Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grayson is SIX!

Grayson is SIX!! Why does that seem so much older than 5?! He's such a KID now. And such a HANDSOME kid at that! 

Here are some of Grayson's favorite things right now 
Color: blue
Book: The Gruffalo
Movie: the Lego Movie 
Food: melted cheese [its pretty much all he eats] 
Treat: Nerds. And brownies. And cinnamon rolls. 
TV Show: Teen Titans Go and Wander Over Yonder 
Toy: Skylanders and Legos and my teddy bear. 
Animal: monkey
Song: Popcorn Popping and Do You Want To Build a Snowman
Sport: bowling and tennis 
Holiday: Halloween 
Number: 3
Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Game: Skylanders 
Favorite Skylander: Stink Bomb and Slam Bam

And here are his answers to some interview questions I asked him:
What do you and Mommy do together? Cook
What do you and Daddy do together? Play
What makes you happy? My teddy bear 
What is something scary? Zombies, and birds pecking on my fingers. 
What are you really good at? Coloring skylanders 
Who is your best friend? My teddy bear 
What do you want to be when you grow up? An explorer! 
What is something new you'd like to try? New skylanders 
What do you think about before you fall asleep? My favorite things I did that day. 
Who is someone famous you'd like to meet?  Meeting Skylander Dad would be pretty cool. [he has a YouTube channel all about Skylanders]

Grayson is the sweetest, funniest, smartest kid I know. He loves making up his own jokes, playing Go Fish, making his baby sister laugh, pretending he has his own YouTube channel, and (duh) playing Skylanders. He has a fantastic imagination, a great sense of humor, and an incredible memory. 
He's doing great in kindergarten, and he loves his teachers (who are WONDERFUL with him). We're working on getting him an IEP plan due to his Asperger's -- he needs some extra help with social skills. But he is excelling at academics. He is especially good at math, and is constantly surprising his teachers with how much he can do.  He's getting really good at reading, and I love when he reads to me. He loves learning, and telling me what he learned about that day. He's made some friends, and has a few girls that follow him around (and he's totally oblivious to that fact!). He has grown by leaps and bounds at this school, and we are so grateful for it! The Montessori philosophy is perfect for him, and it has done wonders. 
Gray is such a good big brother, and does a great job watching out for his little brother and sister. He has a hard time getting along with Thatcher sometimes (he's three, whatcha gonna do), but most of the time they play nicely together. And Grayson loves, LOVES, Avy -- always giving her hugs and kisses, and entertaining her all the time. When he first sees her in the morning, he always yells "BABY!!" And runs to her. She calls him "buh-buh", which I'm guessing is "brother", and she loves him too. They have a special bond -- I love it. 

We love this little guy. He is such a special part of our family! He is so sweet and caring -- surprisingly sensitive to the feelings of others (some kids with Asperger's aren't at ALL). I love you so much, Gray! I'm so proud of the little man you are becoming!!