It was a beautiful day, surprisingly warm weather for October. I was ready to have this baby boy who was 2 weeks "late". He was an anticipated bundle we couldn't wait to lay eyes on.
I labored through the next few hours while my husband furiously worked to fill up the tub that we had forgotten to heat. Our midwife slipped in and out from her car quietly through the laboring to check on our little boy and to see how I was doing. Finally fully dilated at 2AM and after screaming, squeezing Josh's hand eagerly and with lots of strength our little lion was born at 2:31AM in the water with lungs that were ready to roar.
You have never been one to hide what you feel and I love that about you. You enjoy discovering new adventures and ideas on how to build things. You are headstrong, determined, passionate and love to share this with all those around you.
You are a hugger and love rhythms. Which I love too. You especially love a rhythm of bacon and eggs for breakfast each morning and Daddy tucking you in each night. You have a heart for learning and love to go above and beyond in school and if I let you- you would continue working on school all day.
You are a free spirit with determination like your Dad and stubbornness like your Mom. I love seeing you laugh over silly jokes and enjoy a good beat to a song in the car even though you profusely tell me "I don't sing" I know you have a strong voice and I hear you sing quietly in the backseat sometimes. You don't mind a risk and even have shown your brother how to take a risk or two over the past few years.
I hope you always grow in your love for Jesus and for those around you. I hope you always remember to stand out. We love you Ben.
21 questions with a 5 year old
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite toy? I enjoy making things
What is your favorite fruit? Oranges
What is your favorite tv show? Transformers and Little Nutbrown Hare
What is your favorite thing to eat? Pizza and milkshakes
What is your favorite shirt? The grey shirt with a baseball hat on it
What is your favorite game? Robot Turtles Game
What is your favorite snack? Pop-tarts (S'mores and blueberry sprinkles)
What is your favorite animal? Lions
What is your favorite song? I like Frozen songs
What is your favorite book? Berenstain Bears books
What is your favorite cereal? Sprinkle donuts cereal
What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
Who is your best friend? Ian
What do you like to do outside? Riding and playing with Ian's motorcycle car
What do you like to take to bed with you? The scary teddy bear
What do you want for dinner on your birthday? The square bacon pizza (Ledo's pizza)
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to go into space, an astronaut
What color are your eyes? They are blue like Turbo
What color is your hair? Brown