Four Years

We recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the day my baby boy was born. When I think about it, it seems to have gone by pretty swiftly. It’s amazing, really, when you think about how far a little human comes in four years. They start out a completely helpless ball of mush, and a short four years later you have a small jumping, running, story- and joke-telling person on your hands. How amazing is it that they learn all of these physical feats, as well as language and communication in such a short time? These are the types of things that fascinate me. If you find it remarkable too, you’d enjoy a book that I read a year or so ago called The Scientist in the Crib. (It looks like there is probably a newer version than this one available.)

My little man is friendly, caring, silly, and full of energy. Among his favorite things are: the color green, macaroni and cheese, “milk to warm up”, chocolate, trucks (especially the Hess trucks that his Nana is collecting for him), art, trains, the Backyardigans, Lightning McQueen and Mater, reading books, and doing puzzles. His first word was “ball” and he’s always been interested in playing with soccer balls, baseballs, basketballs, etc. I think he’ll be old enough to play in the local soccer leagues this year, so in the spring we’ll see if he wants to do that.

I love my little guy. I get sad when I think about his baby and toddler days being past us, but I really enjoy the conversations we’re starting to have. He’s smart, thoughtful, and has a great memory. (When I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted this year he described–in detail–his birthday cake from last year and said he wanted another one just like it!) He’s full of love and he’s affectionate with his little sister. I’m starting to see the “big brother” come out in him and it’s endearing.

I found this little interview on Pinterest and thought we would do it with Dec on his birthday. Here’s what he said. (We’ll see how his answers change next year!)

  1. Q: How old are you? A: “Three.” (After asking him a second time, because this was the wrong answer, his answer was “nothing”.)
  2. Q: What is your favorite color? A: “Green.”
  3. Q: Who is your best friend? A: “Ashton, Gavin and Spencer.”
  4. Q: What is your favorite animal? A: “Lions and tigers”
  5. Q: What do you want to be when you’re all grown up? A: “Nothing.”
  6. Q: What is your favorite movie? A: “Alvin and the Chipmunks”
  7. Q: What is your favorite book? A: He didn’t answer this one clearly, but we think it’s his Disney bedtime book.
  8. Q: What makes you happy? A: “Daddy.”
  9. Q: What makes you sad? A: “Scary things.”
  10. Q: What is your favorite food to eat? A: “Peanut butter and jelly.”
  11. Q: What is your favorite song to sing? A: “Row, row, row your boat; twinkle twinkle little star, and I’ve been working on the railroad!”
  12. Q: What games do you like to play? A: “Angry Birds, Bug Smasher.”

My newborn baby boy

4 years later!

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5 responses to “Four Years

  1. Amazing how fast they grow up Declan really looks happy for his Birthday.

  2. When he smiles….he makes my heart flutter…….I can’t wait to see him in action on the field of play! And I will be around soon to see it! 😉

  3. Marguerite and Spencer

    Spencer says: “Happy Birthday Dec! Want to meet us for a trip to the playground when we are in town on Saturday??”

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