Anyway, this is supposed to be about Hunter, isn't it?
Here's a paper with his name written on it from one of our first days of school.
And here is from a couple weeks ago:
Writing was actually a fight everyday for a while until I showed him his improvement in such a little time. Now he actually enjoys it, and asks to do it even on the weekend! Here is a paper from yesterday. I was so proud of how neat he wrote his R's!
He is doing absolutely amazing with phonics too, and he's starting to try to read anything around the house that he can. We know sight words "the" and "a" and we're just starting to learn our first phonic rules. He is way ahead of our curriculum according to his ability so I am constantly challenging him passed what the curriculum tells me to do. He can already read a simple 4 letter word like "belt" or "must" and I can even say a three letter word, like "can" or "bun" and he will spell it out himself and write it down. He is quite an easy child to teach! He's so smart. We don't have too many lessons left in our Kindergarten math curriculum (because we started that last year) and we should be moving onto 1st grade level math by the beginning of January. He really is doing so well.
And just this past weekend, our big guy turned 5! I cannot believe it has been 5 years already since I became a mom. He is such blessing though and we love him SO much!
His birthday fell on a Saturday this year so we were able to have is party on his actual birthday!
The theme was construction!
I usually get the majority of my birthday ideas from google, but I was especially proud of his invitations because I thought of the idea all on my own. They looked like this on the front:
We got hard hats as party hats for all the kids.
This was on the garage since the overhang protected it from the rain,
This was our front door,
And throughout the house were other Construction Zone and Detour signs that I made too but don't seem to have a picture of.
I also put this one on Hunter's door:
We had Nuts and Bolts and Orange Cones,
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I excavated a piece off of the cake, flipped it over and set it next to the hole to make it look like the truck was digging a hole. I used crushed Oreos to look like dirt. (All this was another idea from this blog post! But it was fun making it myself. I used her cake recipes too, and they were really good! I only used my own recipe for frosting.)
Hunter loved the cake! I was so glad. :)
And funny story. A lot of the kids were playing in Hunter's room during the party. For much of the time, this was happening on one side of the room. (Take note of the crib in the corner of the picture)
Hunter had such a wonderful time with all of his friends and he is enjoying his new toys.
Thank you everyone who came out to his party and helped make his day so special!