Letters to G: FOUR

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Dear G,

We recently celebrated your fourth birthday. The entire weekend was dedicated to two things: your birthday and Easter. We spend the day before at Granma’s house where we had an Easter Dinner and birthday cake. Your birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year. We began with Easter baskets and an egg hunt around the house and waited until Grannie, Papa, Aunts R and A, and Uncles T and M arrived before celebrating your birthday. While they were here we decorated Easter eggs and at the Donatello birthday cake I made especially for you.

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This was the second year of doing the Birthday Interview, and it was fun to see how your answers changed. Also pretty cool was realizing you understood the questions better than last year. 90% of your answers had something to do with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and looking back I realized you were just starting to get into the mean green fighting machines on your third birthday. Some of my favorite answers from this year’s interview:

  1. What is your favorite animal? “E-k-e-i-n” a kind of elephant that doesn’t have a trunk. I saw it at the circus. (You love trying to spell things. I think your fun imagination came into play with this answer.)
  2. What do you love to do with Mom? I don’t know. I need to think about it. {Five minutes later} Catch butterflies. (We’ve never done this.)
  3. What are you afraid of? L (I got a good laugh out of you being afraid of your little brother)
  4. What Do you want to be when you grow up? A Ninja Turtle all day with a weapon. (I’m not sure if I should be concerned?)

Earlier this week, I told Daddy I think four might be my favorite age so far. Your imagination is blooming and we have all sorts of fun conversations. You love trying to spell things and know how to spell your name and what letters other people’s names begin with. When we ask what Daddy starts with you’ll say “D” but you always say Mommy starts with “E.” I think you came to this (correct) conclusion because there is a little girl in your class with the same name as mine.

Four does bring its own set of challenges. We’re working on listening skills and doing what you’ve been asked the first (or second) time, sharing, and you’ve become a bit bossy.

You still love your little brother and the two of you have a lot of fun playing now that he’s older and can run and climb like you. You’re a bit rough with him, but he’s starting to stand his ground with you. You love being able to go into his room in the morning to pile all the toys and books into the crib, climb in yourself, and play with him. You’re also rather protective of him when other boys and girls want to play with him in the pick-up/drop-off line at preschool.

I can’t wait to see what FOUR brings us, Little Guy!


  • Current Loves: rough housing, TMNT, watching movies, crafts, play doh, climbing, running, plain noodles and pizza
  • Current Dislikes: Daddy leaving for work, tags and seams on your clothes, loud noises, vegetables
  • Weight: about 33lbs
  • Height: I have no idea…Maybe about 38″?


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