This afternoon when I asked Ben what we needed to make his Uncle Matt’s birthday video really special he said, “Party hats!” So the plan was for me to cut out party hats from construction paper and Ben and Jude were going to decorate them with crayons and stickers. It took me about five minutes to cut out the hats and tape them together to meet the approximate circumference of their heads. Blue for Ben. Red for Jude. And in normal three-year old fashion, by the time those five minutes were up Ben had changed his mind…no decorating needed…he was ready to shoot the video!!
A few things about the video:
- It is not Jude’s birthday…just Uncle Matt’s special day!
- Ben always seems to skip the second verse of the Happy Birthday Song.
- Ben loves to speak in gibberish.
- Ben, Jude and I spent the morning at the pool. I tried to teach Jude how to say, “Happy Birthday, Uncle Matt!” He was actually saying “Happy!” Guess he got a little camera-shy!
Happy Birthday, Matt! Hope you enjoyed the video!! Ben was excited to make it for you! And, Jude, well, he’s just excited to do whatever Ben is doing!! We cannot wait to visit you all in October!! We’ve been talking to Ben a lot about Fleet Week and he is especially excited!!
I love that it’s becoming a tradition to make a video for Matt on his birthday. Thought it might be fun to take a look back at the videos from the previous years. Oh, and in case you’re wondering…YES!! I do intend to blog more frequently again. And soon!
August 2, 2010 (Ben at 2, Jude 3 months):
August 2, 2009 (Ben at 1):