Happy 4th birthday sweet Cheese Puff!
The boys had play practice this evening, and he got happy birthday wishes there, too. On the way to practice today, he told Little Elvis, "It's my birthday, and I can do whatever I want to do." He had that opinion of himself all weekend. I hope the attitude is over tomorrow.
Fun facts about Cheese Puff.
He likes to sing (sometimes yell) along with the radio. His interpretations of songs are very funny. He's gotten into a joke telling phase. Every day while we wait to pick up Baby Plum at school, he demands really new jokes from me. I'm a broken record with jokes, and he's fed up with my go-tos. He doesn't get my made up jokes. His jokes are much worse. He usually puts banana in the answer to his.
Cheese Puff is my most affectionate child. He not only loves to hug on Mommy and Daddy. He also loves stuffies. If you don't want to get him pajamas, he will also love a stuffy. He has favorites, though. He still loves Doggy from his babyhood. Last summer, he replaced Doggy with a plusher, newer version from a Build-a-Bear birthday party. He named that dog Sparky. At Christmas, my parents got him a stuffed panda. At first it was named Ho Ho Ho, then Santa Claus. Now it's called Kung Fu Panda. Panda is his current favorite, although Doggy's made a strong come-back over the past few days. He will love and hug on new stuffies, but they aren't allowed in his bed. That spot is reserved for Kung Fu Panda or Doggy.
This baby is also my healthiest eater. He prefers to eat fruit over just about anything else. We have to cut him off when we get blueberries or raspberries. He will happily devour 3 tangerines for lunch. Loves applesauce. He's hit or miss on bananas. He also loves cheese sticks, yogurt, goldfish, any type of mashed fruit pouch -- even those with vegetables hidden in them, macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets. His favorite meal that I make? Spinach and feta quiche. Or something we call calzones that are also stuffed with spinach and feta. He loves the spinach/feta combo. Little Elvis does, too. Poor Baby Plum is not a fan.
He knows how to spell his name, Little Elvis' name, and Baby Plum's name. He recognizes Bob's name on my phone. He also knows that "Dad" means "Coachpa" on my phone and "Mom" means "Gram." He can count to 30, and (thanks to Baby Plum) knows a good bit about states.
Cheese Puff will most likely be our most athletic child. He is finally old enough to play Park and Rec this year, and we signed him for T-ball. He seems to grasp the concept of hitting the ball, throwing and catching much more easily than his brothers.
Cheese Puff also likes to play games, which is great for Baby Plum. We play lots of games around here. They are both very good at Memory, and I always lose at Old Maid. Cheese Puff loves to give me the old lady.
He's sweet, and happy. He's friendly. We're so lucky and happy to have him in our lives. He truly is a joy.