Paul’s 4th Birthday

Paul Sergiy turns 4 today.  From a skinny 15lb 15 month old who couldn’t even sit up to a strapping 32lb 4 year old…

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He has come leaps and bounds, even finishing his first full year of preschool.  He’s communicating by sign language more, he’s learning to listen, he’s getting into mischief…

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If I put the stool in the drawer, and then stand on it, I will be tall enough to open the oven, which has been my lifelong dream!

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No stool needed to climb into the sink. This is what all my chin ups have been working towards.

But he still manages to help around the house, like when he moves the chairs out from under the table so I can vacuum under there, or when he helps put away the dishes.

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Still working on feeding himself gracefully, but on the plus side, few people share his enthusiasm for food.

 

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We love his personality.  He is independent and loves to have time on his own to play.

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Not just splashing around, but playing by pouring water from one cup into a bucket!

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Ben’s on the front sidewalk riding his bike; Paul is in the back playing in the water. Mom paces between the two to keep watch, glancing at a snoozing Xander in the living room. Life is grand.

But he is learning the joy of interacting and playing with others, especially with Ben.  It has been so wonderful to see them engaged with one another and having fun.

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We’re so proud of Paul and can’t wait to watch him grow more each day.  Love you, Paulie!  Happy Birthday!

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