This kiddo came tumbling into our lives 4 years ago. He has been getting more adorable each year and I would say he has melted Adam’s, Sloane’s, and my hearts.
Soren has continued his game of pretending to be a character for hours or even days at a time. His current favorites are Duffy the gibbon (after a gibbon at the Oregon Zoo), Timbee the wolverine kit, and an iguanodon. He will still come up to ask us the extensional question “who am I?” Sloane and Soren also have a new favorite show- Bluey. It is about a blue heeler dog family. It is Australian and has made for some cute pronunciations and vocabulary- to-mah-toe; cheeky; and dearie. They also play a game the dog children play called ‘the grannies’ in which they wrap blankets around their heads, slowly walk around causing mischievous, and call themselves Rita and Janet. It is one of my favorites that they play.
Helping in the kitchen is one of his favorite things to do. Thank goodness Pa made us two Shaker stools because we need one for each kiddo. Soren is really good at measuring and mixing. Opening cans is still a bit tricky, but we have such a strange can opener, I took me a few years to perfect it!
Sloane and Soren have been sleeping in Soren’s room together for the past three months. We have been working hard for the past three weeks on the kids not needing us through the night. We tried not to say sleep through the night, but just that they might wake up and not call for us unless they really needed something. They are doing so great, but Soren still pops awake most mornings at 6:15. Though he is awake, he is not bright eyed! He doesn’t like lights on or the blinds open.
When I was back in NH, my dad gave me a hat of his that was a little too small. I did not think that it would fit but it has been a big hit with Soren. He even slept with it on for the first few nights. He is a bit of a hat kid and he gives them great names. There is helmet hat, cousin Dinky hat, toucan hat.
He is getting super strong too. He likes to hang and can even hang on by one hand. He’s been riding Sloane’s old bike with training wheels and getting around so well on the strider/balance bike. The other day, he did this lean back move on the swing. I think it is also a good pic of his fashion sense. His current favorite look is red leggings with a neon green dry fit shirt with a bear on it.
He is also a complete goof ball, very giggly and silly. I put Sloane’s hair in pig tails for school one day and he wanted them too. The little puffs of curls were adorable, but the best part was he couldn’t stop laughing and smiling at himself. He also does little dances and tricks for us.
He is just so loveable. Here is a few more pics.