Landon letter 4.5

Dear Landon,
You are now 4 years and five months old. You are an excellent little boy, who mostly does what he’s asked to do and doesn’t break the rules or misbehave very often.

In the last two months you’ve come a long way with your Writing. We were having a lot of issues where you basically didn’t care and wouldn’t try to do your writing at school. I finally talked to the teacher and instituted a policy at home. If you didn’t do your writing at school, no TV until you finished it at home. At school, your teacher added in a rewards chart with stickers for when you did complete your writing. You’ve managed to go from scribbles on a page, to an almost readable script, AND you’re completing your work at school! We are all very proud of you. You do very well with numbers and have a good grasp of counting, adding, and subtracting. Next up we’re going to work on helping you learn to read! Kindergarten registration is this month! You are growing and learning and such an amazing rate.

Landon's writing today 1/13/11

For an early Christmas present you got a Big Boy Bed! Your car bed has been moved to the garage, so that Ollie can have it once he is ready. I ordered you a bed on Amazon, and you seem to really like it. We haven’t had any problems with you falling off, which is nice. The bed has drawers underneath, so we’ve moved your pajamas under your bed. You like being able to get yourself ready for bed without any help from mom or dad.

Your dad and I found a show called Young Justice that is a superhero show. We decided to invite you to watch it with us. You seem to really enjoy it, so I think it’s something we’ll keep doing. Why it’s special is because we put Ollie to bed, pop some popcorn, and then the three of us sit on the couch and watch the show together.

You were very excited to head up to Williams, AZ for the Polar Express. I think you were slightly more excited about the train than seeing Santa, but it was a close call. You watched Popeye on the TV for most of the drive up and back. We all had a blast riding the train and singing carols. You did a very good job of letting us manage your food allergy and not getting upset by the foods that you could not have. The trip was extra special because your Grandma and Grandpa joined us, along with Aunt Heather and her family, as well as your cousins Chyna and Van! The whole group had a blast. You got a very neat bell from Santa and just loved seeing the train and riding on the train!

You talked a lot about Santa and Christmas for most of December, but you also enjoyed both Solstice and Hanukah. One night of Hanukah we had Uncle Jack and Uncle Sam come over and celebrate with us. Your dad made potato latkes and your Uncles taught you the story of Hanukah and how to play dreidel. The whole night was filled with so much fun and family. We all loved it. You also totally beat everyone else at dreidel! For Christmas you got way too much stuff, but you seemed to really enjoy Christmas and everything that came with it. You talked endlessly about Christmas and loved opening presents.

We took a day off from school and went to the Zoo with some friends, including Laura and her kids. It was raining the entire time we were there, but you still had a blast. We saw lots of cool animals and in general had a fun time at the zoo! When it finally started to really pour and get cold, we left, but only after we saw the snakes. You really wanted to see the snakes. A few weeks later we went to the Zoo at Night to see Zoolights! You thought the lights were really pretty, but your favorite thing was the “Polar Slide” which was a little like sledding without the snow.

Speaking of snow, one day it snowed while you were at school! Your whole class got to go outside and try and catch snowflakes. You thought it was pretty awesome.

Your current obsessions include video games, you really like playing on the computer, ipod, wii, or whatever else we will let you game on. You love Mario. I got you a Mario shirt, and you want to wear it all the time. You are sad when it is dirty. You love gummy bears and gummy worms and enjoy all sorts of dairy free candy. You do need to start eating more variety of foods though.

Overall you just so smart, adorable, sweet, and wonderful! We love you very much! Thank you for being who you are and for being in our family.

Much love

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