Gone are the chubby baby thighs and here to stay, at least for awhile, are the long, skinny big boy legs.
He longs for the day he goes to school with his sisters but still misses his mommy and his home and his bed when he’s away for a day.
He wants to be like Julia, Alyssa and Cousins Jack and Cooper but wants Baby Palmer to be just like him.
Going to Sunday school, Friendship Connection and Cubbies are the highlights of his week and he doesn’t understand why we don’t go every day.
He’s always hungry, is a bottomless pit and has a hollow leg when it comes to eating. He likes every kind of food he tastes even pickles and raisins…He just “doesn’t want any right now.” He’s the only kid I know who hates ice cream but loves the cone. At night he helps himself to peanut butter from the jar and potato chips from the bag.
He’s Daddy’s little man and Mommy’s little boy. He can punch Daddy really hard and tickle Palmer softly. He can touch gently and love fiercely.
He can be totally independent and a helpful teammate.
He loves his friends and knows everybody’s name.
He wrestles hard and hugs even harder.
He hates bugs and loves puppies.
He can ride a bike and a horse with the same amount of confidence and ease.
He’s a busy helper in the house picking up toys, washing windows and folding clothes. He can make his own bed and organize his own shoes.
He knows his colors, alphabet and numbers. He can even read a book called "Wimberly’s Ice Cream Star" by Kevin Henke.
He loves matchbox cars, trucks, airplanes, Spiderman, Superman, Curious George, Buzz Lightyear and Woody.
As my little boy grows into a young man my heart swells with pride and my eyes swell with tears. Bye-bye, baby Hunter. Hello, Hunter boy.
We had such a big time on Saturday. We took the limo to Chuck E. Cheese and the parking lot carnival. It was a blast!
When I had to give Julia a dollar for dance, Hunter screamed that he wanted one too. Then he asked if it had a one on it or a five. When I said a one, he said that it was okay he didn't want one. He likes big money! Imagine if it was a fifty or a hundred...
He's really growing up!