You are 80 months old today.
This month your weight was 48 lb which is a 5 lb increase over last year. You also grew 2 1/4" over last year and your height is now 47 1/2". You needed one more vaccination to be ready for school and you took it like a champ without a peep. In fact, you watched the needle enter your arm and didn't even flinch which is more than I can say for myself when I need to be poked with a needle!
You have been having a very fun summer I must say. You are enjoying everything about our new neighborhood and remember nearly every person's name that we meet. It really is quite amazing to see how you have jumped right in and made new friends. You know most of the "regulars" at the beach now as well as all the lifeguards, two of whom are now babysitters for you and Kate. You especially love Austin because he will throw you in the lake or help you do shoulder stands for as long as you like.
You made your first start-to-finish supper this month for everyone and it was delicious. You loved combing through cookbooks and you picked something right up your alley as it involved pounding the bejeebers out of pork loin to make them thin enough to saute quickly.
"I love it here. This will be a good place to grow up."