Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Sweet Godson Turns One Year Old Today!!


Happy birthday to Buster!


It was such a blessing to be asked to be Benedict's godmother....and, it has been such a blessing to watch him grow and reach those month-by-month developmental milestones.


I have seen him most of the months of his first year, and sometimes, I even took pictures of him. :)



We follow a year in the life of Benny!






Just a day before his October baptism.......at three weeks of age.







Same.......







A bath before he is baptized........








As the Baptismal ceremony starts........a Lebanese priest, Bennie's parents: John & Gloria, and his god parents, Uncle Billy and me, holding the wee babe.....







Bennie wanted to scream during the ceremony........he was willing to suck on my finger :)








Newly baptized & now a Child of God.....

...held by his 80-something grandmother......compare their hands...lovely.







Held by his one and only brother, after a bath at my house at about age 4 months.






The five month old with the drooly face.......


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Now, down below follows a photo story of a visit to my house in May, whereby his father, John, introduces him to my Golden Retrievers, Sadie & Strider.......who love 7 month old Bennie, of course......and find that he tastes pretty good when they get a lick or two in.........
















This is my FAVORITE photo of Benny, so far!







Gotta love that smile.......all three of them! :)








Is he cute????!!!!






















Eight months old.......and walking around furniture......at my house.






Same........





Swimming at Castle Lake during our annula catholic Homeschool campout.........

Cute.....8 months old.






Hanging with dad at the lake! Notice the clone-like resemblance, since birth?? It is one of the most amazing resemblances I have ever seen!







Learning about watermelon........




Juicy!






In the above photo, John & Benny sit in the lake.....Benny started out quite unhappy.......







...slowly adjusting........





...to.....


....glee.......



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This is 10 month old Benny entertaining the family in San Francisco.....the day Matthew left for Switzerland. He was going around in circles like a dog chasing his tail...till the video came on.......of course....




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And, once he figured out how to clap....he gave up the tail-chasing. :)
Thank you, John & Gloria, for the opportunity to be a spiritual mother to your sweet son.
I am very excited to watch him grow and I promise to help you take good care of him...and to take lots of pictures for you! :)
Love and blessings on this birthday day!
Love, Chari

3 comments:

Miss Anne said...

I love it!!!! Happy birthday Benny !

JoAnn said...

He is adorable! What a blessing! Babies are so amazing and miraculous! :D

Gloria said...

Thank you, Chari! That was so beautiful! you do take the best pictures and make great comments.
John and I especially loved the pictures at the lake. We are so blessed to have met you all those years ago at that very same lake.