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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baby Bob? I mean, Henry? I mean, Hank? I'm Your Big Brother, Ben.

We are so excited to welcome Henry Collin Mayfield into our family.  He arrived on Friday, May 28th at 12:18pm.  He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 18 inches long (just 4 ounces bigger than his big brother was at birth).  Ben was very excited to meet Henry, but was having a little trouble with Henry's name since we've called him so many names. 

Henry, in his little brother wisdom, had chosen 2 very cool Batman cars for Ben as a brother present.  Ben was very impressed with Henry's selection and said, "You are the best little brother ever!"  About 5 minutes later, my dad asked Ben if Henry could play with said Batman mobile.  A very quick, "NO!" followed by, "You know, he's just too little" came from Ben. 

Ben checked out Henry's finger, toes, and belly button (Mom? What's that about?) and deemed  Henry worth to be his little brother.  I said, "I think he's a keeper, what do you think, Ben?" Ben said, "Ummmm.... let's decide tomorrow." 

Here are a few photos from the meeting of the boys:

Kindergarten? That's SO last year.

On Monday, Ben had his last day of Kindergarten.  As we left school on Monday, he was very quick to tell me that he was not a Kindergartener anymore.  He is now a FIRST GRADER.  Capable of doing FIRST GRADER THINGS. So, stand back, world because FIRST GRADER things are happening.  So far, that's playing the Wii and staying up later than usual.  First grade is going to rock!  

Photos below are the obligatory front porch last-day-of-school-shot and a picture of Ben with Mrs. Bohon, his wonderful Kindergarten teacher.