Friday, October 15, 2010

Alden is 8

I can't believe he is 8. Really, it seems crazy on so many levels.
8 is Great
At 8 Alden is.....
• tall and slim
• blond haired and blue eyed and very handsome :)
• sensitive and tender, gets his feelings hurt before he gets physically hurt
• very kind and patient with his younger siblings
• loves to sleep in and sleep lots (gets that from his momma); goes to bed around 8 and sleeps til 7:30 and complains every morning that he needs to sleep in more
• loves to draw and create things
• he created a "germ language" so he can write words with germ drawings
• has notebooks filled with creations and inventions
• loves to come up with makeup stories including plots and story lines, characters and all sorts of things
• still loves math
• is loving grade two and quite happy about school lately
• favorite foods are cheeseburgers, crepes, nutella and spaghetti with garlic toast
• finally tasted soup for the first time this year
• has become a WAY better eater as he has gotten older and is way more willing to try foods
• loves Pokemon, Bakugan, Lego, Star Wars (even though he's never seen it),
• is really excited about getting baptized and getting the gift of the Holy Ghost
• loves to go to the movie theater
• is completely obsessed with the Wii at his Grandparent's house
• loves to be read to
• loves to ask how things work and wants you to explain how to him
• asks why about almost everything
• loves to ride his scooter and his bike outside
• loves sports of all kinds and has recently decided that he needs to play hockey (not going to happen)
• plays soccer every day at lunch and recess at school
• loves to play computer games
• rarely watches any TV at all
• prays to "Feast on the scriptures" every night
• loves to play with Lucy especially a game called the "hamster game" that they made up
• has a strong testimony of the Gospel and of Jesus Christ
• is very close to the Spirit and can easily feel promptings and often tells us so
• hates having his toe nails clipped and complains about it every time
• loves dance music
• tells me that when he grows up he is going to move "where the Saints are" in Utah And then asks me if I am going to come with him
• is very confident and comfortable with himself
• doesn't worry about what other think of him (which i love about him!)
Alden is such a good boy. He really just wants to do what is right and we are so thankful to have him in our home. We love him so much!


DeeMomof6 said...

He is amazing! Happy Birthday Alden! Special wishes for your Baptism Day :)

Kristin said...

How cute! I didnt realize that Laden was the same age as my Taran. He is also in 2nd grade, but not 8 yet.
I loved that he pays to 'feast on the scriptures' and wants to move where the saints are!

nichole said...

Gorgeous pictures. I love your Halloween decorating. Love it. Really you need to find me that book pumpkin link. I LOVE your picture of Lucy turning 5. Gorgeous.

Abby said...

Alden really is a great kid! Turning 8 is a big deal. It'll be so exciting to have him join Cubs!

Brooke said...

Happy birthday to Alden! A few things I wouldn't have guessed about music? Sad we missed you guys when we were down. Enjoy his baptism day.

Marie said...

Yup, Alden is pretty awesome. A good heart through and through.

Heather Moll said...

He's growing up so fast! I love that you made this list for him. He has such amazing eyes, Rhonda!

Amy said...

I'm with ya on the hockey thing.
I always enjoy these posts about your kids. As they get older, they will love reading what they were like at various ages.
Alden really is a sweet boy, Happy Birthday to him!