Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

I have thought fondly of this day in my boy's life since he was but a wee little baby, that is until he was about 3 1/2 and the reality of sending him away to school seemed very real!! I have battled in my own mind what the right thing for him is...we have weighed all options: homeschool, private Christian school, public school, no school(ha-just kidding;)!! In the end we decided to send him to public school, Broadway Elementary School. It is just 5 blocks from our front door!! He has been admittedly scared, however, when the time came, there were no tears, no clinging...he simply sat in the hall until the teacher came, then got up and walked down the hall...didn't even look back!! I guess he was ready after all! I had doubted our decision more lately, thinking perhaps homeschool was a better option. I had prayed and prayed for peace and yet even at lunch on his first day, I thought I would burst into tears. But when I saw him walk down the hall and I walked out of the school, I had the most amazing peace--God give us what we need when we need it and not a moment too soon!!



Isn't he adorable!! My Kindergartener!!





Thankfully, Benjamin is napping when Noah is at school, otherwise, I would be hearing him ask for "Woah" all day!!


Noah, Daddy, and Nerf

Mommy and her big big boy!!

Noah's cat followed us to school and stayed the entire time he was there and then thankfully, followed us back home!



Sitting in the hall waiting to go to the classroom!


This one cracks me up...looks like an old pro!!

There he goes...off to his first day of school!
When asked if he wanted to go back for another day, he responded with a very cool, "Sure." :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

The middle child...


Benjamin Titus Seekins
22 months




This is the epitome of his personality...this face is typically followed with "WOT?" in the cutest little baby voice ever!


I'm pretty sure I can't say enough about his beautiful tousled reddish blond hair...I get a lot and I do mean a LOT of flack about him needing a haircut! But I just can't help it...he has the perfect color, the perfect texture...it's soft, but thick, just enough wave to have texture, but not be uncontrollable and then of course the color couldn't be more perfect...I have come close to taking him with me to the salon and saying, "I want this color!"


Benjamin...my middle child...most would say the middle is the worst place to be, but not for my sweet boy...he has it so great...an amazing big brother, and an adoring baby sister!! I love this little boy more than I ever thought possible...I remember vividly worrying that I wouldn't feel the same love for him as I did for Noah...then I remember even more vividly the moment he entered this world and instantly my heart swelled!! It truly is amazing how much your heart grows with each precious child!
I love his expressions when he gets in trouble!



He is very precise in his play!


He also loves to paint, color, write on himself...should I be worried!?!?

This picture shows the sweetness of the boys heart and I just love it! He has the most caring and gentle heart...when he gets up in the morning he goes to his sister's cradle, peers over the side and with a sweet little laugh he says, "Aww, cute!" Anytime she cries, he comes running with a binky saying, "I comin' I comin'!!" He looks for "Woah" all the time if Noah is not around...he is lost if Noah is not home, and wanders around calling "WO-AH!" One of my favorite things that he does is to say "bless you" anytime anybody sneezes...I call him the manners monster!! LOVE it!! One of my least favorite things he does(even though it's super cute to hear him) is that he asks the dreaded "WHY?" already...it's too much! And of course I feel compelled to answer every why, though I doubt he understands!
Last night I had put both boys to bed and when I went back up to put Grace to bed an hour later, Benjamin was still awake...he called out when he heard me. I don't usually get my babies up after they have gone to bed, but this time was different...we had the best time, I don't get much time alone with just Benjamin, so it was a lot of fun...he played with the toys, he didn't scream (because nobody was taking toys away from him) and then we found the jacks...it was soooo much fun showing him how to spin jacks and while he never actually got one to spin, he was so intrigued and he tried very hard...he watched me very closely and tried to mimic my movement exactly on spinning them and dropping them! It was priceless!! Then to make the night with him even better, when he was finally tired and ready for bed, we got a binky and he snuggled with me until he fell asleep!!♥


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Happy 2 month Baby Girl!

 
Our sweet and happy baby girl is 2 months old now! She is seriously the smiliest baby!!  
She weighed in at a hefty 14 lbs 1 oz and was 22 1/2 inches long!