S: Philip David Rapp: Year Four
BC: Munchkin Man | Frog | Frog Legs | Tiny Hiney | Turkey Lurkey | Va-va
FC: Philip David Rapp Year Four | Philip David Rapp Year Four
1: P R D | "The days are long, but the years are short." | Our sweet munchkin, The last five years have gone by so quickly. For three of them, you were our only child, and now you have two sweet sisters that you adore. You are energetic, smart, loving, spunky, funny, cuddly, silly, bubbly, creative, & just precious. Your blue eyes, dimples, blond hair, and spirited smile make even strangers tell us how cute you are. You love to play, but sometimes want to relax and watch TV or do a project. You excel in school, and learn new things easily. We cherish every day, and you will always be our baby boy. All of our love, Mommy & Daddy
2: Party Number Four! You wanted it to be at the "tractor park", and so it was! So many people came to celebrate with us, even though it was really hot. You asked for a Mickey and Shamu cake with blue icing, of course! | September 27, 2009 | 4
3: You played with Nathan, Logan, Trey, GeeGee, and lots of other friends. We had to bribe you to stop playing to open gifts and eat cake! | F | O | U | R
6: Disney 2009 What better way to spend your 4th birthday than a week in Orlando? We spent 2 days at Sea World, and 4 days at Disney World, and you had a complete blast. We had just as much fun watching you love every minute of the trip. It was really hot, but you and Kate were so well behaved. We rode rides, met characters, saw exhibits, watched shows, swam, and walked a lot! Seeing Shamu was by far your favorite part of the trip. And, you started talking about the next time we go to Sea World and Disney World as soon as we got home!
7: October 3 - 10, 2009
8: You were amazed as we watched "Believe" so we bought the DVD for you to keep. We followed your lead all day as you directed us from the map! Kate enjoyed the view from her stroller, and you sat on Daddy's and Caw Caw's shoulders most of the time.
9: The night before your birthday, we "Dined with Shamu". Our table was so close to the water, that you and Daddy jumped when Shamu came out! You ended up hiding under a chair for just a bit. You didn't eat much because you were so excited. And we even had a birthday cake for you, too. It was a very special night.
10: You spent your 4th birthday at the Magic Kingdom. We were surprised at how eager you were to meet the characters, and Pooh Bear & Tigger were the first ones! We rode some rides, and the train, and you shopped in every gift store you could find.
12: On your birthday, you got so many gifts: Shamu shirts, a towel, and snack bag; Disney characters, puzzles, and more. You had to lay everything out to keep looking at it! | We sang Happy Birthday to you again, and finally ate cake & ice cream. It was late, so Kate missed the celebration.
14: On our last day, we went to Animal Kingdom. There were so many animals for you to see, and you knew almost every one! We went through all the countries, and saw a few shows that you really enjoyed. | You and Kate getting ready to watch the Finding Nemo show, You liked it more than she did!
15: It was so hot at the Animal Kingdom, that you asked to go back to the hotel to swim. We all quickly agreed!
16: Fall Fest 2009 | Kinder Haus Montessori
17: Pony Rides Face Painting Games Pumpkin Patch Crafts FUN!
18: You and daddy carved our pumpkin the week of Halloween. Our family came to trick-or-treat with you and Kate. You "roared" like a lion, and she was a sweet little lamb.
20: One night in December, it was expected to snow at our house! We let you stay awake late, but there was no sign of snow. Mommy checked one last time before you went to bed, and there it was - a snowflake! Within a few minutes you were dressed in mittens, a jacket, and your raincoat and headed outside. It piled up pretty quickly, and you and daddy threw snowballs at each other and Mr. Ryan! | Let it snow! | 2009
21: The Christmas play at Kinder Haus was about how different countries celebrate the holidays. You picked the United States and dressed as a cowboy! Then you played a few notes that you learned at piano lessons. We were so proud! | Winter | AT | Kinder | Haus | A Taste of Thanksgiving
22: Christmas Eve 2009
23: It has now become tradition to visit Papa Davie at his house, and then head to Nanny Pauline's for a night with the Nunez family. Just like mommy did for 20 years, you sit on the sofa with all of your cousins, and someone passes out gifts. One of my silly uncles counts to three and poof - there is paper everywhere! Excited kids begin yelling what they got to their moms and dads, and we all take photos. It is truly priceless to watch you recreate some of mommy's most special memories.
24: Christmas Morning... Santa came! | All of your gifts | What a good boy you must have been! Your stocking had ornaments and other goodies, and you had so many gifts to open. Santa brought you exactly what you "put on your list"! You got: Bendaroos, Dino-Land, two big dinosaurs, and lots more. You enjoyed opening your own gifts and helping Kate open hers. We did your stockings first, and then your big presents.
25: You are so proud of the "jingle-bell" house that we make each Christmas. You spend time eating the candies while mommy does the icing! | Nana gave Kate a chair just like yours, and you both began flipping on them, and jumping off of them! Silly kids.
