Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nathan: Age 8


Today this cool dude turns eight years old.

That's dangerously close to double digits and I'm not sure how I feel about it, honestly. However, the celebrations roll on! Nathan's friends met him at the local water park once again this year and splashed the night away. He had such a good time and I heard, "This is the best birthday party EVER!" more than once. We dined on shark fin cupcakes {shoutout to Jonathan on his fondant skills}, we watched Nathan rip into lots of cool presents, and every party-goer who met the height requirement conquered the big slide. It was a good day for a special kid.

Happy birthday to the guy who will always worry about the needs of others, who volunteers to clean the Cheetos off the carpet, and who provides an excellent {albeit small} shoulder to lean on. I know that sounds wild to write about a kid who's only been around eight years, but that's Nathan. Every time I think about the characteristics he brings to the bunch, compassion is number one. He has a genuine care about the world around him and he's going to do big things, I tell you. Soon, too - he's been quick to tell me he's now halfway to a driver's license.

In line with Bauer tradition, I asked the birthday boy to sit down for an interview this afternoon. If you're curious, you can compare these answers to past years' interviews here and here. Without further ado, Nathan at eight:

Birthday Interview: 20 Questions
  1. What is your name and how old are you?
    My name is Nathan and I am eight years old.

  2. What is your favorite thing to do?
    Play Minecraft and play with my family.

  3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    I'd like to be an artist because I'm good at drawing.

  4. What is your favorite food?
    Fried chicken. Any kind of fried chicken, really.

  5. What is your favorite TV show?
    Spongebob, but my dad doesn't really like it.

  6. What is your favorite animal?
    Cheetah because they can run really fast.

  7. What is your favorite toy?
    My Legos because you can build whatever you want, like lots of tiny houses.

  8. What's your favorite thing to wear?
    I guess... clothes? I really like that shirt with surfboards on it.

  9. What do you do really well?
    Draw.

  10. What makes you laugh?
    YOU make me laugh when you say funny stuff and Owen makes me laugh when he pull his pants down.

  11. What are you afraid of?
    Wasps.

  12. Who is your best friend?
    Owen because we have fun together in our room.

  13. What's the best thing about your little brother?
  14. I like that he makes funny faces.

  15. What's the best thing about your little sister?
  16. She plays action figures with me a lot.

  17. What do you like to do with your parents?
    I like to watch movies with them.

  18. What do you love to learn about?
    Math because it's fun to add.

  19. Where do you like to go?
    I like to go to Nana's because she has fun stuff like World of Warcraft.

  20. What is your favorite book?
    Nonfiction books about bugs.

  21. What is your favorite movie?
    The Croods.

  22. If you had one wish, what would it be?
    That everything at the store was free so I could grab everything in an aisle, put it in the cart, and just leave.


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2 comments:

Georgeanne said...

I love fried chicken too, Nathan! And as for your answer to number 20... I'm pretty sure that NEVER changes. Why isn't everything at the store free?

Happy birthday, sweet boy! Thanks, Jessica, for sharing your adorable son with us. :)

Karen Weido said...

As usual, I'm late in the blog reading, but Happy Birthday to Nathan. It looked like he had a fun-filled birthday.