Tonight was progressing like any other Friday night. Ben went down for a quick post-daycare nap...I fixed dinner...we all sat down and ate together as a family before Branden headed off to his second job.
Ben was still in his highchair, finishing up dinner, when Branden was leaving. He gathered his things down at the other end of the house (well out of eyesight of either of us) and then told us goodbye from there. Only this time, Ben said "BYE!" right back to him!! A brand new word!
So of course, Branden had to peak around the corner to wave at him, and Ben said it again!
But it only gets cooler from there. I sent a bragging text to my mom, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law. And my sister-in-law sends one back...saying that her daughter, Ben's cousin Macy, just said bye for the first time right after Ben did!!
Now if that isn't a cosmic cousin connection, I don't know what is.
And since a post doesn't feel complete without a picture, here's one of Ben from his friend Emma's birthday party last weekend.