Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Maddox

I cannot believe you are already 4 years old and it is even harder for me to believe that our lives, at one point, did not have you in it! At 4 years old you are turning into such a kind, compassionate, energetic, curious little boy. You NEVER stop asking complex questions and you love to learn new things.
Anyone who is around you for very long knows you are completely fixated on Batman right now and you LOVE all things Batman. Grandma and Grandpa Voda along with the rest of the Kalivoda family did a fantastic job of creating a Batman Christmas for you and I swear you now have every  kid friendly batman toy that exists!!! You are in heaven and play more with these new batman toys than you even have with any of your other toys! In fact, you often ask that we address you as "Batman" rather than "Maddox" and you jump off the fireplace in your attempt to save the world!!! It is so much fun to watch your little imagination take over as you play and play! (While you LOVE all things Batman right now, you are NOT a fan of any cartoon show with Batman in it. It freaks you out a little and I am a little glad that it does because that means you are staying little for a while longer!!)
You continue to push every boundary and question any rule that is placed in your way. You are NOT a fan of playing by yourself and you would much rather have an adult play with you ALL the time. However, you are gradually getting where you will go play by yourself or with Paxton for longer periods of time. Our current "battle" with you is getting you to not talk when other people are talking. You are such a social little guy and you love to have someone to talk to; however, we are teaching you that it is okay to not talk from time to time. (Oh how sad with the day be when we are begging you to talk to us and fill us in on what is going on in your little head).
You are such a joy and a fun loving kid. You are a great big brother and not necessarily because you care all that much about your baby brother, but you are responsible, we can trust you to do or NOT do certain things. You certainly are the oldest child and you make my job as a mom of two little boys easier because you can help me out so much and we are rarely afraid that you are getting into something that you shouldn't be. You truly love your family and you would do anything to help one of us out (although there are plenty of times when you get super annoyed at Paxton, but you are learning how to play with him better and better everyday).
Oh Maddox, my life is so much more complete with you in it. I love you more everyday and I am so thankful for you and all that you bring to our family. I am so excited to see the little boy you are going to turn into. I know for a fact you are going to change the world someday and I can't wait to be a part of that!! Keep asking questions little man and change the world!!

Maddox and Aunt Kim with his super awesome Batman cake that Grandma Voda made for him!

My little batmen!!

Maddox and his best Batman Face!!

Another picture of that awesome cake. Thanks again Grandma Voda for working so hard on such a great cake for Maddox

We have decided to ask a group of questions to the boys every year on their birthday. It will be so much fun to look back over the years and see how their answers change!!

Questions asked to Maddox at the age of 4:

What is your favorite color? Blue and Black
What is your favorite toy? Batman, my Bat-cave with a toy batman
What is your favorite fruit? A lot of different fruits
What is your favorite TV show? Bernsten bears
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Peanut butter sandwich
What is your favorite outfit? My batman costume
What is your favorite game? Hide n Seek
What is your favorite snack? Fruit Snacks
What is your favorite animal? Giraffe
What is your favorite song? All of the songs we sing at school. But, I do NOT like the "Whole World" song.
What is your favorite book? "The Shaggy Little Pony"
Who is your best friend? Spencer at school
What is your favorite cereal? I don't know. I like all the cereals
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Help Daddy
What is your favorite thing to drink? Water and Orange juice
What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas
What do you like to take to bed at night? Raffie
What is your favorite breakfast food? Pancakes
What would you like for your birthday dinner? A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
What do you want to be when you grow up? Batman

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