Tuesday, July 14, 2009

five!


One can argue he got the looks in the family.

Mr. G is FIVE today. Half a decade.
He was born FAST--in less than 2 hours. He does everything FAST. He runs through life, a hyperactive bundle of energy, dropping within minutes of head hitting pillow every night.
He's a natural athlete--throwing a ball before he turned one, hitting a ball tossed his way with incredible switch-hitting skill before he turned three. He runs with great form, jumps on one leg, swims, kicks and punches and balances. And he LOVES being active. He DEMANDS batting practice every day and will hit a baseball for hours.

Resist the power of cuteness.

He's LOUD. There is no difference in his voice if he's behind you in the Momvan or on the far end of the back yard. The kid has lung power. And he uses it often. He sings to himself, sings along with theme songs on TV, and constantly fills the air with chatter, observations and questions.
He's FUNNY. A natural show-off, camera hog, ham. Give him any attention (or not!) and he'll bombard you with demonstrations of his karate skills, his knock-knock jokes or his slapstick ability to smack himself in the head and fall over backwards.

He knows Kung Fu, Karate, Jujitsu, Judo, TaiKwanDo and a few other fierce words.

Mr. G has IMAGINATION and MOXIE. Whether blasting aliens from his upstairs hideout or going to the grocery store wearing a Flash costume accessorized with rubber rain boots and a Batman cape, Mr. G knows what he likes and brings a touch of the fantastical to everyday life. He makes the best exploding shooting sound effects with his mouth. He plays alone with his action figures and animals or with his big brothers--creating plot lines that would impress Stan Lee. He draws pictures of rainbows, Power Rangers, Spiderman, and his family--coloring for hours with markers and crayons. He takes particular pride in whipping out pages in his Preschool Readiness Workbooks and knows his phone number, alphabet, colors, shapes and the names of a hundred super heroes and bad guys.
Mr. G is confident, clever, courageous and caring--we can't picture life without him. Even on the longest day when he has run the fastest and demanded the loudest, I love tucking him in bed at night, singing him his special song and giving him a kiss and a hug.
Happy Birthday, baby. Here's to FIVE being the best year yet!

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to dear Mr. G! He is so handsome! What a lovely tribute!

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  2. Happy Birthing Day to you (2 hours? Woo!), and Happy Birthday to Mr. G!

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  3. YAY! Happy Birthday big guy! He sounds like a hoot!

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  4. Happy birthday Mr. G. Here's hoping that your fabulousness increases more in the next year.

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  5. Happy Birthday Mr. G! He sounds like one cool kid.

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  6. Happy birthday to a very handsome boy!

    I have a niece who is a real spitfire. Cute as anything and can charm the skin off a snake. She'll be six in November so she's an older woman, but maybe we can do a little matchmaking in a couple decades, huh? LOL

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  7. Happy, happy birthday Mr. G. He just keeps getting cuter.

    -Abby

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  8. Happy birthday to Mr. G,, and thanks for posting those adorable pictures!

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  9. Oh, five is such a GREAT age too! Happy birthday to Mr. G!

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  10. Yay for FIVE! Mr. G, being the youngest means you're automatically the coolest.

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  11. cute cute cute cute cute.

    one for each year.

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  12. Dang! He is a cutie!
    Happy Birthday, big boy!

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  13. That face of his is all eyes and grin! What a beautiful child, through and through---
    Happy Birthday Mr. G, cha-cha-cha!

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  14. there is absolutely no resisting the power of that face.

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  15. I don't think it's possible to resist the power of that cute :) Congratulations, Mom!

    PS: 2 hours?!?! WOW!!!!!!

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  16. He sure looks like a keeper to me! Happy Birthday Mr G! :)

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  17. Happy birthday Mr. G. You are a very handsome 5 year old!!!!

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday to both of you!

    I think when they're in such a rush to get out the writing is on the wall energy-wise.

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