Monday, May 9, 2022

5 Years Update

5 Years Old
You're 5 years old!
April 30
It's hard to believe we're here. 5 years worth of updates. I'm so glad I wrote these all down, because otherwise I know many of these details I'd forget. I know everyone says it goes by so quickly. And yes, I know it's so cliched. But when it's happening to you, it's feels so, so true. So let's get started! As I wrote when your sister turned 5, these is the last of these. When you get to be the one telling your own stories, based on your memories. I'll still be here posting pictures and adventures (assuming I can actually make that happen!), but they won't be specific to you and what's happening in your life.
May 9
For your fifth year update, no official stats since we haven't made it to the doctor yet. (Likely by the time I post this, it will have happened. And it did! Three months after your 5th birthday you were 42.5in (27%ile) and weighged 32 lbs (0.8%ile).) You're wearing mainly 4t tops and bottoms. Your shoes are size 11.
May 27 - Preschool Graduation
As I mentioned in your last update, you still are very specific about what you want to wear. Always jeans, especially tie ones. Button-down shirts, especially long sleeved. Long socks, pulled all the way up, likely not matching. And hopefully the jeans have belt loops, and then you can wear a belt.
June 11
At the end of July you fished your time at your preschool, one we'd been attending since your sister was only 3 months old. It felt like an end of an era and months later I'm still in disbelief. I know you miss it too. You were recently disappointed to realized that you won't get to celebrate Purim at your current school, since your preschool had been Jewish while your current school is Catholic.
June 14
As for friends, COVID took away a lot of the 4-year-old experience. You went to one in-person birthday the last year you were at your school, although did go to one zoom birthday. Because of that, I didn't see a lot of you interacting with your friends, but those that you spent years with at school were O, I, T, D, J, and B.
July 22
You were so excited to start at your new school because your cousin would be there with you. Thankfully for your teachers, you aren't in the same class, but his class is the one you spent with during recess. (Which has lead to some interesting confrontations when you've gotten in trouble after hitting someone that called your cousin a baby, or hit your cousin first.) Because you're spending so much time with your cousin on the playground, you haven't made a lot of close new friends, but ones you do talk about are N and M.
August 9
You playyed soccer again in the Fall, and were actually pretty good. Although by the end you were complaining that you didn't want to play soccer anymore and wanted to play Tball again. (Don't worry, you're signed up to play Tball in the Spring.) Also through the Fall you took Ninja Warrior Classes, which you really enjoyed. Recently we've signed you up for Ju Jitsu classes as well, as a way to get a bit of agression out.
September 5
You're still are a bit of a picky eater, but you have your favorites. You love eggs, and are always quite upset when we tell you we don't have enough time to make eggs every morning before school. You love cinnamon and honeybuns. You like a warmed-up croissant. You love macaroni and cheese, and would eat it every night if you could. You also love strawberries. You like the idea of dessert, but most times will eat a couple of bites and then decide you don't want anymore.
September 6
You love being able to help and do things. You love helping your dad cook in the kitchen. You received your own, real tools for your birthday and are now always asking to go to the garage to do projects. You received your own little leaf blower for Christmas and were so excited. (And yes, your birthday was in October, so that fact I'm writing about Christmas means I'm a little late.)
October 22
You are such a unique little person, with very defined likes and dislikes. You go 100 mph all the time, non-stop. But you also always want snuggles and a "true love kiss" at bedtime, and if possible always want to be on my lap on the couch. I'm still so in disbelief at how quickly it's all gone and how much of a grown-up you're quickly becoming.
5th Birthday Party
Here's a comparison with your sister at 5 Years.
5 Years
Birth Story
1 Month ~ 2 Months ~ 3 Months
4 Months ~ 5 Months ~ 6 Months
7 Months ~ 8 Months ~ 9 Months
10 Months ~ 11 Months ~ 12 Months
14 Months ~ 16 Months ~ 18 Months
20 Months ~ 22 Months ~ 24 Months
2 1/4 Years~2 1/2 Years ~ 2 3/4 Years
3 Years~3 1/3 Years~3 2/3 Years
4 Years ~ 4 1/2 Years