Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Birthdays Mean New Books

Someone has turned 5 in the blink of an eye. Happy birthday Ethan! 💙

Someone is FIVE.

Yes, I'm having a hard time with it as well, but there is no denying it. He woke up this morning and sleepily wandered into our schoolroom asking how old he was today. When I replied that he was now five, I also asked if he felt older this morning. He did, because five is kind of a big deal.

Playing like a champ on the eve of his 5th birthday.

Five loves soccer. Five especially loves soccer because his dad coaches his team.

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Five asked for pancakes for his birthday breakfast, with syrup. The birthday dinner will be grilled cheese "with that red soup that we dip them in" a.k.a. tomato soup.

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Five also loves read aloud time. Our special (guaranteed one-on-one) time is at bedtime, when he and I churn through 2-3 books for as long as (1) he stays awake, (2) I stay awake, or (3) the girls hold off on interrupting us. For his birthday, I spotted these Star Wars Golden Books via someone's instagram feed and knew that these were needed.

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High quality Caldecott classics? Probably not. : ) Profitable for passing on a mama's love of Star Wars to her baby 5 year old? Absolutely.

4 comments:

  1. What a cutie! Did he eat that big stack of pancakes?!

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  2. Confirming again (as I scroll through and catch up!) that he is 5. Insane! (I do think those books were necessary, classic or no. And I think some people would argue both sides of that point.) I have to confess I was looking at those same books for Christmas. I was only mentally processing how many times I would feel like reading them before I didn't anymore. :D

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