Miss Sophia turned 4 in January. We just had the grandparents and our neighbors over. She was so thrilled with every present.
My parents gave her a doll cradle and when she unwrapped the bundle and saw what it was, she nearly squealed as she said, "It's a baby laydown!" and ran to her room to get a baby doll to put in it. So cute!
The other night, Nathan came up to me and said, "I know she's out there, Mom." I said, "Who?" and he said, "The girl I love."
He's so very sweet with his sister and they play together really well. He's also just a funny kid.
The other day I was doing some school work on a Saturday morning. I was aware that Nathan was spreading out this blanket of his on the floor and that he seemed to be redoing it a lot, but I wasn't really paying attention.
I was then vaguely aware that he put his hoodie jacket and a pair of shoes and a couple of toys in the blanket and then he spent about 10 minutes folding and unfolding and refolding them into the blanket.
Then, I was a bit more aware when he said, "Well, see ya!' and headed out the door.
I sat there, stunned for a moment, as I realized that he wasn't folding... he was PACKING.
So I went to the door and out to the street. He was headed down the road, was already a couple houses down, with his carefully wrapped bundle under his arm.
I called him back home.
"What are you doing, Nate?"
With excitement in his eyes, he said, "I'm going off to have an adventure!"
I explained again about how Mamas always need to know where you are and that you really do have to ask before you choose your own adventure like that, but that I was proud of him for thinking through what he'd need for his little journey.