So....all you get is a post with mainly words.
My first born turned 4. FOUR. As in almost one whole hand of fingers.
We asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday and he said he wanted to go fishing with Daddy. So they day started with him waking up to this:
He is a little boy, no longer a baby, no longer a toddler. A little boy who amazes me with what he says, the questions he asks, and the ways he is growing up. He tells me I am his most favorite Mami at least once a week. He randomly tells me he loves me. He is generous with his hugs and kisses.
He loves to be told stories (but not book stories, stories that you "say"). Especially if he is the main character. He loves neon colors and has several pair of neon socks. Even hot pink ones.
He loves guns. He loves trucks. He loves all things boy. He runs, jumps, climbs, does "exercise", and trying to balance on one foot.
He idolizes his daddy. He loves his brother, but doesn't mind annoying him, either.
He pottys like a champ and loves potty humor even more.
He wants to do it all. Clean, cook, drive, open doors, bathe himself, dress himself, etc.
He can write his name. He can sing..in key! He is independent, brave, and follows rules. He knows right from wrong, but still fights temptation.
He has good manners. He loves little babies and says he wants a sister. ::coughcough::
He sleeps all nights. He no longer naps. He doesn't like to be woken up in the morning, he wants to "wake up by myself!".
He has friends. He does big puzzles. We play the matching game. He hates to lose.
He likes to whisper "secrets" in your ear and his warm breath tickles. :)
He asks questions and wants answers. He loves to tell you very excitedly, "You know what?"...and then explain something he learned, thinking he is letting you in on earth shattering information.
I asked him some questions I want to ask every year.
What is your favorite:
Color: blue and orange
TV show: Curious George
Lunch: Chik Fil A
Song: Happy Birthday
Thing to do outside: play with my crane
Who is your best friend: Bishop
What do you want be when you grow up: just like you, Mami!
This is how much he's grown in a year!