Thursday, July 9, 2009

Celebrating Ben

We had the privilege of celebrating Ben's 11th birthday with him. We started the day with a glorious trip to the beach where the children played on Ben's new raft and swam and ate and played. We love the beach and it is even more fun with great friends. We were so excited to meet Ben and we try to not be bitter that we lived around the corner from each other for 5 years before we met! Ben is such a great friend and plays so well with all of the children. It is rare to find a friend that you can spend so much time with and never argue.
Ben is honest, he is fair, he is respectful, and kind. Ben has integrity that is difficult to match. I enjoy watching Ben figure things out and include others with the games. Ben's laugh is distinct and full of joy. He has a smile that lights up the room.

We had this onesie for little Libby that says "Jedi in training pants" and on the bum it says Star Wars. I couldn't resist having her wear it for the Star Wars party and she loved playing with the light saber. Although one of the dads at the party kept referring to her as a he (I guess I can't blame him).

I will have to copy this game of light saber wars where the children have to balance on a half ball and try to knock each other off. It is an all boy game where they learn balance and can hit each other fairly. We did have to remind them several times not to hit in the face! Taylor enjoyed the game as well and was really quite good at it.

Another memory made, another day to let others know how much we care about them but definitely not another ordinary day!

1 comment:

Syndi said...

Awww! You are such a good friend. I don't know what Ben and I would do without you and your family.