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Mr. Sunshine

Benjamin is an unbelievably happy, smiley guy. His early “social smiles” (first appearing at around 3 weeks!) were mainly reserved for his self-proclaimed best friend, Oliver. Within days, however, he was smiling at everyone and everything. It is rare to … Continue reading

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All about the Benjamins

Benjamin is named after my father, who is universally adored in our household. Oliver independently came up with the idea to name “his new baby” Benny — to be called Benji so as not to be confused with his namesake, … Continue reading

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Naptime Snuggles

Oliver asked if he could have a nap-time sleepover with his “best friend.” The sleepover lasted just long enough to take this photo, but it was such a sweet moment.

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Singing the Blues

This picture of Benjamin and Meemaw the Great cracks me up. I always thought Meemaw had a pleasant voice, but Benjamin apparently disagrees. And, here’s a picture of Benjamin singing to PawPaw the Great — PawPaw thinks he’s pitch perfect. … Continue reading

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{Don’t} Say “Cheese”

Family and Facebook have been inundated these past two months with adorable photos of Benjamin. If people didn’t know better, they would assume Benjamin was an only child, as new photos of Oliver have become a rarity. This lack of … Continue reading

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Try Harder, Daddy

Vik called me over to watch this awesome “game” he found to play with Benjamin.  It started out well, but let’s just say Benjamin was ultimately less than impressed.

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A Belated Introduction

On November 14, 2012, our life got exponentially more busy and blessed as we welcomed Benjamin Mahendra into the world.  He was a healthy (and hefty) eight pounds, seven ounces and 21 inches long.  Like his (much smaller) big brother, … Continue reading

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