Today you turn 5 years old. To say that you matured a lot this year would be an understatement. You have blossomed over the last 12 months in ways that I never imagined.
You are kind and good mannered to everyone you meet. I can't tell you how many people tell me that you are the sweetest little boy they've ever met.
The bond that you and I have is insane. Every time I sit down, within minutes you've climbed into my lap. You tell me constantly how much you love me. (You always say, "I love you 178" because I think that's the biggest number you know.) You are mommy's boy through and through. When we snuggle, it's almost like you just melt into me. You love with no reservations. You love so openly and so intensely. It's my favorite thing about you.
Nothing gets by you. If I paint my toenails, you are the first to notice and compliment them. If Sadie gets a haircut, you gush over it. You have a knack for making people feel good about themselves. You always see the good in situations.
You are quite possibly the funniest person that I know in real life. You do it all without even trying. Quite often we find you talking in Spongebob speak. For instance, when you drop something on the floor, you say, "Oh, barnacles!" or "Oh, tarter sauce!" and it cracks me up every time. You wiggle your body in little dances when you think that no one is looking and know the words to every top 40 song.
Some of your favorites right now are:
candy: plain chocolate bars
food: pigs in a blanket (which you ordered for your birthday dinner) and ham and cheese sandwiches
thing to draw: rainbows- which you draw in the correct color order, over and over and over
person: mommy, of course. Followed by Sadie.
activities: swimming, playing outside, playing computer games and having your friends over.
Over the last year, you learned how to write your name, recognize your numbers and most of your letters, swim on your own, started AWANA at church on Wednesday nights, made lots of new friends, started four year old preschool and played on your first soccer team.
I'm just so proud of the sweet little boy that you are. You are going to do big things with that giant heart of yours!
Noah's 2011 Birthday InterviewEvery year, I give my kids a little interview on their birthdays. I hope that it will be a great way for me to look back and see glimpses of who they were at every stage of life and see how they change over the years. As much as I think he's grown, so many of Noah's answers are the same as last year!
Me: If a genie would grant you only one wish, what would it be?
Noah: I'd want a huge trampoline.
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Noah: Animal rescuer
Me: Do you want to get married when you grow up?
Noah: NO! I really do not.
Me: Do you want to have children?
Noah: Yes. I want to have 5 kids. So they can get on both of my feet and both of my arms.
Me: Do you feel different now that you are five?
Noah: No. But I do feel taller.
Me: What is your favorite color and why?
Noah: It's blue and that's because I like Go Cats! (University of Kentucky)
Me: Who is your best friend and why do you like them?
Noah: Grace cause she's nice. And Kilee cause she comes over to play.
Me: Now that you are five, do you think you'll get a girlfriend?
Noah: I do not know. I like to kiss.
Me: What do you think about world peace?
Noah: I don't know about that either.
Me: What is your favorite TV show?
Noah: SpongeBob and Victorious
Me: What do you like most about school?
Noah: The gym and outside. Which those are the same. Which I don't really like playing outside because of the playground.
Me: What is your favorite thing about yourself?
Noah: Go ask Sadie.
Me: What is your favorite song?
Noah: All the Kidz Bop.
Me: If you could have any super power what would it be?
Noah? Fly and lava and ice. Cause then if someone tried to hit me I'd fly up over them. Or if they tried to get me, I'd freeze them. Then I'd do the same thing with fire.
Me: What is your very favorite thing to do?
Noah: Go play on the bouncies at Puzzles and Chuck E. Cheese's
Me: What are you most afraid of?
Noah: Dinosaurs. Real ones. If they are alive.
Me: What is your favorite thing about Mommy?
Noah: You take us to fun places.
Me: What is your favorite thing about Daddy?
Noah: He gives us money sometimes.
Me? What is your favorite thing about Sadie?
Noah: She's mean. Wait. Actually, she's really really nice.
Me? What is your favorite thing about Miles?
Noah: Oh gosh! He's CRAZY! He be's crazy sometimes! Actually, he be's crazy ALL the time!
MY BABY OVER THE YEARS:
Happy Birthday, Noah! We love you so much!!!!