Monday, February 9, 2009

Time Flies

My baby is not so baby anymore. As we watched the video of Ben's birth I realized just how fast the time had flown by. Two years ago this little man entered our lives and now look at him. Blowing out his candles. Opening his gifts. Playing with his brothers. Giving out hugs and kisses. My heart just swells with love and pride.I wish I could stop the clock. Hold him at this age for a bit longer. It all just goes so fast.

My baby is two.

40 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Our kids birthdays are always a little bittersweet aren't they?

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

He's still a baby to you. So is mine. And, he's Tommy's age. Have you told the boys about the new addition yet?

Megan said...

They grow up so fast! Soon you'll have another little baby! :)

Jewelgirl said...

Happy Birthday Ben! Glad everyones
feeling better! Time does fly ♥

April said...

Awww, how sweet! I keep hearing how they grow up SO fast...makes me appreciate this pregnancy all the more while I'm still pregnant!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy Birthday Ben!
Yes, and doesn't it make you excited to see what the next two years will bring!
Babies enrich life so!

Candy said...

awwww... My El is about to be 2. So sad.

Maybe we can put together an arranged marriage??

heh

heh

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I just pulled Mr.G on my lap and realized his time there is limited. sigh.

Jaysi said...

Time does fly!! Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Stephanie said...

Awww! Happy Birthday to your little man. Mine is right behind him, she'll be 2 on the first of March. Wow!

lime said...

happy birthday to the lil guy. he's going to seem even bigger when the new baby arrives!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! I'm with you, too. My son is turning 2 on the 24th. It goes by so fast I hardly remember him as an infant.

And congrats on your newest addition!

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Scrappy said...

Happy Birthday, Ben!
My baby will be 3 in June and thankfully he is still a big cuddler. Love it!

P.S. Dusty was next to me and saw Joey's pj's and was so excited that someone was wearing jammies like his that he had to go grab them to show me. Funny boys.

Elaine A. said...

Yes, it does fly! The boys are all so cute in their jammies and of course they'll always be your babies.... all of them!

Happy Birthday BEN!!!

Kristin said...

Yes, time DOES fly. They can't stay little for long! Happy Birtday dear boy;)

wheelsonthebus said...

happy birthday!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to you baby. My youngest will be 7 on Saturday. Time sure does fly. I tell her all the time she can't grow any bigger because she won't fit on my lap much longer.

Riahli said...

Oh I know what you mean, you feel like you can't even blink they grow so fast!

Tonya said...

Oh Happy Birthday to Ben. Is he really 2 already. Wish we could stop time.

Mom24 said...

Aww, Happy Birthday. Time does fly, but two is so fun.

Brittany said...

AW! Happy Birthday Ben! :)

coastrat said...

It seems like it was just a short time ago when our three kids were crawling around the floor. Now they are 28,32 & 34, and the oldest has a two-year old and a five-year old.

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday Ben!!

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday little guy.

Your gutsier than I would be, to watch one of your birthing videos when it's ahead of you once again. :)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Happy 2nd birthday! No more growing up! Or at least skip the terrible two's, right?

Laura said...

Happy Birthday and Birthing Day! Hope you had a wonderful day and wishing you lots of love and best wishes for the whole year.

I so agree, time sure does fly...

Love the photos!

Hope all is well and you and little bean are feeling well. Thinking of you lots!

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday to Ben!

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday, Ben. If you ever do figure out how to slow time down, let me know, ok?

Cara said...

I know exactly how you feel. Does it seem like each babies infancy/toddler hood went by quicker. I am in disbelief that my baby will be a year old in 8 short weeks, where did the time go?

abritdifferent said...

Happy birthday Ben! Isn't it amazingly cruel how fast time flies? My littlest one just turned two almost a month ago, I feel your pain.

Midwest Mom said...

Happy Birthday! It always amazes me when they go from being totally dependent to walking and talking and joking and I start hearing more and more of "I do it mySELF!" There is some pride and a little loss, but mostly just appreciation for the neat little people mine are becoming.

He's going to have a very good year. ;D

- Julia

painted maypole said...

video of the birth?

you are braver than I. no video cameras were allowed in the hospital when I gave birth!

Dianna said...

My baby just turned 3...and she is our last.
I'm trying to drink up every minute.

Momisodes said...

Happy birthday Ben!

Time really does seem to fly by. I cry every time I see photos and clips of my daughter when she was a tiny baby.

Kristin said...

Kat...OH MY GOODNESS! I am so sorry! I am not one who's into the whole blog award, tagging, crazy stuff...AT ALL. My blog is just plain and simple...journal of sorts about my days happenings. However, a GOOD friend of mine tagged me for Meme...whatever that really is, and like a "good" friend I hesitantly "played" along. AND...I made the mistake of tagging you...but didn't let you know...the only way would have been if you read my "MEME" post for that day. Then, I was "tipped" off about your Meme grave site...LOL!! If you did notice I tagged you...just forget it! Those tagging things are a bit silly, time consuming and redundant...if ya do too many! So point is...pretend I didn't tag you! Kristin:)

Karen Deborah said...

So cute, and he is adorable. His little grown up haircut really started something. Your such a good mom. How are you feeling? Hopefully much better.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh, I so know that feeling.
Happy Birthday Ben!

Kat said...

Painted Maypole- Oh no. It is not one of those types of birth videos. We always video tape me having contractions and then the baby magically appears (just as it should be). No graphic shots. ;)

tweetey30 said...

My girls are eight and four almost five.. Where does time go?? Happy b-day little man.. Enjoy the time you have left with him before school starts.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson