Sunday, September 1, 2013

Man Alive, He's Five!

Itai's birthday came an went.  He could not have been more excited to turn five.  He said, "I can't believe I waited patiently for a whole year!"

It's been a pretty big year for the guy.  This year he:

Made some great friends!
Learned to swim!

Learned to write some words!

Learned to sight read!

Learned to ride his bike! (No training wheels ever!!)

Debbie said he's not little anymore.  In a lot of ways he's really not little anymore.  He gets his own outfits in the morning, dresses himself, gets his own food, locks up behind himself ("So Avi won't get the food."), and even helps cook occasionally.

This big boy answered our annual questions with a few surprises this year.

What scares you the most?
"Almost getting sliced by a knife.  That's way too scary.  And falling down from someplace really high."

What makes you happy?
"When you don't see me."  He has an invisibility fascination right now.  "Also playing ninjas and riding my bike make me happy."

What do you want most?
"Most I want you to never see me, so no one could ever know I'm coming."  I get to pretend he is invisible at least 20 minutes a day lately.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Right now I want to be a superhero."

What is your favorite place?
"Right now Scheels...and Disneyland!"

What is your favorite thing about Mommy?
"Helping her.  I like helping her do a lot of things."

What is your favorite thing about Abba?
"That you tell the goodest stories ever!  I love Ghost Elementary!"

What is your favorite thing about Avi?
"Him playing with me?"

What is your favorite thing about yourself?
"Trying to do things that I don't think I can do, and doing it!"
He's such a great kid.  He's a iPad-hogging, video-game-loving, bike-riding, rule-stickler, toy-spreading, mess-making, bug-fearing, life-loving five year old.

We're so happy to have him in our family!


Valerie said...

Lots of awesome pics! And fun answers.

Missy said...

Such a cute boy! Cant believe he is already 5!

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

He is growing up way too quickly! I love all his answers! such a cute guy!

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