Four Years Old

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our precious boy, how can it be that you are four years old today?! You are your daddy's mini-me and sometimes I feel like he's talking to me, not a little boy! You love to be outside helping with all projects that daddy's working on--playhouse, go-carts, cars, etc. But you also really love your mama, especially when you're sad or tired. We love you so much and it's really hard to remember time before you were in our world! 
What you've been up to:
  • You weigh somewhere around 45 pounds and are about 45 inches tall.
  • You wear size 5 in clothes and 12/13 in shoes.
  • You are still a pretty picky eater. You like to eat chicken--chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, chicken fingers, etc. You like most fruits--pears, strawberries, grapes, apples, bananas. You're not crazy about casseroles or mushy food. You still don't really like to eat beef/pork, unless it's a crunchy taco. You love pizza, smoothies, Nature Valley bars, waffles, rice, PB&J, grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries.
  • You do not nap anymore, unless you happen to fall asleep in the car. You go down around 7:30pm and usually wake around 7:00/7:30am.
  • You're a talking machine and are rarely quiet. You're very inquisitive and love asking questions about everything. 
  • Your favorite songs right now are mostly soundtracks, "Home", "Trolls", "Sing", and "Moana". 
  • You can count 1-10, identify numbers 1-4, and identify some letters of the alphabet.
  • You can spell your name aloud and we're working on writing your name.
  • You pretty much dress yourself. I have to help you with shirts but you typically pick out your clothes and get dressed by yourself. 
  • You still love school! 
  • You love going to the park, and I love watching you play with all the other kids!
  • You still love to watch the trains! They've been working on replacing the tracks recently and you love to watch them work. You also have a fascination with bridges and water towers.
  • You've recently started doing laundry. I have to keep an eye on you because you'll start it without me knowing. You're always getting the clothes out of your basket and putting them in the washing machine. 
  • You also enjoy helping me in the kitchen--getting food out, stirring, mixing, etc.
  • Favorite things to say: "Oh my gosh!"; recently you've started saying, "That's not the problem!"; when Stella gets upset you are quick to try and calm her down, "It's okay, Sissy. It's okay."; when I'm trying to explain why you can't misbehave, you say, "I know, mom. I know. I'm sorry."
  • You've also started some not-so-fun habits in the past couple of months. You can throw some epic tantrums, you've started whining, and sometimes you can be pretty rough (especially with Stella). 
  • You love your family and it makes me so happy! 

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