Saturday, April 22, 2006

Baby Ben...

Story #2 is coming...

I took pictures of two little boys today. They are the children of my good friend here in Palo Alto. The older one, Nathan, is the Sunbeam in my story last year that refused to let me tell the story of Jonah--he kept bringing it back to Nemo and demonstrated speaking whale. This is the same kid that could sing every Primary song and tell you every scripture story his first week in Sunbeams. Very sweet and very smart.

Nathan also happens to be the subject of one of my favorite Jacob stories. When Cubby was only a few weeks old, I brought him with me to my Sunbeams class. The kids were interested in him and all took turns touching him. Nathan kept rubbing Cubby's head and finally he looked up at me and said "Sister Bingham, he looks JUST like my baby Ben". FYI, he looks NOTHING like his baby Ben (white hair, blue eyes). He said it with such vehemence and was so earnest. I will never forget the look on his face.

This is a picture of Cubby and "baby" Ben. Jacob just started going to Nursery and the very first day Ben literally grabbed him by the hand and stayed with him the whole day. They were either holding hands or playing together the whole time. Occasionally Cubby would lean over and give him a kiss (and he didn't even do that "kiss that turns into a bite" thing he pulls on me). I just love this picture because I think that it reminds me of their little relationship.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Love it. It's almost like they were separated at birth. :)

Queen Scarlett said...

Precious... pure ... beautiful.

AzĂșcar said...

So sweet.

Lyle said...

Nice interludial (yes, I just made up that word) oasis between the drama of the road trip.

compulsive writer said...

From the mouths of babes...

LuckyRedHen said...

Which one is Cubby? They both look so much alike ;o)

Ana said...

So sweet! Dr. King's dream come true.

Lorien said...

love the photo