*He's got an amazing brain...and he loves to use it. He's been reading independently for months now, and not just stumbling through and slowly sounding out words...but really READING. I wish I could take the credit but, while I did definitely put in time helping as he needed it, it was his own enthusiasm and interest that really fueled him. He just LOVES reading.
*His favorite colors are blue and red. His favorite number is 5 (yesterday it was 4). His favorite letter is M.
*My favorite: this kid still lets me love on him (almost) as much as I want to. Hugs and kisses and fiddling with his hair and holding his hand. I feel like, now that he's five, the countdown until this kind of physical relationship is no longer okay with him has really begun. I'm soaking it in. Every day.