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Alex’s Birthday circle at preschool


Crazy emotional day (for me) tomorrow for Alex’s birthday – so, I just had to share what we did for Alex’s birthday circle at preschool.   I printed this photo collage the wrote the words below.  His teacher talked about all the things he has done over the years while he got to stand in the circle.  He got to hold a globe and go around the sun for each year he is old.  He was so happy.  Everyone sang happy birthday and each took turns saying a birthday wish for him.  They let me come and enjoy this event as well.  I’m so glad I did!  It was a great day for him.


Tomorrow will be even more great!



Alex's years

Alex was born on March 19th (We have been trying to help him learn to say “March 19th” when asked what his birthday is.)


Alex was born on a Monday night and was born 6 weeks early. He was a little baby, only weighing 5 lbs 2 oz. He stayed in the hospital for 2 ½ weeks because he was born too early. After we took him home, he grew quickly and was crawling at 5 months old.


When Alex was one, he was already walking and his first word was “ball”. He loves sports of all kinds (football, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf) and so this was very fitting of his personality. He learned what his belly button was and loved showing it to everybody.


When Alex was two years old, he learned how to ride a tricycle. At first, it was very difficult and Alex was frustrated. After much practice, Alex learned how to pedal a tricycle! Alex was talking a lot and one of his favorite things was fire trucks and school buses.


When Alex was three years old, he learned to ride a “big boy” bike. He also really likes super heroes. Alex was 3 years old when his baby sister was born. He was a big brother! He wants to teach his baby sister, Sara, how to eat, how to crawl, how to walk, and most importantly – play with toys!


When Alex is four years old, he is at “big kid” school and learning so many new things. Every night before he goes to bed, we talk about what his favorite thing was that day at school. Most of the time, it is playing with friends.  We also talk about something that makes him happy, sad, frustrated, or laugh every night. He is playing T-ball with a team and loves sports and being outdoors! He still loves his bicycle, riding his bike alongside Mommy or Daddy. He likes helping Mommy in the kitchen or in the garden and helping Daddy with tools outside.