Umm, not sure how I forgot this, but I didn't update for Carden's 5th birthday! And now he's 5 1/2, so it's definitely time to get things going...
5 year stats:
Weight: 43 lbs-66%
Height: 44 in-68%
He's still our tallest and biggest kid! What he's learned so far this year:
He is an awesome expert bike rider now. He loves to ride on the rocks and on the "motocross" track at a park. It's just a bunch of hills but Carden is the youngest kid there and he's so exited about it.
He's a beginning reader. He can sound out simple words and does much better at school than he does with me.
He still loves construction trucks.
He loves learning about volcanoes, dinosaurs, sharks, and any natural disaster. He's so happy he doesn't live by the ocean so we don't have hurricanes or tsunamis, or in washington by Mt St. Helens, or or Oklahoma where the tornadoes are. He is very afraid of them, but loves to learn about them anyway.
His favorite show is Octonauts
Favorite color is blue
Favorite food is pizza, but favorite food that mom makes is chicken and broccoli over rice.
His prayers include being thankful for trees that give us oxygen
He is in a Montessori preschool with 11 other boys and is loving it. He makes sure to let everyone know that he is not preschool he is in Montessori.
He can drive the motorcycle by himself.
He is an awesome big brother, and is taking the role very seriously. Part of his job as the oldest includes teasing his baby brother all day long. He loves to tease him as much as he loves to play with him and keep him safe.
He loves to create things. He is making airplanes, boats, helicopters and race cars all independently. He has his Daddy's engineering brain I'm afraid.
He likes to collect garbage. Literally. He constantly goes through the recycling and taking stuff out, planning on making something out of it later. His upstairs bathroom cupboard is filled with random boxes and bottles.
He loves to play, but only if someone else is there with him.
Everyone who knows him loves him. What a great kid!