Callum turned FOUR back in March, and he hasn't slowed down since. Nearly every day he asks me when he turns five or details all the fun things he wants for his fifth birthday! He really is a big boy these days, and he seems to want to keep growing on me : (
We absolutely loved watching Callum learn to play soccer this spring! He's always shown an interest in sports (ALL sports) so it was really cool to watch his natural abilities turn to real skills. He finally got over the disappointment of someone else kicking the ball and scored quite a few goals. He made a sweet friend at soccer, and Jesse and I both adore his parents (who are of course from NC). YAY for new friends!!!
Callum also spent the year at "preschool" learning all kinds of new things. He is quite the little conversationalist these days and picks up on expressions and jokes that we say as adults. He also picked up on some bad words we say (more Jesse than me, of course) and what consequences to expect if we hear them come out of his mouth. He really enjoys going to school, and I am so pleased with his teacher and all the things he has learned from her and his little friends. Except farting . . . not pleased that he has become obsessed with farting!!!
He is developing such a fun personality these days! He picks out his clothes some mornings and ALWAYS chooses highlighter-colored, "fast" shirts and shorts. He loves his dri-fit stuff (just like the big boys) . . . the more obnoxious the color the better! I even got him some of those ridiculous tall socks and he walks around like he's a boss! And he has to wear his "fast" shoes every. single. day. He doesn't like to wear any of the summer shoes I bought him because he's convinced he can't run fast enough . . . not sure exactly what he has to out-run.
We are really enjoying this time with Callum since he's at the age when he will remember his life before his brother was born. It's so special for me to watch his relationship with Jesse grow, and I'm 100% confident he thinks his dad is a super hero. He also hates to get in trouble with his dad so I think it's a well-balanced relationship. I asked him the other day which was worse - getting a pop on his hiney from mom or getting a "talk" from dad - he answered in .00045 seconds that he didn't want a "talk" from dad. So I lost that battle, but I think we'll win the war!
I'm a high school teacher turned stay-at-home mommy in Northern Virginia. My husband, son (age 4), and two dogs keep me super busy but also make me super happy. We're expecting our second son this fall and moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico soon after.