Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Birthday Boy

My Birthday Boy is sweet happy ambitious caring energetic helpful self sufficient and smart!!

This guy turned 6 over the weekend. Whoa! It was a treat to have a birthday on the weekend...it means Dad got to be here all day to celebrate with us. The request was for green pancakes with shamrock cut-outs and shamrock sprinkles. You see, it's also St. Patrick's Day too. Fun. Two things to celebrate.

After breakfast the boys went off to their TKD class. THEN it was home to re-group and head back to TKD for a party! Two hours of running, jumping, kicking, punching sweaty fun! The kids plus Cam and the school owner Jay (who I consider big kids) had a blast! After dinner we went out to eat. Pizza was Busy Guy's choice....at our favorite place. Greek flair Italian food for Irish Saint Day.

After dinner we had family movie night in our cushy family room.
Sunday we had church and then celebrated the Saint Patrick's part of the weekend with our annual Irish dinner. Beef stew and soda bread. I donned some green pj's for dinner. I. was. beat.

Let me tell you about our special guy. He is the brains behind the scenes. You can ask him where anything is and he can tell you. Cam and I often ask him where we left something. He stands still for a few seconds and you can see his brain mapping it out. Then he runs off and comes back with said missing object. He is my right hand man anytime I am fixing something or installing something. I can tell him a list of tools I need and he runs of to get them. He knows how to use all of them. I've already brokered a deal with him that when he's married I can just call him up when I need a repair or help and he'll help me.

This kid is consistently the first one ready in the morning. He does it on his own. He is always the first one in the car. The only one who always remembers what he needs. Library book? Check. Backpack? Check. Show and Tell? Check. No need for me to remind him. He is on the ball. Same goes for TKD. Always ready to go ahead of time.

The big exciting news is that he is READING! Yeah!! What a smart boy. We just got the kids' report cards and it was such a delight to see how well he (and his brother) are doing. Highest marks across the board. We are very proud. Not only is he smart but he is also a great friend and a delight to his teacher.

And...what a caring heart. This boy LOVES his older brother. He always shares his toys. When he was telling me what he wanted for his birthday he said he wanted Nerf guns, two of them, so that Mr. P would have one too. Very giving and thoughtful. He opened his gift and handed one right to his brother.

We could not ask for a better kid. We are so blessed.


  1. Where did the time go? I can't believe that Noah is going to be 6 in less than two weeks. Seems like just yesterday we were in Ethiopia.

    Happy 6th Birthday!

  2. This Busy Guy is just super! A real asset to your wonderful, loving family.

  3. I'm a little late catching up on reading your blog (where does the time go? He was just 5mo a heartbeat ago) ...love Busy Guy! He is such a joy!!!



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