Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Half-pint Celebrates...

My baby had ANOTHER birthday...I can't believe he's 7!
Half-pint had a wonderful birthday-with solid celebrations for about 3 weeks. Daddy took him out to dinner and to a Denver Nuggets game about a week before the big day; then he got to open a few presents on the morning of the big day (before he went to school); later I volunteered in his class and brought in lunch from Wendy's-and joined him in the cafeteria. I also left chocolate donuts with sprinkles @ school so he could celebrate with all his friends in his class. That evening, we had a family party @ Chuck E. Cheese. He got to open MORE presents with the rest of the family (Momma's side this time) the weekend after his birthday; and a LEGO friend party a couple of weeks later. Whew...it was A LOT of celebrations! We all had a great time--especially Half-pint!
Half-pint has really grown this past year. He's grown a few inches and gained about 6 pounds. He's lost nearly a mouthful of teeth as well. He's enjoying school (especially recess, P.E., and math). He works REALLY hard on his school work-even the stuff that's hard-he has an amazing work ethic for a 1st grader! It's becoming more and more apparent that his brain works in terms of math and patterns. He is very detailed oriented and has an amazing ability to recall those details.
Half-pint is a fun -loving kid. One of his current favorite activities (besides the Wii) is turning on the Lego radio he got for his birthday and having a "dance party" with his brothers. Half-pint has some GOOOD moves! (Do to all the Just Dance games with Aunt C5!) He also loves to play soccer and enjoys golf. He's doing well with his swim lessons too. Half-pint loves to tease and laugh. He's always cracking jokes and giggling. He's smile is always adorable (and always changing due to the missing teeth).
Half-pint is a great big brother to both Quarter-pint and Peewee-pint. He adores them both and is a super helper. He likes to "show Peewee-pint the ropes" and explain anything he can to him. He's typically willing to help me around the house-especially unloading the dishwasher or cleaning the glass table top.
Half-pint keeps things interesting around here with his flair for the dramatic (especially when he's hurt). Even Quarter-pint knows how to deal with the drama, coaching Half-pint with: "Take a deep breath-in through your nose and our through your mouth".
Despite the drama, Half-pint is sweet, energetic, compassionate, self-reliant, kind, happy, helpful, funny, hard working, loving, quick witted, entertaining, creative, resourceful and so much more...
We LOVE you and are so grateful you are in our family!!! Happy Birthday Half-pint!!!

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