The big 5! Drew could not wait for his birthday this year and is so excited to be a 5 year old. He continues to love school and is already talking about kindergarten. His interests vary daily, but animals, planes (fighter jets), and legos are constant favorites. He and his brothers are constantly busy with imaginative play- dressing up, pretending to be animals, coming up with complicated story lines- he loves to lead them in play and they love to follow! As he always has, he continues to entertain and challenge us on a daily basis- I hope he always will. He had a blast at his soccer/bounce party– see all the pics here.
Height: 43 inches (50%) Weight: 39.4 lbs (50%)
Interview: (see what he said at 3 and 4)
Favorite thing to do: play with my brothers
Favorite TV show: Wild Kratts (or Paw Patrol)
Favorite color: blue…. and gold
Favorite food: tortellini
Favorite truck: “I don’t have one, but my favorite plane is a fighter jet”
Tell me about being 5: “You have to take care of your brothers and you get your 5 year old shots”
He was a “red fox” in a play at school with his hospital buddy, Lauren!
One night at bedtime, Henry and Tyler had an impromptu sing-a-long. I’m pretty sure this will be 90% unintelligible to anyone but us, but their interactions are pretty funny- singing, dancing, fighting over the words or hand motions (song #4). I’ll try to provide a little translation… (Tyler = superman, Henry = spiderman)
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
(no translation needed- just a lot of “shoulders, knees and toes” with a few “eyes and ears” thrown in)
(no translation needed- just a lot of letters…. 20 sec mark Henry tells Ty “no, don’t do what me do” when he imitates him)
Row Your Boat
(“are you ready? boker tov, boker tov, etc, etc something about the morning, no,no we not to that part yet… no,no, we do this before” and then Tyler gets mauled)
Shabbat is Here
(“Shabbat is here, I’m so glad that Shabbat is here, candles burning bright, It’s Friday night, It’s Friday night, etc, etc… the sun goes down”)
It’s hard to believe our babies are 3! Henry and Tyler definitely have grown into little boys lately. Since their birthday a month ago, they have started school 3 days a week (which they love) and transitioned successfully to big boy beds (after a few rough nights, they’ve been great). When I look back at how I describe their personalities, they have definitely stayed consistent! Tyler continues to love to be silly, thrives on routines, and is very inquisitive about anything and everything. Henry studies quietly, has a very sweet, lovable side, but can also be quite mischievous when he gets a little twinkle in his eye. The older they get, I see them looking out for each other more and more and they love to play together and of course with Drew.
35″ (5%) 29 lbs (25%) 35.5″ (10%) 28.6lbs (25%)
Interview Henry Tyler
Favorite thing to do: play play with mommy
Favorite TV show: Daniel Tiger Mickey Mouse
Place to go: school playground
Book: Monster at the End of the book Monster at the End of the Book
Truck: dump truck steamroller
Food: peanut butter & jelly hot dogs
We had a nice birthday lunch to celebrate Henry and Tyler turning 3.
We had an amazing week in Michigan in early July. It was full of sand, swimming, family, cousins, and fun!
We had a great summer! The boys went to camp a few days a week for part of the summer, we had a great trip to Michigan (separate post coming), a fun trip to KC and spent a lot of time playing outside enjoying the mild summer. Here’s a few hi-lights!
We had a blast with our new baby cousin, Spencer!
We had lots of picnics
celebrated Father’s day (Henry and Tyler were sick)
had fun outings with friends (and their boys!)
visited lots of St. Louis sites with Brooke and Will in town
celebrated Lala and Pop’s 40th anniversary