Happy Birthday to our Edsel!
This year, Ed turned seven! He was so excited to be seven. For his birthday dinner, he chose to eat smoked chicken legs, bacon wrapped shrimp (his two favorite foods), and for his cake, he wanted a chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and chocolate chips on top. The above photos are across the ages: top left, about four years old, bottom left, first day of Kindergarten, bottom right, a couple of weeks ago. I have no idea about the top right picture. (Yes, that is a permanent marker mustache and goatee!)
Ed is a hoot! He still has much to learn: we are working on sitting still and using a fork. Those two things are kind of related. He's the only kid I've ever known to have fork issues. Weird! I think Ed has low blood sugar/hunger/anger/emotional problems...someone get that boy some food! When he gets really hungry, watch out! He gets all emotional and stuff. He is a super reader, and at the end of the year got an award for most improved writing. You know the fork thing? His grasp is funky with the pencil, too. Totally makes his writing difficult...but he is getting better.
Ed loves Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Legos, and having little toys in his hands. In fact, he ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS has a little something in his hands. ALWAYS.
He still loves animals, and thinks stuffed animals are cute. (No one else in the family likes stuffed animals.) He is a good kid, with a big heart. Can't wait to see what the next year brings!