Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday E!

E, you are now five! You are 44" tall and you weigh around 38lbs or so. You are the tallest one on your tee ball team and you were able to ride almost every roller coaster Disney had to offer when we took you in May. You LOVE roller coasters and are especially fond of Splash Mountain. You requested a mini golf birthday party this year and tee ball equipment for your gift. Daddy and I are so very proud of you! PreK at your new public school has gone very well and you continue to be an excellent reader. You do not talk about school much at the end of the day, but we know you love science day and any days that involve water play. Many mornings, you wake up and declare the day to be of a certain theme like "love day" or "star day." You are so imaginative. Along the lines of imagination, you like to talk non stop. When you are not chattering away, you are making sound effects for everything. It is so much fun to listen to you play in the tub and change your voices for all of your toys. You love routine and like to plan out your day. You ask "what's next" until you know the full line up for the day and you like check off the day's activities in your head and talk about the next thing you plan to do. I love looking back from year to year to see how you have grown and changed and what you like and do not like. In keeping with that tradition, your year 5 list:

Favorite color: still purple!
Favorite foods: french toast sticks, pop tarts, and Olive Garden bread sticks (food is still a #1 struggle)
Favorite tv shows: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (of course), Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Miles from Tomorrowland
Favorite toys: Your stuffed puppy that you named Paul, your board games, and Zelda on Wii
When you grow up, you want to be a pilot

You love the beach like your parents. You love all things water for that matter. Sprinklers and water gun battles are super fun!  It is really difficult to get you to be still long enough for a cuddle, but you still tell me you want hugs and kisses and love when we say that we love you, "a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!" You wipe off my kisses, but then giggle and wait for more. You give excellent hugs, but I have to catch you first! I love you my sweet boy!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

For Mother's Day, my sweet boy was extremely excited to give me his hand made cards and the blouse he chose for me. The blouse is definitely out of my style comfort zone, but it contained purple, which is E's favorite color and the basis upon which most of his decisions are made. He loves it and lights up when I wear it, so I will rock it with pride :-) In addition to his sweet snuggles and gifts, we asked him questions about his Mommy:

Q: What is your mom's favorite food?
A: cashews (the last thing he saw me eat I guess lol)

Q: What is your mom's favorite drink?
A: coffee!

Q: How old do you think your mom is?
A: 32 (this is correct and I cannot believe he remembered it from my birthday in January when his dad told him my age!)

Q: What is your mom really good at doing?
A: giving kisses

Q: What is your mom's favorite thing to do?
A: play with me

Q: I know my mom loves me because...
A: she gives me hugs and kisses

Q: My mom is as pretty as...
A: a dress

Q: If you could give your mom ANYTHING, what would it be?
A: a car

Q: Where would you like to go with your mom?
A: around the WORLD!

Q: What does your mom do to relax?
A: she sits in the chair

I am so happy to see that my little boy seems to like my showering of hugs and kisses even though he has reached the point of wiping them off and grinning. I am also glad that he thinks my favorite thing to do is to play with him. I have always tried to give him my time when I could since working and commuting and our various obligations take so much. I am so pleased to see that he knows that I will put aside all that I can to give him my time and play. The housework can wait ;-)