Happy 4th birthday Zekie Bear! Sometimes it’s hard to believe you are only four. The way you talk and how your little mind works are way beyond your years. You keep us all on our toes, never knowing what you are going to say or do next! You have the sweetest, kindest heart and are great at playing on your own. You are content building Legos and reading books all day, though I do have to constantly remind you that our furniture is not for climbing on and jumping off of. My little dare devil who doesn’t think the rules apply to him.
You are always just trying to keep up with Kingston, and even though there are two years between you, you are right on his heels, giving him a run for his money. I may be biased, but I think you are a genius for your age. The things you say and the reasoning behind it, is amazing. You have big things in your future Zekers! Love you so much!!!
Your birthday this year was low key. Daddy had to work, so we got up early to sing to you and have special birthday donuts. You picked the “Christmas donut” also known to everyone else as a sprinkle donut. I don’t know where Christmas came from, but that’s what you called it, haha.
Once Harbor woke up, we headed over to Grandma Boothe’s to play for a bit. It was a Friday and Kingston had speech so I left you and Harbor there while I took K to speech and ran some errands for your party the next day. You got to watch your favorite show, Paw Patrol, while we were gone. After lunch over there, we came home for Harbor to nap and we practiced one of the games for your party the next day and played until that night.
For dinner, everyone came over to celebrate. Even Aunt Denise was in town and she joined us too. Grandma Kennedy made us some personal pizza crusts and we all make our own pizzas and then had the chocolate cake you requested Grandma make too. And we ended the night spoiling you with presents. You liked everything, but the Rescue Bot Transformers were your favorite.
Here’s some updates on things you’ve done or said these last six months:
Your idea for keeping the squirrels from eating our tomatoes, “Dig a big hole, then the squirrel will fall in, we’ll cover him up with dirt and fill in the hole and then the squirrel won’t be able to eat our tormatoes“. That is definitely a valid idea you presented on August 27th.
We were talking about the plagues in the bible on August 29th. We got to the plague of the frogs and were discussing how they were covering everything and hopping everywhere when you brought up this idea. “If we put them in the washing machine, they will loss their legs and then they won’t be able to hop“. This is probably true, how you came up with this idea is astonishing to me.
“When I grow up big like Daddy, I’m going to stay home with Daddy. I’m gonna be a parent.” When I asked him how many kids he intends to have, he stated, “Five kids.“. Will be fun to see how many he does end up having. – September 11th
On the evening of September 10th, Harbor kept fussing so I went in to check on him only to find you in his bed playing and keeping him up. Brother love.
I go in every night and check on you all before I go to bed. On September 12th, you weren’t in your bed and you weren’t on the floor. I found you under the bunk bed, all the way in the back corner!
We took the training wheels off of Kingston’s bike also on September 12th and put them on a bike for you. But we could not get you to try the bike. You told us you were “afraid of heights“. Meanwhile you climb up on everything and jump off, but the bike was too high. LOL kid logic.
Harbor was wearing a romper on September 28th, so the leg holes come down lower than a regular onesie. You asked, “why does Harbor wear his shirt as pants?“.
Kingston was set on being Batman for Halloween so we were trying to convince you to be Robin. We told you he was Batman’s sidekick and then from then on you wouldn’t call him Robin, you referred to your costume as “sidekick“. Ahaha. – September 24th.
You ate a screw on October 9th!? And it exited on the 12th. Ekkk
You are a great encourager of others. Always cheering others on in whatever they are doing.
One night while staying over at Grandma and Grandpa Kennedy’s you walked into Grandma’s messy office and stated, “this is a catastrophe!‘. Oh Zekie always telling it like it is. LOL – October 13th
You slept in your new twin sized bed for the first time October 17th.
You were swinging and you exclaimed, “This is magnificent!” Then you leaned a little too far back and flipped over backwards and landed on your stomach with your heels hitting your head. After the shock of that fall you brushed yourself off and kept playing, only to be sliding down the slide a little later and fall sideways of the side of the slide. Rough day. – October 21st.
You are so clear with your words but every now and then there are still a few words you don’t get right, and it’s so cute. You also have a little country accent on a few words too.
Glube – Glove
Thurrr – There
Menja – Ninja
Let’s watch Thisflix – Anything on Netflix
This is a spicious box – Suspicious
Sockings – Christmas stockings
I heard you crying from your bed on November 7th, so I got up from the couch to check on you. By the time I got there you were standing in your doorway, without pants. At first I think you must have peed yourself and I ask you if you have to go the bathroom. You responded by letting it flow, sprinkler style all over our hallway and everything in it. I started screaming stop and tried to push you into the bathroom, but it was too late. After getting you and everything else cleaned up, I asked you what happen, why were you crying without pants, why didn’t you walk to the bathroom? You told me you got lost and couldn’t find the bathroom. Poor kiddo, I think you might have still been asleep.
Your bedtime prayers are precious. “Thank you God for jelly, thank you for peanut butter, thank you for the ducks. Praise God! Jaysname Amen!” LOL my favorite is that every prayer includes the ducks and that instead of “in Jesus name” it’s “Jaysname“. The best. – November 15th
We were talking about dancing and I said that Daddy and I had taken dancing lessons. When I asked you if you knew what kind, you asked, “barenia dancing?“. Ballerina dancing, and no we did not, thought that probably would have been entertaining to see Daddy do. We took ballroom dancing. – November 20th
“Can you inside it?” – Asked everytime you need me to turn a clothing article inside out. – December 11th
“Remember that time you were driving me to Africa? I saw really long dolphins.” Lol, um nope, don’t remember that trip at all. – December 13th.
December 14th, you and Kingston were so proud to show me what you had been so quietly working on. “Look Mom I made Zekie a cheetah!”
It first happened December 17th, but you have said it many times since now. When something doesn’t go your way or you don’t want to do something you say, “Cancel bedtime (shower, dinner, cleaning up, etc…)”. I know this is because sometimes when you aren’t listening I will say, “That’s okay you don’t want to do …, I’ll go ahead and cancel…, we’ll try it another time when you are ready to listen“.
You’ve taken to stealing food from the pantry. We started noticing that you wouldn’t be hungry at breakfast and then I found some wrappers and other clues and crumbs in the playroom. Eventually I caught you in the act. Usually you would take something sweet or a treat before we got up in the mornings. So we started putting somethings on top of the fridge, but it didn’t take long until you figured out you could drag a stool to the counter, climb up on the counter and then stretch over the fridge to grab what you wanted. Too smart for your own good! We need a lock for the pantry and the fridge because punishment doesn’t seem to be doing the trick.
Maybe it’s because the rest of the house fells so cluttered with toys and just everyday life things, but I don’t like things on the refrigerator. I just want it to be completely clear. Little by little lately things had started to accumulate there too. One day I felt inspired to clear it off while you and Kingston were off playing. Later you came to get something from the fridge and exclaimed, “WHOA we got a new fridge!“. Ahahaha yep snuck it right in while you were in the other room. ;P
And for the grand finale to this post, I leave you with this most recent comment to your Grandma Kennedy on December 29th. “Grandma if I hold my nose (and blow) my ears toot.” Oh my Zekie! Only you my child, only you.
Here are your stats:
Weight: 34.9 lbs.
Clothes: 3T-4T tops. Bottoms you can still wear 2T in shorts. 3T pants.