Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 2014: Notes from a proud mom

These three boys are such gifts; Each one, in his own way.

May 2014 notes:

Jackson is 10 1/2 & he...

  • Loves electronics.
  • Loves his best friends in 5th grade: Jake, Ryan & Nathan.
  • Loves baseball. He pitches, catches and also dabbles here and there around the infield.
  • Is part of the AIG program at school for both math and reading.
  • Has just started babysitting his brothers a little. 
  • Is still into nike elite socks - even in the summer! 
  • Has a size 7.5 foot. A little more, and we'll wear the same size!
  • Loves the phrase "Tons of puns!"
  • Has a sweet nature and disposition, especially when he's not with his brothers. 
  • Is rather quiet.
  • Won't mind me saying so - but he can be so clumsy! He always laughs about it!
  • Loves chickfila and also chargrill hotdogs - just ketchup.
  • Is a thinker.
  • Loves the show "Studio C" on BYUTV.
  • Wants to be a video game designer when he grows up.
  • Loves him some Harkers Island, where he gets to spent lots of time with cousins.
  • Says he's not going on his overnight class field trip on Wednesday & Thursday.

Brady is turning 9 this week and he...

  • Is so tall and skinny
  • Loves plush animals & toys
  • Is really into Pokemon games, cards and characters
  • Is a natural at baseball. He and Rodney are working on pitching, and I always laugh when he does a fun little kick in his process.
  • Really likes girls.
  • Had a birthday party yesterday and really wanted to invite some (girls), but it worked out better as a boy-only party.
  • Loves electronics - especially the games that have to do with animals.
  • Is a friend to so many (His teacher has really praised him for this) but his best friends in 3rd grade are Zach & Robbie.
  • Loves to color with colored pencils, crayons or markers, and usually picks Pokemon characters to color.
  • Spends a lot of his free time on the trampoline.
  • Loves to be outdoors, hunting for little critters, especially lizards and turtles.
  • Has gotten more picky over time with what he eats, but pancakes, syrup, watermelon and mac-n-cheese are at the top of his yes list!
  • Loves to use his imagination.
  • Is really good at floor puzzles.
  • Sleeps in later than everyone else. 
  • Loves to wear LOTS of colors - and the brighter, the better.
  • Says when he grows up, he wants to work at "The Money Maker Machine. You get like a hundred dollars a day. Or a paleontologist."

Carter is a couple weeks from turning 7 and he...

  • Can't believe that his birthday is less than 3 weeks away - Talks about it every day!
  • Loves Lego - and loves counting the pieces. Sees a firetruck and loves to wonder "How many Lego bricks would it take to build THAT!"
  • Is really into his "advanced tee-ball" team. He has a goal of not having to use the tee all season.  So far, so good (4 games).
  • Has a couple of best friends in 1st grade - Thomas and Katie, but is a good friend to so many.
  • Has a few favorite channels on Youtube - Skylander Boy and Girl, Lego Jang, & EvantubeHD.
  • Has his own Youtube channel - "Carterman Steel" and has currently posted 4 videos.
  • Can't believe that anyone would really ACTUALLY like Duke or the Yankees.
  • Loves to stir in chocolate or strawberry powder in his milk - all by himself!
  • Loves to crack open eggs.
  • Got his first sunburn of 2014 Mother's Day weekend at Harkers Island, and I bet it won't be the last!
  • Loves cereal, pancakes, eggs, pizza and crazy bread.
  • Wants to be a Lego designer when he grows up.
  • Has lost 6 teeth, and the permanent teeth that are coming in are rather crooked.
  • Has $5 in his wallet at this moment, and he's dying to spend it on Lego mixels.
  • REALLY loves his mommy - especially hugging and snuggy-ing.
  • Knows how to choose the right so naturally.