A brief glimpse into the daily happenings of a 6-year-old, his new baby brother and his family.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mayfield, Ben Mayfield

Last weekend, we headed to Jacksonville for Wendy and Justin's wedding. Ben did a great job as the "ring bear" or as the "double secret super spy" (which is what we told him the tuxedo turned him into). He walked down the aisle without a hitch and really had a good time showing off his dance moves at the reception.

Here is a link to all the photos. From that screen, click on "Slideshow" in the upper right hand corner: Laney/ Newell Wedding

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sick as a cat?

Ben has been sick since Wednesday night. Even Gertie feels bad for him and allowed a rare snuggle.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Gobble Joggle

We started a new family tradition on Thanksgiving this year. We walked in the Turkey Day 5K and Ben ran in the kid fun run. It was a special opportunity for Don to spend some quality time on the Sprint campus bright and early in the morning on his day off. It was also Ben's first chance to "really run in a real race."

B: Mom, what number am I?
H: You're 444.
B: But, I'm 4.

B (about 3 minutes into the race): Mom? Where are the snacks? I'm hungry.

Before the kid run:
H: Are you ready to do the kid run?
B: Yep. I'm totally going to win.
H: Well, there might be big kids that run really fast. Just do your best.
B: But I have to win. If I don't win, I will be so mad at those other kids.
H: Mommy didn't win her race. Mommy just did her best.
B: Yeah? I have to win.

After the run:
B: Mommy. Did you see that? I was awesome.
H: You were great! You did your best.
B: Yep. And I TOTALLY won the race. Now let's go get my goodie bag.