It's not easy being the third born in a family of four children - you're never the baby or quite big enough to keep up with your older siblings. It is extremely rare for Benji to get alone time with me, which made this crazy fun weekend just that much more wonderful. Our good friends, Jen and Nathan, invited the two of us to spend the day in downtown Chicago with them to help celebrate their son Owen's sixth birthday. We went to the Field Museum, the park, two restaurants - it was all quite thrilling and magnificant to say the least. It felt good to watch Ben get such extraordinary special treatment and bond with the sweet child of a couple very near and very dear to my heart. He's a real spitfire, my boy, but I sure do love him.
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