Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brushing the Cobwebs Away With Some TINEWTF!

Wow.  It has been a long time since I even looked at this little blog of mine.  I have so much to catch up on.  It has been one crazy summer!

For now, though, I will start out with a few things about Ben that I never ever want to forget:

*Last night Ben took all of the leftovers from our dinner plates and pile them in a bowl declaring that he had made "dinner" for me.  The look on his face says it all!  He is so pleased when he helps me around the house and so am I!

*Tonight as I was preparing to serve dinner to Ben and Emma, I looked over and saw that Ben had carefully placed a plate and fork at their places.  It didn't matter that he had taken them out of the dishwasher and they were still dirty, I was so proud of him!  I just quickly and quietly washed them!

*Ben is a sweet and sensitive soul in a wild and hyperactive body!  He has started to say "I love you, Mama" without me initiating it and it is music to my ears!  He also will say he is sorry and give hugs without being asked to and means it.  It doesn't stop him from repeating the same naughty behavior over and over again but still....!

*He loves swords!  For months he has been creating his own swords out of straws and cup lids, a meat baster, a bubble stick, sticks, anything that sparks his active imagination.  I am not a fan of play weapons but Ben now has his own.  I broke down when he came in one day and cried himself to sleep because the neighbor boys would not share their swords with him. Funny thing is that hes till prefers his straw swords!

 Yep.  This 3 straws taped together to make one awesome sword!  Oh yeah, and ignore my mess.  Those of you who know me well know that my house is NEVER clean.  How could it be with these 2 cuties running around like little crazies??

 *He loves to line up his Hot Wheels just like my brothers did when they were his age.  Must be a boy thing!

*Barman and Superheroes in general reign supreme in our house.  Ben is Batman and Emma is Batman Girl.  Once or twice he has even called me Batmama which in my eyes is the ultimate in cool! He loves Spiderman and pretends to shoots webs with his wrists.  He wears his blue cape so much that it now has holes in it.  When he builds Mega Blox towers they are the "Batman Cave".  Ben is such a cool kid!

My son, I love you.  I love how you run and spin and jump.  I love how you are my little helper.  I love how pleased you are when I say thank you for helping.   I love your smile, I love the sound of your laughter.  I love when you say "I need you, Mama",  I love it when you wake me up in the morning so excited to tell me that the sun is up.  I love your hugs and kisses.  I love YOU!!

Emma is next...till next time!