dylan: four yearsDear Dylan,
As usual, I am late writing to you. You are now 4 years old! It is so hard for me to believe that you are only 1 year away from Kindergarten. We had a pajama party for your birthday with your friends, and then you got to have a Princess Pizza party on your actual birthday with just us and both sets of grandparents. You loved having all of your friends over for your pajama party, and got to decorate pillowcases and eat a frosted doughnut instead of cake. After the party and Halloween, people seem to think you are obsessed with doughnuts. You just might be!
For Christmas, Santa brought you a very tricked out Princess bike that Dad seems to think has lowered the value of our house. You love the fact that you can drive your baby around in it. We even did a 2 mile ride in January, and you rode the whole way while I walked with June. I was impressed, you barely needed help!
You really enjoy showing your sister everything. You still get in trouble for bothering her, but she seems to think you are hilarious these days when she is not annoyed by you. You love the fact that you can make her laugh, and you want to go and wake her up first thing in the morning. You really seem to enjoy the responsibilities of being a big sister even more. You seem to have less days of talking or acting like a baby, and more days of embracing being a preschooler.
You still say some pretty funny things, and it is hard not to laugh at you. Just today, I asked you to help me pick up the playroom, and asked you where a certain toy was that I did not see. You pointed to it and said, "It's right there, Mom! You can't always see anything. It is because you are nervous!" I love when you try to use a new "big" word, yet have no idea how to use it. You also started calling Dad and I, "Honky Horns" the other night. The irony was too funny, so I of course lost it at the dinner table.
You have gotten even better at writing your first name, and recognizing more and more letters. You used to either write some letters backwards, or say, "It's my name. I can write it however I want to." You and Prince would probably get along great. Your sister is turning 1 this weekend, and you are about to burst with excitement. You think that Spring plus June's birthday equals the family getting to go out and eat icecream. You have a major sweet tooth, and we are slowing weaning you from expecting a treat every day.
I am sure this next year will fly by. You will be going to the same preschool again in the Fall, and you have been doing fabulous there. I can't wait to see you blossom even more. Just remember to enjoy every minute of it!