May 12, 2017
This year we kept things simple and just tried to make Carston's birthday extra special for him from waking up to balloons and birthday pancakes, to opening presents, no chores, and just a lot of playing. We had a few friends over for cake and ice cream that night. He and Braxton are also going on a weekend getaway with Grandma Jane to Diggerland in New Jersey soon; that is a BIG gift and I am sure they will have a blast!
I am so very grateful for this sensitive, green loving, passionate (which can be both good and bad), thoughtful little boy! Though we are still working on trying to use words to communicate what is wrong or how we are feeling he can be very thoughtful and is always the first to say "thank you" to me. He is full of energy and loves playing with Braxton. He mimics him a lot. He is still learning to be gentle with Aurelia but usually lets me know if she's headed somewhere bad (like the street!). He loves her very fiercely and also loves to annoy her by ripping out her pacifier, pouncing on her and squishing her, etc. He is learning to "do his list" in the mornings really well (make bed, get dressed, put pull up in trash, etc.). I can only imagine the changes we will see in him this next year. We love you little Carster Bear!