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Sunday, July 10, 2011


when your dad was 4 he loved to make faces

You get to be five!

And you get to share your birthday with your big brother Cody. I have a big brother too.  When I was 5 years old he was 9 years old.  His name is Rex. His birthday is 1 month and 1 day before mine.  I always wished I could share a birthday with someone.

 My next brother's name is Gene.  He gets to share a birthday with our mom.  Then my next brother is Randy and then Tim. I almost got to share Tim's birthday. He is one of my very special brothers. Our birthdays are only 1 year and 3 days apart in the same month.

Three of five younger brothers and sisters are in this picture. How would you like to have 5 little brothers and sisters? It is a lot of fun! My youngest brother, Scott, was a baby when I was 5 years old.

Can you guess which kid is me? I have 4 older brothers!

Can you count to five?
How many times?
Maybe you and Cody can count things together.

Happy Birthday Benson!

"This [day] is such a special one;
It's birthday time for you.
We'd really like to celebrate
Your happy day with you ..."

Since we are here ...

And you are there ...

Imagine we are singing to you ...

A bit off key, loud and full of joy
that you are such a terrific boy.

your dad about age 4

You remind us of your mother -
except you look a lot like your dad too -
especially all those bouncy golden curls!
When he was 5 he had long curls too.
In the summer time they got golden highlights.
He loved to go outside.
He wanted to play outside all day every day
even when it was winter time.

your dad about age 5 or 6

You have a cousin that turned 5 this year.  If you want to see more pictures of me when I was five years old look at her birthday blog here. She has 3 big brothers like you do.  And I think I made you some baby shoes when you were newborn too. Maybe your mommy can show them to you.

So we wish you a
'zipp-a-dee-ay' birthday
with a 'heigh-dee-ho' song
you can hear right HERE - just click
and it will sing to you for us.

Love Papa-pa and Grandma Far, Far Away