...is soooo not a baby anymore. He's a five-year-old-boy! I remember when we held Penn on the night of his birth-day and I asked Pack, "What do you think he's going to be like when he's four (I don't know why that age stuck out to me, but I guess I figured that would be the end of baby-hood)?" "Four" seemed like an eternity from back then, but it came and went faster than I thought it could and that tiny little baby that I held for the first time is now this amazing and unique, FIVE-year-old human being!
|One year ago!|
The memory he has amazes me! I can't remember what I wore yesterday but he can tell me what movie we watched when we stayed in a hotel two years ago! He remembers things sometimes that actually gives me goosebumps because I've long since forgotten them. Geez...I hope I don't mess him up too bad because I know our little Penn is like an elephant who never forgets!
And he's smart too! I love watching Penn learn new things. It's amazing to me how he learns. He just needs to see you do it once and he's got it! If only he had gotten that from me... This year, he's learned how to read (a little), write, and tie his shoes, but he's most proud of mastering the Roku Remote. Pack is always impressed with his early engineering and inventing skills, but we're still waiting on him to perfect his invention that would "keep Mommy from making any new foods anymore." Nice try.
|Penn's first (copied) sentence. Not bad:)|
|A cardboard/bubble wrap stable (with LOTS of tape)|
|Per the usual, Jude is staring at Penn to see what he's doing:)|
|She's safe in his arms:)|
Ever since he could talk, Penn would tell anyone that Jac was his best friend. Jac is also his cousin and they are six months apart. They couldn't be more different but they love each other dearly and completely exhaust anyone who has to watch them together (if you add Jude and the other cousins into the mix, you can hang up ANY semblance of order). One day, these two could rule the world...
|And they both have an equally good sense of fashion...obviously!|
|Definitely the name-sake:)|
|Batman...this kid loves a good costume:)|