What we did and when we did it. Sometimes.

What we did and when we did it. Sometimes. People, places and events to remember.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ben at Two Years Old

Happy Birthday, Benjamin! 

Two years ago, your story began with the doctor announcing "He is perfect!  Beautiful!"  She was so right. 

Look at you now!  Where has the time gone?

At two, you are
  • climbing up and down the stairs
  • signing more than 50 words
  • not afraid to voice your opinion
  • saying "moo!"
  • crawling (a real crawl, not just army crawling)
  • still scooting around on your bottom - you are incredibly fast.
  • pulling to stand and cruising around furniture
  • climbing onto the arm of the couch and "jumping" onto the cushions (learned from Evan and Corrie)
  • clasping your hands together to pray before dinner

You love
  • your brother and sister
  • Signing Time
  • pizza
  • Signing Time
  • singing and dancing
  • Signing Time 
  • bounce houses


Some of my favorite things you do:
  • tricking people into singing (you start doing the motions, I start singing the song, then you stop doing the motions and laugh at me)
  • tattle-telling on people (when Emmett denied you something, you fussed.  I asked what was wrong, and you pointed indignantly at your father.  Ha!)
  • throwing toys down the stairs ... or out the front door ... or out of the garage ... Our front step often has a collection of plastic balls, Fisher Price Little People and shoes that you have tossed out.  
  • You also hide toys (and other items) in the most convenient kitchen cabinet or drawer.  When we were on our summer trip, half of the baby monitor went missing.  "Was Ben playing with it?"  "Yes."  "Check the dresser drawers."  And there it was.

You are fun and smart and sweet and a bit of a troublemaker.  You make my heart smile.  I love you!


  1. Happy Birthday Ben! Oh my gosh, he's the cutest thing ever! It sounds like he is doing amazing and that he is bringing you guys so much joy!

  2. Happy Birthday, Ben!!! You are doing fantastic and I can't wait to see all that you do in the coming year.