I feel like I was just writing a post for Alexander's 8th birthday, lamenting that I only had 10 years left raising him. Well, now I am down to nine. We are HALFWAY TO EIGHTEEN. It's very, very strange to think of it that way!
This year Alexander chose to forgo a party in order to receive a more expensive gift: a 3DSXL, a portable game system. It was something he has been wanting for a while, and he loves it, so I think he made a good choice.
I gave all the kids off from school and Alexander spent most of the day playing with his new toy. He asked for KFC for his birthday dinner, spent an hour in the "Y Zone" at the YMCA while Jack had gymnastics, and we met his best friend and Justin at Dairy Queen. The kid didn't even want a birthday cake; he wanted a banana split! It worked out well.
Alexander is now in his second year of homeschooling and is in third grade. His favorite subjects in school are science and cursive. He loves Club Penguin, "Pick Your Path" books, comic books, Beyblades, and the color pink. He wants to be a scientist or inventor when he grows up. He likes writing his own books, eating snow, riding his bike, and is playing on his soccer team at the YMCA. He's affectionate, curious, creative, smart, and funny. He's mature enough to watch Noah for me while I take a shower, and loves running into the library for me to pick up and return books so I don't have to get everyone out of the car. Happy Birthday, Alexander!