Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday Lex

Another year down. Lex is 6 today and boy has it been a big year for him. So many things happen between the ages of 5 and 6. He has grown up so much. Last year on Lex's birthday (read the post here), I interviewed Lex about his interests. I asked him the same questions this year to see how his answers changed. He's such a funny kid.

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lex: An astronaut (same as last year!)

Me: What's your favorite food?
Lex: Tomatoes (something he just recently decided he liked)

Me: What's your favorite snack?
Lex: Steak...wait, can meatloaf be a snack?
Me: I guess so.
Lex: Then meatloaf.

Me: What's your favorite thing we did this summer?
Lex: Played golf with daddy.

Me: What's your favorite thing to do outside?
Lex: Do backflips on the rings.

Me: What's your favorite thing to do inside?
Lex: Play Mario Cart

Me: What is your favorite color?
Lex: green

Me: What makes you happy?
Lex:When Eli takes turns with me

Me: Where do you like to go?
Lex:To the zoo.

Here's a look back at Lex's year.

We recently took the boys to the ocean for the first time. It was amazing. Lex stayed pretty close to the shore although he did ride some of the smaller waves in. He had a smile on his face pretty much the whole time.

If there has been a theme to the summer, it's definitely been a water theme. We took the boys on our first float trip in June, then went out on our friends' boat on the Fourth of July. Lex was a little apprehensive at first because of the sound and speed of the boat, but like he always does, he came around when he was good and ready and then didn't want it to end.

This was Lex on the first day of kindergarten summer school. He loved it.

Lex played t-ball for the first time this year. He was really good! He loved the outfield (more specifically, the infield where all the balls tend to go in t-ball). He earned the team's gold ball at the very first game. I was so proud of him.

Another new talent Lex has developed this year is piano. He started lessons in March and is really good! He absolutely loves it which makes getting him to practice much easier. This picture was at his first recital. He played "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", and "Honeybee."

He loves just about every musical instrument he picks up. He is begging for a violin for Christmas.

These are his absolute favorite pajamas. They are feet jammies that he would wear every single night if I let him. He calls them his "video game jammas."

 Here he is at his first concert seeing J.J. Grey and the Mofro. When we got closer to the stage, he actually yelled, "SING LOCHLOOSA," as if he had been to a 100 concerts before and knew exactly what to do.

He works so hard at everything he does. He's one of the most independent, persistent kids I've ever met. 

I had to go through this fun house at the state fair with him 3 times last year before he finally agreed to do it by himself....and then he did it again and again and again. He's already  talking about how he will teach Eli to do it this year.

 Happy birthday, my sweet, sweet boy. You make me so proud.

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