Tuesday, May 15, 2012
and our baby turns SIX!
Finn asks "Do you think..." and "Why does..." questions all day long. Last Friday, he had a half day and we ran birthday party related errands all afternoon. He asked me questions from 12:30 to 4:15, when his kid-party began. I called Mike at one point to say that I really didn't think I could take much more. Here's a sample:
"Do you think a spaceship made that mark in the sky?"
"Can people go inside that water tower?"
"Why don't birds get electrocuted when they site on electrical wires?"
"Do you know why I think the black angry bird is the coolest?"
"Isn't Squidward funny when he does that?"
"Do you know why this t-shirt has an "A" on it?"
"Why can't we kneel in the communion the whole time?"
"Do you want to go check on your flowers at the end of the porch?"
And my favorite, "How does this work?"
Finn is more interested in the garden and landscape that his sisters. He weeded the whole vegetable patch on Sunday with Mike and then helped me plant all the veggies. When I say that he 'helped', I actually mean it. His work ethic comes directly from his Daddy - they will both help until they can't help anymore. They are the two best men I know.
Finn is a great reader and now reads to us at night almost 100% of the time. He's figured out that reading anything is possible, and he proved it last week with Dr. Seuss' Fox in Sox. I can barely get through that book, but he did it perfectly! He is math-minded though and requests or makes up his own math questions throughout each day for fun.
"Mom, do you know what 200 + 300 is? Do you know what 12 - 6 is? Do you know what 8 +7 is?"
He loves to cook and expands his tight line-up of favorite foods daily. He will always say "I'm sorry" when it counts, even if it's hours after his offense. And he says "thank you" when it counts, too. I just love him for that. And at night, even if he's toasty and warm inside his covers, he'll pop out once more to jump into my arms for another goodnight hug. For now, holding him is a breeze, but I can't imagine how soon he'll grow too big for me to handle a legs-around-the-waist squeeze. So I won't imagine it.
May you always have a life of love, laughs, health and joy.
See how he's grown!
finn turns 5!
on the verge
happy birthday finn!