With being out of town most of last week and not getting home until late last night, I don’t think it’s officially hit me that you’re now FOUR years old. Tonight we drove by the hospital where you were born and told you that at that exact moment four years ago, we were just getting to our room and snuggling our brand new baby boy. You started asking us all of these questions about what you looked like, who was there, etc., so I pulled out my phone, loaded the Facebook album of pics from those first days and handed it to you to look over.
“Ok. I’m going to play PBS Kids now.”
That’s just one of the countless times you made me laugh today. You truly are the happiest, funniest kid I know. You’ve never met a stranger and make everyone feel special. I watch you when we go to the park or to Monster Yogurt- you literally ask EVERY child- boy, girl, young, old- to play with you and that makes me so proud and happy. You leave every situation with at least one new friend.
I said it in your three year letter, but you still have such a kind heart. You are beyond sweet with Isla, sharing snacks and toys without EVER complaining and usually without even being asked. The other day I banged my knee on the coffee table, and you immediately asked where it hurt, kissed it and asked if it felt better. You also love to help out- taking your plate to the sink, helping me sort laundry, picking up toys, holding my grocery list.
I’m still amazed at how you love to learn and how quickly you pick up on things. You’re really into the solar system and talking about how gravity works. You also have quite the extensive Spanish vocabulary- colors, numbers, body parts, foods, etc. At first you came home from school speaking these long sentences, and knowing NO Spanish, I was super impressed. Then I figured out that you were just MAKING IT ALL UP. Hey, it sounded right to me.
You’re reading more, writing all of our names, and starting to add and subtract. This year was our first foray into sports- you played both tee ball and soccer, which was hilarious to watch.
Basically you’re just the coolest, most fun little person ever and I feel beyond blessed that I get to be your mom and hang out with you every day. You make me so proud and I know that four is going to be even more fun than three. I love you so much, Bubbers!