You learned to talk at an early age and it is so much fun trying to figure out what you are saying. You love to tell stories, your eyes light up as you jabber away saying only a few phrases that we can understand. It is so cute how you use hand gestures to try and get your point across as you tell tales about going milking, seeing the Bock, Bocks (chickens), it being cold outside. When we started potty training you and you 'did your job' you insisted that everyone in the family congratulate you with a high five and "good job!". If someone was out of the room you just had to find them so that they could be excited for you too. You are very good at knowing just who in our family is missing.
Even though you are somewhat scared of their size (very understandable) you love animals and really enjoy riding the horsey and going milking with me. Milking is one of your favorite activities. Whenever I let you go along you get so excited. You spend most of the time there gaining the courage to kiss the cow and when you finally do, you are so proud of yourself. With a big smile on your face you say "I did it!". You always have lots of things to tell mommy and daddy about when you get back in... like Sally coughing, Teddy licking your finger, Popeye making a mess (which is extremely traumatic to you) and of course kissing the cow :).
You love your little brother Josiah and spend a lot of time talking to and playing with him. Whenever you hear Joey crying in his bed you'll run and say "Joe Joe crying!" and make sure that one of us attend to him.