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!