Dex is 4 years old today!! Woah. Time, where have you gone? He is so sweet and so loving, it just blows my mind. He still adores his little sister and copies a lot of what I say to her... I hear him say "hey, sweet girl... what do you need, honey?" in a sweet little baby voice and it just melts my heart. He likes to make her laugh and will pet her head. He calls her "Pickle Annie" and the whole family has taken to calling her that now. He can't get enough of his trains (still). That is pretty much all he does in his free time. Well, that and ask to play with his friend Cooper. We read a book or two every night before bed, and it's one of my favorite times with him. Sometimes Pickle will come with us and swat at the pages. If she accidentally kicks him, he'll say "Aaa-NNA!!" and once I remind him that she doesn't know what she's doing, he'll pat her head and say "that's okay, sweet girl." So funny :)
I could honestly go on and on and on and on. He is my favorite little boy ever (duh) and we could not be more blessed!!
I asked Dex a few questions and video'ed it. The video is pretty funny, but it's really long and I don't think I need to post it all here. I'll keep that for our personal family viewing :) Here is the transcript (minus lots and LOTS of wiggling around in his chair and laughing and jumping).
What is your name? Dex (Me: What's you full name?) Declan Doug-a-las O'Neal
How old are you? 4
How old is Daddy? 8
How tall is Mommy? 7 (Me: 7 what?) 7
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite toy? Trains
What is your favorite thing about your sister? Giving her toys
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Chicken nuggets
What is your favorite snack? Milky Ways
What is your favorite animal? A nice tiger and a nice lion
What is your favorite book? Corduroy & Jesus
Who is your best friend? Cooper
Where is your favorite place to go? To the toy store to buy trains
What does Daddy do at work? He works at his work. (Me: Do you know what he does?) Umm... well, he doesn't bring me candy.
What does Mommy do at work? She brings candy to me!
What is Mommy's favorite thing to do? (Dex to me) What's your favorite thing to do?? (Me: What do YOU think my favorite thing to do is?) Do you like to play with me and my trains? And pet my sister?
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to play with all the trains.
What do you like to dream about? I like to dream about everybody! (Me: Who did you dream about last night?) You... I dreamed about just Mommy, but not Daddy.
Who is your hero? A real Superman that flies in the sky by himself.
How would you describe your family? Mad boys and girls