Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Little man turns 7


Having a summer birthday and wanting to have a party can be tough... especially when your brothers play traveling baseball and have tournaments nearly every weekend. It is really tough when both brothers have a tournament in different places ON your birthday and your family can't even be together.  This was the case for Aidan this year- Riley had a tournament in Holmen, WI (close to home) and Isaac was in Marshfield, WI (a couple hours from home). I think it is safe to say that Aidan made the best of it and had a great birthday. He got to celebrate all weekend with his baseball family. He got to stay in a hotel. He was able to swim. But, the biggest reason he had a great birthday... 
 
The "twins"

... He got to celebrate it with one of his best friends and baseball sibling, Sissy (aka Cailyn). Sissy is just 2 days older than Aidan so we celebrated the two of them together all weekend at the baseball tournament!

me with the birthday kids

fun at the park

 
birthday treats for the baseball family
swimming with friends
 I think it is safe to say that they both had a great birthday weekend!
 
Exactly 7 years old!
 
It has been a year filled with lots of fun for Aidan. He played basketball. He is playing coach pitch baseball and is also doing summer track and field. He got to spend lots of time playing with friends and experiencing new things. There were several trips to visit family in Iowa and Missouri which he seems to love. He learned to tie his shoes (finally) and has lost several teeth. He has started to read more and is learning so much. It has been such a joy to watch him develop into his own little person over the past year. He is very social and likes to be silly but can be serious when he needs to be. He is very sweet and loving. One of my favorite memories of him from this year would have to be how he would leave flowers by my water bottle when I was out training for my half marathon so that I would find them when I got home. That always made my heart melt! He is still snuggly and LOVES to have his back rubbed. He is smarter than he knows and I hope that he finds more confidence over the next year so that he starts to realize how smart he is.
 
I know it sounds cliché but I really can't believe how fast the years have gone! It still feels like he should be a baby. He will always be MY baby and I am excited to see what is in store for the next year as he moves into second grade.
 

Here is my recent interview with my little man:
  1. Name: Aidan Everett
  2. How old are you? 7 years old
  3. What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my friends
  4. Who is your best friend? Josh, Jack and Sissy (Cailyn)
  5. What is your favorite color? Purple
  6. What is your favorite food? Mac and Cheese
  7. What do you like to do with your family? go swimming
  8. What is your favorite toy? toy cars- motorcycle and monster truck. Oh, and snuggle bear
  9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Police Officer
  10. What makes you happy? my birthday
  11. What makes you sad? not being with mom
  12. What is your favorite show? Mountain Men
  13. What is your favorite book? Little Critter
  14. What do you love to learn about? dinosaurs
  15. Where do you like to go? Virginia
  16. Who is your teacher? Mrs. Roesler (1st Grade)
  17. What is your favorite treat? candy
  18. What do you think about before you fall asleep? what I am going to do in the morning
  19. What sport do you like best? baseball
  20. What are you really good at?  running
  21. What would you buy if you had $1000?  a cool racing remote control racing boat
  22. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? vanilla with cookie dough
  23. Who is your biggest hero?  Uncle Steve because he was in the military
  24. What do you hope you'll get to do before your next birthday? go to the zoo
  25. What do you like to do best with your friends? play on the trampoline
  26. What is your favorite song? Can't Stop This Feeling by Justin Timberlake
  27. I am very proud because.... I can run fast.
  28. I am afraid to.... do a backflip on the trampoline
  29. Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you wanted to. What are some of the things that you would do? Spy on people and play tricks on them.
  30. Pretend that you can fly whenever you wanted. Where would you go? Virginia, Grandma's (Elkader, IA) and to Missouri to Papa and GJ's house
  31. Where do you want to go on vacation? Virginia and Florida
  32. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom or Dad? going to the lake

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