Friday, May 15, 2015

Dallin's Birthday Interview

Instead of me telling you all about Dallin at this age, I figured I'd let him tell you. I interviewed Dallin and these are his answers (with my comments in parentheses).

Dallin according to Dallin

Favorite color: black

Favorite game: Lego Star Wars (on Xbox)

Favorite show: Star Wars (no surprise there)

Favorite book: There's Something in my Attic by Mercer Mayer (He also really likes The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, because it's a Halloween-y book and it's a fun read-aloud participation book)

I really like to wear: hoods (hoodies, jackets, any shirt with a hood)

I love: animals.

Favorite animal: lion (I think he was just throwing an answer out here. I've never noticed a preference for lions.)

Favorite stuffed animal: R2-D2 (The one he got for his birthday last year from his friend)

Favorite breakfast: pancakes

Favorite lunch: cantaloupe (he usually eats other things with it too...)

Favorite dinner: pizza! (Pizza, burritos and mac and cheese are about the only dinners he likes)

Food you don't like: grass. (He thought his answer was pretty funny.)

What are you really good at: writing (This answer made me happy. I'm glad to hear that he has a positive experience with learning to write and that he feels it is one of his strengths. His writing is definitely improving.)

Best friend: Kendal (his friend with WS who is also in his Kidnergarten class)

Are you going to get married when you grow up? Yes. To whom? Bennett. Maybe mom. (He clearly still has a lot to learn on this subject.)

What do you love to do with mom? make pizza, do art projects

What do you love to do with dad? play Lego Star Wars, do homework

What do you love to do with Connor? Play outside

I would describe myself as: making pizza (I think I was starting to lose him at this point.)

What do you want to be when you grow up: Spiderman! (He's been asked this question a few times at school as a writing prompt and he always answers "Spiderman." We've tried suggesting other realistic professions, but he still wants to be Spiderman. He probably thinks this question is the same as asking "What do you want to be for Halloween?")

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dallin turns 6

Dallin's birthday started with lots of balloons. While the boys were sleeping the night before, we blew up about 100 balloons and put them into their bedroom to surprise Dallin when he woke up on his birthday. We had visions of the room being entirely filled several feet deep. We were not even close to that but we at least covered most of the ground with balloons.
Dallin was really excited so I guess that's what matters. He kept asking all day if he could go play with the balloons. Him and Connor would just run back and forth across the room while the balloons scattered and bounced around them. These balloons have given the kids hours of entertainment.

Bennett likes them too.
I realize he looks less than impressed in this picture.

Mckay and I took Dallin out of school during his lunch break and we took him out to lunch. We went to Stake and Shake because Dallin wanted grilled cheese. We left Connor with a friend and it was kind of fun to have some alone time to spend with just Dallin.

Since we had just celebrated his birthday at Legoland the weekend before, we didn't do a whole lot on his actual birthday. He took Star Wars cupcakes to school to share with his class, so I didn't make a cake at home for him. I think we were all OK with that. 
Dallin got lots of fun presents. 
I made him some new PJ pants from Star Wars fabric. I also made him a black hooded cape and a Darth Vader mask.

I was rushing to finish Dallin's cape before he got home from school that day. As a result, it's not my best sewing work, but he is pretty happy with it.

He also got a scooter and helmet from Grandma and Grandpa Crapo. 
Now that it's finally getting warmer outside, he's been able to play with the scooter more. He's starting to get the hang of it.

The stats from his 6 year check up: 
Weight 33 lbs
height: 40.75 inches
Blood pressure: 92/60 (He's still on a blood pressure medication to lower his blood pressure to a normal range, so I'm always happy to see that it's working!)

He's still tiny and Connor has passed him in weight. But Dallin is still taller. Tall and skinny.

I still can't believe how quickly he's growing up! Happy 6th Birthday Dallin!