Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Four.

Just like that. I have a four year old.

Tongue


It hasn't completely sunk in for me yet.  Or for Joe, who keeps insisting he's "still three."

Four years!


It has been a great year for Joe. A challenging year for us parents, but a great year for him. Our speech delayed child is talking our ears off (read: arguing with us about every.single.thing), asserting his will, and learning new things everyday. Joe is funny, smart, and caring. He says "I love you, Mama/Daddy!" and "I love you, Maggie" all the time now. But he's also very stubborn. He is a Taurus after all. He's untouchable, like Eliot Ness.

And he's a great big brother. He loves his little sister. And she loves him too.


(Note: He is not allowed to carry his little sister, but he ignores this rule and carries her around every day, despite our scoldings. And she really doesn't seem to mind.)

10 comments:

  1. Joe told me the other day that 4 is his favorite number. Because he's 4 now. So it might be sinking in :)

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  2. Happy Birthday to you little boy. I have found four to be the most challenging age yet. Forget terrible twos, the fours have had me pulling my hair out...among all the fun times!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I can't look at pictures of your kids without breaking out into a huge spontaneous grin. Happy birthday Joe!

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  4. Oh, that last pic is beautiful. My kids love carrying each other around too. Happy birthday to Joe! And as a fellow taurean (and fellow Jo/e!) I can certify that we definitely are stubborn ;-)

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  5. Aw, happy birthday Joe! Jack did the same thing with the twins (he was also just four when they were around Maggie's age)- maybe it is just a kid thing? ;) And she certainly looks happy!

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  6. Oh my I love that last picture!!! Happy Happy Birthday to Joe! It is so hard for everyone to grasp the concept of getting older isn't it?

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  7. It sounds like Joe and Jude would be best friends, or maybe they are too much alike! Happy Birthday to your sweet stubborn boy! The brotherly love makes me smile every time!

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  8. Oh Happy Birthday! How does it happen so fast? Little Z is about to turn 3!

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  9. Happy, happy birthday, Joe!! (Keep talking up a storm...I know your mama secretely loves it :)

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