Today Ben is 6 months old. Hard to believe it's been a half a year. He is officially sitting independently as of this week. He is babbling and shrieking and eating a long list of foods. And, as of this morning, he is currently cutting TWO teeth, his bottom front. Today our neighborhood had a huge yard sale. Ben scored a Little Tykes car and a few other toys for future use at ridiculously low prices. Then we went swimming, VERY briefly, in unbearably cold water and sunbathed a little followed by a nap and dinner w/ our best friends to celebrate my birthday (it is actually not until next Tuesday). Overall, a wonderful day.