Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Two boys and a birthday

Fireworks with his best friends!

Riding the go-kart with his big cousin Mack!

Hiding under his bed during nap time!

Being funny in Daddy's glasses!

Fell asleep during movie night..

He fell asleep while I was reading to him!! 
I don't care how many years go by, when June 19 rolls around, we will always say "wow, can you believe Ben was born on Jimmy's birthday?". It's so crazy and amazing and fun that these two guys share a birthday. They are so alike in so many ways and then to share a day as personal as your birthday makes it all the better! I love these two guys and can't e believe how very much our Ben has come into his own this year. His talking is now right on par with children his own age and wow does he have some of the most wonderful things to say. 

Bens favorite things at 4 and some interesting facts:

Wearing his "work clothes" (suit and tie)

Wearing his cowboy stuff

Playing in his room with his baseball cards (Jimmy's old ones)

Being with his "best friends" (Anna, Serene and Rivers). He says Patience isn't old enough to be a friend yet but she can be when she's old enough. :)

Swinging on his swing set. He goes out and swings for 10 or 15 minutes at a time just singing and thinking. 

He loves music and anything with a beat gets him dancing as soon as he hears it. 

He loves to help clean up and organize but isn't always willing to do it when I ask... He likes for it to be his idea. :)

He knows what he wants and can rarely be convinced otherwise.

He has a heart for others and is very sensitive to their needs and hurts.

He is a deep deep thinker.

He absolutely adores his baby sister and beams with joy when she runs up and hugs him. (She is such a hugger... Heart melt!!!)

He loves to get the approval of his big sisters and is so proud when thy are proud of him! 

He told us just this weekend... "I have to go with Rivers, I have to protect him, I his big brother"

I cannot even express how much I adore this little guy. He is such a joy and asset to our home. Happy (belated) 4th birthday Ben! 

Happy Birthday Daddy too!!!

Being silly on a Saturday while Daddy and sister slept behind him!!


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