In some ways the second child is easier than the first. As parents, we are more confident and knowledgeable with Ben than we were with his big brother. However, each child is different, and our sweet Ben definitely challenges us as parents! He is energetic, into everything, and prone to mood swings. He is also more of a cuddler than his big brother, and has the sweetest manner of speech. There isn't much that brings more joy to my heart than hearing him say, "Thanks, mama!"
Clothes: mostly 4T
Shoes: Size 7
Diapers: Size 5. Not much interest in the potty yet.
Weight: 37 pounds
Height: 37 inches
Likes: Blowing bubbles,
Dislikes: doctors offices or anything resembling them
Speech: Ben is learning new words every day! He is also starting to put words together more often. He definitely took his time to start talking, but now he's really taking off!
Interests: Ben has taken a fancy to airplanes! He loves to point them out during car trips.
Doing some art at preschool.
Ben discovered that the dog door is really fun!
Fun at Kindermusik!
That slide static can be brutal.
Ben was so funny during the Easter Egg Hunt at our church. The eggs were not filled (you were supposed to trade in your empty eggs for a prize bag at the end). but he was NOT impressed with the empty eggs!
Swings are so much fun!
We have great friends.
Those are some hyped up boys in the backseat!
Such a handsome fella!
A family picture at Daytona Beach!
He loves a good messy snack!
We had some portraits taken of the boys over the summer. As soon as we got there Ben completely freaked out and I thought there was no way that we were going to get a good picture of him. That photographer was a miracle worker!
Hiking with Pappy and Gigi in the Great Smokey Mountains!
This is the first time that Ben met his newest cousin, Anna. It was long overdue!
Boy is it hard to get a good picture of a group of youngsters! This is all of my parent's grandchildren.
We cherish the time that we get to spend with family!
First day of school, August 2017. Ben is attending preschool at our church this year.
My beautiful boys.
We weathered Hurricane Irma with little damage, thankfully. Grandma and Grandpa stayed with us, along with their cat. It was nice to have a few extra hands to handle all the energy that comes along with two little boys!
We were without power for two days after Hurricane Irma - at some point during the power outage the light switch in Ben's room got flipped on, so when power was restored during naptime, the light came on in his room. He slept for his normal naptime even with the light on!
Ice cream is cooooold!