Our baby boy turned six this year! This has been such a big year for Silas, it’s hard to believe how much he’s grown. We moved, he started kindergarten and finally got to attend school with his brothers, he’s made new friends of his own and learned to swim. He’s also grown and stretched out a lot, and some of that baby fat is noticeably disappearing.
At six, Silas is pretty much the same sweet, happy-go-lucky guy he has always been. He gets along with pretty much everyone (with the exception of Kieron – sometimes they butt heads). This year Silas finally started expressing a little frustration and throwing some tantrums. On one memorable occasion he even gouged his nightstand with a pen because he was angry about being sent to his room! I think it’s partly age, and also due to the extra strain of having a younger sibling. Anyway, I felt like it was worth noting because until recently, nothing seemed to set this boy off! He is (still) pretty easy going!
Silas loves school and has a lot of friends. He was a bit frustrated when he didn’t learn to read overnight, but it is coming together! Silas is an eager student, and his favorite subjects are art and “free time”, which is basically more art mixed with engineering.
I’m having a hard time guessing what Silas will become when he’s grown up. Maybe a performer? I’d like to get him in theatre classes and see how he likes them. He talks a lot about building an elaborate tree fort with his friends and living in it with them when he’s older. Maybe he’ll be Peter Pan?
We celebrated Silas’ 6th birthday with a repeat pirate party. Fortunately, we still had all the old supplies from Avery’s party, so it was pretty easy to throw together! We learned that the basement gets pretty loud with a dozen young boys running amuck though!