Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Dear Ben,

Last night you waited up patiently for me to put Bowen to bed and come scratch your back. I know you were tired but you still wanted mommy to took me back to our first night together. I was in labor the whole night before and so tired but you just could not sleep without me holding you. So that's how we spent our first night laying on my chest, right next to my heart.

You were my first born, the one who made me "mommy" and oh, the adventures we've have survived moving 5 times, and becoming a big brother twice over!

You are such a big boy these days! and ALL love climbing, riding your bike, jumping, playing sports, doing "cool tricks" on your scooter, fighting with guns and swords - I wish I had your energy! But the "poop talk" I could live without ; )

You are a sweet boy too, very affectionate but also mischievous, clever and articulate.

You love pizza, apples, and mini saltines. Your favorite song is "That's not my name" by the TingTings.

You still sleep with your beebees every night and have looked forward becoming a "five year old" since the day you turned four.

Your father and I adore you more than words can express.

Happy Birthday to our five year old Ben!

All my heart,



A lot of people lose her their waistline to pregnancy.
I did too....but forget the belly, check out my feet!
This was 2 days before Ben was born, after a long day at work.
July 22, 2004
3 months old, and yes it's the same car seat Bowen is in!
Becoming a little mischief maker....
Doing a little "fishing" last weekend.
We love you!!

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Lindy said...

I think I may have just felt a tear fall....Ben is not "little" anymore...He' sgrowing up way too fast!!

April said...

Happy Birthday to Ben, what a cutie he is, isn't it sad getting a year older, Maribel turns 3 this October and she is growing too fast for Mommy, I think I will lose it when she starts

Allison said...

OH my gosh, I can't tell you how I much I loved Ben. He's such a cutie pie and soooo funny! I remember how he used to run around and make Jenna giggle last year. That was so cute! I can't believe he's already 5! Happy Birthday Ben!! :)

Keeping up with The Jones' said...

Such a sweet letter!!!

Omg, your feet, poor thing!!!

Jessi said...

What a sweet letter your 5 year old little man! I love the picture of him sitting in the kitchen drawer and the one of him squatting on the desk nakey. *wink*

Happy Birthday, Ben!

PS. We'll be using the same infant carrier for #3 that we used for Josiah. AND what kind of cake are you constructing?

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