Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Leo is FOUR!!

Leo, our dear middle child, is four!! That sounds so big to me!! We celebrated on Sunday with a small at-home party. Leo picked out all the decorations and the party favors and requested I make a rainbow cake, and was super excited to have his two best friends Danny and Asher over to play! (We told the kids that we are having small birthday parties this year so we can save for Disney!!)

The kids had a great time!! Here was the set up:

A room full of light up balloons to play with!

And the party was full of super hero jumping (I made capes that morning from extra fabric for everyone--the girls decorated theirs!):

And bike riding, and snacking, 

And more eating:

And cake!

Then on Monday Leo got to celebrate his birthday at school:

and home!

So many presents!

He loves them all! Thank you, family!!

Quick facts about Leo!
1. Leo loves his toys, and can independently play with, for example, his helicopter for thirty minutes at a time making up stories that he acts out! This amazes me!
2. Leo Loves Jason! He often gets in the car after school and asks, "Did Jason miss me?" He also wants to touch Jason because Jason is "so soft!"
3. Leo loves Olivia and wants to play with her so much that he often allows her to boss him around. They very often sleep in Leo's bunk beds so they can keep each other safe!
4. Leo has four or five books memorized that he "reads" to us: Peter Rabbit, All Hands on Deck--a Lego book, Easy Street. He also knows his letters and their sounds. He can write his name, but not all the letters of the alphabet.
5. Leo is a champion sleeper, and although he doesn't nap, he consistently sleeps from about 7:30pm to 6:30 am without waking. He likes for me to rock him before bed and sing him "all the songs [I] know." Then he goes to sleep on his own.
6. Leo rides a balance bike like a champ and rides his big boy bike with training wheels.
7. Leo weighs 40.5 lbs (83%) and is 42 inches tall (85%).

And now for the annual birthday quiz! I ❤️ his answers!

1. How old are you? 4
2. What makes you happy? Building 
3. What is your favorite animal? Elephants 
4. What is your favorite thing to eat? Pizza
5. What is your least favorite thing to eat? Grass
6. What is your favorite thing to do? Build
7. What is your favorite TV show? Max and Ruby
8. What are you really good at? Building 
9. What is your favorite movie? Cars
10. What is your favorite color? Orange
11. What is your favorite song? I Just Can't Wait to be King (Lion King soundtrack)
12. Who is your best friend? Asher and Danny
13. What do you and your Mom do together? Build
14. What do you and your Dad do together? Do puzzles
15. What is your favorite sport? I can't tell
16. Where is your favorite place to go? Kids Together Playground 
17. What is your favorite book? Run Home Little Mouse
18. What do you want to be when you grow up? A kid!


  1. Looks like he had a great birthday. And I love his answer for what he wants to be when he grows up!

  2. "Champion sleeper"!!! Hooray!!! Finally! All your hard work finally paid off!
    Happy birthday to you as Leo's Mom (and Dad)!!!

  3. Agreed about the champion sleeper! I love that building is so much on his mind. Perhaps and engineer or an architect in his future... as long as he can be a kid. Does that mean he will work for Toys R Us?
    It looks like he had a great time. Thank you for the video, too!

  4. I love the birthday quiz. I should totally do that!