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Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Ben!

You are ONE year old.

You give high fives.

You are becoming noisy!  "Buh, buh, buh" is the babble of choice, and you loudly protest when things aren't going your way.

You are my easiest baby.  By far.  You are a great sleeper.

You love to eat, and I am probably too cautious with what I feed you.

You are incredibly flexible.

You are a ham.  You love the camera.

You push up SO high on your arms, but don't like to bear weight on your knees or feet.

You move from place to place - you can roll and push yourself backward, and I think you want to crawl.  I often find you wedged under furniture because you have pushed backward.

You grab noses, glasses, earrings and necklaces.
When someone is holding you and looking you in the face, you love to grab their hair with both hands and pull the person toward you, so you can give them a big open-mouthed kiss.
You love your siblings and want to be a part of the action.

You love music.

The shape sorter is your favorite toy.

You love music.

You love to wave.

You reach for people - for hugs, to be picked up, etc.

You sign "all done!" with enthusiasm.

Your smile lights up our lives. 

This has been quite a year.  Ben, I could not imagine our lives without you. 

We love you, sweet boy.  Happy birthday, Benjamin Paul!


  1. Happy Birthday Ben! May God bless him always!

  2. Happy Birthday! He is sooo cute!!

  3. Happy Birthday Ben! You are such a cutie!!

  4. Happy birthday Ben! You are such a treasure.

  5. Deb, that last comment was from me. Sorry. Was so excited to wish ben a happy birthday forgot to sign.

    P.s. Looks like yall are having a blast. See yall soon.