-has rediscovered his Lego love.
-for the first time has determined there is something he wants to be when he grows up...a pilot.
-spent the better part of three days this week pencil sketching.
-can hear a song at church, bring it home in his head, spend a few minutes at the piano and have the tune memorized.
-still snuggles in close to me when I read to him before bed.
-knows more than I do about ancient history and physics.
-chooses chocolate ice cream and cheeseburgers as his favorite foods.
(Working hard on a replica of DaVinci's ornithocopter)
-is discovering he knows how certain things are supposed to be and especially exhibits this with his younger brothers (read: he's gotten bossy).
-has been wearing his special thumb glove every day and night and doing amazingly. I only wish I had done this earlier. (Perhaps those first two are related...now that his mouth is free a bit more he's enjoying the power it can wield. :)
-shovels snow like nobody's business.
-still sticks his tongue in the side of his cheek whenever he's self-conscious.
-chooses chocolate peanut butter ice cream as his favorite food.
-is at the very beginning of sounding out letters.
-everyday chooses "puzzles" from my list of things he can do when he asks "what's my school?" and every day acts surprised and excited and then runs off to get a puzzle.
-has decided he would like to buy chocolate for Mama and new socks for Michael for their birthdays.
-cannot for the life of him sleep past 6:45.
-chooses pizza as his favorite food.
-still hasn't popped those molars yet. It's been over a month now of them being right there bulging under his gum. Poor boy.
-is very intentional about what he wants and has learned to yell to get it.
-now spends only about half his time sucking things he shouldn't and puts that energy into throwing things he shouldn't.
-is learning to crawl off of things like beds and couches unscathed but is absolutely terrifying at the top of the stairs. No falls so far, thank God.
-eats so much more than his brothers did at this age and is willing to try so most new foods (yay!).
-but to Mama's joy, still chooses her milk as his favorite.
(Fancy black and white photos to distract you from the fact that certain ragamuffins are long overdue for haircuts.)