Henry turned five in May – he’s a whole hand old now! And since he starts Kindergarten on Monday (tomorrow, eep!), I figured I needed to add in his fifth birthday adventures to the blog before I do his first day of school post.
At his five-year checkup he had excellent vision, weighed 44 lbs (68th percentile or so), and stood 43.5 inches tall (62nd percentile maybe). It’s been a while since the appointment so I don’t remember the exact percentiles. He’s super healthy and energetic for life.
He runs like the wind, dances crazily, wrestles Elliot, and jumps and tumbles on everything. He’s reading short books; we do hooked on phonics lessons daily, but he’s reading “real” books, too. It’s pretty amazing. He considers himself an artist who takes coloring completely seriously. He also draws, traces, and creates 3D art projects with his Oma. He builds complex Legos all by himself, with occasional outbursts that he can’t do it and needs help. But by the time I get to him to help he has already finished and moved on to the next step.
He feels emotions deeply so if someone is sad he is usually the first to comfort them. He gets angry like the Hulk and it takes a while for him to settle down from his anger. No one can help him with it (in fact, we make it worse when we help), so he’s trying different strategies to calm himself. He continues to love people and makes friends easily. It’s pretty impossible not to have a fun time when Henry’s around.
We celebrated his birthday with Elliot’s at Lake Seminole Park with family and friends. Henry had 6 or so friends come, and Elliot had 2 or 3. Plus, we had both sets of grandparents, aunts and uncles, and the oh so important cousins – Grayson and Finley – come to the party. The LEGO themed (of course) bash was a smash, at least the chili pepper piñata was totally smashed after all the kids had multiple turns. The kids ran like maniacs on the playground and ate their weight in delicious goodies. We opened presents at home so there could be more playtime. It was a totally awesome party!
The Yearly Birthday Survey:
How old are you? Five.
What is your favorite color? Turquoise and Purple.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A ninja.
What is your favorite animal? Manatees and monkeys.
What is your favorite food? Chicken and scrambled eggs.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Blueberry muffin.
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or scrambled eggs.
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner? Mac and cheese.
What is your favorite thing to drink? Apple juice
Who is your best friend? Samuel.
What is your favorite toy? The toys I like are actually Legos.
What is your favorite TV show? LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy
What is your favorite movie? LEGO Ninjago
What is your favorite book? Chewie and the Porgs.
What is your favorite thing to do? Play Legos and with Porgie.
What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Going to splash pads.
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and Halloween.
What is your favorite thing to wear? My Sonic shirt!