Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Big FOUR!




Tomorrow our little Benjamin (AKA..."Bubba", "Benjamin Bunny", "Bennigans") will turn four. On this special occassion, we would love to share a few fun memories with you and him...
Four years ago tonight, we drove from Muleshoe to Lubbock, knowing we would be meeting you soon. It was raining and mommy thought daddy was driving a little fast! But, daddy could tell that mommy meant business when she had said earlier..."I think this little guy is coming soon!"
We checked into Covenant Medical Center close to midnight and they put us in a room right away. We spent that night trying to "rest up". The next morning, we were ready to welcome you into the world. But, you wanted to wait until after lunch to be born. That is just like you to take your time!
When we met you, we immediately fell in love. What a beautiful baby. You had a head full of dark hair and eyes that were very inquisitive. You sucked your pacifier like it was your job-- and didn't let go of it until nine months later! You were such a good baby. At the hospital, you hardly cried. You were adorable in your little carrier as we loaded you up for the drive home to Muleshoe two days after you were born.
You were such a sweet baby. It took awhile for you to figure out the whole "sleeping thing", but once you got it...you got it! You still love to sleep...especially in the morning when you could snooze half the day away if we let you.
The last four years have been such a blessing as we have watched you grow into the little boy you are now. You have so many interests: cars, vacuums, building blocks, legos, learning about words and how things are spelled, and just being a silly boy sometimes! You love to run, and lately you've gotten into climbing...pretty high on your swingset! You love your little brother...most of the time. You are such a meat eater and will often beg off of other people's plates after you have finished your own. You can be very quiet and perhaps a little shy around others. But once you warm up, you are quite the conversationalist one-on-one. In a group, though, you would rather not be the center of attention. You love to sing Bible songs. Your favorites are "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho" and "Days of Elijah" (you always light up when we sing that one in worship service!). You love Jesus and love to pray at night...thanking God for your family, friends and various objects around your room. You're one of the greatest kids we know and we are so proud to be your mommy and daddy. We love you, Benjamin. Happy Fourth Birthday. Can't wait to celebrate...all week long!

12 comments:

Amy said...

I can't believe it has already been four years. I remember you being pregnant at our wedding.

Faith said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin!

Anonymous said...

Happy Fourth Birthday, Bubba. We remember the drive to Lubbock from Austin and how excited grandpa and I were about your arrival. We saw you when you were just a few minutes old.A very handsome baby boy.
Will see you later today.

Love ya, Grandpa and Grandma Pawlik

David said...

Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

We Love You!

Heather said...

Happy birthday Benjamin!!

Rebecca said...

Benjamin is such a sweetie! Happy birthday.

Beth said...
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Lori said...

Yay, Benjamin! Happy Birthday!

J Stolle said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin....have a rockin' good time. Tell momma to leave that poor little lizard alone, he is good to have around. I have one that is many years old and still around keeping the mosquitoes at bay.

Have fun, love and hugs from,
Odell, Janice & Great Great Aunt Mary

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin!! You're the best!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin! I can't belive he's FOUR! It seems like just yesterday we were at his 3rd birthday party. Where did that year go? Anyway, hope he has a terrific birthday!

Laney said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Big Guy!