Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{all about bennett}

Wow, this kid...where do I start? How about some recent pictures? His blue eyes and thick lashes truly melt my heart every day. Where he got them? I haven't the slightest.

This kid is THE BEST big brother. He is so good to his siblings and loves them so intensely! I know Bennett was meant to come to our family as the first child.

This kid has such a thirst for knowledge. He wants to know everything and he wants to know it now. The poor kid is already bored of summer. For example, the other day he sat there as shown below, and read ALL FIVE of his Dr. Suess books out loud to himself. I think it took about two and a half hours, because, these books are long! Have you read Cat in the Hat lately?

Also lately he has been questioning order, and the subject of alphabetical order came up. So I had this great idea and made perfectly cut out word cards with at least two cards for every starting letter. I gave him five cards to start. He easily put them in order and asked for more. Well, to make a long story short, about 30 minutes or so later, he had all SIXTY plus cards in perfect alphabetical order on the floor...without my help! I came down from folding laundry, and voila, he was done. So much for my lesson that I thought might take up a few weeks of the summer...What do I teach him next?

This kid is too smart for his own good!

Thus, when he had Career Day at preschool, I kind of chuckled when he said a doctor. Oh, but not just ANY doctor. He wants to be "one of those doctors that checks on babies." Oh, like "Dr. so and so, your pediatrician?" I answered. "No, mom. Like the one that checks on the babies when they are in your tummy and then helps them to come out." Oh, one of those doctors.

So I found an XXL men's t-shirt at Target and sewed it into "scrubs." Because that is exactly what my doctor wore when he checked on my babies.

So here is Bennett the OBSTETRICIAN.

Okay, so funny thing is. I'm sure this kid will definitely have the BRAINS to pursue this kind of employment, but the problem is, he CANNOT stand the sight of blood or even me putting my contacts in my eyes! He turned white and almost passed out when he watched Coy get his immunizations. And he would never be in the room when I was administering Russ's antibiotic through his PICC line these last few weeks. (I think the poor kid gets it from me.)

And as if missing preschool isn't enough, soccer ended a few weeks ago, too! I felt SO BAD that we missed soccer pictures since it was in the midst of all of Russ's illness, so I was glad when one of the other mom's took this picture the last game and e-mailed it to me! Bennett did such a great job and improved so much throughout the year! I think he made 5 goals on this last game! Now he is working on running a race. He wants to run our local 5K this summer with me. Yesterday we got him some running shoes, and to practice today he ran across our yard and touched each side of the fence 100 times, counting each time loudly out loud. He didn't even take a break until he was done. That is Bennett for you. He always wants a challenge and something to work towards.


Kim-the-girl said...

Emily! Wow. Its been a long time. This is Kim Holliday Woodbury. I saw your comment on Lori's blog and found you, your kids are beautiful! You take amazing photos! Its good to see what you guys have been up to!

Adam and Ashley said...

What a smart kid. That is funny he wants to be an OB doc. We'll see if he sticks with it. You might want to try library day on Thursdays at the library. Maybe that would help with him being board! The scrubs are cute. Hope all is going well with Russell and he is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could enroll him in some college summer courses, then he won't be board anymore.