My Austin turned 4 last week on July 18th. I have a 4-year old! He was very excited about his birthday and asked for days if it was his birthday yet. In the morning we went to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake. Austin was able to pick out a special birthday prize at the gift shop and we let him decide which animals we should go see. At the bird show we went to he was picked to help feed some birds right out of his hands. He was so brave, it was a big bird. So cute to see him standing up there in front of everyone. After the zoo, we made cupcakes at home and had a little family party in the evening and opened presents. It was such a great day. So good that now he keeps giving me ideas to use for his next birthday. :)
-He still LOVES cars and trucks. He could play with them all day long and frequently does.
-He is also really into rocket ships, submarines and airplanes.
-He loves playing with friends. He is kind of having a hard time with not having all his AZ friends to play with. He had so many friends there! Thank goodness for his little cousin Aaron, who we live with. Those two play so well together. We haven't really made any new friends yet which is why we didn't have a friends party. He has a big primary class but has had a hard time going to primary since we moved here. He doesn't enjoy being the new kid and not knowing anyone. Every week I am the mom with the screaming kid in the hall. Not fun. But it makes me so sad that he is having a hard time adjusting.
-He has gotten really into legos. He loves to create and recreate anything that drives. He got some for his birthday that he plays with non-stop.
-He is so good with Kensley. He loves his little sister and tells her all the time. He loves to give her hugs but also wishes she could wrestle with him. :) His is very helpful with her and is an awesome big brother.
-He has become a VERY picky eater which ha been frustrating but his favorite foods are macaroni, donuts, waffles, apples, and and type of treat. He picked donuts as his birthday breakfast.
-Austin is still very much a Mama's boy. He wants me in sight all the time.
-It seems like Austin really cares about being funny. He really wants to make people laugh and is always being silly and goofy.
-I just love this little dude so much!