Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Curtis Michael!!!

Curtis is FIVE today!

Look at how much he has grown. . .






Turning five is always a pretty big deal in our house.  This is the year when each of our kids get their first friend birthday party.  To me, the first five years kind of represent "my time" with the kids, the time when they are mostly home with me and before they start elementary school.  Before I had kids, five years seemed like a long time.  But now I see how fast it goes and how much happens in that little window.

Curtis reached many milestones this past year: he began preschool, learned to ride a bike, and learned how to swing on his own.  We're still working on his letters.  He's pretty much there with the uppercase, but still gets some of the lowercase confused.

He shares a room with Graydon and prefers it that way.  It brings him comfort at night to have big brother on the bunk above him as well as his lantern night light next to him.   His favorite toys are legos, puzzles and Connect Four; and video games are always a hit, which I still have to limit with him.  His favorite TV shows are "Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Octonauts, and Ultimate Spiderman.

Curtis is definitely my pickiest eater, but when he finds a dish that he likes, he eats a lot! But he's unpredictable, a dish that he likes one day he may not like next time, and vice versa.  He's fun and silly but also has a shy, reserved side that comes out around new people and new situations.  But once he's comfortable, watch out!  Crazy Curtis!  In a good way.  He enjoys life.

One of my greatest joys is watching my kids grow up.  Here are some of the highlights of this past year of Curtis's life. . .

Happy birthday sweet boy!

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