Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bennett's Second Birthday

This birthday seemed different to me.
Much more contemplative than when he turned one.
I mean I even went and read his traumatic birth story and sat and dwelled on it for a while.

I feel like something changed.
I mean besides the fact that his clothes are no longer measured in months, something else has changes.
I feel like he's a MAN now.
I think this feeling I have is the same feeling that spurred on Bennett's up coming dedication.
He's stepping into his own.
By no means do I think I'm done parenting him but it's time, and I think he's ready.
Ready to start learning.

I know he's been learning since the day he was born (heck, even before then too!) but it's time for learning.
Learning about God and what it means to worship Him.
Learning about language and the effect words have.
Learning about social interactions and how to give.
Learning about service and what it looks like help others.

I know it sounds like a lot for a two year old (it sounds like a lot for me) but it's just the sense I have.
A sense that it's time to "Step it up boy!"
I have no clue what this will look like or how it will play out in life
I have no curriculum
I have no plans
I just have a sense that something has changed and it's time for my B-boy to step up.

All that said...

We had a fabulous time celebrating on Tuesday! 

Yes, I made his shirt
Showing two fingers for his age...

Lucky for Bennett his birthday was on a Tuesday, thus making it "Taco Tuesday"! So we had dinner at Carnitas Express in Murrieta with some of our family (both by blood and by heart)

After dinner we came back to our place for pear pie and presents

If you missed the video of us singing to Bennett TWICE make sure to scroll down to the last post, it is fantastic! I love how he waited for us to start singing for him again! He cracks me up! 

As with any birthday party (no matter how small) it seemed like there were too many presents, but Bennett LOVED them all and they have all been successfully incorporated into his bed room now.
Last year people wrote cards for B's upcoming birthdays, here's his first one! 

Gun #1
Gun #2

As you my have noticed, there were some guns involved in Bennett's gifts... mayhem ensued

Bed time came quickly, we were all exhausted from such a fun, fun day! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I'm not really okay with this 
but some how or another 

please join me as I reminisce and try not to cry

Two weeks big

2 months

6 months

1 year ago today

Easter Stud Muffin

Summer Sleeping Angel

Bennett-Boy, your Mommy and Daddy love you so much and are so filled with joy and pride over the little person you are and are becoming. We pray love and joy and peace and patience and kindness and goodness and faithfulness and gentleness and self-control over the remainder of your days as you grown into the knowledge and understanding of your creator.