Thursday, October 25, 2007
Happy Half-Birthday, Eamon!!!
Eamon has eagerly been awaiting his half-birthday. He wants to have cake and share it with everyone (he was a bit disappointed to learn that we would only be dining with Grandma and GrandDad - no daddy and no Malia).
At 4 1/2, Eamon is coming into his own. He loves to find insects outside. He catches them and names them. His favorite name is Squirmy Wormy; this name has been given to a spider and a praying mantis. He takes good care of the bugs giving them food and water. He cries when they die, which has led to many discussions of habitats, environments and our role as humans on the planet. His fascination leads to discussions of all types of spiders and insects.
Eamon continues his love of climbing. His favorite spot is high in the Palo Verde tree. While camping, he tried climbing some of the pine trees. He is also trying to extend his climbing at the park by climbing up the outside of the slide.
Dressing up is an everyday pursuit. With relish, he creates intriguing ensembles. He recently wore his winter jacket and bike helmet to a lunch-time concert at the Mesa Art Center. His current favorite is dressing as a cowboy, donning GrandDad's boots, a vest, Dave's old work hat and the stick horse. He is ready to ride the range.
Eamon loves babies. He is very excited that one will be joining our household next year. He likes to help which was exhibited this past week when Kai stayed with us during the day. He enjoys talking to the babies and finding them new toys. He is constantly asking if things are suitable toys or too small. He even mentioned to Kai that he is her big brother.
Eamon enjoys having his sister as his best friend. They explore the park, outside and play for hours in the playroom. They do have disagreements, but he is working hard on using his words. He has even learned some tricks to dealing with two year olds. It is comical to watch. He is becoming quite the older brother.
Eamon's vocabulary continues to amaze as well as his insights into the world. He has begun exploring word combinations usually in an attempt to upset someone. He craves knowledge and is constantly asking about the ideas and things he encounters in the world. I often have to reply, "I am not sure, we will have to look it up".
Eamon, you are a pleasure and a joy. We are lucky to have you in our family. Your generous heart and loving spirit combined with your insatiable curiosity amaze me every day.