Friday, October 01, 2010

Benjamin is TWO!

Wow! It's hard to believe that 2 years ago today we grew our family to a family of four! I don't think I ever realized that birthdays held so much significance for mothers. It's so strange to reminisce and be able to remember that day soooo vividly. At almost a week past due, I specifically remember how completely annoyed I was that I was NOT in labor, so as any pregnant woman 5 days overdue would, I went to bed and cried! I woke up about 2 hours later having contractions that were keeping me awake. They were 6 minutes apart...I labored for about 3 hours before calling the doc...the contractions were not any closer together, but getting more intense. We woke Noah up and took him to Grandma and Grandpa, he talked to them for a while before going back to sleep...he was SOOO excited to become a big brother! Checked in to the hospital at 4am...went to triage to be sure I was in labor(HAHA!)! Finally got to the Family Beginnings Birth Center around 445 and straight into the jetted tub(never could have done that back labor without water). Contractions stayed at 6 min apart the entire time...it was so nice to catch a nap between contractions since I had been up all night...at 927am, Thursday, October 2, 2008 our sweet sweet baby boy arrived! We had not been able to agree on a name(my top pick was Benjamin, Joel's was Titus), when the nurse asked what his name was, I sadly said that he didn't have one. Joel piped up with, "How about Benjamin Titus?" And thus we have Benjamin Titus Seekins. We couldn't really tell what color hair he had at first, thought maybe a hint of red, but could never have known how red it would actually get before settling into the extra strawberry blond it is now! From chubby bubby to 9 month walker to Mr. Independence giving up his binky all on his own, deciding to call himself "Ti-us" at times, and currently trying to potty train himself, this little guy has kept us on our toes and added so much joy to our lives. We are thankful every day for this wonderful gift from God...it truly is amazing that God would entrust us with these little lives...we are truly blessed beyond exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think!

Benjamin was not understanding it was his birthday, today...he loves to say "Happy to you" any time he hears Happy birthday. He had a lot of fun blowing out his candles(over and over again)! He has no clue that we were unable to actually get his birthday present for him today...he got a matchbox airplane and some picker uppers and wouldn't know the difference if that were all he got...I love the innocence at this age! He loved his airplane cake(Daddy made it) and he couldn't keep his little fingers out of it! What a fun (cold, rainy, yucky) day we had celebrating our sweet little guy! Noah was very sweet with his brother today(though he is always wondering when his own birthday will come around again!) They are the sweetest brothers ever! We had such a great day just celebrating Benjamin in our family...here are some pics from our day!


We went in singing Happy Birthday to him...he wasn't interested until he was out of bed!

Ok, it's an inside joke(with absolutely no meaning) in our family, but it evokes infectious giggles...we ask the boys, "Where'd the eggs go?" And they instinctively put their arms up and we of course tickle them!! Ya just have to be there, but that is what Benjamin is doing in this picture!

Pedal Plane Flyoffs! Benjamin would have stayed in the plane ALLLL day long!!
Our whole family! Happy Birthday to Benjamin!

The little train was supposed to take us to the little airport where we would be able to check out the cool airplanes(trains and airplanes...what more could this 2 year old boy ask for!?!?!)...but it rained so we took a ride around a couple blocks instead!




Noah getting bopped on the head for stealing the frosting from Benjamin's cake(he wasn't really eating it, just didn't want his brother to have it!)


His "what?" face when his name is called for being naughty!

One of his newest expressions~crack up!

Airplane cake~Courtesy: Dad
WOW! What a cake!
Blowing out candles!

Big try!

We finished off the day with Wii Fit Plus...Benjamin wanted to play soooo bad, Joel said it was like a video game with a live controller! HA! They had fun!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Benjamin Titus!

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