Saturday, February 23, 2013

4 Years Old!

4 years ago today, this little guy arrived in the world, a little earlier than planned. We got to take him home 3 months later and he hasn't stopped since.

I can't believe he's 4- that sounds so old.  He's most definitely a preschooler now. He's becoming more and more independent all the time. He has very definite ideas about what everyone should be doing all the time. Maybe it's because he knows 4 is a big deal, but in just the last few weeks he seems more mature.

His favorite music to listen to right now is the soundtrack from the musical The Book of Mormon (!). Don't worry- we fast forward past the inappropriate parts- which is most of it.
He's learning his letters, numbers, colors and some sight words. He has so many signs now, we can't keep track of them all. He picks up new ones right away. He's still working on his talking words and is making good progress. He can say how old he is, which is important when you're 4.

This was the year he mastered walking. He's well on his way to running and jumping now. Today he started something new- gymnastics! He needed help, but he did great, especially on the balance beam.

He also decided a few weeks ago that it was time to start using the potty. He got tired of Mommy and Daddy doing something about it and took matters into his own hands, so to speak.

Today's activity is a trip to the zoo. Most likely there will be cake at some point too. Tomorrow we party at The Playground Gym. Stay tuned for details of this completely over-the-top extravaganza, which will either be a complete disaster or a lot of fun- probably a little bit of both.

Happy Day, Anthony!  We love you so much!


  1. Enjoy all the fun of your big days. Happy 4th Birthday Anthony!!! I love you too!! Hugs and Kisses Aunt Pat

  2. Happy birthday from the Wagner family!! Can't believe it's been almost 4 years since we first laid eyes on your precious family!

  3. Happy Birthday Anthony. A great day to be FOUR. Maybe the animals in the zoo will sing Happy Birthday To You.
    Love, Aunt Peggy

  4. HAPPY BIRTDAY, Anthony!!! I hope you get lots of presents and eat lots of yummy cake! Your parents are sure lucky to have a beautiful little boy like you! Next year I'm getting you a drum set!
    Love always,
    Uncle Mark

  5. Happy Birthday, Anthony! We love you!