I took this video a week ago (Feb. 7th).
This playgroup at BABS (Bloomington Area Birth Services) is a great mix of about 10-15 children of the same age range (18 month - 24 month), and like-minded moms and dads.
Benjamin particularly likes playing with Lara (our Turkish friends Yesim and Muzo's daughter), perhaps partly because he knows her since he was 3 months old.
So Benjamin always calls out for "Lara" whenever I told him that we are going to BABS playgroup on Fridays, as well as he repeats her name just like some magic word (;-) here and there throughout the day, every day.
But Benjamin also started remembering other friends' names recently, and now Ivan's name is on the list of his mantra (:-), among other kids we regularly meet at the BABS playgroup.
In this video, you can see both Lara (in yellow cardigan) and Ivan (a blond-haired and blue-eyed boy). Another girl with a camel coat is Hannah, a German-American girl.
I titled this video as "Building a Tower Together", but actually, maybe I should have titled it "Building and Destroying" ;-) You can see that when you see the video. Enjoy!
p.s. Please take a note that Benjamin is saying to Lara, "Up here. Up here," to tell her where to put the blocks. This phrase "up here" is one of his favorite words ever since he learned it from his Nanny during her last visit in December :)