Ben's 2!!

He's been acting like a 2 year old for so long, we thought his birthday would never get here! Nate helped him decide that he wanted a Mater birthday, so here we go.

Mater cake (yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting)
Mater games (Have Fun Fishin', Mater and Pin the Teeth on Mater)
I added Mater and McQueen to his birthday banner from last year. Waste not!
We had a total of 7 kids and 5 adults come to celebrate. It was a long, fun party!

At 2 years old, Ben is 27 lbs 3 oz and 35.25" tall. He eats almost anything and especially loves vegetables (for now). He always wants to feed himself, using a fork and/or spoon, except for the second half of supper, when he sits on Rodgers' lap and makes Rodgers feed him. He can count to 20, but sometimes gets stuck repeating 18. He knows the alphabet, but doesn't yet recognize letters. He is trying to learn colors. He talks constantly and about everything, using long sentences. Ben plays pretend and uses his imagination a lot; he really loves acting out scenes from his favorite books and movies, with his brother of course. He loves to look at books, be read to, build with Legos, and play with balls, especially dribble a soccer ball. Ben surprised us this month by starting to learn memory verses with Nate. He also drew straight lines on a doodle toy today and told me he was drawing Scoop, Muck, Dizzy, Roley, Bob, and Wendy.

Best of all, he is potty trained! Well, he's fully trained for #1 during waking hours at least. He still sleeps in a diaper and goes #2 in said diaper, which is all fine with me.

His favorite person in the world is his brother. He misses Nate while he is at school and is constantly telling me that he needs to go to school, too. However, once we get into the routine, he really does love one-on-one time with dear old Mom.


  1. Hi there! I hope Ben had a great 2nd birthday! I'm Heather and I was wondering if you could answer my quick question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com


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