Happy Birthday Benjamin!! I love you so much and I’m so blessed to have you in my life and for eternity! So there is a blog I follow but she’s not on my blog list that I stalk because her blog is private. However, her husband just had a birthday and she put as many reasons as he was old, so I thought I’d do that too! Yes, my baby of a husband is 31! Wow… so old… NOT! These are also going to be very random.
Reason #1 He’s a huge nerd. This actually comes in very handy. He’s always fixing things or when my mother calls, he gets her where she needs to be and makes it look all so simple.
Reason #2 He gets just as excited with the girls’ Christmas presents as they do.
Reason #3 He tries to keep his girls’ happy. Even if it’s to his own health.
Reason #4 He’ll get out into the ocean and play with the children.
Reason #5 He’ll even build sand castles.
Reason #6 He’s willing to bury children in the sand when they want him to.
Reason #7 He spoils his children rotten.
Reason #8 He loves to play in the snow.
Reason #9 He provides well for us so we can live in a nice home.
Reason #10 He’ll follow Lily around helping her find eggs at Easter time.
Reason #11 He’s always up for a good laugh. Even if you don’t think so. He is quite the prude.
Reason #12 He’ll hold the squalling baby and even does it with a good attitude.
Reason #13 He puts up with my family. Namely, my brother’s.
Reason #14 He’s a good dad. Amy Lynne loved the sound of his voice. She’d always turn her head towards him when he came in the hospital room.
Reason #15 He loves hockey. In fact, we’re going to Nashville so he can see his predators play. These are pajama pants that his mother made him for Christmas of 2006.
Reason #16 He’ll dress up with us even if it’s not on his top 10 list of things to dress up as.
Reason #17 He’ll play balloon toss and enjoy it with the children.
Reason #18 He’ll pretend to be a body builder with the girls.
Reason #19 He married me…
Reason #20 He loves my older girls’ as though they were his own blood.
Reason #21 He married me knowing my family…
Reason #22 He always carried Lily when she was a baby. She loved that bjorn.
Reason #23 He was ok being in the same area as the bobsie twins.
Reason #24 He’ll be near and hold Lily even when she is snotty and wet.
Reason #25 He’ll set up the water slide and enjoy it too!
Reason #26 He loves to play with fireworks and has gotten Lily to love it as well.
Reason #27 He’ll carve pumpkins with the girls’ even if he doesn’t like it.
Reason #28 He loves to take the girls’ trick or treating. This was a costume he liked this year.
Reason #29 He loves to play with bubbles as much as Lily & Kjelly do! They are actually waiting for the bubbles to come to them, it’s just a ways away.
Reason #30 He honors his priesthood. We don’t have a picture of Amy Lynne’s blessing because it was done in the hospital. She was still in her isolette. During the prayer, she reached up and touched Benjamin’s hand.
Reason #31 He loves all his children. Whether they’re almost as tall as him or if they fit into both his hands. Oh and me. He loves me even if he doesn’t like me singing to him early in the mornings.
Happy Birthday Benjamin! I look forward to eternity!