Sunday, June 26, 2016

Matthew 5 years old

Matthew Jay you are 5 years old!

My oldest son, how in the world has time zoomed by and now you are 5 years old? You are growing up before our eyes! We are so thankful for the work that the Lord is doing in your life. Your Mommy and Daddy are so proud of the little boy that you are becoming!

You are 39 pounds (70th percentile), and 3'5" (55th percentile). They don't measure your head anymore at your doctors appointments, but you take after your Daddy and have a very large head! You wear 5T or XS-S clothes. You wear size 13 shoes.

Favorite color: blue
Sport: t-ball
Character: batman
Food: pizza, egg casserole
Best friends: Joshie and Aiden
Favorite tv show: PJ Masks, Miles from Tomorrowland
Favorite animal: snake
Favorite song: Deep and Wide
Favorite drink: slurpee
Favorite thing to play outside: ride bikes
Favorite breakfast food: donut
Favorite thing to do at school: play outside
Favorite dessert: twist ice cream cone
What do you want to be when you grow up? fire man

You like to dress yourself. Some days you are very opinionated about what you wear, and others you will wear whatever I pick out. For awhile you only wanted to wear kakhi pants, another time it was anything but jeans, another phase was only jeans! You are looking forward to wearing shorts and flip flops as the weather gets nicer. 

You are a little boy who likes routine and wants to know what the plan for the next day is before you go to sleep. You also love adventure and exploring,

Although you test your mommy and daddy, you are a rule follower, especially at school.

You go to school 3 mornings a week and absolutely love it! You so amazing there. You have made some sweet friends, learned a lot and are such a good little boy for your teachers.
 (Now we just have to get some of that behavior to rub off at home!) You are a smart little cookie and very ready for kindergarten. You love to play outside and get so excited when it is your turn to bring snack and show & tell to school.

You LOVE Tuesday mornings when Grandpa takes you to preschool. What a special time you two get together!

Love watching a show first thing when you wake up
When you are tired and we are at home winding down for the day, your clothes immediately come off, your curl up in a blanket, and you half lay, half sit on the couch, curled up in a little ball. It's your tired position!

You are not much of a snuggler or a boy who loves giving or receiving hugs, but especially lately, you have been loving your daddy cuddles in the evening.

No more naps! You are right in the in-between stage of giving up naps, but at the same time could really still use one. You are a little boy who needs his sleep! You're not tired enough when nap time comes, but exhausted by 6pm! Without naps, you usually sleep from 7:30pm-6:30am. You will rally if we are out and about and gladly stay up longer. If you do nap, it's a miserable struggle trying to get you to sleep! You share a room with Sissy. This year, we got you two new bunk beds. You sleep on the top bunk. At bedtime you two like to talk and be silly with eachother, usually coming out of your room a few times before crashing for the night!

You were so healthy this year! Hardly any sickness, and only a few sniffles here and there. I'm really quite amazing considering this was your first year in preschool.

You are such a people person and absolutely love being with your friends. You still get really shy at times around adults though.

You LOVE church. You are always giving us a hard time if we are unable to be there for some reason. You love going to your Sunday School class, spending time with some of your best friends, and learning about God! I love to hear all the stories and hear the songs you are learning. We are praying for you knowledge of Jesus to grow this year!

You are going to play T-ball this Spring! I don'y know who's more excited, you or Daddy!

You are always wanting to be doing something or going somewhere. However when you are tired, you will sit and watch a show without moving a muscle. You love being out and about. Your behavior is so much better when we are out of the house too. It seems like you go stir crazy if you have to spend a day at home and pick on your bro bro and Sissy! You don't really play with toys when you are at home. You would much rather spend the day outside.

You LOVE to play outside. If you could, you would be outside from early morning to bedtime. We are so anxious for summer break! You love to ride bikes, your electric scooter, play ball, and hide and go seek.

Some of your favorite foods are pizza, chicken nuggets, smoothies, avocado, carrots and hummus, goldfish, chicken and ice cream. You have a banana and string cheese almost every night before bed for a snack.  Some meals it seems like you hardly touch your food and other meals is seems like you don't stop eating! You aren't a picky eater, but the first thing you do is smell your food and ask what's in it before trying it.

You wanted snow SO badly at our house this year, and we never got any. We went up to the mountains to sled one day and no surprise, but you absolutely LOVED it!

You love watching YouTube playdoh surpise eggs videos.

You love being a big brother. As much as you and Sissy seem to fight some days, you two are little peas in a pod, best buds. Most of the time you are so sweet to Mason and other times you like to push his buttons! You hug and kiss Miles all the time. I'm so excited to see the relationships that you continue to develop with your brothers and sister!

We love you so much Matthew Jay!

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