We've had a busy couple of days so prepare for a lot of pictures.
December 20: Granny and Paw-Paw's Christmas
Going to Granny and Paw-Paw's is an annual Christmas tradition. We look forward to it every year. It's nice to have all of the family in one place at one time. The boys had a great day.
There was a lot of cousin on cousin wrestling while the kids waited to open their presents.
This is what Caleb thinks of waiting to open presents. He's not amused.
Benjamin got several small Lego kits and he immediately went to work at putting them together.
A little help from some little cousins.
After lengthy Lego building, Benjamin went outside to try out his new bow and arrow set.
Caleb was mostly interested in playing basketball. It's his thing.
Granny and Paw-Paw have a lot of bird visitors to their feeders. Caleb and I sat outside for a good while so he could watch the birds. He was so excited because he saw several that we don't get in our own backyard. I wish all of you could see Caleb's passion for birds. He is so knowledgeable and appreciative of these animals. He can name just about any bird you put in front of him. He could probably tell you where that bird lives and possibly even tell you the wing span. He knows his stuff.
Caleb quote: "These birds are just so beautiful".
This boy will have some kind of job in the field of nature. I just know it. His passion is deep.
December 21: Spina Bifida Christmas Party....but more importantly....Benjamin's 6th Birthday!
My sweet baby turned 6 years old today. I can't believe it. It really does go by so fast. Wasn't it just yesterday that he was born?
So last year we went all out on Benjamin's 5th birthday party. This year was very low-key. Benjamin really didn't want a big party and December has been such a crazy busy month...I don't know when we could have planned a party. No party this year but we still wanted to make the day special and fun for our birthday boy!
His favorite colors are "shiny gold and orange." Okay. So, I bought some shiny orange decorations (easy to find this time of year) and some orange party ware. He woke up this morning to a festive table. He loved it.
We always do birthday donuts.
Some serious bed-head on this SIX year old!
Decorating a cookie.
He put exactly 6 m&m's on his cookie, because he's 6.
That's a good dad right there. Carrying a very heavy, and very big 9 year old boy up and down stairs so he can see the inside of a plane.
My little monkey.
Still can't believe he is six.
If you haven't read Benjamin's story, you should. That little booger made a grand entrance into the world folks. It makes for quite a story.