Thursday, March 1, 2012

Samuel is 8

Pin It  Samuel turned 8 in February. We chose not to have a big party this year due to the drawn out, stressful process of relocating to Ohio. Instead, we invited a few family members over for cheesecake and opened some presents. Among the gifts were a few new costumes, Legos, and books.

Samuel still loves dressing up as different characters and getting his sisters to join in the act. Some recent favorites are Super Mario characters, Indiana Jones, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Star Wars. Their creativity continues to put a smile on my face.

 Samuel's 8th Birthday Interview

What is your favorite color? green
What is your favorite toy? Legos
What is your favorite fruit?
What is your favorite tv show?
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
turkey sandwich
What is your favorite outfit? jeans and Diary of a Wimpy Kid shirt
What is your favorite game?
Star Wars for DS
What is your favorite snack?
peanut butter crackers
What is your favorite animal?
What is your favorite part of school? reading
What is your favorite book?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Who is your best friend?
I like all my friends the same.
What is your favorite cereal?
Multi-grain Cheerios
What is your favorite thing to do outside? play Frisbee with Marlie
What is your favorite holiday?
What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
my pillow pet
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
pancakes and eggs
What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
US Coast Guard (he changes his mind every month)

Dear Samuel,
 Oh my, you are such a strong willed, energetic boy with one exhausted mother! I hope that when you are faced with peer pressure, you will use this as a strength to stand firm and make good choices. 
You are great at completing your morning routine and chores quickly, and will often offer to do your sisters' chores for them in order to earn extra money. I love how, at the age of 8, you behave more responsibly than some adults we know! Keep up the hard work and determination and you will go far!
Your imagination impresses everyone you meet. You have always been full of interesting ideas. When you were 3, you would always walk around saying, "I have a great idea..." and the things you would come up with made me think you just might be a genius! :) I may be biased though! If there is ever a problem, you will come up will a million ways to solve it.
Samuel, you are loud and crazy at times, but there's a sweet side beneath all that boy-ness that still likes to snuggle with mommy :). 
Wherever you go in live, I will be there offering tons of love, support, and advice...whether you like it or not!


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