Thursday, April 7, 2011

AJ: My Five Year Old



AJ, yesterday you turned FIVE years old!  Five seems like you are no longer a little boy, but almost a Kindergartener.   It’s so hard to believe how fast the last five years have flown by. 

You are one funny child, kiddo.  You are always doing whatever you can to get us to laugh. Making funny faces, or goofy sounds, or an “AJ” joke… you’re always getting us smiling.

imageYou are in preschool right now and you really enjoy it.  Although I’m still not convinced that you wouldn’t rather just stay home everyday in your PJ’s.  You’ve always been our homebody.  But you are doing great in school, you are learning a lot, and making friends.  We got the official green light from your teacher that you are ready for kindergarten next fall and you are already always trying to do Andrew’s first grade math.

imageYou’re very best friend in the whole wide world is Noah.  You are guys are inseparable and you miss him terribly whenever we don’t see him for a few days.

Even at five, you are still very cuddly and snuggly.  You don’t mind just snuggling up on the couch and we frequently find you in our bed in the morning.  You still ask if we can just go upstairs and snuggle.

imageOn the opposite note, with your fifth birthday came a shot of testosterone!  Wrestling and karate chopping have become the norm around here from you.  Fortunately you have a daddy that puts up with it and wrestles right back.

You are also very giving.  I am starting to think that maybe Gifts is one of your love languages.  You make us pictures, offer bites of your food, give us things even if they were given to you.  It’s very sweet.

You still love peanut butter and pizza.  You could have those two foods (not together) for every meal and be perfectly satisfied.  You are also my fruit eater, which is helpful, but I still struggle getting veggies into you.

imageYou learned all 66 books of the Bible this year along with Psalms 23.  Because you listen when we review Andrew’s Bible verses, by the time you hit Sparky’s you will be all set. Your prayers are adorable, thanking God for our food no matter what time of the day we are praying.

AJ, I love you and I’m so thankful that God gave you to our family five years ago.  I pray that this coming year you will continue to grow strong, learn much and seek Jesus.

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