Monday, December 29, 2008

All about A!


 
Today we've successfully completed A.'s 5 year old Well-Child exam and immunization schedule, so I thought this would be fun to post some stats about my big guy...

(he's helping me with this...fyi)



A. is 47" tall and weighs 51 pounds...that's 98 percentile across the board.
Apparently, he's going to be tall like his daddy. :)
At this rate, we can get rid of the booster seat sooner than later! Yipee!


Adam is in the ECSE program in our school district this year for speech and language development. This is great for him, but we've lost some fun words over the past year. My favorites include:


  • Kimmie Mouse (Mickey Mouse)

  • Eseven (eleven)

  • cake-n-pans (pancakes)

  • wishy (bushy) i.e.- "Dad, you need a hair cut, your hair is all wishy.

  • Grandma Commie (Grandma Connie)

  • Chu-fren-fry (Chicken and french fries)

While this list is not all inclusive, these are things he's outgrown over the past year that I'm finding I think of fondly when I remember them.


I asked A. what he wants people to know about him, this is what he said:


  • I can write my first name. (we're working on the last name)

  • Jacob and Matthew are my best friends.

  • I like to work with daddy- when he lets me.

  • I like chocolate and candy and cookies and chocolate milk and broccoli

  • I like trucks, excavators, backhoes, loaders, pavers, graders, bobcats, concrete mixers...and there's more too!

  • I can spell trucks, "t-r-u-c-k-s." Daddy taught me to read "fire engine" last night too!

  • I like to play with my Thomas tracks

  • I can hop on one foot, but not for a very long time.

  • I know all my letters- big and little

He's going on and on, but I think you get the point. :)




Things I've really enjoyed about A.:

  • He loves to cuddle, be held, have his back rubbed, etc.

  • He loves to have fun! He loves to laugh and run, and tumble like a little kid should.

  • He's tolerating his little brother :) Most of the time its tolerance, but when C. is hurt or crying, A. always brings something to C. to make him feel better.

  • He really tries to be a good boy. He does struggle with impulse control- but I don't know many little boys that don't.

  • He loves to take care of people- when you're sick, he'll cover you with a blanket, he loves to serve people pretend food, and if he accidentally hurts you, he'll kiss it to make it all better.

  • He says his favorite color is red or blue, but he will grab the yellow crayon (or anything colored yellow) first every time.

  • He's learning how to pray on his own.

  • He tends to be timid in larger group settings, and doesn't like attention drawn to himself.

  • He loves to be mommy's big helper.

  • He loves his grandparents!

  • He will mimic everything Dave does- from the way he sits in a chair to his choice of pajamas....when I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up, he said "my daddy."

  • We're teaching him the value of money, so we sometimes ask if he's saving for a car (jokingly). He responds, "No, I'm saving for an excavator....but, you know, mom...I'll need a truck and trailer to pull it to the job site too." I love it!

  • He's incredibly ticklish! (From what I understand, most Hop boys are)

4 comments:

Lesley said...

super cute Sandy. Who took the pics?

Dave and Sandy Hop said...

Those pics are from a mom from MOPS- 1000 Words photography.

Rach said...

Cute Sandy! I wouldn't have guessed that broccoli would be a favorite like chocolate....you must be a good coook

Kathy said...

That is so precious Sandy! You have to make that an annual thing so you can look back every year at how much he's changed. Maybe put it in his baby book? I teared up a bit that he wants to be "his daddy" when he grows up. Bless his little heart.