Sorry it's been awhile since our last post but we've been trying to keep busy and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Two weeks ago we celebrated Ben's 4th birthday and Sam's 2nd birthday. Grandma and Pop Pop Stephens, Uncle Jim, Aunt Andrea, and Joshua all came to help celebrate. Here's a picture of the birthday boys with their homemade train cake.
I think it's funny to mention that Sam has decided to call all of his collective aunts, uncles and cousins "Duke". Whenever I mention any family member he always says "Duke"! I guess because that name is easier to say than anything else? He also calls all of his grandparents Pop Pop, sometimes grandma might be ma ma.
Here's a picture of Ben on his actual birthday. He picked out the cake, frosting and sprinkles.
Sam says delicious cake. He can hardly wait to celebrate his real birthday next week!
Ben opened a few presents on his birthday. Here he is trying on a coon skin hat from Grandma Wallace that she got on her trip to Yellowstone.
Ben's present from us was new track pieces. The boys have been playing "choo-choos" every day since.
Sam wants to do everything Bubba or Daddy does. Here his mowing the yard.
Part of the joint birthday party was going to the splash pad across the street. Just like last year, again it was really cold for the end of July.
After the splash pad the boys came back to play trains...
and jump on the bunk bed.
Blowing out the candles.
Thank you to everyone who sent cards and gifts to help us celebrate with our precious boys.
Sam loves to make his tractor sing.
Hugs for grandma.
Ben LOVES his binoculars, he takes them everywhere!
Sam reading one of his new books.
Playing puzzles with Pop Pop.
A couple pictures from around the house. Sam will NOT give up his pacifier no matter how hard I try. He likes to call it his "Brr". We aren't sure why. Here's a picture of him climbing on his potty to find his pacifier.
It's amazing, the boy that didn't want to roll over we can't keep from climbing over everything.