Well, Adrian. You are four and a HALF. Wow, you keep growing!
Here's 3 1/2.
Here's 2 1/2,
Here he was at 2.
Here he was at 18 months.
(And before that, I wasn't a blogger).
To my Adrian:
What a kid you are! You're serious, determined, focused and smart. You question everything, want to learn and spend 24/7 of your life with your mama. You are empathetic, loving and giving.
Pretty much all you do is farm. You still wake up and get straight to work. You take care of your farm animals and dream of the ones that are to come (COWS!...so you say). You love the county fair and 4-H. You love Holsteins and Jersey cows. You know cows have 4 stomachs and want to learn the names for all four stomachs (?!) and I find myself making up a song to help you remember them all (?!). I tell you, you're one of a kind. You love love love tractors. John Deere in particular. You pretty much wear something John Deere everyday.
While you're not a sports dude, you do enjoy swimming and snowshoeing so you can track animals.
You love scissors and use them daily. We have every single cow and barn from butter containers the last year. You cut apart farming magazines. You love to collect every tiny little farming pictures and sometimes we get them glued onto 'cards' randomly. We are NEVER allowed to throw away your treasured farm pics.
You love homemade anything. You are mostly a vegetarian, by choice. No way will you ever ever eat cow. Carbs and desserts are your fave. But you do love your salads and your fave fruit is grapefruit.
You love books. I'll read to you for hours. You'll read to yourself. You have decided you want to learn how to read, so you learned your letters without teaching from me. I imagine your determination will pay off soon.
You love Audra and play nicely with her. When daddy is gone, you say "I'll be the man and take care of my girls." That you do!
You, sweet boy, are a joy to us. You bring smiles to us and we cannot wait to see the big things you do between 4 1/2 and age 5. I'm sure you'll be impressing us once again. We love you.
And his questions: