Dearest Lil J,
You turn four this week. Four! You've been telling us about all the things you would do when you turn four, like how you would sleep on your own, and how you would learn the violin. One word aptly describes you: intense. You have a fiery temper, you are strong-willed and opinionated, but yet, you can be one of the sweetest little boys on earth at times. You are fiercely independent with regards to many things, and would get angry and frustrated if we do certain things for you that you want to do for yourself.
You continue to make us laugh with your crazy antics. You now love being read to, and still have very itchy fingers. You find the scissors irresistible, and have cut off parts of your hair three times, and have also cut holes in your brother's bedsheets! Sensory play is a must for you, and you still enjoy playing with your vehicles the most. While you fight with your brothers very often, your brothers miss you when you are not around. You've become a lot better at following instructions when it comes to doing crafts, and these days, you enjoy painting a whole lot more.
Mealtimes are still quite a challenge for you, and you are the smallest eater of our family. You love variety, you like to try new foods, but you really don't eat much. I'm so glad that the food allergies seem to be less severe these days, though you are still allergic to certain foods.
Walking along with you as you grow up has been such a roller-coaster ride, and we continue to pray that your strong will can help you to be determined and resilient, but not lead to obstinacy and defiance. It's been such a journey, seeing how each of you grow up to be such different individuals, yet it always warms my heart to see the three of you playing together.
We love you, Lil J. So so much. Happy Birthday!
Your Mama and Papa
PS: I've decided to do away with the linky for "Thankful Tuesdays" as it's been challenging keeping up. However, we'll most definitely continue to post thankful posts. A big thank you for those who have been linking up previously, you have been such an encouragement to me. Do continue to count your blessings!