Diego Turns 8
My dearest Diego,
Today was your 8th birthday. I love watching you grow. I think you are a beautiful boy with such a warm heart and sweet disposition. This past year I've witnessed growth in you more than I remember in previous years. You are constantly looking to find your place among the big boys. Few things from your earlier years interest you. No more Thomas the Train, no more Veggietales. Mickey and Winnie the Pooh are pretty much gone from your vocabulary. You are growing and at times it hurts me to see you discriminate the things I loved about you as a little boy. Nonetheless, I do love seeing you grow. I love your sense of humor and how you always want me to tell you jokes while you shower. I love watching America's Funniest Home Videos with you. That is so much fun and your little sister is starting to love watching it with us as well. Even though you display the typical sibling rivalry with your sister I love watching the both of you walk hand-in-hand. You are always there for your sister whenever she trips and falls and you ask her if she is ok. Lately, you've been inseparable from your mom. You have shown so much concern for your mom and you constantly snuggle next to her. You also love making puppy faces to your mom. I must admit I sometimes feel a little jealous of the attention that you give your mom but I love that you look for her. She needs that from you and it makes me happy to see your grow so close to her. I still love playing Legos with you. You also show interest for board games and, lately, you have shown a bigger interest in reading. It's funny because you have read two books from cover to cover from the Captain Underpants series. That reminds me, we have read together the books King Arthur, Swiss Family Robinson and we are still working on finishing Treasure Island. You have watched the movies of the first two books and yoiu will watch Treasure Island when you finish the book.
You had a better Fall season in AYSO last year. You actually scored a goal in the first game and your coach always looked for you to show your skills on the field. You were fast as lightning and gave a lot of good passes that ended up in goals for your team. I loved watching you scream acroos the field to catch and deter the other players from scoring on your goal. You didn't like playing goalkeeper too much but you did your best. I was very proud of you during your soccer season with the Blue Sharks.
You have developed a really cute talent: your ability to talk like a chipmunk. :D It is very amusing to hear you talk like Alvin. You loved the movies and it is a sign of your great sense of humor.
Your night-time routine remains the same. You take a shower before bed and I read you a story before tucking you to sleep. You initially played music on your cd player but now that it doesn't work you use my old Motorola phone to play music. For a long time you listened to nothing but Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" album. During the Christmas season you switched over to Christmas music I added to the phone. Even tonight you still listened to Christmas music.
Academically, your teacher, Ms. Song, is very happy with your progress and she gives you lots of praise for the work you do. You
I love you very much, I always will.