Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm crazy about this BOY!

Well, another one of my little "angels" is celebrating a birthday today! Happy Birthday Sweet Ben!!

I can't believe he is already EIGHT years old, I still remember when Chels and Cam flew to Boulder to surprise me and give me the BEST news ever....that Benjamin was coming to our family!!

Ben, I have offered so many prayers for you, while you were in your momma's tummy, and since you've been here. I know Heavenly Father will continue to bless you keep you strong and healthy! You are so special to our whole family!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of us together:


Shar and Ben at La Jolla Cove January '03



Sightseeing in Washington D.C. September '05



"Ben and Lauren's Buddies" -- Walking to Cure C.F. May '06


Proud Aunt Shar sees Ben get his "Character Counts" Award April '08

All day Harrison has been chanting, "Happy Birfday Ben!" so I recorded this message from Harrison to one of his favorite cousins:

video

I told Ben today that I so appreciate the example that he is to Harrison. As Harrison's mother, I want him to have examples of big boys to look up to that are kind, sensitive, caring, smart, funny and love the Gospel and Ben embodies all those wonderful things!!

We love and miss you Ben and are sending Huge Birthday Hugs and Kisses all the way from the other side of the country : )

5 comments:

Dawny said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe he's talking now! That video has got to be one of the cutest I've ever seen. He is so adorable!!! I love him! :-)

Jamie said...

I wouldn't mind at all if you the same idea for a post. I think it is incredibly intriguing to see the two chest x-rays side by side...no doubt the difference is obvious. It's a real look at the difference. :0)

Courtney said...

Sharlie, you are such a wonderful aunt! I hope your nieces and nephews realize how lucky they are to have you in their lives.

And Harrison is absolutely precious!! That video could not get any cuter - in fact, I don't know how you stand all that cuteness!

Lance Kristi and Trey said...

Harrison is so dang cute in that video. What a sweet heart.

C.R.P. said...

Sharlie,
We are all crazy about you! You are truly the best aunt all of these precious children could ever ask for. Thank you for taking such an interest in their lives and loving them like another mother. You are amazing in so many ways. I love you!