Jul 072014
 

I was going to put 4.5 but he’s not quite there yet and a lot can happen in 2 months!!

Sometimes I sit and stare at him and wonder where this little man came from. His face is thinning out and showing more maturity (but those big eyes still get me..), he’s more sure on his feet and doing more complex things motor skills wise. He can assemble legos, smaller puzzles, use my mouse, and find his own movies on the Netflix interface.

Then there are the days where the 4 year old shines through and the tantrums and attitude are rampant and the toy ransom bin grows in toy population. Those are the days that I’m reminded that he’s still a little boy who has a lot to learn about the world around him.

Sometimes it’s easier to think in bullet points:

  • 42 inches
  • 40 lbs
  • wears 4T, 5T and 5yr stuff and a size 11(!) shoe
  • played summer soccer, signed up for fall soccer (so he can do spring t-ball:)
  • can write his name, the word zoo and many of the other letters.
  • can count to firty (30) without help. Give him the 10’s beyond that and he’ll go to 100
  • wants to badly to read so he “reads” to me all the books he has memorized (which is a surprising amount)
  • picks out his own clothes and dresses himself, shoes, socks and all.
  • Loves elk-milk (oatmeal!) and camping with daddy in the backyard
  • Is into Legos, Ninja Turtles, Super Why, Wild Kratts, Bubble Guppies and Barney to name a few
  • can remember EVERYTHING! This kid never forgets I swear. He even remembered, 2 months later, that yellow and blue make green!
  • He wants to help with everything! Cooking, cleaning, yard work, painting, even my exercising he sits there and cheers me on. “Good job mommy! You’re working hard!” comes from the peanut gallery.

    I love his sweet sly smile when he’s trying to will me to do something he wants and his ability to try to negotiate for that sweet treat after dinner. Just last night he realized that he made a bad deal by agreeing to eat 100 carrots and backed his offer down to 5.

    His giggles as daddy chases him around the house and the screams of “you can’t find me” which totally give him away. How he and Lia will hold hands over their seats in the car – especially when she’s upset (she HATES the car ride home from school).

    With each day that passes I swear that this is the most fun age. In reality they’re all fun for different reasons and I’m trying like heck to pack away those memories in the vault so that I never forget them. If that doesn’t work then we’ll have lots of pictures to remind us:)

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