Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Little Man.

Today my little man turns 4.  On one hand, I can't believe how quickly 4 years have gone by, and on the other hand, I can't believe how long it has taken to get here.  So, while he is responsible for most of the grey hairs both hubby and I have, we love him, and all his quirks (and there are many!).
Steve Dow
He loves chocolate, trucks, ice cream and brownies.  He has an all-or-nothing passionate nature.  When he runs he makes road runner "meep-meep" sounds. I think he may grow up to be a hoarder (he can never throw anything out, and is always "collecting" things).  He has a strong sense of justice.  He loves to help me cook, but that love of cooking is oddly paired with an aversion to eating.  He just started eating broccoli, green beans and spinach - those along with cucumbers and carrots are the only vegetables he will eat.  He is so skinny, it makes us worry (4 years old and 25 pounds).  He's so skinny he has to hold his pants up when he runs, or they will fall down.  He always announces when he has to "poo"(and 95% of the time, it is just as we've sat down to eat dinner).  He loves everything Star Wars, even though he has never seen any of the movies.  He doesn't seem to understand that the hamster is NOT an action figure, and has no interest in going for a ride in his spaceship. He thinks farts are the funniest things in the world.  He has the best laugh.  He gets easily frustrated, and you'd better get out of his way, because he tends to throw things. He has the most incredible eye lashes (why are they always wasted on boys?). His eyes light up when his big sister agrees to play with him.  He thinks it's hilarious to pee on his sister when they are in the bathtub together. He has a slight lisp, which I may never correct, because it's just so darn cute.  He is a charmer.  He kicks us out of "his" house when he is angry with us. He is quick to say "I hate you", but even quicker to repent with many "I love you"s.  He likes to come shopping with me.  If the doorbell rings, he has to be the one to open the door, and God help you if you get there first.  He loves colouring and doing crafts. He loves to do "homework".  He doesn't like following instructions.  He is wicked-good at doing the I-Spy books.  He finds Lego frustrating.  He has incredible eyes that are hard to say no to. He rarely does as he is told.  He loves presents.  The sound his little feet make as he runs around the house is the best sound in the world. He has been looking forward to his birthday since the day after his last one.

Happy Birthday little man, I sure do like you.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Little Man! Wow, 4 already!
    We are thinking of you today and will try calling you later tonight.
    love you.

    p.s. great post.