Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Ben!

I can’t believe it’s been three whole years since I arrived! I’ve grown so much and have learned so many things! I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for me!

-Benjamin

Mommy was being nostalgic today, so if you want to take a look back into the day I was born, here’s my blog entry!: http://blog.beachfamily.us/2011/08/welcome-benjamin-roy-beach.html 

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Since Daddy’s getting home late from work this week, we decided to open up a few of my presents last night, since my sisters couldn’t wait ANY longer! I LOVE presents!

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Abigail bought me a train conductor outfit, and Mommy and Daddy got me a Diesel train from Thomas!

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Thanks Abba!

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They were great, but nothing compared to the James train and track signal that I got from Emily! She knew I loved James!

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In fact, I love James so much that I wouldn’t put him down to finish opening my presents!

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Good thing my sisters were there to help!

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I got my favorite “choo-choo boy” movie that I haven’t seen in weeks since it was dropped by Netflix!

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I got pretty good at opening everything up one-handed, and I loved my Thomas memory game!

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Thank you for the awesome Superman hat Mor-Mor & Grandpa Dave! It’s the only hat I will keep on!

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Finally, I could stop with the presents so I could play with my trains!!!!!!

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Mommy & Daddy had a big surprise for me upstairs… they took my crib rail off to make it into a big boy toddler bed for me! When I went up to see it, I was so upset that I had to stop playing trains for a minute, that I didn’t take the news well…

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Once I was assured I could bring Thomas, Diesel, James AND my signal house to bed with me, I was a lot happier & excited about my new bed!

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I surprised everyone by not getting out of my bed ONCE, but I did stay up playing trains until they had to take away my noisy signal at 11 O’CLOCK at night!

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Even though I went to bed super late, I was up at the crack of dawn asking for my trains back… I did great and got to wake up on my 3rd birthday in a big boy bed!

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Mommy and Daddy had put up some decorations for breakfast, and I loved all the dinosaurs!

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We spent the morning celebrating my birthday at the zoo with my best friend Jake and his brothers and sisters!

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Of course, Thomas and James came along too…

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My highlight of the trip was the train ride… of course! And now that I’m 3, Mommy let me sit with my friend in our own row!

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Emily was pretty excited to spend the day with her best friend too!

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We loved the sting ray touch tank, and Abby even touched the shark!

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They even had a dinosaur-themed park to play in for my dinosaur birthday!

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We loved going in to pet the sheep and goats!

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It was so HOT, so we LOVED playing in the sprayers they had set up around the zoo!

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This is the sign of a 3-year-old who was too excited to sleep last night, and spent the day running around at the hot zoo! Even 3-year-olds still need to nap…

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After another successful nap of NOT getting out of my bed, it was time to enjoy the rest of the day!

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First, I started with a dip in the pool…

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Then we headed to Fudruckers for dinner, and of course Thomas and James came with me… Again…

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I even got my last two train presents there… a Tboby and Spencer! I am in little boy HEAVEN!!!

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A quick ride on the merry go round…

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When we got back home, we opened a few cards and one last gift before digging into my M&M ice cream cake!

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Happy Birthday to Me!!! Thank you for all the calls, cards & gifts! Three is going to be an AWESOME year!

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