For his cake, Josh wanted something with chocolate and caramel sort of running down the sides. I immediately thought of Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake recipe from Midwest Living. I left off the pecans in favor of picky kids. For dinner he chose General Tso's chicken, but since I had planned a largish lunch (hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill), we compromised: I made "snack" type foods for dinner on Sunday, and General Tso's on Monday. The snack foods we made included pigs in a blanket (little smokies wrapped in crescent rolls), and smokies wrapped in bacon and topped with brown sugar.
At 9 years old, Josh
~is in 4th grade
~likes science best ("because I like the projects")
~wears a size 8 pants
~wears size 2 shoes
~sleeps with Zeke and Malachi every night
~sleeps up to 10 hours each night
~can hardly be separated from Zeke, in fact
~is allergic to cats and horses, and we suspect some other allergies as well (cats are REALLY bothersome though)
~does not have asthma
~recently discovered the dangers of fire ants
~would rather doodle than do his math
~is generally obedient
~likes to ride his bike
~likes to try new things
~is a good reader
~likes to read Bionicles books
~looked forward to a visit from Mrs. Emerson on his birthday...she brought him a cookie (which somehow I forgot to take a picture of!).
~also looked forward to having his friend Zach over.
~won a second-place ribbon at the fair for his Lego creation
~recently rode a Ferris Wheel for the first time
Happy Birthday, Josh!! We are so excited to see what the next year holds for you!