You are solid and strong and powerful. You and Elijah run races all the time, and while he has a good six inches on you in height making him able to run faster just because his legs are longer, you give it all you’ve got. You run hard and are just barely behind him, which shows how much power you possess. I have a feeling you do not even know yet how much power you actually possess…physically, emotionally, and relationally.
You are expressing more and more of yourself. You have always been tender, compassionate, and kind. Now, though, you are learning how to hold your own boundaries and find some personal freedom in your own preferences. Both Dad and I keep working to make sure we hear what you truly want and desire. We are working to make sure to not let your kind heart keep you from expressing yourself.
You love so fully and completely those who are special in your life. Elijah and Daddy are your best friends. You love each of your grandparents. And you have loved having Uncle Vic live next door. Lexie also became a special person in your life this year. You love when Papa T or Uncle Fritz come to visit. And you have really begun to embrace being Silas’ big brother.
You very much consider yourself an artist. And you really do have an eye for beauty around you, both in the natural world and in humanity. This is such a unique gift. I love watching it develop in you.
You also love to wrestle with Daddy, play with Duplos, play by yourself, play with Elijah, and watch shows. Your favorite foods are grated parmesan cheese, tomatoes, blue naked juice, and “regular” cheese. Your favorite shows include Wild Kratts, Octonauts, and Veggie Tales. This year, you have spent hours playing with your superhero figures, “Lightning” cars, and “Dusty” planes.
You are doing so well in Pre-K, catching on quickly to the themes we are focusing on. You are working on letter identification, handwriting, math, and journaling. You picking up so much during our learning time.
You bring love wherever you go. You are such an incredible person to know. I am so glad that I get to be your Mom.
Happy 4th Birthday, Dude!