Thursday, December 17, 2015

Four Year Old Henry!

You have basically excluded all non-fiction books out of your bedtime rotation and only want to look at animal books. Every time we go to Goodwill you run over the the paperback book bin and dig through frantically to find a new animal book. Thanks to these trips, you have quite the collection of nature books.

You are finished with your first semester as a preschooler!! Your teacher always smiles so sweetly and tells me how well you are doing in class. She also pointed out that you are one of the only kids that has not rubbed your name off your sticker on your class room rug because you are hardly ever sitting on your actual spot and you move all the time. Your best friend at school is Hudson and you like to play dragons and dino trucks together at recess.

You are very talkative and there are many days that I don't think you stop. Especially when we are driving. You talk non-stop as we drive to school and around town. You love to talk about past memories and are constantly talking about places we have gone and things we have done together as we pass locations around town.

Every evening when Dad gets home from work you go back to our room and tell him all about your day while he gets changed out of his suit. I have tried to come back there before but you quickly ask me to leave so you can just talk to dad by yourself.

You love to paint and draw and you can write your name perfectly. Your favorite thing to draw at the moment are airplanes and people. You have also started scribbling as if you were writing words. You are always kind enough to tell me what it is you are writing.

You still love to dig in your "construction site" in our back yard with shovels and dump trucks and you still say you want to be a construction worker when you grow up.

Your new favorite foods this season are corn muffins and pomegranates. And you still eat so well. Thank you for not making us battle you on that!

You are a very kind boy. At least one time throughout the day you tell us how much you love us. Or how beautiful I am. And you regularly thank me for making your meals (without us having to remind you!). You hate it when Jack gets in trouble and are very encouraging to him to stop his bad behavior. You have such a kind spirit.

You are also funny and love to tell us anytime you make a girl laugh at school. When we ask you what you did to make them laugh, generally you tell us you made a funny face and then fell down to the ground. Physical humor at it's finest.

You are continuing to learn and grow in your role as big brother to Jack. At the Thanksgiving service at church this year you wanted to take care of Jack all alone. And you did a great job! You were patient and calm and quiet with him. You would come and get his snacks and blanket and reminded him to be quiet. You even put your arm around him several times to show your care. You won everyone within view that night. You have your own games you play with him. Such as, if Jack says the word "backpack" you tickle him. That is a game no one else plays with him and frankly a game that we really have no clue what it means. Sure you disagree and fight over toys. But so many times we see you work hard at being a fun older brother.

Happy 4th Birthday, Henry! You are a treasure!!

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