Holy Moly. It hit me a couple of weeks ago that Lex was turning 9.
Halfway to 18.
I love the person he is becoming. He is so thoughtful and kind, smart and witty. He is quiet natured, but will speak his mind when he wants to. He is constantly observing, and I love how he notices the little things.
All of a sudden he seems all grown up - in how he talks and how he acts. I am loving this stage of his life.
This past year, Lex played soccer in fall and spring, and baseball this summer. He continued with piano and went to districts and then state competition. He earned the highest ranking in both of those competitions and also earned the highest ratings in his two spring competitions. He entered a writing contest at school, wrote about ziplining, and earned a blue ribbon. We are so, so incredibly proud of him.
Here's a look back at some of his adventures as an 8 year old.
|First time at the rodeo.|
|First day of 2nd Grade|
|His perfect "walking stick."|
|Reading up on chess so he can beat mommy (which he frequently does)|
|He loves, loves, loves the water|
|An armful of trophies at his piano award recital|
|His laugh and smile are contagious|
|He LOVES video games, but loves the outdoors too.|
|Turns out he loves shooting - I didn't see that one coming|
Me: What's your favorite food?Lex: "unknown"
Me: What's your favorite snack?
Lex: peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Me: What's your favorite thing we did this summer?
Lex: Big Surf
Me: What's your favorite thing to do outside?
Lex: Play on the trampoline or play with Kylo
Me: What's your favorite thing to do inside?
Lex: Play on screens
Me: What is your favorite color?
Me: What makes you happy?
Lex: My friends and family
Me: Where do you like to go?
Lex: Big Surf
Interviews from years past....
8 years old
7 years old
6 years old
5 years old
Here's to a rocking year!