Friday, July 31, 2009

My little Ben turns 4 today!

4 years ago today I became a mother! Today Benjamin is 4-years-old! Motherhood has been the most rewarding and yet most stressful experience of my entire life! But I wouldn't change it for the world! I have the most amazing little boy! He is so intelligent and funny and I cannot imagine my life without him! Here's a look back at how far we have come! Here are some of my favorites of literally THOUSANDS! I took every photo except the first one! Enjoy!

Here we are after his birth:
Here he is at a couple weeks old:
His first Christmas:
Having fun in the daisies:
His second Halloween:
His eyes are amazing aren't they?
This is my favorite photo that was taken near his second birthday. It's one of my favorites! Everyone says that it reminds them of the "Wizard of Oz!"
Playing in the corn for his second year photos!
His third year photos was a farm theme. Here he is close to his third birthday:
Here's Ben today at four! He's grown up soo fast! Next thing I know, he'll be graduating from college!

Hope you enjoyed my favorite photos of Ben! Have a great night!

-Ruth Ann

Busy Summer-but I'm finally back!

Hey everyone! Sorry that I have been gone for a couple of's been such a hectic summer. We're still remodeling our kitchen. We should be done in about three weeks! So far we've tiled the floor and put in the cabinets...we have some minor things left to do and we'll be finished! I cannot wait! I've been several months without a kitchen and my waist shows it! I'm so sick of take-out! I cannot wait to eat healthy again!

So far this summer we've visited the zoo, had a dinner cruise on the rivers in Pittsburgh, visited a farm, attended 2 family reunions, blew lots of bubbles, swam at my sister-in-laws, and visited preschools for Ben.

For awhile I was depressed, and pretty much withdrew from everything. Every once in a while I went online and read other's blogs. I just never felt up to writing mine. But I figured that there are so many wonderful things out there to explore, that life is too short to sit around and be depressed. I have two wonderful boys and a wonderful husband and I have a lot to be happy about! So I'm finally back, and it feels good! Here is a photo recap of my summer soo far. I have over a thousand more photos, but it's impossible to share them all! Enjoy!

-Ruth Ann