Monday, February 14, 2011

Five! 5!

Audric turning five seems like such a huge deal not only for him but for Tim and I too. I understand that all the kids in Audric's class are five or six so being the only four year old wasn't fun for him. For Tim and I Audric just seems so grown-up.

We were lucky to have some good friends in town and over to dinner and cake. As you can see Julie didn't like our singing to much.

Meet my Five year old. (not to brag)

Audric is one of the most caring, Loving, compassionate kids I know. He thinks of everyone and is sensitive to other's feelings. Sometimes he can be too loving. He always wants to hug and kiss me that in public that I have to limit him to one kiss or else it can look like he's trying to make out with me.

The thing that blows my mind is that he is so smart. He comes up with his own thinking's that are stuff that Tim and I couldn't think to know. He is a sponge that never dries up. Right now Audric is reading 30 page books with about 100-150 words at a first grade level every night before bed. He's very good at writing although it's not one of his favorite things to do. His math is awesome. He has been able to count by one's, five's and ten's to one hundred + for about six months. He's up to 30 with counting by two's and he just learned how to read and write in roman numerals to 39 (I didn't know how to write 50). He knows how to add and subtract double digits but because they aren't working on that at school it's hard to work on it more at home. I do feel bad about him being in school all day until 4pm and then making him learn after school too ,so I limit extra stuff to the weekends.

He is really into Star Wars like most children his age. He can remember all the names and details of all six of the movies. He is very good at making all the sounds that go with the movies too. He got some legos for Xmas and his birthday. He's very good at making his own star ships with them.

Audric has this natural ability to be great at everything. The only problem is he doesn't like to try new things. He would be happy staying at home everyday. He also doesn't like to do things in large groups (soccer, music, dancing...). He doesn't say but we believe it's because he doesn't want to mess up in front of everyone. With both of his teachers there was concerns on their part that we push Audric to only being prefect. He would get so upset that his work wasn't prefect he would stop and not finish his work. If you know Tim and I we had nothing to do with this. Audric is so hard on himself (when he was little he would put himself in time outs). With time he has gotten better.

Audric is a wonderful son. He cleans up after himself and helps with chores. He loves to cook everything. He also loves to eat. some meals he eats more than Tim. He must be growing because most of his size five pants are getting tight and short. One of his favorite things is to know what he is eating and what it does for his body. We never limit the amount of information we give him. He likes to tell others too that meat has protein that goes to make muscle and milk gives you calcium for strong bones.

Audric's favorite color is still red. His best friend is Kate in Washington DC (which he says he is going to marry). He like Julie best when she's asleep but still loves her. He wants to fly and build planes when he grows up. He also wants to have a farm with lots of animals. The best part is when I am old and all my hair is grey he said he will drive me around where ever I want to go!

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