This kid turns FIVE today. I can hardly believe it. I always wish that I could go back every year to his BIRTH DAY, for just a few minutes, to hold that tiny baby of mine. The moments we treasure most are so fleeting and it would be nice to go back once in a while to experience them all over again. But I guess that’s why I have photography in my life, to help me go back, to help me remember all the feelings. And while I would like to go back in time, this kid has been counting down the days to his birthday.

He loves me unconditionally, even on my bad days. He is always ready to help, especially when I don’t really want it. He is quick as a whip and remembers everything. He is smart and knows more than a 5 year old probably should. He is funny and doesn’t even know it. He is sensitive and hates looking at photos of himself. He loves ice cream and anything I have on my plate. He loves watching ‘mu tube’ and playing ‘Clash of Clans’ with the boys. He loves superheros and dressing up like them. He hates watching animated movies and is scared of shows like ‘Monsters University’. He is nosy and into everything.

But most of all, he loves his bear. That is what makes these photos priceless to me. This is Ben. 100%. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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