Three-and-a-half is an awesome age – just ask Felix.
He eats one dulce almost every day, drinks lechita with a platano for breakfast and again before bed, gulps as much kefir and yogurt as he can stomach, and eats ‘snackies’ every afternoon. That appetite is enhanced by the endless reservoir of energy contained in his rapidly-lengthening body. Literally non-stop running, jumping, climbing, building, digging and playing leaves a boy hungry.
And curious. ¿Por qué? and ¿Que dijistes? (yes, plural) are his two favorite questions – literally, translated, to “why” and “what did you say?” are oft-repeated. Wonderful curiosity can make for some pretty lengthy conversations, and some genuine answer-seeking.
At times, the right answer doesn’t matter so much as the charm produced during the search. “Dodgers games” is the name for anything Dodgers-related. A Dodgers t-shirt, an L.A. hat, a singular Dodger game. . .but the cuteness level is off the charts.
Similar is que dijistes, with the ‘s’ mandatorily added, even after correction. “Ready, setty, go” is another that is just heart-melting.
Legos are still his favorite plaything – along with Nora – and he’s gentle with Bams. . .most of the time. El habla español con algunas personas, and English with others. Felix is pretty good at recognizing the difference.
Still shy initially, after 30 minutes or so he warms up, zooms around the space a few times and is his happy, energetic, inquisitive self. That said, if you put on Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. . .well, at that point he’ll warm right up.
A few pics of 3 1/2 below.
at Max’s fifth bday
water ballon fights
read for the Dodgers games
Easter con abuelo
cool shades from Martha
Lego’s at bisabuelos
eating a Dodger Dog at the Dodgers games
Beeman Park, with cheerios
more Dodgers games
Dodgers games with grandpa
Three and-a-half is a great age. Thank you for these memories – I am excited about seeing the next phase, Felix.