam = Water. Still waiting on the first English word but it will come I’m sure. Everyone who see’s him says what a lovely little two year old (he is only 15 months) so I guess he is doing OK.