Monday, May 21, 2012

Middle child

We like to say that Ben was born a middle child.  From the beginning, he has worked super hard to keep our attention on him.  Starting with his early arrival, he has demanded it.  Ben is really coming into his personality right now.  At 2 and a half, I don't always love the personality I am seeing and it isn't with out it's challenges.  But he is so much fun and has such strong opinions about everything.  At the park the other day, someone asked who the little bitty boy who doesn't even really look like he should be talking but was bossing all the other kids around was.  I immediately knew she was talking about our ringleader wild man himself.  Here ware some fun things he has been up to lately.

 He will jump on or off anything.  I'm a little fearful of the pool this summer

 He tried gum for the first time and LOVED it, but I won't give him it often since he just swallowed it

 Oh, bedtime.  Ben just transitioned to a twin bed from this toddler bed (bunkbeds pics to come).  We find him on the floor about twice a night.  We also have started not only taking him to potty around 10, but switching him into a pull up too.  He protests them strongly if he is fully awake and says they are diapers, but our little buddy can't make it through the night quite yet so until then we will be sneaking in and pulling a switch

this shows a bit more of his personality.  While he loves his haircut and he also loves having his picture taken.  It was not his idea to take the picture, so this was the face I got

1 comment:

Cyndi - YaYa said...

He so reminds me of you at that age... just sayin'... I love this kid!!