Even from the time he was TEENY tiny, I would get almost excited when he would wake up in the middle of the night to eat or have a diaper change because it meant I go a chance to interact with him and see him and love on him. In fact, he's sitting in my lap right now enjoying some juice and watching Charlotte's Web. He looked over at the pictures I uploaded and started pointing, "Momma! That's Daddy!" I can't believe how much he's talking! Sentences already? Granted, they are usually only a handful of words, but him being able to say things like, "Momma, I see Daddy!" (watching Josh outside through the window). Or "I want my Momma." (to Josh while I was at the Chiropractor). I mean, really? Already? Our kiddo is a genius!
Granted, Joshua wasn't there for Benjamin's birth (we didn't know each other yet), and he missed the first little bit of his life, but I am so thankful that Benjamin will never remember life without him. They are so sweet together, I'm almost tempted to shed a tear or two just thinking about it. I couldn't ask for a better partner in parenting. He's been there for his first steps, first words, and takes so much joy in teaching him things (the high five was a big milestone lol). Now I love watching Josh tackle encouraging Benjamin to use the big boy potty chair. He is generally the first one to spot the potty face and is usually in the bathroom with Benjamin on the potty chair before I'm even half way down the hallway.
We love you, Benjamin! I hope you won't be too embarrassed when I share details about your potty training and cute things you do with the blogosphere :)