26: Avery Rose Rapp arrives: February 17, 2010 | We quickly went from a family of 3 to a family of 5. Our sweet Avery-girl fit right in, and you loved her at first sight. Just like the year before, you watched videos while we awaited her arrival. You couldn't wait to hold her, and worried as the nurse gave her a bath. You became such a big help to mommy, sitting with Avery, giving her a binky, getting things, and playing with Kate. We are so proud of the amazing brother that you have become.
27: baby girl | You are such a proud big brother!
28: The Easter Bunny left you some snacks, bubbles, videos, & a big playhouse! | Easter 2009
29: We did the egg hunt in our neighborhood, and Aunt Dee had one at her house for you, Kate, and Robbye.
30: You & Kate | Little Sister | Big Brother | You are so sweet to Kate-Kate. Most of the time! Every morning, she tries to take your juice, she grabs your toys after you spent so much time setting them up, she steals your snack after she finishes hers, and yet you still want her to be your pal. She calls you "va-va", & you call her "boo boo" or "booty", and are excited to share things with her. You are a wonderful teacher; she adores you, and wants to do everything just like you. Even dig in mud, ride your tractor, & play with trucks!
31: You have done so well with getting two sisters in two years! (But on the way home from the hospital when Avery was born, you did tell daddy "I don't want anymore sisters".) You and Avery are so much alike; you look alike, she has your dimples, she loves to watch you, and she likes "just chillin' " as you tell us. She laughs so hard at the silly things you do, and it always gives her the hiccups. You call her Ave, entertain her and Kate in the car, and all 3 of you end up with the sillies. As soon as she can, she'll be following you, just like Kate, and you will have two sweet sisters to play with, teach, and love. | You & Avery
32: Kinder Haus Peace Party 2009
33: Veteran's Day Celebration | Working Hard & Piano Lessons | Celebrating Earth Day | Book Day & Summer Camp | Kinder Haus! | FUN times at
34: We tried to keep busy over the summer, even though we stayed home a lot. You picked out a Wild Animal toy set that you played with, you helped daddy cut the grass, we did a project most days when your sisters napped, and you did a little better with fireworks this 4th of July! Summer Camp was Love-A-Bug, and you really enjoyed that. | Summer Fun
35: We wrapped up the summer with a visit to the Children's Museum and Aquarium. | You weren't too happy to take a picture on your first day of school. But by the next week, you let me shoot a retake!
36: Florida Vacation: Labor Day, 2010 | Oh how much fun you had, once we settled in and you stopped missing Lilli & Sadie. You enjoyed catching fishies at the beach, playing in the kiddie pool, on the playground, and in the "lizy-raver". But you especially loved the rope bars across the Lilly Pads in the big pool. You taught Kate how to slide down the Pirate Ship, and gave her a good shove a few times! One day you found a Roly Poly and made a house of leaves for him. You played on the "bump-beds", stayed up way past bedtime, and slept late every morning, You thought it was funny to bathe with Kate, and enjoyed our visit to Bass Pro Shops. And you couldn't decide which toy set to pick, so of course we just got you both!
38: You make me smile like the sun Fall out of bed Sing like a bird Dizzy in my head Spin like a record Crazy on a Sunday night You make me dance like a fool Forget how to breathe Shine like gold Buzz like a bee Just the thought of you can drive me wild Oh, you make me SMILE | 5 Years Old
39: You ask for junk snacks and healthy snacks, and know when you can have each. You like Chex Mix, Cheez-its, pretzles, frozen yogurt, & strawberries. And you love 'emmies, anything chocolate, Gushers, long roll-ups, gum, & starburst. At bedtime, daddy tells you "Shamu and Monstro" stories. When you get a toy, you ask "Can this go in the tub?" You still love whales, jungle, and farm animals, but dinosaurs are a new fave. Jacob, Nathan, & Bowman are your best friends from school. Your favorite shows are: Max & Ruby, Dinosaur Train, Fresh Beat Band, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Tom & Jerry, & Team Umizoomi. After school you keep asking "Is it five-tirty yet?", so you can watch Fresh Beat Band. Your favorite songs are: Smile, Big Green Tractor, Hillbilly Bone, Get Krunk, Who Let the Dogs Out, & California Girls. You like Boom, Boom, Pow, but sing "I got a boom boom down, I got a jack-in-the-box"! | Fridays mean a trip to the "blue store" and sleeping at Mimi & Caw Caw's house. When mommy picks you up from school, you always say "I have something for you"; usually a rock, a shell, a picture, or some school work. All summer, as soon as Kate would nap, you would ask "Can we do a project?" You love trips to Cold Stone for blue or green ice cream with 'emmies. You are OBSESSED with grow-animals, and always want to go to Michael's to buy them. You LOVE to swim at Stone Creek. You jump in, swim underwater, & do flips. Right before bedtime, you always watch a "bideo" and have a "junk-snack". You tell really creative stories. After you get a haircut, we drive through McDonald's for a McFlurry with M&M's. You like to watch it melt and turn into "rainbow ice cream". You play with your blue, red, and yellow blocks daily, and love to build things for your animals. You love your sisters, and are usually really sweet to Kate, even though she takes your toys, food and juice! Avery thinks you are very funny, and you are one of the few people who can make her smile! | FUN things about YOU at FOUR