Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Happy 4th Birthday Q!!

It is Q's birthday today!  He is four years old.  I love doing birthday posts because I look back at the photos of him growing up over this past year. 

Our Q is such a sweet boy.  He loves to snuggle with you on the couch or before he goes to sleep. He likes hugs and kisses and holding hands.  This is also a typical conversation:

Q: I love you.

Me: I love you.

Q: I love you more!

Me: I love you more!

Q: We both do.

He can be very helpful in tidying up and getting ready to go out the door.  He also likes to "help" by taking the iPad from E to put away after I told E it's time to stop playing. I have told him it's not his job to discipline E, luckily E doesn't mind too much.

Q can also be very clear on what he wants to do (and not do), and he can get loud and may also strike out at you.  However I have found that he has had fewer outbursts over the past few months and talking him through the reasons why he can't do something helps.  He does tend to get his own way, as a typical second child does, and I probably give in more than I should but I'm trying to avoid the yelling :) 

This year Q learned to ski, ride his push bike, play video games (with some limited success), and he played soccer.  He loves to be outside for a picnic (preferably with a peanut butter and jam sandwich) and a hike in the woods. 


I attempted the birthday quiz for Q on several occasions, but true to his spirit, he was not always interested in answering the questions.  So I've included some of the answers he did provide, and some of my own comments (in brackets) just for the sake of proper record keeping ;)

Favourite Colour


Favourite Stuffed Animal

Goat stuffy

Favourite Thing to Sleep With


Favourite Fruit


Favourite Thing to Eat for Breakfast


Favourite Thing to Eat for Lunch

(Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich)

Favourite Thing to Eat for Supper


Favourite Dessert

(Not sure about this, he's happy to have any dessert)

Favourite Drink


Favourite Animal


Favourite Book

(Bear Snores On and Bear Feels Scared)

Favourite Song

My Superhero Movie from Teen Titans

Favourite Game

(We don't play too many games, he mostly likes playing with his toys.)

Favourite Sport


Favourite TV Show

Paw Patrol

Favourite Movie


Favourite Thing to do Outside

(Hike in the woods)

Best Friend


What do you want to be when you grow up?


Anything else to share



  1. What a sweet boy! He sure has been busy learning and growing up this year. Love his answers to best friend and who he wants to be when he grows up. 💕 Wish Q a Happy 4th 🎈 Birthday 🎉!

  2. Happy birthday, Q! Great photos!
    C does the “I love you thing too.” She always wants
    me to answer “To the moon and back,” but sometimes she comes up with super silly ones for me like “I love you to the potato head,” (cue laughter).

  3. I hope he had a great birthday! I'm very impressed that his favourite drink is water. Go Q!!!