Brody turned five on October 6. He is growing up fast, that's for sure. He is very tall! He is a bit taller than Palmer was at that age and much taller than any other kids in his Primary class or preschool class. He's not as clumsy, and is able to do a lot more physically. He has also grown a lot mentally, emotionally and socially this year. His preschool teachers even noticed on the first day of school how much he has changed. They said he seems much more sure of himself. There is still no rushing Brody. He does everything in his own time and considers every word he is going to say before voicing it. He knows how to spell his name. He can do simple math, can read a few short words and is learning to write letters. He can be shy at times when we are out in public, but at home he is a chatterbox. He likes to talk especially during the twins' nap and when Palmer is at school, and Brody has me all to himself. He is usually pretty independent with his play, but wants me to be nearby so he can talk to me about what he is doing. He loves having play dates and playing with friends. He and Palmer have a lot of the same friends since they are so close in age.
Brody has a great imagination! And has really gotten into Legos this year. We refer to him as a "master builder" (reference from The Lego Movie) because he is great at thinking outside of the box when building with his Legos and builds very innovative and original creations. He still loves anything having to do with Star Wars. He is also beginning to show a lot of interest in superheroes and their powers and weapons. I asked Brody a few questions about his current interests and this is what he said.
What is your favorite color? - blue
What is your favorite food? - pretzels
Where is your favorite place to go? - Lagoon
What is your favorite T.V. show? - Phineas and Ferb
What is your favorite movie? - Star Wars
What is your favorite book? - pigeon books by Mo Willems
What is your favorite thing to do? - play with Legos
Who is your best friend? - Xander, Hinckley and Owen