Birthday photo with Mr. Elephant:
Height: 42.5 inches
Weight: 45 lb
Teeth: All the baby teeth are in and despite regular checking on Palmer's part, no teeth seem to be loose at this moment!
I've seen such a huge leap of growth in Palmer over the last month. Palmer started a new school for Pre-K and it has been such a beautiful fit.
And let's be honest- Palmer's drawing skills have never been totally amazing. His lack of interest generated scribbles on a paper that he would describe as "a roller coaster". Not this year. There is a Handwriting Without Tears teacher who is inspiring Palmer to draw (and also write) much more detailed than I have ever seen.
Palmer said this drawing was "my dad and a space ship". I'm not so sure that's what I see, but you can be the judge...
He also loves to play with legos and most creations are some type of rocket or a boat or an airplane.
In the summer, you can find Palmer loving life on a tube behind the boat or enjoying rides on the jet ski or practicing flips off of the diving board or bike riding up and down the street.
He is very sweet to me and I enjoy watching him try to work out problems with other friends when there is conflict. ("Matthew, I was frustrated when you walked away and that didn't make me feel happy. Can you please not do that again?" etc)
Imaginary friends, Johnson and YoYo, are still regular parts of our life and usually mimic a parallel existence: they ride their own shuttle next to our car, go to Palmer's school (they are in a different class), and travel with us when we leave town.
And don't ever let your voice get lower than this: