It's hard to believe, but Bubby turned 4 years old on June 14th. Before we know it, he'll be in school. He has grown into such a sweet little boy. He has a great sense of humor, does NOT meet a stranger (which, I guess is a good thing), is well-behaved and listens well (for the most part). On the flip side, he has his daddy's temper and attitude, from time to time - - - thank goodness that he only exhibits these qualities on rare ocassions. He loves animals, all sports, reading (this was my TOP priority with him & it "stuck"), watching his videos, playing with cars, etc. He entertains himself for the most part, though he follows me around like a shadow. Between him and the dog, I can hardly go to the bathroom in peace. :-)
I wanted to share a little about Bubby's birthday weekend. . .
On Friday night, he wanted to go to IHOP for "pannycakes" and then we watched "Cars."
On Saturday morning, we went to Stax's, which we do EVERY weekend that we have him. Some of the waitresses got together and got him a card and put money in it and then they did their version of a cake (whipped cream on a plate w/ gummy lifesavers & candles) and sang to him. That's the ONLY time I've ever witnessed that happening there, so he must be loved. Actually, I know he's loved because when we're there, someone is always over hugging on him or giving him something. One of the waitresses puts money in his pocket every time we're there & he gets larger amounts on birthdays and Christmas. I joke with her that she will be paying for his college education. Which, is FINE with all of us! I wish adults got paid every time they went out to eat because I would be a RICH person! Unfortunately, I'm not a sweet, blonde, blue-eyed little boy, so it just doesn't swing that way for me! OH WELL!!!
That afternoon, we just hung around the house and then went to Tito's Pizzeria (he calls it "Cheetos") for early dinner. We met Bubba & Shell there and had a little "party" (if you want to call it that). Our plan was to go to the Greenville Drive game, but as is typical of summer weather, it stormed on and off up until time to go downtown. It finally cleared up and we went down, only to discover that it was sold out. We were afraid he would pitch a fit because he had done NOTHING but talk about the baseball game for weeks. But, we explained it to him and he was fine. What a WONDERFUL child!! We ended up just walking around downtown and then went to Marble Slab for ice cream. He even got free ice cream just because he batted those little eyes at one of the girls & told her it was his birthday. SUCKER!!! He picked out strawberry with sprinkles & we figured it would go straight into the trash, but he ate EVERY BITE!!
His favorite gift was from Bubba & Shell - - - a remote control Gravedigger (one of those monster trucks). The batteries were dead after one weekend of play - typical, I suppose. Mom, Lizzy & his daddy got him a "Cars" chair, safari play set, and several other things. I got him books, a dvd set, a binocular viewfinder set & a cute little thing called "grow a head." The "grow a head" is a dog and it's kind of like a chia pet, but much cuter. The dog's name is Spike and on Sunday, Bubby & mom worked on getting Spike ready to grow hair. He has now grown hair & Bubby checks on him every time he's over. It's really cute to watch him.