Top Ten Things I Love About My 4 Year Old Son

Happy Birthday to my favorite four-year-old!! I still can't believe my baby is four!
Here are ten of my favorite things about Palmer.

10. No matter why or where he sees you, Palmer always assumes you're there to see him. This assumption is simply manifested by his enthusiasm, "Oh hi guys. Come in and play." This is especially wonderful when his mommy is in the shower and the UPS guy tries to deliver a package.
9. Palmer has never just said "yes". He's said "Oh, boy!", "Yessir", and the current favorite, "Sure."
8. Palmer has a MAJOR skin fetish. He has always loved the feel of bare skin. This might be cause for some serious discussion later on in life.

7. Palmer has always been curious. When he wants to, he has the ability to focus on a single task for over an hour. This is no small feat for a toddler.
6. If you ever mention an airplane, he'll talk about going to the airport to get on a plane, "so we can go to Papa's house in Oregon." He will talk about it for months, literally.
5. He uses phrases he hears on TV or reads in books and thinks it perfectly normal. Just watch a show on PlayHouse Disney or PBS Kids (whose logos he recognized at 15 months) and then talk to Palmer. You'll think you're part of the show!

4. No matter where we are or what we are doing, if there is water around Palmer has to throw a rock in it.
3. He can read and will spend a few hours (if left undisturbed) reading in his room. I think one of my favorite moments was watching him give/read his first Primary talk a few months ago. He only needed help with one word "resurrection". We'll have to work on that. Along with reading, he has an insatiable appetite for learning and an incredible memory. If you tell him a word, he'll forever remember it.
2. Palmer is affectionate. He always gives everyone a kiss and a hug before they leave, even the home teachers. He will still cuddle with Ronell or I and often sits by Portia on the couch and puts his arm around her when they watch TV or read together.

1. Palmer is a happy child. That may sound lame but it has made my life so much better having a child who loves life and is happy. He makes everyone around him happy.

Happy Birthday Palmer!! You're my favorite son. I am grateful that Heavenly Father blessed us with such an amazing spirit. I have learned more about myself, the gospel, and what love truly is by being your mommy. I hope you had a great day. I love you.


Sierra said...

I cannot believe my baby is 4 years old! I am very angry at mom and dad for not waking me up when they skyped you this morning. I wanted to see him and wish him a happy birthday! Tell him his aunt sisi loves him. I miss that boy enormously. He is the smartest little boy I know. Give him a big hug and kiss for me!! Happy Birthday Palmer!

Nick and Lexie said...

Tell him I love him. I didn't call cause I don't have my cell phone. So I will call as soon as I get it. Probably tomorrow. I miss him! Can't wait to come and play.

Hugh Family said...

I think it's so funny that palmer still bites his bottom lip, wonder when or if that will ever dwindle away? Palmer is so much fun to be around, and is very considerate. Happy b-day!