Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Mikey!!!!

I can hardly believe my little boy is six! I don't think I am allowed to call him little anymore! I can't believe how quickly they grow. It is killing me. The idea of sending him to first grade literally makes my heart ache. He is just such a joy to be around. He is sweet and funny. I honestly don't think there was ever a better big brother. He is SO good to Lindsey (most of the time.) It is hard to admit but he is more patient with her then I am. He is very willing to help her and put up with her when she gets into what he is doing. It was funny when she was a baby to involve her he would just call her a monster baby or pretend she was some other kind of a monster and make her part of the game. Now he goes and gets her toys to let her play with him. When he dresses up he dresses her up. The other day they formed a band called the black hawks and they wore black hats and sunglasses. It will be a memory I will cherish FOREVER. I can't believe how often we buy him new shoes because his old ones hurt his feet. (or because he has wholes through the end of them.) He is an amazing reader. He needs little help with the scriptures and in Canada reading is NOT kindergarten curriculum. He wants to read and he loves it so he practices every day. We do some sort of "homework" for a few minutes most days and when I tell him it is time he is usually excited. It is so fun to see him learn. He has recently started signing his work Mike not Mikey. Also recently we learned he has asthma. It isn't severe but I am glad we can help him now before it gets bad. Especially because he loves sports. He is playing soccer again and he loves it. I don't think he is naturally a super athlete he is athletic but I think the reason he is so good is his work ethic. He wants to jump well so he will practice setting up obstacles to learn to jump both high and far. He also practices trick jumps. I realize this is dragging on and few will make it through but this is for me more then anyone else. He is helpful around the house he is less willing now then when he was younger but he is still a good helper. I am so proud to be his mom. I love watching him.
Happy Birthday Buddy!!!