Thursday, January 19, 2012

Four-Year Well Check


We had J's 4-year well check yesterday!  Even though we have been to the doctor numerous times this past year....( and by numerous... I mean weekly especially these past few months), it seems like J's 3-year well check was just yesterday....no joke.  I can picture what he was wearing....but sometime in the last 12 months...this little guy grew a little taller...gained a new little brother....and grew even sweeter (if that is even possible).  I've said before...Joseph is a small little guy with a HUGE heart....and though a lot has changed in this past year...that still remains true.  Sure... we have our battles.....



he is rough....he is CRAZY....he.can.not.sit.still and sometimes he makes me want to plain pull my hair out...but in the end, after all of the tears... there is ALWAYS that "I love you mommy" that makes my heart melt.



Last night... I asked him to sit down and brush his teeth (instead of running around with a toothbrush hanging out of his mouth)  and of course he did not comply....he was acting his crazy little self when Daddy accidentally shut the bathroom door on his poor big toe (We have to keep doors closed for certain little boys named Sammy...who try to climb in the bathtub before it is his turn!!)  OH Poor J!  His big toe nail turned black and blue immediately....I cried with him.....and I told him now we could both have broken toes together!  (Although I don't think his actual toe is broken).  We told J once he had calmed down that  that is why we asked him not to act so crazy.  And though we always question whether or not our lecturing even comes close to sinking in....sure enough....he came downstairs after we tucked him into bed and told Daddy not to worry about shutting the door on his toe....he said he should have been listening like we asked.  So.Sweet.


Our doctor visit went well....and the doctor didn't seemed too concerned that J has barely gained one pound in the last year....(we may have some formal allergy testing done) but other than that...we are thankful for another clean bill of health.  We are so fortunate...

Here are the stats!
Weight.... 33 lbs  25% (up almost a pound from last year)
Height.....38 1/2 inches 10% (up about 2 inches from last year)


And a few final pictures of my newly turned four-year old doing some serious work.


This little man is the king of hidden picture games.  He loves to search and find.  So we made our own "I spy" game with some rice and some little tiny figures I found in my button jar.  Easy peasy.  I laid all the items on a piece of paper and snapped a picture of them before I placed them in the jar.  So when he is bored...we get a cup of his favorite snack and each time he finds a figure in the jar...he marks it off on the paper with one of his snacks.


It's the little things...


that make him smile...and that's what I love about my "middle" man.  

4 comments:

koki said...

Love that Joseph! Sweetest . Cutest. Boy. Ever!! Xxooo Thea

koki said...

Ps And those pics look great lia! They look professional!

yiayia said...

Poooooooooor Joseph---what a year our little guy has had. God made him with the sweetest of hearts!! Love him dearly. <3

Kelsey Bakalar said...

He is soooo PRETTY! Pretty eyes, pretty skin...what a doll. Happy 4!