Yesterday our middle child turned 12.  I remember going into labor with him like it was yesterday.  For some reason, his sticks in my mind the most.  I remember it was one of the hottest weeks of the summer with several 100 degree days.  Since I had a 1 year old to try to keep up with, I was quite tired.  Bennett wasn’t due until August 5th, but the night of July 18th, at 11:00 PM, I remember waking up my husband and saying, “I’m in labor.” I remember him being quite shocked.  Not too many hours later, Bennett was born and he was my easiest delivery of all our kids.

 He wasn’t my easiest baby, many nights up with colic.  
But we made it through and he certainly gave us lots of laughs. 

 He and his brother, Patrick, are just 15 months apart and they are best friends.  Of course they have their arguments and sometimes it is nothing short of a WWE event, but eventually they come around .  I have always told them, you will always have your brother to back you up and be your best friend and I hope that is always the case.

 It seems like overnight, 
he went from this cute little boy to a tween full of charisma and talent.  
He brings so much joy into this house every day!

Bennett has become a huge WWE and John Cena fan 
and was thrilled to get this shirt and hat for his birthday.  

The rest of this weekend will be spent celebrating Bennett.  
Today family will celebrate with us and 
Sunday, his friends will meet us for a pool party.  
I can’t think of a better way to spend my weekend. 

Happy Birthday Bennett! 
You make me a proud Mama every single day! Love you!
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