My little family!

My little family!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Benny turns 4.5!!



My Baby Boy -- I'm sorry this is a 2 + weeks late. 

HOW ARE YOU 4 AND A HALF??? I can't believe another 6 months have passed since your awesome 4th birthday at Bounce U. 

Buddy -- there are no words to describe our love for you. Your zest for life, your love of fun and family and friends is contagious and your high-spitted (and tough) attitude is teaching ME kindness and patience and empathy. You are the best little buddy. You keep us on our toes with your energy and joy. 

How you look... You are SO HANDSOME!!! (And you constantly ask me if you look handsome) -- you really, really care about your looks. I don't know if this is good or bad but it's certainly a big part of YOU. You are TALL and getting SKINNY -- as a little babe, you were so chubby but now? You're just SOLID. Big brown eyes. Gorgeous light hair. Now that we are in the midst of summer, your tan lines are too cute. 

Your Schedule....You are doing OKAY in this area. You've quit napping a while back but you're going through  a period of FEAR. If it was up to you, you'd sleep in Layla's room (or she'd sleep in yours) every single night. You get very scared at bedtime and it takes you a bit to settle down -- BUT...overall, you're doing well. You go to sleep around 7:30 PM and wake up sometime between 6 AM - 7 AM. The rule is to wait for the green light to turn green at 6:55 AM (and read books if you wake up earlier) - you mostly follow this rule. You are adjusting to your new camp/school and it's been a tough few weeks for you... lots of tantrums, attitude, stress. BUT -- I'm hoping you'll get back to normal soon which will result in sleeping better, happier mornings and a better day overall. 

Your Likes....You love playing with your sister. You love wrestling. You love board games (Chutes & Ladders, Shopkins Go Shopping, Perfection). You love playing with ALL of your guys (Batman, Superman, all the villains). You love reading books. You love to lay with me on the sofa and cuddle up for a movie. You LOVE Brian. You love sucking your thumb. You love sleepovers at anyone's else who will take you (right now, you're at sleepover at Uncle Adam & Aunt Heather's house). You love when ALL of your cousins are together. You love go to Florida to see Grandma & Grandpa. You love dinners at Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's house. You love the zoo, the Aquarium, the please touch museum. You love the library. YOU LOVE YOUR FRIENDS. SO SO much. Especially Brody. He's your main squeeze. You love swimming and you are finally jumping from the side on your own. 

Your Dislikes: You don't like getting dressed - you have a really hard time (STILL) choosing an outfit for the day. You don't like being alone. You don't like change. You don't like going to a store and not getting a toy. You don't like when Layla gets to do certain things and you don't. 

Your Food: You LOVE food!! Your favorites -- Chinese, Moes (burritos), pizza, brownies, cereal, strawberries, grapes, chocolate milk, lemonade. You really are willing to try anything and you're so much fun to dine with.

Your Thoughts: You are SO curious -- you slowly take in the world around you and ask the sweetest questions. You are are smart and silly and curious but content. 

Benjamin Sawyer.... you are the cutest, smartest, most lovely boy. Even when you're screaming at me "MEAN MAMA" and growling and hissing over who knows what? -- Once you calm down, you curl up on my lap and whisper over and over "I love you, Mama". You tell me every single day that I'm beautiful. You are full of love and I can't wait to watch you grow. Just not too fast, okay? 

We are excited for this upcoming school year..... Pre-K buddy!! A new school, all new friends.. and I think you'll be having a bowling party for your 5th birthday! Exciting stuff!!

WE LOVE YOU FOREVER,
Mama

**Some pictures from the past 6 months.....**

This is how I'll always picture you in my head <3
































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