While Ben is, no doubt, benefiting from being the second child in that he doesn't have to deal with the neurotic first-time-parent craziness, he has also missed out on all that the first-time-parent craziness can bring - like, say, having his picture professionally taken on more than one occasion (yes, just once) or being enrolled in fun gym classes or going on trips to the museums and parks.
It's sad, really.
But, every once and awhile, he does get to do something special. And, upon announcing said "special" event to his older sister, weeping and gnashing of teeth ensues because she doesn't get to participate. This dramatic scene only makes said event even more special for Mr. (gloating) second born.
Thus, he was totally psyched about our trip to the Apple Orchard.
Mom and a sun-struck Ben on the tractor ride. Please notice the apple in his hands (and ignore the tacky shot of the port-a-potties in the background!). We were given an apple upon entering onto the trailer. The ride lasted about 5 minutes. Watch that apple disappear.
He finished the first apple and was quick to look for apple number 2.
So cool, son, so cool.
It was a fun day with my little guy.
We did miss big sister.
But just a little bit.