Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ben at 3

Benjamin Robert Anthony turned 3 today. He is an amazing kid. I am almost sad to see him turn 3 because I enjoyed him being 2 so much.
Ben loves to play outside, loves rocks and sticks and loves to eat. He seems to eat all. the. time. At his party tonight, Paul and I gave him a Reese's Peanut Butter heart. He kissed it. Not once. Not twice. THREE times. What 3 year old does that? (Well, thinking about it puts me in mind of another 3 year old who probably would have done that- his name was ZACK!)
He is generally obedient, but does test the limits at times. He does not like to nap. In fact, one of his favorite sayings, said right before naptime and bedtime is "I don't take naps anymore". He is amazed that Sam doesn't have to take a nap and is convinced he doesn't need to either. Some days he lays in bed, never sleeping. But mommy is not ready for him to give up naps yet!
He loves to read books, play cars and has discovered playing games. I try and play at least one game with just the boys every day after we do school and Ben loves this. Alot of the time he has no idea what is going on but he is happy just to be included.
Ben loves Emma and loves to kiss her. He is very sweet to her. He also loves to play with Sam, who is his idol. If Sam is doing something, then Ben wants to do it also.
He makes the funniest faces and can be very animated. At his birthday party tonight, he was so excited, he exclaimed loudly at each gift. At one point, he ran down the hall to put on a new outfit he had just received. He gave us all a good show!
Benjamin, I love you so much. I can't believe you are already 3! What a gift you have been to me and to your family. Don't ever change. (And you can slow down growing up!!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

happy birthday Ben! I remember when you were Zeb's age!-Oriana