My Little Helper

Little Ben is a planner. He is always thinking of his next project. We have had a trampoline for several years now, and it is starting to show it’s age. I told Ben that pretty soon we will need to retire the trampoline. His response was, “can we build a swing set?”

He also stipulated that the swing set had to have two swings so “His Gracie” could swing with him. I fired up my computer and started researching how we were going to build this swing set. After getting Ben’s approval, we made the purchase and the parts we on there way to our house.

They arrived on a Monday. As soon as I got home, from work, Ben greeted me at the door. “Come on Daddy… let’s build the swing set.” So off we went to the back yard, box in tow.

I love that he is so hands-on and loves to help build things. It is one of his favorite father and son activities, and of course, one of mine too.

Play Time

One of the sweetest sounds to hear is my little Ben saying “Daddy, will you play with me?” I can’t say no to his sweet litte face. My beautiful wife grabbed this photo of us as we played trains this past weekend. It means so much to me because I am usually the one behind the camera, so naturally, there aren’t too many photos of me with the kids. Does that happen with your family? Are you the parent that is missing from most of your families photos?