Well, Adrian. You are now five. So much to celebrate!
Here's 4 1/2
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,
The words that describe you most are driven, focused and certain. You know what you like. You know what you want. You are unwavering. All these are such strong points for you and also the tricky parts of parenting you sometimes.
You love, love, love farming. Some thought it was a phase when you were young. It's no phase. You live, eat, breathe and sleep farming. Literally. Tractors and cows mostly. You sleep with a John Deere stuffed cow. You wake up, roll out of bed and go directly to the barn. You put on some sort of farming apparel to begin your day, you never go a day without wearing something farming related. Your play is emulating farming scenes with your play tractors and cows or doing some sort of job you create for yourself around the farm (moving sticks, gathering grass, etc.). The things you want to do are farming related. You are forever striking farming conversations up with whoever will listen. Work and play are the same to you, as work is your play. It's really quite entertaining listening to the stuff you rattle on about.
You are the most helpful and dependable little boy. You do chores without being asked (empty the clothes line, for example) and always clear your plate. If there is work to be done, you are there.
You never lie. You are always truthful.
You love PBJ and apple crisp. Any fruit dessert is up your alley. You love carbs, especially the end piece of homemade bread. You appreciate anything that is homemade. You'll usually try anything. You love to help make anything and everything.
You are not a fan of sports. You hate doing anything without your mama. You love your mom and your dad, but your mama is your world. You see little point in playing with toys that are not farming. You love the Tractor Supply and the Feed Store. You are usually good at including and playing with new friends. You love your sister and get along really well with her.
You love to be homeschooled. You hope you're always homeschooled. Your academics are coming although there's plenty of time for that later. Right now, you don't mind being home all day, just playing and helping your mama. You are never bored and seem to love your childhood.
You, sweet boy, are a joy each and every day to us. We love you oodles and are excited to have a five year old in our farmhouse. So much love we have for you! Happy Birthday, Adrian!