Sunday, July 3, 2016

Four Years Old

Ephraim, my boy!  You are four years old!

It seems longer and shorter at the same time.  This age is so fun!  You have so much personality!

You love to talk.  You tell stories, and ask sooo many questions.  You want to understand the world around you. You say the FUNNIEST things.  Here are a few I have written down:
"These are the beautiful parts" **gestures to his whole face**
"Mommy, I really miss Asher when he was so small. I wish he was so small again."
"Mommy, I thought of a compromise. How about instead of taking a nap, I watch a movie."
"I want to be nakey all days and nights." 
"Sometimes I love you, but sometimes I don't. But I'm still happy to be with you."
"I want to break the red light so we can go to Seaward."
"Hey Deer! Come back! I'm small!"
"Look at me! I'm a genius! I caught a bubble!"
"Hey Jerks! We are trying to go home!" "Don't yell Ephraim" "I'm trying to tell the jerks we need to go home."
"I'm not in timeout anymore because I'm a grownup with my worker hat!"
"I smell it. It tastes yummy for my nose."
"I think a jelly fish is an octopus without eyes."
"Mommy I'm so proud of you, because I love you and you are my shweetheart"

 You love life. You love going to the park and anywhere you can play with toys.  You love animals and learning all you can about them.  You are obsessed with watching "unboxing" videos on youtube.   You look forward to quiet time (when Asher takes his nap) so you can watch TV.  Your favorite TV shows are Rescue Bots, Wild Kratts, and Little Einsteins.  You also love to go to the pool.  You are quite a swimmer and as long as you have arm floaties you are completely independent.

Speaking of independence, you always want to do everything yourself.  Most of the trouble you get into stems from the fact that you never want help with anything and try to get into everything yourself.  You are also very curious and want to know how everything works.  You are super smart and try to reason with mommy a lot.

You are a people person.  You will talk to anybody and make friends easily.  It's so fun to watch you develop relationships as we go to church and our community playgroup.

You are the sweetest big brother.  You and Asher have your squabbles, especially when toys are involved, but you are always looking out for Asher and willing to help mommy take care of him.  You don't like to sleep without Asher in the room.

You are a picky eater, but you will always eat peanut butter and jelly, yogurt, pizza, applesauce, and treats.

Ephraim had a dinosaur party.  We had a dinosaur egg hunt and "found" dinosaur bones in ice blocks. So many of his little buddies came and we had a great time.

I am forever grateful that I get to be your mommy.  I know I am sometimes not as patient as I should be, but you are my best little buddy and I am so excited to see what the next year brings.