This darling little thing just turned four. Not only is four quite possibly my favorite age, but Hugo is among my very favorite people. He's loving and sweet and kind and creative, and has the engineering mind of his father to boot. He will walk up to good friends and say, "I love you!" and give them a big hug and if you're lucky, a kiss, and he really means it. He will walk around in full character, be it a superhero, or adventurer, or builder for days to the point that there have been whole weeks that we have called him by some other name, he is that into the character. If someone compliments his shoes he might say, "Oh, these are my skis. They help me get away from bad guys," because that is just what his world looks like. He has sort of been my permanent sidekick for these past four years, and I have loved every bit of it.
We had a couple of families over to celebrate his birthday (Ben made a little "pin the head on superman" game, which could not have been a bigger hit!), and his big gift was a camelback backpack, which he now wears whenever he leaves the house. It is blue, because for Hugo, everything is better if it is blue. He is just so dear to us, I don't think there's a single member of the family who doesn't enjoy Hugo's company (except for the occasionally the babies, who sometimes decide they've had enough of his affection, thankyouverymuch. One can only receive so many kisses, right?). I am so excited to see what this year might bring! Happy Birthday, sweetheart!