You love telling people you’re a whole hand now!
We can hardly believe that the tiny 6lb, one month early bundle of fire and sweetness who made us a family is 5 years old now. That’s you!
You have filled our home with wonder, imagination, more energy than we can keep contained in these four walls, and plenty of stories.
Here are a few of your favorite things at the moment:
Favorite Colors: blue, green, and orange
Favorite Activities: reading, making up stories, singing, rainbow water beads, playing with cars, playing grocery store with Lydia
Favorite Books/Stories: The Gruffalo, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood (Pretty much any story featuring wolves or coyotes is your favorite)
Favorite Animals: Coyotes, Horses, Wolves, Foxes, and Deer (In that order)
Favorite Movies/Shows: Snow White (You say you like Dopey because he is clumsy), Bambi (Thumper is your hero), Superbook (You love Gizmo), Paw Patrol, Tumble Leaf, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Favorite Songs (to sing or hum): Peter’s Theme from Peter and the Wolf, My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music, Roundtable Rivals by Lindsey Stirling, and Despacito (which mama really regrets playing around you because she didn’t know what the song meant)
Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments from your first five years!
Our first official picture together…you look so tiny.
You were a very happy baby and very hungry all the time!
We love that toothless grin.
We used to call this “baby plank”.
You’ve always been ready for an adventure.
And had a deep enthusiasm for life.
And ice cream.
You’ve always loved to make lots of noise, musically or otherwise.
You’ve always loved being outside, looking at bugs and poking things with sticks.
That hair! It’s always been out of control but it suits your personality. Wild & Free!
You’ve always been very passionate and expressive as well.
We gave you a best friend for life when you were a little over 2.
You liked her most of the time.
And finally had someone to crawl in the floor with.
You have almost always had something in each hand.
You’ve always had the best laugh, full of energy and mischievous exuberance.
You don’t mind being silly with us.
You don’t mind being the center of attention one bit.
You love school and have a very curious personality that will serve you well as an adult.
Math is your favorite subject, but you also love being read to. I’m pretty sure we’ve read every book in the library.
Sometimes you pretend Lydia annoys you, but deep down you love her and she’s your favorite playmate.
You just started getting into drawing so you loved when Mama used you as her subject here.
You love to poke, prod, pick, or otherwise explore everything around you.
You thought we’d found King Louie from The Jungle Book at the Erie Zoo.
Horse in one hand, car in the other…almost always.
One of the many family celebrations we had over the week of Thanksgiving. You’re well loved!
Rainbow water beads. Notice the car and the horse once again.
We are so thankful for you and all the joy your bring to our lives and our home. We can’t wait to see how God matures you and helps you grow into the strong young man He’s created you to be. We love you, Bud-Bud!
You can read all the A Note for Finn posts here. And his birth story here.