Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday Bennett!

Bennett turns two today!  Chris and I are out of town on a work trip.  Here's hoping you don't hold our absence against us, Bennett.  Although, when I told you last week that your birthday was coming up, you looked at me, blinked a few times, and said, "Oh." So, I'm thinking this birthday is totally fine to be a bit low key.

Look at you, such a little boy!  There's no baby left in you.  You seem to be afraid of nothing.  This summer you conquered swimming, water slides, and the climbing wall at the park.  You were slightly conquered by the coffee table... and thankfully your Dad was able to fix your wound with a little surgical bond.  Your scar is hardly noticeable.  I am assuming it's the first of many scars.  I'm thinking it's a good thing Dad works at a hospital.  It might be handy from time to time.

These last couple of months you've started speaking an intelligible language.  You call your sister Lakes and love to follow her around.  The first question you ask each morning is, "Where's Lakes?"  You're speaking in sentences and making so much more sense.  However, you do occasionally baby curse us in a string of unrecognizable words when you're frustrated.  It's been fun watching you learn new words and your favorite thing to say is, "No," "Stop" and "Why."  

You certainly know what you like and don't like and have the most expressive faces to let us know just what you think about different situations.  We tease that you have two modes of operation: happy and really irritated.  Luckily, you're happy most of the time.

We're nowhere near ready to potty train.  Your sister has attempted to potty train you a couple of times now by taking your diaper off and leading you to a toilet - she's a helpful one.  But since you daily cry wolf about poop in your diaper, we know it's not something we're going to attempt anytime soon.

You love trains, cars and anything outside.  You like to play on the iPad when you get the chance but haven't quite mastered the touch screen.  Gentle touches are not your specialty.  Neither is graceful walking, table manners or flexibility... but in time.

You bring so much joy and laughter to our life.  We are so thankful to be your mom and dad and to watch you continue to grow into a little man.  We love you, Bennett Brand.  Happy Birthday!

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