17 Days of Benny – Day 14

Perhaps I need to finish my ’17 days of Benny’ blogging before the new dude will come.  I need to get it all down before I start mixing everything up.  It’s hard enough to differentiate what baby did what with just Darcy and Benny.

Day 14 – Month 14:

We did so many fun things as a family during the summer of 2013.  The kids and I spent numerous hours outdoors in the backyard, taking walks and playing with the neighbors.  Parker was traveling for a week in June, so it was just me and the kids and of course, Murphy’s law, everything went wrong.  The basement flooded, the freezer stopped working and I think one of the cars died.  We still had fun though going to the Holden pool with Benny in his pink life preserver, the library and playing outdoors.  We certainly kept busy.

For the Fourth of July we went down to Plymouth for the fireworks with Tara and family.  The house was on a lake and the kids spent time swimming (or floating in Benny’s case).  We had pizza by the water and stayed up super late with the kiddos to watch the fireworks.  They were so well behaved and I remember Benny playing with Ice from the coolers to keep busy.  They loved the fireworks and I’m so glad that we kept him awake to see them.  It was a fantastic day.

Benny was running around at this point, wreaking havoc.  The messes that this kid created!  He was so much work to chase around.  He was a climber too, climbing up the small slide in the backyard and going down with little help.  While Darcy was amused by him, the animals were not so much.  Bailey pretty much stayed away, where as Toby has no common sense and would keep thinking that Benny was a safe bet.

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Author: sheriroaf

Sheri Roaf is the mother of four wonderful children who turned to blogging after her 17 month old son Bennett passed away unexpectedly. Through her writing she has found a way to help herself and her family move forward in the face of tragedy.

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