Monday, June 1, 2015

6 Years Old!

Today is Ben's 6th birthday!

It's been a big year for Ben in many ways.  

He's almost completed his first year of school.  Ben was young for his class since he has a summer birthday.  We worried that it might be an issue starting kindergarten, but after a lot of thought and discussion we knew it was best for him to start when he did.  Mark and I couldn't be more pleased with how the school year has gone.  Ben has exceeded our expectations, and we're so proud.  He has a phenomenal memory.  Ben's started to read and he likes to work on math problems.  He also likes to draw.  He's really interested in space and prehistoric animals--saber tooth tigers and woolly mammoths.  

Ben also played sports for the very first time this year (school year).  He played soccer last fall, and this spring he's playing tee-ball.

Ben is full of energy and spunk.  The evidence is that his jeans all have holes in the knees and grass stains.  He loves to make silly faces.  He thinks it's hilarious to annoy Will (he's the perfect little brother).  He likes to make jokes and make people laugh.  He doesn't like to disappoint.  He loves for me to read him books.  He has the biggest sweet tooth--he would live on sugar and candy if we let him.  He could play for hours with Legos and makes the most creative contraptions out of all of the sets we have. 

It's been such a busy day with school, tee-ball and baseball games that I had to wait until the evening to interview Ben to find out what his current favorite things are.

Ben's favorite things:

Favorite food: Pizza

Ben's favorite drink is root beer

Favorite fruit: apples

Favorite veggie: green beans

Favorite sport to play: Baseball

Ben's favorite sports team is the Texas Rangers. 

Favorite toys: Legos, swords, light saber

The best show on television according to Ben is Legends of Chima, Ninjago, and Odd Squad on PBS kids.

Ben's favorite thing to learn about in school is math.

Ben's favorite thing about school is play in centers because there's Legos.

If Ben could go anywhere in the world, he'd go to Arctic to see polar bears or the ocean because he wants to see sharks.

Ben's favorite color is green

When Ben grows up he wants to be a firefighter.

His current favorite song is "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars.  

His favorite book right now is  National Geographic Angry Birds Playground Animals

Favorite holiday: Christmas

Favorite animal: Saber tooth tigers and dinosaurs
Ben says, "Extinct animals are actually fun."

Ben's birthday meal, if he could choose would be Grimaldi's.

Ben really likes Minecraft, Ninjago, Ninja Turtles, Chima, iPad,  Wii, Nintendo DS, playing outside, riding bikes, going to church, and spending time with family.

We celebrated Ben's birthday early by eating lunch with him at school on Friday.  He also picked Grimaldi's pizza on Sunday after church.  He said, "Maybe we could go somewhere I like to eat like Grimaldi's where they have pizza that I like."  We will have his birthday this weekend and Ben chose a Minecraft theme.

Dear Ben,
God knew we needed you to complete our family.  You are the best little brother Will could ever ask for.  You are a sweet and kindhearted son.  You are precious to us and we love you so much!

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