This was you on your 4th Birthday enjoying your ice cream cone at Legoland :) We opted to take you on a mini vacation for your birthday instead of having a party for you because Mommy does not know how to throw "small" parties. This was our first family vacation as a family of 4 and boy was it interesting! You complained most of the trip wishing that you were back home with Grandma, and your sister did her fair share too.
We made a few stops along the way visiting some friends who spoiled you with birthday gifts...which reminds me, I still have to send thank you cards...oops! First we had dinner with one of Daddy's old co-workers from Toyota. They went all out for us with authentic cuisine. You loved George and his other siblings. We also visited Milli B and Andee twice during our stay. It was nice keeping them company while Milli B's Daddy is deployed. We also visited Daddy's other friend from the Marine Corps Edit and his family. They also went all out with birthday gifts from each member of their family which was a total of 5! They also had cupcakes waiting for you and had a homeade meal waiting for us. We were definately spoiled. 2 days of Legoland adventures and another few days enjoying good company. You definately enjoyed meeting all your new little friends. Although very stressful at times, I'm very glad we had this vacation.
You are becoming such a HANDSOME big boy now. You have grown so much in this past year both physically and mentally. Your 4 year checkup you weighed 39 lbs. and were 43" tall. You've consistenly been in the 95th percentile or above for your height since you've been born so you are definately going to be a tall one, which makes your Daddy very happy because he always said when we had kids he wished for them to be tall.
You started Pre-k and you're loving it. Your teacher Mrs. Missy ROCKS! She adores you as you do her. You are already learing so much from her. Before starting her Pre-K class you only knew how to write your "A" and sometimes the "n" in your name. Now you write your name perfectly. You have not recieved one timeout at school nor any straight or sad faces which makes me proud.
You are so attached to your Daddy and Grandma. You and I have quite an interesting relationship. You love to hate me. You challenge me, I challenge you. You make me mad, I make you mad. I'm just waiting for the day that you become a mommas boy. For now you are perfectly content to be your Daddy's boy, which is fine by me. I love that you have such a strong bond. You also have such a unique bond with your sister. As much as you love to egg her on and make her mad, you miss her when she's napping and can't wait for her to get up in the morning. You always seek her out as she does the same for you.
I think these last couple years have been quite a challenge for us. I know that it has to do with the birth of your Sister and having to share the spotlight with her. Your temper is getting a little better, but you hate to be told what to do and you don't like to be wrong, corrected or lose, all stuff we are working on. Despite your moods, outbursts and hurtful things you say to me you are still my baby boy and always will be.
I look foward to building a loving relationship with you and working together to stay positive towards eachother. My birthday wish to you Son is to forever keep laughter in your heart and keep smiling like this. You have no idea how magnetic you are when you are happy. Your smile and laugh is contagious.
I LOVE YOU!