uncle ben

1 Jun

I can’t get over this series of Ben with his niece.  She simply could not stop smiling when in his company (despite the feared stranger anxiety about which we learned in Brain & Behavior, part II).  She was also quite the show-stopper at the wedding, and her godparents (the newlyweds) were all too happy to pass on some of the limelight.

It occurred to me, Ben, that this whole wedding thing…we’ve really experienced a nice variety together:

  • French Catholic–the three-day celebration
  • New Orleans Nouveau Cajun-style, complete with Second Line
  • Moroccan-Israeli “Henna” Wedding
  • Virginian botanical gardens, where it’s acceptable to drink before noon
  • Minnesotan…ironically, my first Jewish wedding in a synagogue, I think

Minneapolis might not draw out the same amount of the party animal as Old Jaffa…

…but, with the company assembled by Matt and Claire, it took us very little time to transition from this:

…to this:

Well played, friend.  Hopefully we didn’t cause too much trouble?


13 Responses to “uncle ben”

  1. Dad June 2, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Great pix. Ben looks good — I can understand why the baby is so happy with him.

    • annaojesus June 2, 2011 at 9:41 am #

      thanks, Dad! makes me miss the little’uns in our family.

  2. Erica June 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    I am in love with everything about this post. Everything!

    • annaojesus June 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

      aw, gee wiz, thanks! (it helps when the subject is someone we love!) i’m in love with everything about YOU! miss you bunches!

  3. Orna Ben-Shoshan June 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Anna –
    I was delighted to read about the wedding. You are such a talented writer!!! pure joy! and the things you said about Ella!..
    Keep it up!
    Love –

    • annaojesus June 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      Orna!!! What a kind note! Thank you!!! And such a compliment coming from a real writer 🙂 Miss you so much! love!

  4. Eric June 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Ella is a precocious flirt! Ben, too!

    • annaojesus June 3, 2011 at 6:23 am #

      ha! agreed! what’s the statistic we learned about good infants turning into decent children?

      • Eric June 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

        all of them!

      • annaojesus June 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

        Looks like the Blasingame-Pack Ben-Shoshans have it made, then!

  5. Ashley June 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Love love love this post!

    • annaojesus June 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

      thanks love! hope your week is shaping up well!


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