Wednesday, August 3, 2016

And Then He Was 7

Something seems so much older about the age of 7. Maybe it's because over the last couple of months, Lex has matured so much.  I could not be any more proud of the person he's becoming. He is so sweet, and so funny in his own quiet, thoughtful way. He has done so much this past year. Sports, piano, and lots of "firsts" have made this year complete.

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lex: A police officer so I don't get arrested that much. (Last year he said he wanted to be an astronaut and when I asked him why he changed his mind, he said, "I just think it would be too hard to follow directions in space." Okay, then. Probably best to stay on Earth, then.)

Me: What's your favorite food?
Lex: meatloaf

Me: What's your favorite snack?
Lex: Raisin Bran

Me: What's your favorite thing we did this summer?
Lex: Ziplining

Me: What's your favorite thing to do outside?
Lex: Swinging

Me: What's your favorite thing to do inside?
Lex: Cuddle with mommy (awwwwwww!)

Me: What is your favorite color?
Lex: green, red, blue, yellow, orange, brown, white, black, silver, and gold

Me: What makes you happy?
Lex:When I cuddle with mommy (awwwwww again!)

Me: Where do you like to go?
Lex: The movies

Let's have a look back, shall we?

The first day of kindergarten just shortly after his 6th birthday. He and I were both so excited.

 There has been lots of climbing and flipping going on in our house this year.

 He played fall soccer and by the end of the season, was doing really well!

In October, Lex participated in his first ever piano audition for a chance to play in the Piano Showcase at the grand Missouri Theater. He made the cut!

His first hayride - fond of the hay. Not so fond of the loud tractor.

First time mommy let him carve his own pumpkin.

Federation piano contest. Two events = Two Superior ratings. What a fun experience.

Such an eager little hiker, even in the dead of winter.

Lex learned to read this year and what a good little reader he is.

He lost his first tooth, and then a couple of more too.

All ready for his Christmas piano recital.

Winter brought basketball. A new sport for him.

He was Iron man for Halloween.

Lex just being Lex.

On the school playground when mommy visited for lunch.

So inquisitive and always exploring.

And then there was spring soccer, coached by daddy!

And 5 stitches in his knee after a fall at school.

Honors Piano Recital and a trophy!

And almost fainting when the stitches came out.

The last day of kindergarten. Watch out 1st grade, here he comes!

Guild Piano Competition. He played 10 pieces at University of Missouri and earned the highest rating. What a big day.

Immersed in a project at Art in the Park.

And climbed all the way to the top of the climbing rock at the park.

Summer tball.


And giant water slides.

Fun at the park in Ohio.

Always smiling.

He completed a mud run! How fun! Go 172!

And overcame his fear to go ziplining! I was so proud of him!

At the St Louis Science Center he learned how to extract DNA from wheat germ.

He was invited to be the opening act for Anthony Hernandez at the County Historical Society. 
What a year it has been.

And finally.... because Lex loves making a good video.... Here are some of my favorites from this year. First - ziplining... Then a couple of jokes.

Happy Birthday Buddy! I hope that next year is even better!

If you want to read about Lex's 6th birthday (and see his interview answers from last year) here is the link!

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