Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sam is Seven (better late than never!)

It seems that I have neglected this space for quiet some time. The day after Jon's birthday, which is the last thing I blogged about, we started school. Sam's birthday was just a little over two weeks later. The week of Sam's birthday we had family pictures, I began a cellular nutritional cleansing program (that I love, please ask me questions if you're interested), and we left for vacation. While on vacation, my grandmother went into hospice care. When we got back home I went up to visit her, within a few days, she passed away. All of those things led to me shooting quick picture updates on Facebook and Instagram, but no blog posts. I am hoping to catch up a bit in the next few days. Before I fill you in on our school year thus far or our family trip to Alabama or on my grandma's life, let's take a moment to celebrate my second son and his seventh birthday! :)

Sam is such a fun kid. He is friendly and funny and smart and sweet. He can often be helpful and considerate and is quick to compliment a meal. He's practical and yet can be impulsive. He's seven. I am loving seeing his personality emerge more and more each year.

We started his birthday celebration with our traditional pancakes in the number of your new age.

Then the opening of presents before Dad leaves for work. Sam requested a new bike, because his bike was getting too small for him. He is growing a bit faster than Jon and Jon isn't ready to hand his bike down yet, so it sent us on the look out. Being the practical kid that he is, he told us he'd rather get a used bike and more presents than a brand new bike and less presents. His daddy's boy for sure! He was quite excited to get his "new" bike and a Lego set. Jon got him some Pokemon cards.

And here's the birthday survey:

~What is your name? Sam
~And how old are you? 7
~Does being 7 make you feel? Good
~What do you want to learn this year? Swim two laps completely
~What was the best thing about being 6? no more naps on Sundays!
~What did you do on your birthday? Played outside, slip n' slide, played with presents, rode my new bike
~What was your favorite gift that you received? Legos
~What is your favorite color? red
~What is your favorite food? brownies
~Who is your favorite person? family (could he be any sweeter?)
~What grade are you in? 2nd
~What is your favorite thing to do at school? reading
~What is your favorite game to play? Minecraft
~What do you like to do with Daddy? Have him chase us around the house
~What do you like to do with Mommy? when you read to me
~What do you like to do with Jon? play Pokemon, and Wii, and well, lots of stuff!
~What do you like to do with Will? play cars, ride bikes
~What do you like to do with Maggie? tickle her and snuggle with her
~What’s your favorite thing to do with the whole family? play outside
~What’s your favorite store? Target
~What’s your favorite place to eat? Bob Evans
~What’s your favorite book? King Arthur (an Arthur chapter book)
~What’s your favorite song? don't really have one right now
~What’s your favorite Bible verse or Bible story? David and Goliath
~What do you want to be when you grow up? the person who makes sure the people on trains are alright

Hopefully next year Sam will get his post in his birth month! ha! :)

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