Today is Ben’s Birthday. It has been 8 years since we welcomed our first little boy into this world. Out of all of my pregnancies, this was my easiest. Not good, but better than any other.(to this day, we still aren’t really sure why) It’s really impossibe to imagine our family without Ben. He is always quick to offer help to Mommy when I am working on something that he could do instead. He adores little babies and prides himself in being able to quiet Gabe at times when I can not. He loves to plan and build all different kinds of things. Currently, Lego’s are his favorite indoor activity. He loves to ride bikes and do jumps off just about anythings..rocks, stairs, you name it. It scares me to have to watch sometimes, but everytime he pulls off a “great jump!”
Ben’s name means, “Son of the right hand, with God as my Judge” I love this meaning. I think it is very fitting for him. “Son of the right hand” -being the first born gives him that title and “With God as my Judge” is how I want him to live his life. That each and every day, he will make the choice to glorify Jesus in all that he does.
Ben, I am so proud of you!!
Eating out in Hawaii
On Sunset beach in Hawaii.
At Hanauma Bay in Hawaii
Broiling his first set of Steak (because we ran out of gas on the BBQ). They were delcious!
I just LOVE thise summer highlights!
Ben loves to be out doors. Climbing trees, riding his bike, and building “stuff”.
Loving up on our new little baby!
Riding the horses at the fair.
Surfing on the intertube!
This is his “first” gopher that he trapped in our backyard. He is super exicted in this picture. Eric is exicted to… one less gopher tearing his yard up!
The Lego Fire Station
Playing in the sand in Grenada.
With one of his best friends..Michael.
Ben at 2 years.
Peeking in on new little brither Michael
Hanging out with Big Sister Laura
This is my favorite…3 Generations!!
Laura and Ben (about 6 months)
Happy Birthday Ben! I love you!!!