Today was actually Ben’s birthday, but we had his birthday celebration last week when Grandma was still here visiting us.
Mark made chocolate cupcakes for our little party. I love cupcakes. They are easy to make and bake quickly, and best of all, easy to frost. And (if you stick to just one cake), the perfect serving size.
Ben, however, did not share our enjoyment of cupcakes:
After that, we opened presents, all of which Ben loved. Mark jokes that we probably own every baby toy currently being sold at Toys ‘R’ Us!
It’s hard to believe that Ben is 2 years old already. In a way, the time has flown by, but yet these have been the longest 2 years of our lives, I think. The second year was definitely easier and more enjoyable than the first, since we had fewer doctor visits, and Ben has stayed (mostly) healthy, and developed a neat little personality of his own.
Sometimes I do feel sad that things turned out so differently from what we have expected. If Ben were a typical 2 year old, he’d be walking and talking and chasing his brothers around the house. However, most of the time I don’t dwell on the “what if’s”, and can enjoy Ben for who he is. That has gotten easier with time.
I can’t wait to see what the next year brings for Ben and for all of us.