Today is your 4th birthday. I can hardly believe the amazing little man you have blossomed into in 4 short years. You started pre-kindergarten a few weeks ago and today you will get on the bus to go to school for the very first time! Your excitement to ride the bus with your big brother is infectious!
Time goes way too fast, of course, so I want to make sure to capture all the little things about you that change and disappear so quickly!
You love to build things, create things, and take things apart. You brought me a toy the other day that had been broken for as long as I can remember. At some point it had lost a screw and you had found one (somewhere!) and used the screwdriver you got in your toolbox at Christmas to fix it. Daddy came in one day to find you taking the door latch off your bedroom door.
You truly are my sunshine. You are insanely adorable, charming, and a bit manipulative. You know exactly how to get your way and how to use your charms for good (AND evil!) :)
You LOVE to get dirty. You are always playing ball, digging in dirt, or getting wet any way you can.
You still pick fuzz from your blanket when you're tired.
You are so funny, silly and goofy and have such a fun-loving, crazy, fearless, monkey side.
You are a special little boy, Boo. I love your spirit and the sheer joy you radiate! I know we've had our fair share of power struggles this past third year of your life. I look forward to your 4th year to see how you grow, learn, and (*gulp) change even more. Remember that you will ALWAYS be my little boy. Your snuggles will never get old, your smile will never fail to make me warm inside and out, and you'll always be my favorite Alex! I love you to the ends of the earth!