Happy Birthday, Griffin!

The big man turns 8 today! He is having an awesome day, enjoying summer break (although, I did hear a wistful, "I miss my teacher and friends" this morning.) I could not be more proud of my little dude. He is so smart, so kind, so sweet and sometimes, let's be real here, so bratty and disrespectful. It's a right of passage and I wouldn't want him any other way. The lead up to 8 has had some trying times. He is testing our boundaries, BIG TIME, and while it can be frustrating, I know this is all a natural part of him finding his place in the world. I am so so thankful to be on this journey with him! He teaches me more about myself constantly and I am grateful for all the lessons learned.
Last night he had a sleepover with his other BFF, Madeline. They have such a blast together! Today is Madeline's Dad's birthday also, which they think is so cool to share.

So without further ado, he is this year's birthday interview:
Birthday Interview
Griffin George

Age? 8
Grade? 2nd, almost 3rd
Your teacher this year? Quincy Thomas
What activities/sports/clubs were you involved in this year? Soccer, Basketball, Math-a-thon, Super Saturdays
What pets do you have? Lottie, Omar, Julia and Zed
What do you want to be when you grow up? Helping kids that have a bad life (Granny and MorMor’s Job)  ***Tears in Mama's eyes***
Where is 1 place you really want to go? Holiday World

What is your favorite………….
o   Subject in school? Science
o   Meal? Carbonera
o   Fruit? Apple
o   Vegetable? Carrot
o   Dessert? Lemon Cookies
o   Candy? Skittles
o   Drink? Milk
o   Animal? Tiger
o   Thing to do inside? Play Pokemon
o   Thing to do outside? Play Pokemon
o   Kind of music? Earth, Wind and Fire
o   Song? September
o   Place we visited this year? Camping at Mammoth Cave
o   Chore around the house? Carry groceries in
o   Thing to do with Mama? Play Dominoes
o   Thing to do with Papa? Wrestle
o   Thing to do with Lucy? Play Pokemon
o   T.V. show? Pokemon
o   Movie? Pokemon White
o   Toy? Pokemon figures
o   Book? Pokemon guide
o   Day of the week? Tuesday (gym class day)
o   Holiday? Christmas
o   Season? Summer
o   Piece of clothing? Sanuck flip flops
o   Sound? Farts
o   Word? LOL
o   Smell? Fresh cut grass
o   Color? Red

Anyone see a obsession er, theme here?  HA!  So now he gets to play his wii to his little hearts content,  looking forward to a fruit pizza "birthday cake" and presents later tonight.  A good day for a good kid.
If you are interested, you can read his previous birthday interviews here.