This is one of my fav photos of Ben. It's a year old - now he's older, wiser and bigger - but still cute as can be! He is very verbal (hey, that's an asset in our family if you want to get a word in edgewise) and loves books. He is my Butter Bean, the first of the grands to arrive on the scene, just as his mother was the first grandchild on both sides of the family. Ben belongs to Jen and Jason. Sibling to baby Luke. Will be either an architect, construction company owner or professor. Is there a career like "Professional Motorized Rider Outside Wal-Mart"? He could do that too...seriously though, Ben is quite the intellectual and you'd better be careful what you say to him because it WILL be repeated, discussed, dissected - you get the picture. His babyhood is slipping away and Jen and I mourn it while rejoicing at his newfound maturities. Life is full of contridictions.