all about the benjamin(s)

by Ellen in

Remember that awesome song "All About the Benjamins" by the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy? Well, I'm pretty sure he was talking about 100 dollar bills. Although I DO love 100 dollar bills, I'm all about a different kind of Benjamin. This Benjamin already has all kinds of nicknames: Ben, Benny, BennyBoo, Beanie Benny, Benny Bean, Benny Rodriguez, sweet precious angel Ben Bowman in Claire's belly. Just in case you didn't get that, the BEAN is a BOY! And his name is Ben. I am already really excited, but I get even MORE excited when I see all these sweet little boys at church and I know that the Bean is going to be even cuter and cooler than all of those sweet little boys put together.

I also had a dream last night that I had two babies, and it didn't hurt.

I've found some really great things he's going to like:

These three things are from this cute place called Cupcakes and Caterpillars:

This is a little towel to wrap Ben in when he has a bath. I think he's really going to love this puppy:
And these can keep his feet warm. He's probably going to be able to speak whale anyway, so these will be a good fit.
Then, he can share his foodies with his jungle friends.
And he can snuggle with his Zoobie Elephant when he sleeps. Isn't this little guy so cute?
It's no secret that I love elephants. I have this dream of one letting me sit in the swing of her trunk and then putting me on her back for a ride. If I lived in some exotic place, I would make friends with an elephant and ask her to be my main mode of transportation. I think elephants are like old, wrinkly, majestic mothers. They just look so warm and snuggly. I know one could kill me with one step, but I think it's rare that they even engage in the business of stepping on people to kill them. I think they are giant, gentle dinosaurs who seem to be very nurturing and lovey. Therefore, I would want one to take care of little Ben.
So, I also love this little friend, the Lovie Tuscany Elephant from Target (that title has a lot of my favorite words in it):
I can't wait for little Ben to get here. And he's going to be even cooler than this Ben--Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez aka Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez. Nicest guy and best baseball player in the whole universe.