Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Levi is 4!

What is your name? Levi 
How old are you? 4
Who is your best friend? Jake and Abbie and Will
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with toys
What is your favorite color? Orange and blue
What is your favorite food? Macaroni and cheese and broccoli and hot dogs
What do you like to do with your family? Go camping and going to church
What is your favorite toy? Power Rangers
What do you want to be when you grow up? Train driver
What makes you happy? When I get toys
What makes you sad? Satan
What is your favorite show to watch? Mickey Mouse Why? Because I like all the characters.
What is your favorite book? Spiderman and Superhero books
What do you love to learn about? school and how to count 
What was the best part about your birthday? Everyone to come to my house and hit the piñata
Where do you like to go? To the bowling place (Main Event)
Who was your favorite teacher? Mrs. Hodgkiss and Mrs. Harris (karate instructors)
What is your favorite treat (we call them sugar)? chocolate candy bars 
What do you think about before you fall asleep at night? Believing in Jesus
If you could be someone famous, who would it be? The Berenstein Bears
What was your favorite birthday present? ALL my toys. 

Levi is such a joy. We are blessed to be his parents! 

He enjoys karate and playing baseball. He is really into Power Rangers and Spiderman at the moment. He wears costumes EVERY day. He decided (completely on his own) to give up choosing tv shows for Lent and has been sticking with his decision. Levi is helpful to his sister and plays really sweetly with her. He's trying really hard to color within the lines. He enjoys wearing a watch and is a numbers guy - he always wants to add things, know the time, or count to 100. He's been listening as we teach Colt to read and is also picking up several key concepts to begin reading pretty soon. 

Levi still loves to cuddle (and in fact NEEDS physical contact or will definitely melt down at the end of the day). I love to snuggle with him and look forward to his sweet kisses each day. 

Posing like Spiderman

Levi is definitely a rule follower and people pleaser. This is nice in so many ways, but we are also having to work with him to learn not to strive to please people, but to please God with his heart, words and actions. 

That being said, Levi has also started to display a bit of defiance at times. When he doesn't want to do something we ask of him, he will say "NO!" and stand by his decision. He is great with words and will try to argue his case. I totally want him to learn to state his case clearly and feel like he is being listened to by us... but only after he learns to obey, even if he doesn't like/want to. Anyway, this is our current challenge with this little boy and we pray God's wisdom on us as parents as we train his little heart! 

Levi is our little dare devil. He loves climbing and jumping off of things. He has plenty of scabs to show for it, but is a pretty tough cookie. His current chores include helping unload the dishwasher, handing me clothes out of the dryer (and he likes to fold the small towels), feeding Molly her dinner and filling up her water, and watering the vegetable garden.

I love this sweet face! 

Levi likes to wear his Peru shirt (and has started matching it with his red Crocs). He also prefers to have his hair styled in a faux-hawk. We talk alot about healthy eating in our home, and Levi is the best at trying new foods and trying to incorporate vegetables into each of his meals. 

Levi, we love you more than words can express. You bring energy, curiosity and laughter to our home daily. You are a big helper to me and (usually) a generous/selfless playmate to your siblings. Your sweet spirit of love for others is from God and we pray that you continue to choose to let God work in your life and mold you into a servant for His Kingdom. You already display several leadership qualities and have a way with words that makes your dad and I excited to see what God has in store for you in the future. We pray you will use your days to show God's love to others, especially those who are oppressed and lonely, and that you will feel the call on your life to bring the Kingdom of God to earth in the here and now. 

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