Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Updates on Michael

As promised here are some things going on with Michael right now:

He is three and half and anxiously awaiting his 4th birthday, although it's over 4 months away. He has realized that most of his friends at church are older than him and always will be which upset him, so we started talking about those who he is older than. Now he will sporadically come up to me and say, "Mom, do you think Jonathan will catch up to me? NO! He won't! When Jonathan turns 1, I'll be 4, when Jonathan turns 2, I'll turn 5, ..."

On a related note, Michael loves numbers. He can count to 100 now and recognize them too. He wants to learn to write them all now. He is also beginning to understand addition and subtraction.

Michael is even more into all things sports. He still talks daily about how football will start up again after his birthday. He got very much into watching March madness and cheering for the teams that he picked out. Although, his loyalties to any team are pretty thin and will likely shift to whichever team is currently winning. He hates that he has to go to bed before a game is over and can't wait to ask who won in the morning. He likes to play sports too, and with the weather getting warmer, loves to go outside on the back deck. He loves for us to pitch him balls to hit and play defense while he shoots hoops.

Michael is learning how to stall. Within minutes of going to bed, he is usually back downstairs under the pretense of having to go to the bathroom again. Then he will continue to ask question after question until we finally assist that he return to bed. Then there is the need for one more hug and kiss, etc, etc, etc.

Michael loves being a big brother. His favorite thing to do with Jonathan is play tackle!

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