Five.

The Birth Day...

One...

Two...

Three...

Four...

and, Five...

G-Man, You are a delight. I truly can't imagine a better son and oldest child than you. You wake up happy, you go to bed without giving us problems - I know we don't deserve to have it so easy, but we certainly don't take it for granted. You are one of the friendliest kids I've ever seen. To you, a new friend is just someone you haven't met yet. It's remarkable.

You love playing on the iPod, reading books, playing with your Imaginext guys, and watching TV. Some of your favorite shows right now are Super Hero Squad, The Octonauts, and Doc McStuffins, but you'll watch Baby Einstein with L too. You love playing with L, and with daddy. You love playing with me too, but you're usually good enough to me to let me get away with reading books with you instead of playing super heroes. But I'm going to work on playing super heroes more often.

I love that you have your own interests. And I'm really loving how much you enjoy taking pictures. You take pictures all the time with the iPod (even of complete strangers as they sleep next to you on airplanes - we'll work on our manners with that one), and you have even asked to take pictures with my big camera and have been helping me find locations and poses for some of your pictures like these:

You love your pre-K class and all of your friends, and your favorite things at school right now are your art projects and recess. Daddy and I wish you'd choose something to eat besides chicken nuggets and grilled cheese sandwiches, but we've heard that other children have grown to full adulthood on more limited diets, so we are hoping you'll come around and get some more variety in your diet at some point. You are a world-champion traveler, and the best helper a mom could ever have. L adores you, and so do the rest of us.

We are so glad you are in our family. And I'm so glad you're my little boy.

Love, Mommy