Ben loves his big sister. They have been great playmates this summer building forts, reading, cuddling and watching tv and much more. Whenever Ben talks about Gracie he affectionately refers to her as “my Gracie.” She likes it and thinks it’s cute.
My wife and I feel truly blessed that our daughter is so willing to spend time with her little brother, even with their 9 year age gap. It warms my heart to know that they get along so well… most of the time. I often break out my ninja skills and sneak a few pictures as they play. Ben isn’t fond of having his picture taken, so I have to be strategic about it.
It isn’t very often that we have all three kids together these days. The oldest, Will, is going into his Sophomore year of college. Gracie is about to tackle her 8th grade year, while Ben is dipping his toes in the waters of his education at pre-k.
Before the kids start another year (or their first year) of school, I treated them to some donuts at Zombie Coffee & Donuts and a stroll through downtown Athens. As I sat there and watched the kids devour their sweet treats I thought how great it was having them enjoy their time together. I truly feel blessed with our group of kiddos.