Ben’s Birthday

by Mollie

Our fun little boy turned one on March 31!  Being a second child and all, Ben’s birthday cake (carrot cupcakes) was definitely not his first experience with sweet baked goods.  This boy knows exactly what to do with a cupcake.

For the kids, one of the highlights of dinner at my parents’ house is feeding crickets to Mike’s “dragon” (as Natalie calls him).  Ben is fascinated!  What a fun birthday treat.

Here’s our Ben, about to open his classic first birthday present from Grandpa Wilkie and Lennie, a soccer ball!  Natalie is smiling big because she honestly thought it was a giant piece of candy.

Happy Birthday, Ben! Don’t let your sister take all your stuff!

6 Responses to “Ben’s Birthday”

  1. Gpa &Gma Wilkie says:

    What a fun birthday, and what a fine birthday boy! Yes, it will be a trick for Ben to keep up with his sister, but he’ll do it. And she will be good to him, too. Thanks for sharing the celebration. God’s blessings to all.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Aww! That last picture shows what a happy boy he is. Love that smile of his. 🙂

  3. Chelsie says:

    hahaha! so cute! i love natalie’s “hopeful for giant candy” face! i can’t believe ben is 1.. sheesh time is flying!

  4. Hillary says:

    how fun! carrot cake is amazing…have you ever tried the ones from trader joes? to die! I’m sure your homemade ones were even better though.

  5. Hannah says:

    aw, can’t believe Ben is already 1! It does go by faster the second time!

  6. Auntie Rowa says:

    I can’t get over how NICE your hair looks in that picture with the giant piece of candy!! So wavy and swirly!! nice!

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