Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ben is 8!!!

Today our baby boy turns 8 (I guess he is not so much a baby any more)!  I can't believe it has been 8 years since we became parents.  What an amazing day it was when he was born!!  Today we celebrate him and what an amazing young man he is becoming.  
 Ben is the funniest little guy around.  He tells the most creative stories and comes up with the funniest jokes.  He keeps us laughing all the time.  He has a quick wit and always has a funny come back to whatever you say.  His laugh is infectious.  I love hearing him laugh.

He continues to flourish in school.  Second grade has been a challenge at times but he does great.  He excels at math and reading.  Books are always in his hand.  He reads on a 5th-6th grade reading level.  Science and history are his favorite things to research.  He loves anything related to wars.  It is so much fun to see his interests develop and change.
 He continues to be an extremely loyal kid.  He is a great friend!  Everybody loves Ben.  He loves playing outside along with playing the Wii U.  Legos continue to be a favorite.  He could spend hours just playing with Legos.  He is such an easy going guy.  Goes with the flow in pretty much all situations!

Ben is a growing guy.  He is up to 68 pounds and 52 inches.  He remains super healthy other than his seasonal allergies.  He has become a great eater in the last year.  He will try just about anything you put in front of him.  He may not like it but will try.  Vegetables, fruits, meats , milk are all favorites.  Ben's choice of clothing is always athletic pants or shorts and a t shirt.  He will put on nicer clothes when we ask but he always quickly changes back into his "uniform."
 In the past year he has grown so much in his relationship with God.  He understands more and more each day how he is a sinner in need of a Savior.  He is learning what it means to follow Jesus each day.  We are so proud of him.  He has such a tender heart and remains so compassionate towards others.  We are so excited to see how God is going to continue to use him in the future!
Happy Birthday sweet boy!!  You are an amazing gift and each day we thank God for giving you to us!!  We love you!!