Camden -It’s been a really, really, really long time since my last letter to you…1.5yrs – WAY TO LONG! I am so sorry! Where did the time go? I’m going to squeeze everything in and promise to start writing you more often!
Where do I begin? I’m sitting here looking at you and am amazed how much you’ve grown and changed over the past year (and a half). You completed preschool in August, you are now in Pre-K with Ms. Grace and you love it! Anytime you meet someone new you tell them your age, your “grade” and you show them your shoes. Funny!
We recently celebrated your 4th birthday (okay so it was 4 months ago). You had a “James” themed party this year. Why a James and not a simple Thomas the Train party? Because James is red like Lightening McQueen and since you had a Cars themed 3rd birthday party you couldn’t have a Cars themed 4th birthday. Not my choice – your choice. I offered and you said no.
You obviously still love trains and cars, but you’re slowly moving into the super hero phase. You were Spiderman for Halloween this year (adorable) and we just bought you Spiderman shoes. You are anxiously awaiting Christmas and your Christmas list is getting longer and longer. The cute thing is that you always say, “and one for Ethan”. I’m not sure if you’re saying this because you really want him to have one or if it’s because you don’t want to share yours JYour Christmas list consists of a Jake and the Neverland Pirates bath toy, Cars 2 airplane, Batman Cave, a black racecar for Ethan, a fishing pole for Mommy, “Where the Wild Thing’s Are” book, more trains, cars, racetracks, ninja turtles and power rangers.
We’re starting some new traditions this Christmas and so far you are really enjoying them. First, we’re doing an advent calendar that’s full of fun family activities. Second, Buddy the Elf has come to visit.You recently started a basketball class with your buddy, Andrew. You’re so excited about this class and have such a great jump shot already! Basketball has always been one of your favorite sports. Your daddy and I really enjoyed watching you at your first session. At one point, you wanted me to come out and help you. After about five minutes, you looked up and said “Can Daddy come back out and help me?”. Guess you don’t like my coaching skills!
You’ve been fully potty trained for about a year now – Although we’re still working on the wiping thing…. You are so good about getting up in the middle of the night and going potty. Until about two months ago, you used to wake us up to tell us you had to go. We finally told you, you didn’t need permission and now you just go on your own...Nice!I love hearing about your day and what you have learned. Most of the time when we ask you what you did at school you respond by saying, “I played”, but we’re typically able to pry some additional information from you over dinner.
You’re all boy – sports, cars, trains, wrestling, jumping, dirt etc. You have an adorable personality and you’re so full of love. You’re also an amazing big brother and I can tell that you care for your little brother even though you two fight most of the time! You always get a big grin on your face when he walks into your classroom and you always yell “Ethan” and show him off to your friends. At home, you two are still learning how to play together. Hopefully this improves as Ethan get older!Well big guy, you continue to amaze me every day. I love watching you learn and grow. Although some phases are more enjoyable than others, I would not trade any moments we spend together. I am looking forward to the Fabulous Fives though…Ha! Love you!
Love - Mommy
4 Year Old Interview:Favorite Color – Red
Favorite Toy – Lightening McQueen
Favorite Show – Spiderman
Favorite Sport- Basketball
Favorite thing about your brother – Playing with him
Favorite Animal at the Zoo – Monkey
Favorite Song - Life is a Highway
Favorite thing to sleep with – Baby Monkey and lots of blankets
What do you want to be when you grow up – Basketball player
Favorite Book – Fly Guy – The football one.
Favorite Fruit – Blueberries
Favorite Holiday – Christmas
Favorite thing to do outside – Play with my race cars