Finley is five! And five means big things. It means school is fast approaching, that Finley is starting to read and write, that he gets to have his room rearranged and that he now has a big boys bike. Finley has taken turning five very seriously. Of his own accord he is attempting to stop sucking his fingers when he goes to bed, to say to his own prayers each night, to not complain and to do his best at listening. And he is doing great!
This year he really wanted to have a dress up party with his friends so we organised a Ninja Turtle party with 5 of his friends and their siblings. We played some old fashioned gamed like musical chairs and pass the parcel and the kids had a great time together eating mainly, blowing out the candles, each in turn as it was such a hit and opening Finley's presents. The party was a bit overwhelming at first for him but he loved it in the end, particularly for the presents which I think was his reason for wanting the party in the first place! Very clever. He was very lucky and was given a light saber, a transformer, lego and some other great things. We gave him a bike this year and some roller blades to practice for the hockey season coming up.
He is a complete individual our Finley. He is adventurous and eager to get good at things and to win. He is active and loves gymnastics and to run, jump, ride, skate, blade and scoot. He is doing wonderfully at reading and most exciting to Levi and I is that he loves it, he wants so desperately to be able to do it on his own and find out what is inside all of these books! He is a good friend and well liked at school, many of the girls want to marry him, which concerns him, he doesn't want to take that on right now he says. He always tries his best at school and church to do what is right but naturally at home he likes to relax a bit! Though he is almost always kind to his sister Primrose and they are great friends and playmates as long as Prim doesn't interfere with his lego or colouring in of which he is most fond. Finley loves to sing, he loves cats and to dress up and just like his mum he loves sleep and to stand by the fire and get warm. He also loves Canada but misses Australia, mostly for his cousins and grandparents. His favourite books right now are the critter books - Just me and my ... etc. His favourite foods are pesto pasta, pineapple iceblocks, pancakes and smoothies. Finley is a thinker, a dreamer and a doer, he wants to take over cooking dinner permanently, have guests over all the time and he really wants another brother or sister!
We love you Finley, age Five.