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Turkey Dinner with our littlest Turkey

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  This Thanksgiving has truly been a peaceful time, for which we are thankful.

This week Brian was able to really rest from the stress of school.   Bennett's health, all things considered, is better than ever before.  Oliver is talking We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. This Thanksgiving has truly been a peaceful time, for which we are thankful.

This week Brian was able to really rest from the stress of school.  Bennett's health, all things considered, is better than ever before. Oliver is talking more and sharing more with us about his perspective on the world, which we love. And I am feeling quite balanced, which is refreshing. 

Of course, we are also thankful for families who are incredibly supportive to us and friends who care about us deeply.  Our blessings overflow, which is quite humbling to us as we deserve none of it.

I have a funny story to share about our littlest turkey at the table this year...
Since there were too many of us around our table for Thanksgiving dinner, we chose to put Oliver at a table of his own (we brought in his child-size table from his room). It didn't take but a few minutes before Bennett was trying to climb up to sit in one of the little chairs.

I fixed Oliver's plate, a small version of my own, and handed it to him at the child's table.  Shortly after, Bennett cried out indicating he wanted a plate of food, too.  So, I made a smaller version of Oliver's plate for Bennett.

I caught on to Bennett's desire to imitate so I made sure to give him a spoon to use with his food, just so he could feel like a big boy too. 

But you can imagine my surprise when I turned around to find Bennett was happily eating his food, just like his big brother!


"I think I might like to try this!"

Green beans!

Bennett happily enjoys his meal while sitting across the table from Oliver.

So proud of himself!

Needless to say, one of our most thankful moments this Thanksgiving was over Bennett trying new foods on his own.  Even if he never gets rid of the G-button or never eats enough to sustain himself, we are thankful that he gets to experience the goodness of food - especially a Thanksgiving dinner!

4 Responses to “Turkey Dinner with our littlest Turkey”

  1. What a great moment when they decide to just TRY. It's great that you have a super role model like Oliver so Bennett can imitate. Love the cute photos!

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  2. This post truly was a blessing to me since his not wanting foods has been such a concern on you all's hearts. This truly was something to be thankful for!! Thanks for sharing. God bless!!

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  3. I love that Bennett wants to be just like his big brother so much so that he demanded his own plate of food. I remember last year when you were concerned about Oliver's reaction to and interaction with Bennett. What a difference a year makes! Now they're best buddies. I hope this is the beginning of Bennett trying - and liking - more foods.

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  4. Oh Breck, such great news on little Bennett! Your patience has paid off. I bet this is the start of Bennett eating on his own, something very wonderful!

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