Colt: 5 Year Update


After a full week of celebrating, Colt has turned 5!  He kicked off his week early by heading to Marvels Live with Dad on Thursday night and then on Sunday continued the celebration with a "Lightsabers and Legos" birthday party.  All the kids (27!!!) got jedi costumes, Princess Leia headbands, and lightsabers (made from pool noodles).  They had a ball battling the bubbles and each other at the park.  Monday he became the "Sunshine Student" of the week which meant he got to do something special at school each day.  On his actual birthday we went to Chuck-e-cheese, had pizza, played games, and opened a few last gifts. 

Colt is the life of every party, and the center of attention anywhere he goes because he is a serious ham and the cutest kid you've ever seen.  He is extremely funny and at the same time takes himself very seriously. 

Some of his favorite things are:

Soccer (both playing (he is EXTREMELY GOOD) and watching (Jozy Altadore is his favorite player), super heroes (dressing up like super heroes, pretending to be superheroes, talking about super heroes, watching super hero tv shows and movies, etc), playing outside, going on any type of "adventure", riding his Jeep and pretending to catch "bad guys", our awesome neighbors "Mr. Tim & Mrs. Trish" (a little obsessed), the beach, snorkling (he took a trip with us to Maui in February and had the time of his LIFE), swimming, being a daredevil (not scared to try ANYTHING), Legos (he and Stan will work on a really hard Lego set every night for a week!), his sister Sadie (very protective and LIVES to make her laugh, smile, and help her learn new things.....although he also loves to get one-on-one special time with mom or dad to do something special without her), learning about new things (he CONSTANTLY asks us to google something he wants to learn about and says he wants to be a scientist when he grows up), the TV show "American Ninga Warrior" (he is always trying to do new stunts and asking how old you have to be to compete on the show), he loves to snuggle and is very affectionate with family.

He is very competitive and gets frustrated with himself when he doesnt do/play his best...especially in soccer.  He is by far the best soccer player on his team (and in his age group) and scores 8-10 goals during every game.  He is finally enjoying trying to help friends score too which is fun to see.  He is every aggressive and hustles after every single ball, there is not a play he is not involved in (both offense and defense).  He doesn't like to do things he think he isn't the absolute best at (I think he gets that from me, whoops) example I can think of is that he is very good at sounding out words and putting sentences together but gets very frustrated quickly.  He asks A LOT of questions and wants full details on everything.  I also seriously think he might be a genius (don't all parents think that about their kids?).

He loves 5 Guys Burgers (even though he gets a grileld cheese every time we go), Subway, sour patch kids, and brocolli.  He hates pretzels and carrots and can't see a thing without his glasses on.  He is VERY competitive (SOCCER) and gets frustrated when others are not.

Colt is 5 going on 25.  He has a very mature inquisitive mind that is constantly working/learning/doing even though he is also one of the silliest and funniest 5 year olds you'll ever meet.  There is not another Colt Stabler anywhere and I love him more than life itself.  I can't IMAGINE my life without him in it.  I love seeing him grow, learn new things and interact with his little sister.  He is the best big brother you can imagine.

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