- Sun, Nov 21, 2010 /
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We celebrated Owen's 4th birthday this month. This was probably the birthday that hit Mommy the most. At 3, I still could see the toddler/baby in him. Now, at 4, there's no more toddler left in there. It's just so hard to believe he's 4! He's very very proud to be 4. We had a "tricky" party last Sunday. According to Owen, it was "tricky" because he actually didn't turn 4 on the day of his party. That came a couple of days later. The day started like this:
"Mommy, Daddy...I'm 4 now. I'm bigger." He runs into the bathroom to get his step stool. He proceeds to run down the hall, flip the light on in the master ensuite, rush to the vanity, put the stool down, step on it and exclaim to the mirror "I'm bigger now!" In total amazement he says "Wow..." It really was too funny. He clearly expected to see a much bigger boy staring back at him. After all, he's 4 now!
He's doing well at school. This past week was his first parent teacher conferences this year. Both teachers gave a lot of positive feedback....so all is well there. We also recently visited his ENT who said that it was good news...no fluid this time and the last tube is barely hanging by a thread. So, she's feeling confident now that we won't have to have them done a second time. Very good news for us.
O has been taking swimming and skating lessons. He's probably a better skater than Mommy now. He's also doing karate through the school gym program so he's been keeping pretty busy.
Cooper is also doing well. He's trying to speak more but it's probably not very audible to anyone other than Mommy and Daddy. Mommy has just come to accept that her boys are late talkers. If he's anything like O, he'll make up for it later. We're thinking of signing him up for sportball in January. He really seems to love playing ball and hockey so we're going to give it a go if we can find a class time that works. We'll also start him in swimming soon...we're not expecting him to like that part so much. He's not a fan of the cold water!
He and Owen are really playing a lot more. It's hilarious to see them down on the floor wrestling. Who knew it would start so early?? And the disagreements over toys...Cooper has no use whatsoever for his own "younger" toys and he does not mind letting Owen know that he expects him to share. Unfotunately for Owen, the old switch and bait isn't working for him anymore!
Just a little over a month until Christmas and Owen is on the countdown already. A couple of nights ago, I was laying in bed with him reading "The NIght Before Christmas." Afterwards, he said to me "Mommy, if I am naughty and Santa doesn't bring me any gifts, can I go pick some at the store?" I said "Sorry bud...that's not the way it works" He looked a little concerned about that. LOL
As always, we're missing you all in NB!
Michelle, Doug, Owen and Cooper