How Benjamin rolls! Plus, GRAND Social No. 342 link party for grandparents

How Benjamin rolls!

Saturday was Jim’s birthday, and Brianna and Patrick arranged a family gathering at a new burger spot in town in recognition of burgers being Jim’s forever favorite food.

It was great to have all our local immediate family in attendance:

From left: Tyler (Allen’s 17-year-old son), Allen (Andrea’s boyfriend), Andrea, James, Brianna, Patrick holding Benjamin, me, and Jim.

Kudos to Tyler for managing to get a shot that included everyone at the table!

While we were all gathered together to celebrate Jim, we soon were raucously regaling Benjamin for a milestone move made right before our eyes.

See, soon after most of us were through eating, Benjamin was bordering on going bananas—tired of being held or stuck in his seat—and needed to stretch out. So Patrick cleared a spot on the table, and Benjamin stretched.

And then, for the very first time, Benjamin rolled over! Completely, not getting mucked up and settling to lie on his side rather than complete the challenge as he’s been doing for weeks.

Benjamin’s milestone move surprised us all—and clearly completely cracked up big brother James to witness.

‘Twas grand celebration for one and all!

GRAND Social No. 342 link party for grandparents

On another grand note, it’s time for another GRAND Social link party exclusively for grandparents! Thank you for joining us!

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How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.

  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.

  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)

  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).

  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 

  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.