One of the reasons we were so excited to vacation in Rehoboth Beach was because we knew how much Orelia loved Fun Land during our last trip.
It turns out we only made it to Fun Land three times during our two week trip (only twice during business hours - whoops). Because Orelia was so busy playing at the beach and pool, it was rarely worth the trip in the sweltering heat.
Orelia has always been a ride-loving kid, and it turns out Bennett is not cut from that same cloth. While Orelia whizzed around on rocket ships shooting "gunners," Bennett was happily off eating crepes with Uncle Bobby.
If she was tall enough for the ride, Orelia definitely gave it a go.
In fact, I'm not sure she has ever been on a ride that was too fast or too scary for her (especially given that she can't ride on the fastest or scariest).
I'm more in Bennett's camp when it comes to rides these days, so luckily Daddy was around to take Orelia on everything Fun Land had to offer.
Orelia gets her thrill-seeking genes from John, and I'm happy to sit on the sidelines and photograph their smiling faces.
Orelia is a nickname girl. She just randomly comes up with nicknames and sticks with them.
Right now Bennett is "Jen" or "Jenny" to her, even though I don't think she knows this is a name (much less a girl's name).
This boy named Jenny is quite a riot these days. He runs around everywhere he goes, roaring with laughter.
He has an absolute ball playing with Harper in any way she will allow him.
Bennett isn't exactly known for his gentleness, so it's a good thing Harper is in line for sainthood.
He literally climbed on top of Harper and attempted to ride her, exclaiming "trit trot!"
The coolest thing to witness lately is his language explosion. Just in the last week he has started to put some many ideas together and we can basically have a conversation with each other.
His favorite sentence is "I aunt..." (meaning "I want") and he will say anything from "yewwo bap-oe" (yellow backhoe), to "more eat," to "big trash truck" (which we don't own, but he knows he can find one at Dylan's house).
Last night Orelia brought a blanket to the couch and Bennett said "blanket too" (meaning he wanted a blanket too). I didn't even know he knew the word "blanket" much less knew the concept of too/also.
He's become obsessed with calling Uncle Bobby on FaceTime and says things like "Baba home?" or "Baba 'night?"
This boy named Jenny is really blowing my mind lately with everything he's learning. Watch out world, there is a "yewwo bap-oe" loving big boy on the loose.