Friday, July 7, 2017

Nathan: Age 10


Today on the check for Nathan's piano lessons, I wrote 07-07-17.

I nudged my ten-year-old riding shotgun to point it out to him and a big grin spread across his face. Yesterday Nathan was nine, but this morning when I walked in to shake him from sleep and ask whether he wanted muffins or pancakes, he'd made his way into the double digits.

It's hard to fathom that my first, five-pound bundle of joy has been living under my roof for a decade. Two hands. Nathan and I have taught each other countless lessons over the years. I have done my best to raise him {through the age-old first kid method of trial and error} and he has changed me for the better.

Nathan is funny, extremely smart, talented and creative, helpful, and compassionate about the world around him. He marches to his own beat and is never afraid to change it up. On Day One of Age Ten, he is braver and stronger and more protective of his siblings than ever before. As crazy as they may drive him, he will always be there to turn on the bathroom light or help Owen hobble to the couch after suffering an unfortunate knee boo-boo. Nathan loves hard and shows us all how to do the same. Happy Birthday, Nathan!

Tonight Nathan will join some of his buddies at a local water park to make a celebratory splash, but for now he is happy to share his answers to the annual birthday questionnaire. Enjoy and have a fabulous Friday, y'all.


Birthday Interview: 20 Questions
  1. What's your favorite color?
    Blue, because I like how it looks.

  2. What is your favorite thing to do?
    Play with Owen and Nora because most of the time they are nice to me.

  3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    A 3D game designer, because I would think that programming and designing games would be fun.

  4. What is your favorite food?
    Crab legs, shrimp, fish, any kind of seafood.

  5. What is your favorite TV show?
    Teen Titans Go. It's funny and weird.

  6. What is your favorite animal?
    I like Siberian huskies, they are really pretty.

  7. What is your favorite toy?
    Legoes because you build almost anything. And I love my fidget spinner because you can do tricks with it.

  8. What's your favorite thing to wear?
    Adidas, Nike, or Under Armour anything.

  9. What do you do really well?
    Play the piano, I'm pretty good at learning new songs and rhythms. I'm good at riding my bike, too.

  10. What makes you laugh?
    Funny YouTube videos, especially the FUNnel Vision channel.

  11. What are you afraid of?
    Spiders, big bugs, getting hurt.

  12. Who is your best friend?
    Harleigh.

  13. What's the best thing about your little brother?
  14. He plays with me a lot, especially on our iPads.

  15. What's the best thing about your little sister?
  16. She likes to play with me, too, if that's okay to say again. We play Shopkins {she makes me}.

  17. What do you like to do with your parents?
    We love watching movies together, we just got the live action of Beauty and the Beast and it was really good.

  18. What do you love to learn about?
    Science, especially plant and animal science. It's really cool to understand how other things in the world work.

  19. Where do you like to go?
    I like to go on sight-seeing trips, like when we go to the lake or the beach or other places with beautiful scenery.

  20. What is your favorite book?
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

  21. What is your favorite movie?
    Beauty and the Beast {not the cartoon}.

  22. If you had one wish, what would it be?
    That I had the power to do anything in the world and the first thing I would do is make my room a lot bigger, make a computer appear on my desk, and make a million dollars appear my wallet.


Past Birthday Interviews: Age Nine, Age Eight, Age Seven, Age Six

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