You are 50 months old today.
In spite of the crazy weather, you are game for just about any activity. We had a day or two of warmish weather that melted the several inches of snow, leaving behind large puddles. I'm not sure that your feet ever really touched the ground...
The amazing and beautiful thing is, in spite of all that, you two are very loving and playful with each other. Most days you play well together and, in an adorable moment, you told me:
"I want to marry Kate so when I grow up I won't have to find somebody else to love."
One of your birthday gifts was a responsibility chart that we have put to good use. We count up all the stickers you earn each week and if you meet the goal we agreed upon, you can have a special date with either mommy or daddy. You are nothing if not motivated by special one-on-one time with a parent and you quickly got to work filling in your chart by making your bed, picking up toys, not whining and setting the table. Your first "date" was with me so I surprised you with pottery painting. You were in heaven!
You picked out a piggy bank and your colors (yellow, purple and blue) and got right to work.