it's really amazing to see how much he's grown over the last 4 years... i mean, i can tell how much bigger he's gotten just since isla was born. it makes my heart ache a little bit! he doesn't like to sit still- it's been hard to get him to focus on doing learning activities- i often wonder if i'm putting him at a disadvantage by not working on these things with him, but it's hard to get him to focus. he does know the alphabet, and he can count to 10, and he gets a little mixed up counting to 20. he knows his name, our names, his birthday, where he lives, colors, shapes. i have been working with him on writing his name (it's short, so it shouldn't be that hard)! he loves to read, but usually only wants to read in his room at bedtime. he loves playing sports, and hopefully it will be warm enough to start playing outside soon b\c this kid is dying to have some fresh air! he loves superheroes and ninja turtles, and cars and trains and lots of boy stuff. he loves to sing songs, and i find it amazing that he memorizes them so quickly! he has quite a sense of humor and a kind heart. he is a wonderful big brother and he really loves his sister so much! he is a people pleaser and he is very stubborn. he hates to see you mad at him, but he really just wants to have his way. i love this kid so much!
we decided to have a ninja turtles party for his 4th birthday. i used my dear friend pinterest for ideas and i think we put together a pretty good party, there was pizza, and hamburger cupcakes and all sorts of ninja fun!
ninja turtle fruit/veggie trays (we had one for all the turtles)
the birthday boy's cupcake
pictures from his actual birthday
isla looks like she's wondering if ian is going to shank her
and to make me cry:
a day old