September 6, 2008

They Grow Up So Fast

The last couple of weeks have been a little difficult for me because I have had to face that my little boy is no longer a baby. Below is a before picture of Ben on the day that I decided to actually get him more than just a bang trim at the salon. The beautician asked me how short I would like it, in which I choked out, "Give him a little boy haircut." That meant cutting off most of his bangs and also the cute little curls that would stick out when he wore baseball hats. Oy.
This is the after photo. Some other firsts are in this picture. Ben can now brush his teeth on his own, in which he has graduated from eating off the yummy toothpaste to actually brushing his teeth. And as you can tell he is sitting on a potty.

We decided to go ahead and get him used to the concept because he has shown some interest and has actually been telling us sometimes when he goes.

Here is Ben all ready for church last Sunday morning. It wasn't any ordinary morning either. Darrel and I thought it was time to get the nursery ready for little brother, so Ben moved up to big boy bed status like a pro last Saturday night. There was no drama, just lots of spreading out and reading extra stories to make myself feel better. Although, I did have to get rid of three-fourths of his stuffed animals after he spent a lot of time arranging them. So now it is a week later and Ben is like "Crib who?" It doesn't even phase him when he sees the crib in the new nursery. Who needs a crib when you are sleeping in a queen sized bed?

So while Ben is in his glory, mommy is secretly holding back tears wondering where her little baby went. Oh well, I guess I better get used to these feelings and cherish the moments. :)


Laura Beth and Cliff said...

I can hardly believe how big he is getting!!! He is so adorable and it makes me sad to think how big he will get before I see him in March. Give him a big hug for me. If you get a chance I would love for you to put up pics of his new big boy room and the nursery.

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