self-indulgent posts

Meet Rolf Joseph

November 8th, 2012  |  Tags: , ,  |  Leave a comment

I’m pleased to introduce you to Rolf Joseph Benton, who is one week old tonight! He arrived at 7:17 PM on All Saints’ Day, weighing 8.25 pounds and measuring in at 20 inches. Mom, baby, dad, and siblings are all doing well and thoroughly delighted. I’ve posted some newborn photos below; more are available in this Flickr set from the hospital.

The kids meet their baby brother
Happy dad

Parenting highlights (and other lights)

January 5th, 2011  |  Tags: , ,  |  2 Comments

Merry Christmas

The other night, my son (age ~4.5) said this completely out of the blue:

Dad, when I’m grown up and have kids, I will buy the house next door to yours so that I can visit you whenever I want without driving, and so you can visit me and my kids without driving!

That absolutely made up for the time he broke the garage window and, while wearing mittens, hid the shards in the snow, later telling me that he was playing “hide and seek glass.” What a great kid.