Well, Adrian, you are now SIX!
5 and a HALF
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).
And now you're SIX!
And what a six year old you are. So mature, so sure of your likes, so determined to do things yourself.
You like what you like and that hasn't changed. John Deere. Farming. Animals. 4-H is your activity of choice. While you've tried other things, that's what you like best. You've had a great first year at the fair, giving a demonstration and winning your first ribbon. Next year you want to enter animals and camp at the fair.
You've always been a good eater. You're a vegetarian who likes hot dogs. You eat your vegetables but always say vegable and even though I am a speech language pathologist, I'll never correct that error. You love fruit desserts, fruit salad, honey roasted peanuts, corn on the cob, strawberry frosted donuts with sprinkes, mint chip ice cream and PBJ.
You remember everything. As in stuff I forget that happened ages ago, you remember. You remember to ask about people you haven't seen in a while. You remember to say and do kind things for people.
You are always responsible and never tell lies. You love safety and warn others if they aren't being safe. You're super trustworthy and excellent at cleaning up after yourself. You are an excellent helper. There's nothing more you like than a job.
You are a huge fan of audiobooks. Right now, you have "Runaway Ralph" going downstairs, "Black Beauty" in your room, "Clementine" out in the car and I'm reading you "Flat Stanley". I'm so glad you like audio, as when I finished "Farmer Boy", you said "Read it again". I think I'd lose my voice if I read to you as much as you'd want!
Your outfits are priceless. You wake up and get dressed for the day on your own. Always wearing John Deere or something farming related. Often overalls. Often cowboy boots.
Adrian, your personality is so endearing. A little boy with big dreams you are and I have no doubt you will accomplish what you set out to do. So thankful I have this opportunity to raise you.