I can’t believe he’s finally 4! My baby really is growing up! You can read his birth story here.
Today you turn 4 years old and I couldn’t be happier! I love watching you grow and change throughout the years! Your 3 year old self was challenging, but your personality grew a lot too. 3 is by far the hardest age to manage, so I’m optimistic for this next year. I can already see so many changes even now. I think the best part of this age is the conversations! Your little mind is so fun and your expressions are hilarious.
Words cannot describe how much we love you and are blessed to raise you! My life completely changed 4 years ago today and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! You are a firecracker, a talker, super athletic, so smart, a negotiator, an amazing big brother, the fastest 4 year old I’ve seen run, you have a keen sense of humor, you don’t like hugs or kisses (they’re “gross”), you love helping me bake, love to ride your bike, thrive on social interaction with kiddos, would live outdoors if you could, ask more about Jesus everyday, crazy energetic, and are so stinking funny! You definitely don’t lack in personality! Oh, and you love the word “poop”
We plan to sign you up for soccer soon and I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for this moment! You’re naturally athletic, so it will be neat to see which sports or activities you gravitate towards and enjoy! You got a new soccer ball and portable net for your birthday today!
I cannot express enough what a great big brother you are. You’re a pretty rough and tough kiddo, but you’re actually very sweet to Maddox. And VERY protective. The other day, there were two little boys playing on the playground near him and you ran up to them telling them he was your brother…”he’s mine.” Don’t get me wrong, you give him a push or two every now and then, but overall, you’re really sweet to him. You two love to wrestle.
You are really into trains, Legos, cars, dinosaurs, and starting to get into imaginary play. Your favorite TV shows are Paw Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Trucks, Team Umizoomi, and Bubble Guppies. You’re a pretty good eater and not too picky. You would snack all day long if you could. And you’re obsessed with numbers. You want to know how old everyone is. You want to know the time or how long something will take. And you want us to put numbers on your toast with jelly!
Sadly, you lost your favorite little Bunny this year. You have a replacement bunny, but when you see pictures of you and your old bunny, you talk about wanting him back. You suck your thumb with your bunnies, but we’ve been talking about how 4 year olds can’t suck their thumbs, so we’ll see how well you stop.
I feel so so blessed to have spend the last 4 years with you at home. I’ll never get this time back and I’m cherishing it!