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!

8 comments:

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 Alden...dance 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!