Ben is Two!
I'm a little slow on this post - his birthday was a couple of weeks ago. We had a bifurcated celebration: we invited neighbors over for cupcakes on Ben's actual birthday and then we had a fun party at Grandma's house on the Saturday after.
Ben enjoyed the chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. My carpet did not.
Ben loved the fire truck cake that Grandma made. He loved the candy decorations (gum drops for siren lights!) even more than the frosting.
Zeke the Zebra.
Ben's favorite present was this toy leaf blower that actually blows bubbles. He wasn't a fan of opening presents. (Zeke did most of that for him.) He was a fan of using this leaf blower to pretend to shoot everyone in the room. "Shoot Grandma!" "Shoot Youkee!" "Shoot Zeke!"
We are very glad that Ben is in our family and we are happy to watch him grow and learn everyday. This next year we are looking forward to: potty training! a new sister! swimming lessons! riding a bike! getting out of the high chair! brushing teeth with effectiveness! (Too much on that last one?)