July 04, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday, Miles!

Dear Miles,

Happy 7th birthday!  You are so stinkin' loved.  This year you celebrated five years in our family- we can't really remember what life was like before you were here. I'm sure we must have been really bored because you keep us so entertained!

Some highlights from your last year:

*You started and finished first grade.
*You played baseball on a team with Noah and Scarlett.
*You cut your dreadlocks off (that you'd been growning for YEARS!) in an unfortunate lice accident.Your whole look changed and mommy cried a little. Never fear, you say you are going to grow them back out.
*You made lots of new friends this year.
*You went on a boys only trip with daddy and got to go to your first professional baseball game.What you remember most about the trip, though, is that the hotel played a movie on the ceiling about megalodons and now you are afraid one will come and eat you up.
*You got to go to Florida TWICE and both times you LOVED jumping waves in the ocean.  Before this year you were always too afraid to get in.
*You spend hours making up elaborate games with all of your action figures.  You are very into battles between super heros and Ninja Turtles.
*You have your own sense of style.  Most of the time when we are in the house you have on the following outfit:  Shorts, sleeveless shirt or a jersey, one glove, one shin guard, toboggan, football hement and batman cape. It's rare for you to just have on "regular" clothes.

* You never sit still.  Ever.  A couple of years ago, when we were in the car, Daddy told you to stop fidgeting.  You couldn't hear him very well so you said, "Huh?"  He replied, "Don't fidget!"  And you said, "DADDY!  I AM NOT A PIDGET!"  So now when you are extra squirmy, we say that the pidget is in full effect.  This was definitely the year of the pidget.  

* You are kind and thoughtful and so adored.  

Miles, we love you to the moon and back.  You are such a great kid and we are so lucky to get to be your parents!


***Every year, I interview each of my kids on their birthday.  Usually, I ask the same questions every year so that I can watch how their answers change (or don't change) from year to year (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011)  (2010).  Sometimes I toss in a few new ones so that I can make sure to catch their little quirks and thoughts! ***

Mom:What do you want to be when you grow up?
Miles: NLF superstar football player
Mom:  What else would you maybe want to be?
Miles:  Be a dentist.

Mom: Do you want to get married when you grow up?
Miles: *looks mortified*  Yeah.  I mean almost every boy kinda has a girlfriend.

Mom: Do you want to have kids one day?
Miles: yeah
Mom:  How many?
Miles: Ummm, 4.
Mom: Why would you like to have four kids?
Miles: Because it will be easy to keep up with them.

Mom: What is your favorite thing about yourself?
Miles: That most of the time I am happy.

Mom:  Tell me some things about yourself?
Miles:  I like to play with my toys and basketball, football, jumping on the trampoline, air hockey and baseball.  I like to play games and that's all.

Mom: What is your favorite thing to do at school?
Miles: Math and recess and especially gym and computer lab

Mom: What is your favorite joke?
Miles:  Winner winner chicken dinner and guess what chicken butt.

Mom: What is your favorite thing about mommy?
Miles:  You care about other people.

Mom: What is your favorite thing about daddy?
Miles:  He likes to play with us.

Mom: Who are your best friends?
Miles:  Grant, Amias, Macy, Caroline, Max and Mia

Mom: What is your favorite holiday?
Miles:  Valentine's Day because it's filled with hearts.

Mom: What is your favorite thing about having a brother and sisters?
Miles:  So I don't get bored and I can play with them.

Mom: What's the worst part about siblings?
Miles:  I don't really have a thing to say about that.  Well, I might have one thing.  Sometimes we fight.

Mom: What do you think that high school will be like?
Miles:  I don't know.  I don't know what college or high school will be like.

Mom: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Mile:  To Kennethia's (his aunt)

Mom: If you could make up your perfect day and do anything you wanted, what would you do?
Miles: I would get up, do my exercises, jump on the trampoline, play with Maggie (dog) and play football, basketball and then go over to my friend's house.

Mom:  What is your favorite memory from being six?
Miles:  My favorite memory is playing beach football with my cousins when we goed to the beach with GranMary and David.

Mom:What's one thing you really want to learn how to do?
Miles:I want to learn how to be a real dentist or scientist.

Mom:  Why are you so cute?
Miles:  Because since I cut my hair it's cute and because I was born like that.

Current Favorites:
color: green
toy: Ninja Turtles
movie:  Cars 2
TV show:  Doc McStuffins
food: cheeseburger
candy: Smarties
book:  Simpsonville Elementary yearbook
song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
sport:  football and basketball
ice cream: blue raspberry


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