My sweet boy turns four today. Time has just flown by these last years, and it still feels like I was newly pregnant, but at the same time, it feels like he's always been a part of our lives. Crazy how that works, isn't it?
My can't-call-him-a-toddler-anymore boy has grown so much over the last year. At three, he was still in diapers, taking daily naps, and he had no idea what a PlayStation even was. Now, he's in undies all day, hardly ever takes naps, and works the PlayStation better than me (he can grab a DVD, put it in and play the movie now).
He's generally a sweet, happy boy. At home he'll talk our ears off, but from what his teachers have said, he's more soft spoken at school. He observes everything, and is the most detail-oriented person I know.
He can count all the way to 30, can write his name, mom and dad. He can actually write most of the letters, but hasn't tried putting them into words yet.
Sending him to school a year early was truly the best thing we could have done for him. Now, school's old news and he loves being in 3 different classes and eating lunch with his friends. I had a parent/teacher conference with his main teacher the other day and she had nothing but good things to say about Harry. He listens well in class, stays focused, and is right on track developmentally.
I asked Harry what was his favorite thing about being 3. He said, to no surprise, Toy Story. He knows all 3 movies (and the Halloween special) by heart. The other day he walked up to me with his head tilted to the side and exclaimed, "I'm Picasso!" Just like Mr. Potato Head in the first movie.
If you asked me the same question, I'd probably say how far he came in his swim lessons over the summer. It was really amazing to watch him progress from someone who'd never swam before, to someone who kicked and floated like a pro.
I wasn't going to do a birthday photoshoot this year, but Harry brought it up last month and really wanted to do it. We had a lot of fun last week taking the pictures.
So, happy birthday to my favorite boy. It might not always be easy, but it's always worth it, and I love you more and more every day.
And of course, here's a comparison shot of his birthdays.
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